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Arashi releases new album “untitled” on 18 Oct 2017

Yup. You read that right. The Japanese boy band Arashi’s new album is titled “untitled”. “untitled” marks Arashi’s 16th album, and will be released on the 18th of October 2017. Pre-orders for the album have already started, links are available at the bottom of the post. Having debut for 18 years doesn’t mean that Arashi is resting on their laurels…. Read more »

News: Arashi’s 52nd single “Tsunagu” to be released on the 28th of June

Arashi will be releasing their 52nd single Tsunagu (つなぐ). The title song Tsunagu will be the theme song for the movie “Shinobu no Kuni” starring Arashi’s leader Ohno Satoshi. The movie is based on the best selling novel of the same name by Wada Ryou. With a duet of guitar and shamisen that brings throwbacks to the sengoku era, the… Read more »

News: Arashi’s Are You Happy? DVD/Blu-Ray to be released on the 31st of May

AYH concert live tour

Arashi’s Are You Happy concert DVD and Blu-Ray will be released on the 31st of May. The concert promotes Arashi’s 15th album, the oricon ranked no. 1 album “Are You Happy“. The concert was held from November 2016 to January 2017; a total of 18 shows attracting over 855 thousand fans was held. The tour was held in the 5 major domes… Read more »

News: Sakurai, Kamenashi and Koyama to be 24 hour TV Personality

24 hour TV

Arashi’s Sakurai Sho, KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya and NEWS’ Koyama Keiichiro have been announced as the main personalities of the 2017 24-hour Television charity event. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 24-hour TV Charity event, and the theme this year is “24 Hour Television / Love saves the Earth” (24時間テレビ40 愛は地球を救う). The news was announced on the 15th of April… Read more »

News: Ohno Satoshi’s Arashi Discovery to end on 31st March

So if you’re an Arashi fan, you may already have heard the news. Ohno’s radio program Arashi Discovery will end at the end of this month. The news was announced by Ohno during the show itself two days ago on the 16th of March. 皆さんへお知らせです3月でモーニングステップスは終了し私は違う番組のDJとして平日夜に移動します。また6時台後半のコーナー「大野智のARASHI DISCOVERY」は3月いっぱいで終了し大野智さんのFヨコでの出演は3月31日(金)をもって最後となります。大野くんホントにありがと — DJ KURIHARA (@djkurihara) March 15, 2017 Here’s a rough translation of the tweet:… Read more »

News: Arashi to release new single “I’ll be there”

I'll be there LE cover art

Update: Arsahi has performed the song on FNS music festival that aired on the 22nd of March 2017. You can watch the performance here! Arashi’s 51st single entitled “I’ll be there” will be released on the 19th of April 2017. This will be their first single release of 2017. The title song “I’ll be there” will be the theme song for… Read more »

2017 Anime, Manga, Japanese Idol Calendars

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Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyu Bin) Gutiokipanja Calendar

It’s that time of the year again, when we get ready to wrap up the old year and welcome the new. How has your year been? Whether it’s been good, bad, or merely average, it’s about time to look ahead and start preparing for 2017. Whether it’s for planning your week, brightening up your wall or desk, these calendars will be sure… Read more »

News: Aiba Masaki and Arimura Kasumi as 2016 Kouhaku MC

「第67回NHK紅白歌合戦」の司会者が決まりました。紅組司会は有村架純さん。白組司会は相葉雅紀さんです。紅白公式サイトには、お2人からのコメントも掲載しています。 #NHK紅白 https://t.co/nhljZi0W8Z — NHK紅白歌合戦 (@nhk_kouhaku) November 12, 2016 Aiba and Arimura Kasumi will be the white and red teams Kouhaku MCs this year. This will be the 67th NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen (NHK紅白歌合戦). The theme of this year’s event is “Yume o Utaou 夢を歌おう”, or Sing the Dream. Kouhaku is an annual music show by NHK held on New Year’s Eve…. Read more »

“Are You Happy?” – My Thoughts

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It’s finally out! Arashi’s album for 2016, “Are You Happy?” I’ve watched the PV and making, and also been listening to the songs for the past few days, so I thought I’ll share my opinion on the album. Also a shoutout to all those who bought the RE edition of the album! You’ve probably heard it already, but keep that… Read more »