Amy (acidae) wrote in a_ra_shi,

[MOD] Arashi update #2

It seems like while some of us do seem to know a lot about what's going on with Arashi lately, most of the community does not, whether it's because information were posted on communities that most people are not a part of, or because some might consider the information common knowledge and didn't bother to post about it.

The purpose of this post is to catch people up on the activities and stuff that Arashi are involved in. No fancy pictures or uploads, but plenty of information on what the group is up to lately. I'll try to add as much as possible, and people are more than welcome to include their own information as well. (If you were around for the last update post, you'll notice that I've included activities that have been listed before since they either have not been released yet or are ongoing projects.)

Anyway, a bit of a personal opinion: I'm really glad Arashi's got so much stuff to do because it means they're having a really good year and all, but... wtf the fans are seriously going to go broke at the rate they're going. XD



- New "Ura Arashi" corner, in which they pick out fan questions from a box and answer them
- 37 shows in total spanning from July 9 to August 31
- For dates and times, click here
- Concert merchandise:

Pamphlet - 2000 yen
Uchiwa (5 versions; individual only) - 500 yen each
Poster (6 versions; group + individual) - 800 yen each
Clearfile (6 versions; group + individual) - 500 yen each
Shopping Bag - 800 yen
T-shirt - 2500 yen
Towel - 3000 yen
Pouch - 1000 yen
Multicase - 800 yen
Original photo set (6 photos, group + individual) - 600 yen
Johnny's penlight - 1300 yen


Sakurai Sho - ハチミツとクローバー (Hachimitsu to Clover)
- Scheduled to be released on July 22nd
- Features Arashi's upcoming single "Aozora Pedal" as the ending song
- Is based on a manga of the same title by Umino Chika
- Story follows the life stories of a small group of guys as poor college students, as well as their love lives with the addition of a new girl
- Plays the role of Takemoto Yuuta, the main character

Sakurai Sho - 木更津キャッツア: ワールドシリーズ (Kisarazu Cat's Eye: World Series)
- Slated to be released in autumn
- Is a sequel to the first Kisarazu Cat's Eye movie (storylines are independent of the TV series as far as I can tell)
- Plays the role of Bambi

Matsumoto Jun - 僕は妹に恋をする (Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru)
- Slated to be released in autumn/winter
- Is based on a manga of the same title by Aoki Kotomi
- Story deals with the taboo of incest between a pair of 18 year-old twins as they struggle with their feelings for each other, both as siblings and as something more
- Plays the role of Yori, one of the twins

Ninomiya Kazunari - 硫黄島からの手紙 (Iwo Jima kara no Tegami)
- Slated to be released either in December or early 2007
- Titled "Red Sun, Black Sand" in America
- Story deals with the Japanese perspective of the Battle of Iwo Jima that took place during World War II
- Complementary film to Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers", which deals with the American perspective
- Plays the role of Saigou, one of the soldiers in the war

Ninomiya Kazunari - 鉄コン筋クリート (Tekkon Kinkreet)
- Scheduled to be released on December 23rd
- Is based on a manga of the same title by Matsumoto Taiyo
- Animated movie whose story revolves around the adventures of two orphans named Kuro and Shiro as they work hard to save their city from corporate demons, and also try to save themselves along the way
- Provides the voice for Kuro

Arashi - 黄色い涙 (Kiiroi Namida)
- Filming concluded recently and slated for release in spring of 2007
- Is based on a manga of the same title by Nagashima Shinji
- Set in the 60s and follows the lives of five young men striving to achieve their goals amidst triumphs and failures
- Aiba plays the role of Inoue Shouichi, an aspiring singer
- Jun plays the role of Katsumata Yuuji, a young man struggling for independence
- Nino plays the role of Muraoka Eisuke, an aspiring manga artist
- Ohno plays the role of Shimokawa Kei, an aspiring painter
- Sho plays the role of Mukai Ryuuzou, an aspiring novelist

(Includes both dramas and guest appearances on other shows)

