ARASHI

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Arashi (嵐?, literally Storm) is a Japanese boy band formed under the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates, which announced the formation of the group on September 15, 1999 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The group was initially signed to Pony Canyon and released one studio album, one greatest hits album and six singles, beginning with their 1999 eponymous debut single, before moving to the Johnny’s subsidiary label J Storm in 2001, which was initially set up for their succeeding releases.[1] While their debut single debuted atop the Oricon weekly chart selling a little over half a million copies, the group subsequently faced slowly declining sales.

With the release of their eighteenth single “Love So Sweet”, Arashi began gaining commercial success as “Love So Sweet” was used as the opening theme song for the high-rating drama Hana Yori Dango 2, making it one of the top five best-selling singles of 2007 in Japan and the group’s first single to exceed 400,000 copies sold overall in nearly seven years. For the next two years, Arashi gained a number of achievements and records as they became the first artist to place the top two rankings on the OriconTruth/Kaze no Mukō e” and “One Love” in 2008 and “Believe/Kumorinochi, Kaisei” and “Ashita no Kioku/Crazy Moon (Kimi wa Muteki)” in 2009, simultaneously topped the 2009 Oricon singles, album and music DVD yearly charts, and became the third artist in Oricon history to monopolize the top three best-selling singles of the year. singles yearly chart for two consecutive years with their singles”.


History

1999–2001: Debut and departure from Pony Canyon

Johnny & Associates announced the group’s debut on September 15, 1999 through a press conference aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii. Then-president Johnny Kitagawa chose five trainees from the Johnny’s Jr. division of the agency to become the members of Arashi, the Japanese word for Storm, and to represent the agency’s thrust of “creating a storm throughout the world”. On November 3, 1999, they made their CD debut by releasing their eponymous single “Arashi”, which became the theme song for the Volleyball World Cup hosted by Japan in 1999. It went on to become a major hit, selling 557,430 copies in its first week and almost a million copies by the end of its chart run.[1][10]

On April 5, 2000, Arashi released their second single “Sunrise Nippon/Horizon”, which debuted at number-one on the Oricon weekly singles chart selling 304,340 copies.[11] The next day, the group began their first concert tour at Osaka Hall. In July, the group released their next single “Typhoon Generation”, which debuted at number three on the weekly singles chart with 256,510 copies sold and continued to chart for nine weeks before leaving the charts. After holding more concerts in August, the group released their last single of 2000, “Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi”. The single debuted at number two on the Oricon weekly singles chart and had first-week sales of 258,720.

In January 2001, Arashi released their first studio album Arashi No.1 Ichigou: Arashi wa Arashi o Yobu!. The album debuted at number-one on the Oricon weekly album chart with initial sales of 267,220 copies. Until the release of their tenth anniversary compilation album All the Best! 1999–2009, the album remained the group’s best-selling album with overall sales of about 323,030 for nearly ten years. From March 25 to April 30, 2001, the group embarked on their first nationwide concert tour Arashi Spring Concert 2001. The tour took place in Sendai, Osaka, Nagoya, Hokkaidō, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Toyama and Tokyo with an unprecedented twenty-six performances. Before moving to a private record label by the end of 2001, Arashi released “Jidai” as their final single under Pony Canyon. Used as the theme song for Matsumoto’s drama Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo 3, it was named Best Theme Song in the 30th Television Drama Academy Awards.[20]

2002–2005: J Storm and decline in sales

Arashi began 2002 by releasing their first single under J Storm. “A Day in Our Life” was used as the theme song for Sakurai’s comedy drama Kisarazu Cat’s Eye and debuted atop of the Oricon weekly singles chart selling 226,480 copies.[21] Their subsequent releases of the year, “Nice na Kokoroiki” and “Pikanchi”, were used as the theme songs for the animeKochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo and Arashi’s movie Pikanchi Life is Hard Dakedo Happy (ピカ☆ンチ Life is HardだけどHappy, Pikanchi Life is Hard But Happy?) respectively.

