[TRANS] 100127 Significant Increase In Interest Towards Tohoshinki By Teens


According to a survey done, there is a significant increase of females in their teens who are interested in Tohoshinki.

Tohoshinki’s new single “BREAK OUT!” went on sale on 27 January. As their sales are continuously increasing, their explanation for their latest work is highly anticipated.

In February 2004, Tohoshinki garnered recognition from their first performance in Korea, where they were presented as idol stars targetted towards the teens. With their success, they began to enter the Japanese market.

Their first Japanese single was released in April 2005. Their fabulous new song maintained on the charts for 37 weeks, and caught the interest of many Japanese Hallyu fans.

Their single “Purple Line”, released in January 2008, finally claimed the number one spot on the Oricon Charts, and it sold 40,000 copies in the first week. Their participation in that year’s NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen also increased their popularity. The song that they performed then, “どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?” was also placed #11 for the yearly charts released in early 2009, with total sales exceedign 100,000.

Their single “Stand By U”, released in July 2009, achieved a hit sales amount by selling over 180,000 copies within the first week of sales, and was also a representation of their immense popularity in Japan. They performed this song at the 2009 NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen, and the ranking immediately jumped from #112 to #40.

Their new song “BREAK OUT!”, released on 27 January 2010, is the main theme song for NHK’s TV Drama 「とめはねっ!鈴里高校書道部」, which began airing on 7 January.

For the latest survey conducted, 85% indicated that they knew who Tohoshinki was, and 24.4% of them indicated that for the new song “BREAK OUT!”, they were “extremely interested” or “would be interested if it was mentioned”.

30.7% consisted of females. Although majority came from female teens, there was a significant number of male teens who expressed interest, and it seems like the teens in general will be interested.

Also, Tohoshinki’s first best album is set to go on sale in February.

source: [baidutvxq]
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