Arashi Japonism Calendar 2016

I wished I had a copy of this. The photoshoot seems to be fun, the boys are enjoying themselves and portraying different roles in the family. KYAA~~~ There’s even JunToshi!!

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What defines Arashi?

After being a fangirl for over 3+ years, this was definitely not a hard one to answer. There are so many elements which defines Arashi who they are — their friendship, personality, dedication, perseverance and diversity.

Arashi’s bond and close-knit are extremely rare among bands now-in-days. They genuinely care and enjoy spending time for one another…with so much love and respect, utterly pure friendship. I truly love the fact they are the best of friends (more like brothers), willingness to share the same spotlight and appreciate one another. Their natural chemistry and unity can be seen especially during their performances and singing.

Another aspect of Arashi is their unique personalities. Five different individuals with five different charisma, this what makes them so special. Their caring, generous and down-to-earth nature makes them a lovable and wholesome group; they are guys that you would like to hang out and chat with. The fusion of Riida’s tranquility, Sho-kun’s intelligence, Aiba-chan’s tenderhearted, Nino’s mischievousness and Jun-kun’s seriousness creates a vibrant and beautiful pentagon.

Arashi’s utmost dedication and perseverance contribute to their continuous success. Their years of struggles and overcoming many obstacles truly showcases their hardwork, I applauded them for their commitment, patience, and endurance. I love how the boys have matured together in the last 12 years, they are quite inspiring and amazing.

Diversity also defines Arashi, I do not recall any other band that provides such variety and color. We have Oh-chan who is an artist; Sho-kun is a newscaster and writes his own rap lyrics; Aiba works as a part-time zookeeper for a variety show; Nino is a professional magician and Jun-kun is a talented actor. This is only alongside of their variety show hosting and MCs. Arashi is an extremely well-rounded and exceptional group. Due to their solo works, each member stands out as an individual as opposed to other bands. In most cases, there is only one or two members become popular while the rest fade into the background.

Arashi is truly an astounding group of five who brings smiles and energy, as well as, amazing songs, performances, variety shows and drama.

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

Arashi Message to Fans

The following message was found on Johnnys-net:

今回の地震で被害に遭われた皆様に、心よりお悔やみ、お見舞い申し上げます。

連日の報道を見れば見るほど、知れば知るほど、被災された皆さんのことが、とても心配です。

沢山のファンの方が、僕らのことまで気にかけて下さっていると聞きましたが、僕たちは全員大丈夫です。ご安心下さい。

いま、節電・節水・緊急時以外の電話の使用を控えること・義援金の協力…、東京にいる僕たちができることに努めています。きっと、小さなことの積み重ねが大きな力になることを信じて。

僕たちの活動の中で、できることは限られていると思いますが、“皆さんが少しでも笑顔になれるように…”と想いをこめて、目の前にあることに全力で取り組んでいきます。

被災地の皆さんにとって、まだまだ予断を許さない状況は続いているとは思いますが、ご家族やお友達、周りの方々と励ましあって、何とか今を乗り越えられるよう、メンバー一同願っています。

大野智, 櫻井翔, 相葉雅紀, 二宮和也 ,松本潤

Translation found on the arashi_no_jidai LJ community:

We offer our deepest sympathy to those affected by this earthquake.
The more we watch the daily reports, the more we know (about the devastation), the more worried we get about those affected by the disaster.
We’ve heard that many fans are worrying for us even. All of us are alright. Please do not worry.
In Tokyo, we are doing what we can in moderating our usage of electricity, water and the usage of the telephone unnecessarily, and in making donations… Please have faith that small actions can build on each other to form a great force.
Although there is a limit to what we can do in schedules, we will put our greatest effort in doing what is before us, bearing the thought “I hope we can make everyone smile even if just a bit”.
For those from the areas struck by the disaster, although the situation is still continuing to be unpredictable, all our members hope that with mutual encourage from family, friends and people around you, we can ride this through somehow.

Arashi
Ohno Satoshi, Sakurai Sho, Aiba Masaki, Ninomiya Kazunari, Matsumoto Jun

I’ve been following the news intensely regarding the nuclear plant issue. It’s quite devastating to know another worrisome situation burdens them. My thoughts and prayers are with Japan for everyone’s safety.

I hope we can make everyone smile even if just a bit.
Bravo to Arashi and everyone are extending their hands to help those in need. Let’s all continue to pray for them.