Thursday, September 27, 2012

Arashi reveals the track list for their upcoming album “Popcorn”

As announced previously, Arashi will be releasing their new album on October 31st.
The upcoming album titled “Popcorn” will come with the first pressed regular edition and regular edition, and both versions will have different cover jackets, but the same track list.
Check out the track list for “Popcorn” below!

1.Welcome to our party
3.Wild at Heart
4.Face Down
5.We wanna funk, we need a funk (Vocal:Jun Matsumoto)
6.two(Vocal:Satoshi Ohno)
7.Waiting for you
8.Rakuen (Vocal:Masaki Aiba)
9.Tabi wa Tsuzuku yo
10.Sore wa Yappari Kimi deshita (Vocal:Kazunari Ninomiya)
11.Meikyu Love Song
12.Your Eyes
13.Fly on Friday (Vocal:Sho Sakurai)
16.Up to you
Source & Image: Johnny’s net (1+2)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Arashi announces the big Dome tour + New album

On September 20th, popular group Arashi held the first day of their 2-day live “AraFes” at the National Olympic Stadium.  At the concert more than 70,000 were in the audience and it was announced that they would be releasing a new album “Popcorn” on October 31st, and holding a big Dome tour.

Starting at Kyocera Dome Osaka on November 16th, Arashi will make the rounds in the 5 big Domes of Japan (Kyocera Dome Osaka, Sapporo Dome, Fukuoka Yahoo! JAPAN Dome, Tokyo Dome, and Nagoya Dome). With a total of 16 performances, and including this 2-day “AraFes” concert, the total number of audience will reach 870,000 people for 18 performances.  (You can check the schedule for the Dome tour here.)

As announced previously, this ”AraFes” concert was different from Arashi’s regular concerts, as its set list was based on fans’ requests which were sent about 270,000 of them.  Arashi performed about 40 songs that were ranked top among their singles, tracks from albums, as well as the coupling songs.  Also, there was no Johnny’s Jr. members who usually appear as the back dancers, for this concert, so when each member performed their solo tracks, fellow members participated as the back dancers.  This hard stage made the members out of breath fast even during the first half of the concert, and a member Ninomiya Kazunari said, “I’ve never felt grateful toward Jr. members this much before.”

As the member Matsumoto Jun declared “Arashi’s summer never ends. Five of us will make 70,000 of you happy!”, the 70,000 audience kept giving Arashi enthusiastic cheers during the whole 3 and a half hours concert.

Source & Image: Oricon + Johnny’s net

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Arashi to release special compilation album “Ura Ara Mania”, tracklist of 62 songs revealed

Arashi is holding their concert “AraFes at Tokyo National Stadium for the fifth time this year and will be trying out some new ideas for their concert, including performing a repertoire voted by fans and doing away with back-up dancers.
To commemorate “AraFes”, Arashi is releasing a special compilation album titled “Ura Ara Mania” comprising 62 songs, 49 of which are coupling B-sides. Besides the coupling B-sides, the album also includes rare songs that are difficult to obtain, popular concert melodies and hidden songs.  It’s described as an album that can be enjoyed by both fans who will and will not be attending “AraFes”. The tracklist was released recently and can be viewed below!
Requests for pre-order can be made on the dedicated J-storm homepage from 8/16 13:00 to 8/23 24:00, and the album will be delivered during “AraFes” between 9/20-9/21.
The album costs 6000 yen and can only be bought through the J-storm homepage. Also, each person may only make one purchase and deliveries will be made to Japanese addresses.
Special Compilation Album
Ai to Yuuki to Cherry Pie
Deep na Bouken
On Sunday
Yasei wo Shiritai
Kokoro Chirari
Fuyu no Nioi
Kimi ga Iinda
Hey Hey Lovin’ You
Te Tsunagou
Ichioku no Hoshi
Futari no Kinenbi
Harukaze Sneaker
Kiss Kara Hajimeyou
Natsu no Owari ni Omou Koto
Fight Song
Fuyu wo Dakishimete
How to fly
Boku ga Boku no Subete
Tokei Jikake no Umbrella
Super Fresh
Yurase, Ima wo
Mou Ippo
Time Capsule
Ano hi no Merry Christmas
Boom Boom
Kienu Omoi
together, forever
wanna be…
How Can I Love
Tsuite Oide
Futari no Katachi
Hitori Janaisa
Mezashita Mirai E
Kimi ga Iru Kara
Source: J-storm

