Arashi going on hiatus after 12/31/2020

I am sure that everyone has seen or heard of Arashi going on hiatus in 2021.

This was a complete blindside, I was pretty surprise by this unexpected announcement. However, I wasn’t in denial nor shock as the SMAP break-up, which even the slightest idea would have been rejected. I vented for days to my friends who thought I was crazy. LOL

I was pretty calm for this. Now, all I have for my beloved Arashi is understanding and support. ❤ ❤ They deserve to take a break as they have been working since their teens. Their tight-knit-ness (is that even a word?) is evident during their explanation on how thorough their discussions were for this conclusion. I am glad that it was collaborative and Arashi is all for one and one for all. They can come back whenever they are ready (hopefully get married and with have families), I will wait for them forever. I am just very happy to have been a part of this incredible Arashian family.

Arashi’s upcoming single chosen as theme song for drama Kagi no Kakatta Heya

On April 5th,the new Fuji TV drama ‘Kagi no Kakatta Heya‘ held a press conference in Tokyo, where they announced that Arashi’s upcoming single “Face Down” has been chosen as the drama’s theme song. The protagonist of the drama, Ono Satoshi, attended this conference with co-stars Toda Erika and Sato Koichi.

With “Face Down”, Arashi set a new record by providing the theme songs for a ‘Getsu9′ drama for two seasons in a row. Last drama season, the group’s 37th single “Wild At Heart” was the theme to Matsumoto Jun’s drama ‘Lucky Seven‘.

At the conference, Ono commented on his single “Face Down”, “Fitting in well with this drama, the lyrics are mysterious. That is brand-new for us. Arashi has been singing many kinds of songs, and this new single makes me feel like we’re seeing a new side of Arashi.‘ Sato Koichi agreed, “The song goes well with the drama“, while Toda Erika stated, “This is a really cool song. It makes the drama world seem like it’s expanding, and it raises my spirits.”

This mystery drama is about Emoto Kei, played by Ono, who is an employee of a major security company. He’s requested to solve mysteries related to cases that are only known of behind closed doors. Toda’s role is Aoto Junko, a beautiful lawyer who helps out with the mystery solving. Soto will play the role of elite lawyer Serizawa Go, who belongs to the same company as Aoto.

‘Kagi no Kakatta Heya’ is scheduled to air April 16th, Monday 9:ooPM JST.

From Tokyohive

I’m excited for this one, detective dramas are always fun to watch, ne! Doesn’t Oh-chan look smexy with his glasses?! I wonder what type of song this one will be, just cannot wait but April 16th seem so far away though.

Arashi’s latest single sells 550,000 copies + tops Oricon weekly chart

Arashi’s latest single, “Wild at Heart“, has sold 550,000 copies, taking the number one spot on the Oricon Weekly Single Ranking for the week of March 19th! With this, the boys have accomplished 26th consecutive singles atop the Oricon charts, 33 in total.

Following B’z (45 singles) and Hamasaki Ayumi (37 singles), Arashi now ranks 3rd for the total number of singles to top the Oricon charts. They have also surpassed Hamasaki Ayumi (25 singles) with the number of first place consecutive singles.

“Wild at Heart” is Arashi’s 37th single, and is the theme song for the Fuji TV drama, “Lucky Seven“, starring Matsumoto Jun.

From Tokyohive

Arashi is SUGOI as ever! They are certainly one of the best in Japan, I doubt there are many boy bands that sell almost half a million now-in-days! Congrats!! XD

Tokyo Tower to be lit up in Arashi’s colors

On March 13th, Arashi appeared at the press conference for Fuji TV’s “Hana Arashi” campaign.

This campaign is to promote Fuji TV’s spring programs, in which Arashi members appear during March 16th to April 16th. During the campaign, many CM spots starring Arashi will be aired intensively. They will also promote the programs through 5 minute late-night specials titled, “Haru Ichiban! Bokura ga Hana Arashi wo Makiokoshimasu!” (total 4 episodes, limitedly in Kanto region) on March 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 26th.

Moreover, it was announced that as a part of the “Hana Arashi” campaign, the Tokyo Tower will be illuminated in Arashi’s image colors (Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, and Purple) on March 16th (6:00 pm ~ 12:00 am). It will be the first time for Tokyo Tower to be lit up in 5 colors. Member Matsumoto Jun revealed that the “Arashi” Tower will be shown during the final episode (to be aired on the 19th) of his ongoing drama “Lucky Seven“.

At the press conference, the members were asked which building they would like to light up next, and Ninomiya Kazunari jokingly said, “I’m aiming for Aiba-san’s parents’ house.” Aiba Masaki responded, “My father and mother would be shocked, so please stop.”

During March 16th to April 16th, Arashi will be all over on Fuji TV!

From Tokyohive

Does this just makes you proud to be an Arashi fan? I would love to take a trip to Japan to see this! Nino was cute, he wanted to light Aiba-chan’s parent’s house.

Arashi – Wild at Heart PV Preview

Look what I had found while searching on Youtube:
Loads of madness (in a good way) and Arashi in a bundle of rainbows, ne!? LOL Riida certainly have some creative/weird poses, wonder where in the world did he come up with those. I cannot wait to see the PV in its entity, especially the making of, looks like plenty of time were dedicated to those scenes…hehe.