Arashi - ザ少年倶楽部 (Shounen Club)
- Set to air on July 2nd
- Will include an MC segment with Arashi as guests
- Performances of "Wish" and "Kitto Daijoubu"

Aiba Masaki - トリプルキッチン (Triple Kitchen)
- Set to air on August 1st
- 2 hr long drama special
- Story is about the inter-familiar feuding between the daughter-in-law and mother-in-law
- Plays the role of Odajima Eisaku, the husband of the main character's sister-in-law


Single - きっと大丈夫 (Kitto Daijoubu)
- released on May 17
- regular edition: bonus song + karaoke tracks, mini clearfile
- limited edition: different cover, bonus DVD with Kitto Daijoubu PV

- expected release on July 5
- regular edition: bonus song, 32 pg booklet
- limited edition: different cover, bonus DVD with 5 performances from their ONE tour

Single - アオゾラペダル (Aozora Pedal)
- expected release on August 2
- regular edition: bonus song, 15 pg lyric booklet
- limited edition A: different cover, bonus DVD with Aozora Pedal PV, mini clearfile
- limited edition B: different cover, bonus DVD with Making of Aozora Pedal PV, mini clearfile


C1000 (CM)
- Uses Arashi's most recent single, "Kitto Daijoubu", as the feature song
- Was featured in one of the aired commercials for this product

- Uses Arashi's songs "Harukaze Sneaker" and "Kiss kara Hajimeyo" in their CMs

Johnny's Film Festa 2006
- Starts on August 4th and ends on August 27th
- Held at the Tokyo Globe Theatre
- Will feature the following groups: TOKIO, V6, Kinki Kids, Arashi, Tackey & Tsubasa, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN, etc.

Regular TV
(These are shows that Arashi, whether individually or as a group, are always featured on)

Gの嵐! (G no Arashi!)
- Features all five guys, though usually only two people go out for outdoor scenes per episode
- Airs every Wednesday from 12:46 to 1:16 AM on NTV
- Theme of the show is focused on Arashi supporting unpopular or uncommon things that otherwise would never get any attention

まごまご嵐 (Mago Mago Arashi)
- Features all five guys, though usually only two people go out for outdoor scenes per episode
- Airs every Saturday from 12:00 to 1:56 PM
- Is actually a half-hour segment that is part of a show called バニラ氣分! (Vanilla Kibun!)
- Theme of the show is focused on Arashi becoming grandsons for a day to old couples in various parts of Japan
- Alternates with episodes of two members travelling to different joukamachi (castle towns) in Japan with a female guest as the 'hime' (princess), competing to offer her the best local finds they can uncover.

Aiba Masaki - 天才!志村どうぶつ園 (Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen)
- Features only Aiba out of the group as a regular guest/host on the show
- Airs every Thursday from 7:00 to 7:58 PM
- Basically a children's show with a focus on animals, both domestic and wild, as the theme
- Occasionally has segments with outdoor footage of Aiba going to various zoos and undertaking the tasks of a zookeeper

Matsumoto Jun - 歌笑HOT ヒット10 (Utawara Hot Hit 10)
- Features only MatsuJun out of the group as a regular host on the show
- Airs every Sunday from 7:58 to 8:54 PM
- Basically a music variety show with rankings, guest appearances and performances

Regular Radio
(These are the radio shows that Arashi hosts individually)

Aiba Masaki - 嵐・相葉雅紀のレコメン!アラシリミックス (Arashi・Aiba Masaki no Recomen! Arashi Remix)
- Airs on Fridays from 12:00 to 12:30 AM on Bunka Station

Matsumoto Jun - 嵐・Jun Style! (Arashi・Jun Style!)
- Airs on Saturdays from 10:20 to 10:50 AM on NACK5

Ninomiya Kazunari - Bay Storm
- Airs on Sundays from 10:00 to 10:30 PM on BAY FM

Ohno Satoshi - Arashi Discovery
- Airs on Fridays from 6:50 to 6:55 AM on FM Yokohama

Sakurai Sho - Sho Beat
- Airs on Saturdays from 5:30 to 6:00 PM on FM Fuji

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