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Arashi to hold 「Ara-fes」 in Kokuritsu in 2012 and 2013 Read more at Arama They Didn't:

Popular group Arashi announced on July 20 that they will be holding concerts in Tokyo National Olympic Stadium (Kokuritsu) on September 20 and 21 for five consecutive years since 2008. The concert will mobilize a total of 140k audiences on two days. At the same time it is also determined that they will be holding concerts at Kokuritsu in 2013 before the stadium enters into large-scale renovation after next year.

Entitled 「Ara-fes」 "Arashi Festival" for this year and next year's live, the requests from fans will be recruited on their homepage and songs voted as according to ranking will eventually become the main configuration of the concert's concept. This is a first time attempt for Johnny's to seek requests from fans and it is a proposal by Arashi members themselves.

Aiba Masaki (29) "As there are only two years remaining before the stadium enters renovation, we are thinking of making this live different from what we usually does. I want to make a «Best of the Best» Arashi Live." Usually for Johnny's concerts, large numbers of Johnny's juniors will be mobilized and it is revealed that "This time it will be performed by the 5 of us only. We wanted to make a new challenge, and honestly it is kind of scary but we talked about having a performance with only the 5 of us. 70k audience + 5 of us. We want to make it gaudy as it is the festival of Arashi."

In addition Aiba, Ohno Satoshi (31) and Matsumoto Jun (28) visited New York at the end of June for site observation in reference to concert productions, and has been to Broadway musicals, Cirque du Soleil's show 「Zarkana」 and so forth. "We want to make the best of what we have studied and create a stage that is different from what we have done so far".

The list of songs is subjected to a total of 240 songs including singles, couplings and album tracks. Approximately the top 30 songs in ranking will be selected and performed. Voting will be accepted from July 21 afternoon until July 31 6pm on Johnny's official mobile site

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Arashi to hold an ‘extracurricular lesson’ in Miyagi prefecture

On June 8th, popular group Arashi announced ‘Arashi no Wakuwaku Gakkou 2012 ~Mainichi ga Motto Kagayaku Kagai Jyugyou’ to be held in Miyagi prefecture!
This extracurricular lesson (kagai jyugyou) is part of ‘Arashi no Wakuwaku Gakkou 2012 ~Mainichi ga Motto Kagayaku 5-tsu no Jyugyou~’, a charity event in which members turn into “teachers” and teach their “students” (fans) on various subjects. Admission to this event, being held in Sekisui Heim Super Arena on June 24th, is free for those fans that are chosen to attend through lottery.
Check out the complete details of this event below!
<Arashi no Wakuwaku Gakkou 2012 ~Mainichi ga Motto Kagayaku Kagai Jyugyou>
Date: June 24, 2012 (Sunday)
Place: Sekisui Heim Super Arena in Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture
Source: Johnny’s Net

Arashi is in new TV CM for JAL

Popular group Arashi has starred in a new CM for Japan Airlines (JAL) as their image characters.
In this new endorsement, they are featured in a summer vacation trip with an alien who offers a free trip to these five members, and they energetically take up the offer. However, the travel proves to be less than satisfactory due to the unfamiliar noise, foul-smelling environment, and odd colored drinks. Despite that, they endure the situation because it’s free until member Ninomiya Kazunari states, “But there is JAL’s Sakitoku deal available,” and introduces JAL’s advance purchase deal.
During the shooting of this new endorsement, the members of the group showed much curiousity in the alien, who took two hours to put on his special makeup, and asked questions like, “How do you breathe?”
This new CM, “JAL ARASHI LABO: Summer Vacation Sakitoku ‘One’s Feeling While Driving’”, started airing in Japan on the 9th.
Check out the CM and the making below!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Arashi reveals full PV for “Your Eyes”

After Arashi released short version for the PV “Your Eyes” last month, they revealed the full PV on June 2nd.
This is currently a theme song for Aiba Masaki’s drama series ‘Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri‘, which is airing every Saturday at 9:00pm. The single will be released on June 6th.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Short version for Arashi’s PV “Your Eyes” unveiled!

