Tag Archives: Arashi

News Commentary: SMAP has disbanded, Everyone but Kimura Takuya leaving Johnny’s?

UPDATE: While this news has been reported by Sports Nippon, no sources has been stated. JE has released a statement saying that this possibility is being discussed, but no decision has been made yet. Will SMAP really disband? I guess we’ll have to wait… UPDATE 2: Johnny’s has finally released an official statement regarding this. Basically, the rumour does have some… Read more »

Blog: Unboxing the Miyagi Blast

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Remember the post about Arashi BLAST in Miyagi DVD? Well, my copy has arrived! It arrived on Monday actually… But Monday was my day off, and my whole family was out. And I only saw that on Tuesday as I was putting on my shoes and heading out to work. Luckily for me though, the package has been placed in… Read more »

News: Arashi BLAST in Miyagi DVD/Blu-ray out on 1st Jan 2016

Pre-orders are out, links below! Grab your copy now! The DVD and Blu-ray of the Arashi BLAST in Miyagi concert will be released on the 1st of January 2016! The Arashi BLAST in Miyagi concert took place on the 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd of September 2015 in Hitomebore Stadium in Miyagi. A total of 208,000 attended the event over four… Read more »

Arashi ni Shiyagare Episode Guide

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This episode guide is a work in progress! New episodes are added on as I catch up to Arashi TV shows. Thank you for your patience! Remember: THIS IS JUST AN EPISODE GUIDE. #0 – [2010.04.24] Cream Stew #1 – [2010.05.01] Shimura Ken #2 – [2010.05.08] Nakamura Shido #3 – [2010.05.15] Takada Junji, Savanna #4 – [2010.05.22] Nakayama Hideyuki, Katou… Read more »

Vocabs: Arashi songs – Fly

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Fly is one of the coupling songs in the Limited Edition single of GUTS by Arashi. I really love this song, the tune is catchy and upbeat. It’s my favourite out of all the tracks in GUTS, coming a close second would be GUTS though. The single was released in 2014, you can still get the LE from PlayAsia, whereas… Read more »

JPOP: Arashi’s new album, Japonism to be released on the 21st of Oct 2015

So… Arashi’s new album has been announced! The album is titled “Japonism (ジャポニズム)”, and will be released on the 21st of October. What’s Japonism? I turned to good ol’ wikipedia to find out: Japonism (from the French Japonisme, first used in 1872) is the influence of Japanese art, fashion and aesthetics on Western culture. The term is used particularly to… Read more »

Japanese Through Songs!

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Heeey! This is my first ever contribution to our site! (wooah~) And this entry will be all about learning Japanese! Like J, I’m also a beginner in learning Japanese, despite my 10 years of exposure to anime, manga, and doramas. But I have always been content with subtitles, that I never really bothered to learn. All throughout the years, I… Read more »

Vocabs: Arashi Kirin 60s and 30s group CMs

For the 60s CM, that aired in 2014 Vocabs! Just two vocabs since it’s such a short video. 興味津々 (きょうみしんしん, kyoumi shinshin) PS: Typo earlier, it’s shinshin as per the hiragana 1. very interesting; of absorbing interest; having a keen interest (in); being immensely curious (about) 興味 means curious, interest… and 津々 means overflowing, endless. Oh and if you’re wondering…… Read more »

Vocabs: VSA Tweets! (10th Feb to 5th Mar)

Vocabs – just two words this time… because there really isn’t much exciting vocab used 😛 要素 (ようそ, youso) 1. component; factor; item (e.g. in list) 2. element (e.g. in array); member (e.g. data structure) 加わる (くわわる, kuwawaru) 1. to be added to; to be appended 2. to join in (e.g. a group of friends); to participate 3. to increase… Read more »

Vocabs: AnShi 31st Jan 2015 edition

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As usual, all definitions are taken from http://beta.jisho.org/. (Please check the site for the full definition and details of each word/phrase. I’ve left details like whether the word is used as a noun or verb etc out)宿命 (しゅくめい, shukumei) 1. Fate; destiny; predestination. You hear this word quite a few times throughout the episode… not because they kept saying it,… Read more »