Starting in 2003, the group would only release two singles every year until 2007. Both singles released in 2003, “Tomadoi Nagara” and “Hadashi no Mirai/Kotoba Yori Taisetsu na Mono”, debuted at number two on the charts. The song “Kotoba Yori Taisetsu na Mono” marked the first time a member contributed to the penning of a single, as many of the group’s songs are produced by other lyricists, composers or musicians. Sakurai, who is the designated rapper of Arashi, has since written all the incorporated rap lyrics of the group’s releases

2004 was Arashi’s fifth anniversary since debut. They began the year by releasing their twelfth single, “Pikanchi Double”, in February as the theme song for their second movie Pikanchi Life is Hard Dakara Happy (ピカ☆ンチ Life is HardだからHappy, Pikanchi Life is Hard Thus Happy?). Selling 89,106 copies in the first week, it is Arashi’s lowest-selling single to date In celebration of their anniversary, the group released a greatest hits album 5×5 The Best Selection of 2002–2004, which included their second 2004 single “Hitomi no Naka no Galaxy/Hero”.

In 2005, on New Year’s Day, Arashi released their first concert DVD since How’s It Going? In 2003 titled 2004 Arashi! Iza, Now Tour!!. From July 26 to August 24, they embarked on a summer tour titled One to support their album of the same name.[27] One of the highlights of the tour included the live performance their first single of the year, “Sakura Sake”, on top of “Johnny’s Moving Stage” (ジャニーズムービ ングステージ, Janizu Mubingu Suteji?), a transparent stage that travels over the top of the audience.[28][28][29][30] In November, Arashi released a theme song for the manga-based drama Hana Yori Dango, which starred Matsumoto as one of the lead actors. “Wish” went on to sell an estimated 178,000 copies in its first week and over 300,000 copies by the end of its chart run, making it their first single sell over 300,000 copies in total in nearly three years since “A Day in Our Life” in 2002. Invented by Matsumoto, “Johnny’s Moving Stage” has since been used in a majority of Arashi’s concerts to allow them to move closer to the audience seated at a distance from the main stage.

2006: International activities in Asia

By 2006, the group’s singles and albums were being released outside of Japan. Their studio album, Arashic, was released not only in Japan, but also in Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. The album was successful in Korea as the first 10,000 copies of the album were sold out on the first day, and it even topped the non-Korean sales charts on the third week of July.[33]

In the midst of Arashi’s summer concert tour Arachic Arashic Arasick Cool and Soul, the group embarked on a publicity tour around Asia called Jet Storm Tour on July 31. Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea, countries which later became part of their 2006 Asia tour, all in one day to hold press conferences and promote their Arashic[35] For two days, September 16 and September 17, Arashi held their first concerts in Taipei at the Taipei Arena. The group visited album.

Performing “Arashi”, “Wish” and “Kitto Daijōbu”, which was their first single release of the year, the group represented Japan in the 3rd annual Asia Song Festival in South Korea on September 22. Almost two months later, they became the first group from Johnny’s to perform individual concerts in South Korea. According to The Korea Times, the concerts in Korea were decided because about 1,500 Korean fans gathered at the Incheon International Airport during the group’s Jet Storm Tour. Arashi proved popular to Korean fans when their concert tickets were sold out in an hour, as some 150,000 people rushed to book tickets online.

The group returned to Japan to release their second and final the single of the year “Aozora Pedal”, which was written and composed by Japanese musician Shikao Suga and used for Sakurai’s movie Honey and Clover. Although Arashi had planned to return to Thailand to hold a concert on October 7, it was canceled due to a military coup d’état.