A short version of Arashi’s PV  for “Your Eyes” has now been unveiled!
This one-minute preview features a simple, black and white theme to match with the song’s motif – light and dark.
As reported earlier, this will be the group’s 39th single, and is scheduled to be released on June 6th.
Check out the short PV below!

Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi and Nara Yoshitomo collaborate to create “24Hour Television” T-Shirts

On May 23rd, it was revealed that Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi (31) attended an announcement conference for this year’s “24Hour Television 35 ‘Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu’” (to be held on August 25th to the 26th) and announced his collaboration with artist Nara Yoshitomo (52) to create the design for the program’s charity T-shirts.
Regarding this big project, Ohno explained the T-shirt’s design with, “It’s simple. I think it would help build the future from the beginning.” On the back of the shirt, the theme for this year’s 24Hour Television, “Future”, is printed and is characterized by its bold strokes. Ohno, who wrote the character for “Future” in calligraphy, stated, “There was only one piece of paper left and I thought, ‘Let’s finalize it with this piece of paper’ and wrote the characters intuitively. I was happy with the final product. It’s great,” confidently speaking to the audience on the design. In addition, Ohno also revealed that the other members of Arashi also loved the design, gave positive feedback, and “wore it happily”.

Source: Yomiuri
Images: Mantan Web

Hisashiburi da ne!!!!!

after a long time on semi-hiatus...I finally came back!!!

its so boring and I MISS fangirling a lot!!!!
for now~~
welcome to my blog!!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Arashi 24/7 under observation

Arashi is chosen as the main personalities for NTV’s annual fundraising telethon, 24Hr TV. At the same time, the members are also busy in other projects like movies and dramas.
Amidst all of this, it seems their management agency is also keeping a very close watch on their talents…
“Matsumoto Jun is good friends with Oguri Shun, who is known for being a playboy. Because of this, the agency have told him to stop interacting with his good friendNinomiya Kazunari is also banned from going to drinking parties with his comedian friends. Ohno was told to be more careful after tabloids found out he was dating AV actresses.”

However, that doesn’t stop the men from selling close to 10 billion yen in merchandises this year. This is why J&A is even more severe towards them. Even though they gave them smart phones as presents, it seems that the agency also uses those smart phones to track their every move using a GPS app. This way, they know where the 5 guys are 24/7. And it seems that the guys know nothing about such a tactic.

With such a popular group, tabloids are keeping close tabs on the guys to see if they’ll slip up, but J&A might’ve gone too far with the GPS tracking.

Source: uso-ippai

p/s....J&A pls give them privacy...they not kids anymore which u can do things like what u did....n they need life too~~~

Arashi’s new song “Your Eyes” to be featured in drama ‘Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri'

It has been revealed that the theme song for Aiba Masaki’s new drama ‘Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri’(NTV) will be Arashi’s new song “Your Eyes“.
After Ohno Satoshi’s Fuji TV drama “Kagi no Kakatta Heya” announced that their theme song would be Arashi’s new single “Face Down, fans were left wondering what would be the theme song for Aiba Masaki’s new drama and were pleased to know it would Arashi’s new song. The release date or any other information of “Your Eyes” has not been decided yet.
This drama is adapted from the popular mystery novel series ‘Mikeneko Holmes’ by Akagawa Jiro.
The story features a detective, Katayama Yoshitaro(Aiba) with a lot of weak points, solve mysteries withMikeneko (a cat with fur of different colors).
As co-stars, Ohkura Tadayoshi from Kanjani8Fujiki NaohitoOmasa AyaMatsuko Deluxe andOmi Toshinori will appear in the drama.
The first episode will air on April 14th at 9:00 pm (JST).

Friday, March 30, 2012

Arashi to release a new single & live DVD in May!

