The topic that i blog about the most besides dramas and movies is probably Arashi. There seems to be endless things to write about and i enjoy doing it even if such posts took me the longest to finish — due to the extra care paid and details included to ensure they’re interesting to read as well as informatively correct. Continue reading “A taste of Arashi’s brand of entertainment”
Crossing yet another long-overdue post off my evergrowing to-blog list. This idea has been on my mind since my favorite songs list in mid-2018, but like how my favorite PVs post only came to fruition following All the BEST!! CLIPS’ release in October 2019, this favorite solos could finally see the light of day thanks to Arashi’s open poll for their upcoming two-day Arafes 2020 concert. Continue reading “Favorite Arashi members’ solos”
This was actually the next blog idea on my list after completing my first ‘on the road to 5×20’ post back in July last year. However, i realized that i didn’t have all of Arashi’s PVs that it might be quite unfair to sort my favorites just based on what i had in hand… But then, they release this 5×20 All the BEST!! CLIPS 1999-2019 containing 63 single PVs they’ve released so far except Brave, two of them are Natsu Hayate‘s (and 9 more clips from a tour, a b-side, and album lead tracks in the LE version), which seems to tell me that now i have no excuse not to work on this List. Continue reading “on the road to 5×20: favorite PVs”
This post will cover the next six monthly ‘tribute’ pages Yomiuri Shimbun dedicates to Arashi’s 20th year debut anniversary. See the first six here. Continue reading “on the road to 5×20: full-page newspaper ads #2”
Arashi isn’t called the national idol group for no reason; the 5-member group turning 20 today has garnered admiration and respect from fans, fellow Johnny’s, and people in the industry over the years thanks to their hard work, professionalism, and humility — collectively and individually. Continue reading “Different types of Arashi’s fan(boy)s”
I’m narrowing down the category of ‘faves’ here to (idol) groups. Because the points i cover here aren’t applicable to solo artists.
If you’ve ever been a fan of a certain group, whoever it may be, we’re most likely going through the same road: the introductory phase then going-down-the-rabbit-hole phase. Continue reading “How much do you know your faves?”
Today kick-starts the second leg of Arashi’s 20th Anniversary Tour, the first of 32 “and more…” shows in their planned year-long tour. With the total of 50 shows, they are able to welcome over 2.37 million fans to their concerts, enough to accommodate everyone in the fanclub before the number rose to 2.8 millions following that announcement. Continue reading “on the road to 5×20: and more… goods”
Year 2019 marks another milestone in Arashi’s career: the group turning 20. That’s no easy feat, especially considering how they never take a break. Celebration is therefore a given. Fans are celebrating, the members themselves are celebrating, and even the local media too.
Case in point: Yomiuri Shimbun. Continue reading “on the road to 5×20: full-page newspaper ads”
What a stormy weekend. Continue reading “Five or nothing”