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[MOD] Arashi Update!

It seems like while some of us do seem to know a lot about what's going on with Arashi lately, the majority of the community don't, so I'm going to try to come up with a solution. Maybe around once every one or two months, I'll make an update post, catching people up on the activities and stuff that Arashi are involved in. I'll try to add as much information as possible, and people are more than welcome to include their own information. So here's what I've got so far:

Concerts

Extra Storm in Winter '06
Sakurai Sho - "THE SHOW'

- Solo concert, starts on January 14th and ends on February 4th
- For dates and times, click here

Extra Storm in Winter '06
Ohno Satoshi - 2006 * Otoshidama/Arashi = 3104yen

- Solo concert, starts on January 29th and ends on February 26th
- For dates and times, click here


Stage Plays

Sakurai Sho - Beautiful Game
- Two runs, first in Tokyo and later on in Osaka
- Starts on March 27th and ends on April 15th in Tokyo, then from April 23rd to April 26th in Osaka
- Story is about two boys aspiring to be pro soccer players getting swept up in many events and having to make decisions in the end
- Was originally a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton


Movies

Sakurai Sho - ハチミツとクローバー (Honey and Clover)
- Filming has already begun and is slated to be released this summer
- 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)
- Not sure if filming has begun, but should be released around autumn of this year
- 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 - 僕妹 (Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru)
- Filming to begin sometime in spring and will be released around autumn
- 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


TV
(Includes both dramas and guest appearances on other shows)

Sakurai Sho - 決定!全国47都道府県超ランキングバトル!!出身地で性格判断!?ニッポン県民性発表SP
- Aired on January 5th
- Hosted by Kokubun Taichi of TOKIO, with Sho doing the outdoor scenes as a guest
- Investigates the characteristics of different prefectures in Japan

Matsumoto Jun - 花より男子 (Hana Yori Dango)
- Aired on October 21st of 2005 and ended on December 16th of 2005
- 9 episodes in total, with speculations of a special episode of some kind in the works
- Story is about a poor girl who attends a prestigious private school, taking on the four 'leaders' and forcing changes into motion
- Plays the role of Doumyouji Tsukasa, the leader in F4


Music

WISH
- Most recent single, was released on November 16th of 2005
- Two editions available: Limited and Regular
- Limited Edition comes with a bonus song, a sticker and a different single cover
- Regular edition comes with karaoke tracks and a secret talk


Other

Arashi Calendar Apr 2006 - Mar 2007
- Costs 2100 yen and will be released on February 25th
- 28 page calendar with two extra Arashi mousepads included
- Can be preordered at CDJapan or Yesasia


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 goes 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 goes out for outdoor scenes per episode
- Aires 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

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


Random

- Aiba, MatsuJun and Nino were in Hawaii recently, along with Higashiyama Noriyuki and Mori Mitsuko, for approximately a week
- It has been confirmed during the January 7th airing of MatsuJun's radio show that there will not be a DVD released of their ONE tour
- Sho went to watch one of the NEWS concerts on January 6th



Again, this is probably not complete, so if you have anything to add or want to point out any mistakes, you're more than welcome to do so ^^ Also, please let me know if this is a good idea or not or something! I don't want to waste my time if no one's going to be interested ^^;
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