It was announced that Arashi’s 38th single titled “Face Down” is scheduled to be released on May 9th!  Reportedly, the new single expresses the agony of facing your “other self inside of you” with the theme of “Who you really are?“, and there will be two different editions for the single.
Not only the single, but Arashi will also be releasing their live DVD “ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World” on May 23rd.  The DVD contains footage recorded from Arashi’s live concert at the National Olympic Stadium which was held on September 3rd last year with 70,000 fans in a storm. As with the new single, the live DVD will also come in two different editions.
Check out the details on Arashi’s upcoming single and live DVD below!
<”Face Down” Limited Edition>
1. Face Down
2. Unknown Title A
3. Unknown Title A (Original Karaoke)
“Face Down” Video Clip
<”Face Down” Regular Edition>
[CD only]
1. Face Down
2. Unknown Title B
3. Face Down (Original Karaoke)
4. Unknown Title B (Original Karaoke)
<”ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World” Limited Edition>
※ Special Package + 48 pages of booklet
[Disc 1 & 2]
- Overture
- Believe
- Oh Yeah!
- Kotoba yori Taisetsu na Mono
- A • RA • SHI
- Niji no Kakera~no rain, no rainbow~
- Love Rainbow
- Summer Splash!
- Hadashi no Mirai
- Crazy Moon~Kimi wa Muteki~
-  Lucky Man
- Shake it!
- Ashita no Kioku
- Boku ga Boku no Subete
- Hero
- “Janakute”
- Konomama Motto
- Everybody Zenshin
- Kitto Daijyobu
- Happiness
- Rock this
- always
- Lotus
- Beautiful days
- Hung up on
- Dokonidemo Aru Uta
- Attack it!
- morning light
- Mada Minu Sekai e
- a Day in Our Life
- Trouble maker
- Love so sweet
- Sakura Sake
- Hatenai Sora
- Tooku Made
- Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi
- Natsu no Namae
- Fight Song
- One Love
- Gori Muchuu
- 5×10
[Disc 3] ※Limited Edition only
- About 80 minutes long Special Video (contents unknown)
<”ARASHI LIVE TOUR Beautiful World” Regular Edition>
[Disc 1 & 2]
※ Same as above

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

An Entry....

juz a normal entry for a girl who is busy with work....
the last 3 weeks become really hectic n chaos for me as i start working back.
now i don't have time to download n update more thing n news in my precious blog...
God..pls help me!!!! tatsukete kudasai!!!!!

what can i do??? i want to know more about them but i juz couldn't do it...internet connection which is very slow...n at my home there's no internet i juz blank with this new environment...
i want to watch their new regular show episode!!!!!



lastly~~~ when can we see the Beautiful World concert?????

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tokyo Tower to be lit up in Arashi’s colors!

On March 13th, Arashi appeared at the press conference for Fuji TV’s “Hana Arashi” campaign.
This campaign is to promote Fuji TV’s spring programs, in which Arashi members appear during March 16th to April 16th. During the campaign, many CM spots starring Arashi will be aired intensively. They will also promote the programs through 5 minute late-night specials titled, “Haru Ichiban! Bokura ga Hana Arashi wo Makiokoshimasu!” (total 4 episodes, limitedly in Kanto region) on March 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 26th.
Moreover, it was announced that as a part of the “Haru Arashi” campaign, the Tokyo Tower will be illuminated in Arashi’s image colors (Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, and Purple) on March 16th (6:00 pm ~ 12:00 am).  It will be the first time for Tokyo Tower to be lit up in 5 colors.  MemberMatsumoto Jun revealed that the “Arashi” Tower will be shown during the final episode (to be aired on the 19th) of his ongoing drama “Lucky Seven“.
At the press conference, the members were asked which building they would like to light up next, and Ninomiya Kazunari jokingly said, “I’m aiming for Aiba-san’s parents’ house.”  Aiba Masaki responded, “My father and mother would be shocked, so please stop.”
During March 16th to April 16th, Arashi will be all over on Fuji TV!
Source & Image: Daily Sports Online + Oricon