2007: Returning to the Japanese market

On February 21, 2007, the group released their first single of the year, “Love So Sweet”, the theme song for the high-rating drama Hana Yori Dango 2, which peaked at the number-one spot on the Oricon daily and weekly charts. It is also Arashi’s first single to sell more than 200,000 copies in a week in almost five years.[42][43] Their nineteenth single “We Can Make It!”, released on May 2, also charted number-one on the Oricon daily and weekly charts.

In April 2007, the group performed in one of their largest concerts: Arashi Around Asia in Dome, a continuation of their Triumphant Homecoming concert held in January 2007, which was aimed to celebrate the successful Asia tour. Arashi Around Asia in Dome was held at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka and at Tokyo Dome, making it Arashi’s first time performing there. On July 14, Arashi launched their summer tour titled Time – Kotoba no Chikara to support their seventh studio album Time. The album sold over 190,000 copies in its first week, not only extending the group’s string of number-one releases but also propelling the album to reach Platinum status by RIAJ.

Also in July, the TBS drama production of the manga Yamada Tarō Monogatari, which starred members Ninomiya and Sakurai, began. Arashi sang the theme song of the drama, titled “Happiness”, and released it on September 5 as their third single of the year. The year proved successful for the group as all of their singles ranked within the Top 30 of the annual Oricon charts, with “Love So Sweet” ranking fourth in single sales overall, making it the group’s first single to rank within the Top 10 on the annual charts. “Love So Sweet” was also named one of The Best 10 Singles in the 22nd Japan Gold Disc Awards in 2008.

2008: Growing popularity in Japan

The group’s success in 2007 sparked renewed public interest. In February, Arashi released their first single of the year, “Step and Go”, which debuted at the top of the Oricon[11][49] The same month, it was announced that the group would be doing a concert tour of the five major domes in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka and Sapporo. The tour, titled Arashi Marks 2008 Dream-A-Live, consisted of ten performances, from May 16 in Osaka to July 6 in Sapporo. The only other Johnny’s artists who have done a five dome tour are SMAP and KinKi Kids.[50] The tour also coincided with their eighth studio album, Dream “A” Live, which was reported to be a hit with male buyers by Oricon despite the fact that most releases by Johnny’s artists are geared towards female teens and young adults.[52] In the midst of the tour, Arashi released their twenty-second single “One Love”, the theme song for the last production of the Hana Yori Dango trilogy. Like “Step and Go”, the single sold over 300,000 copies in its first week and charted at number-one of the weekly singles chart. Weekly chart for having sold 324,223 copies, making it as the group’s first single to exceed 300,000 copies sold in the first week since “Sunrise Nippon/Horizon” in 2000.

As the start of the group’s second Asia tour, Arashi became the third musical group—after SMAP and Dreams Come True—to perform at the National Stadium in Tokyo as their first major outdoor concert on September 5. The first two legs of the tour included a return to Taipei and Seoul while the third leg was a first time trip to Shanghai. The concert in Shanghai also marked Johnny & Associates’ first concert in China. Almost a month after the release of “One Love”, their twenty-third single, “Truth/Kaze no Mukō e”, was released. Debuting atop of the Oricon weekly charts, the double A-side single sold 467,288 copies.[57] Before the group’s concert in Shanghai on November 15, they released their fourth single of the year, “Beautiful Days”. Although “Beautiful Days” only had a little over a month to chart before the Oricon charting period for 2008 ended on December 11, the single managed to climb up to be the tenth best-selling single of the year.Their concert DVD Summer Tour 2007 Final Time – Kotoba no Chikara, released on April 16, also ranked as the second best-selling music DVD of 2008 and ranked sixth place in the general DVD category.[61]

2009: 10th anniversary

The group released two double A-side singles “Believe/Kumorinochi, Kaisei” and “Ashita no Kioku/Crazy Moon (Kimi wa Muteki)” on March 4 and May 27 respectively in 2009. Both singles sold over 500,000 copies in first week sales, making Arashi the first artist to have two consecutive singles exceed the 500,000 mark within a week in seven years seven months since Keisuke Kuwata.

At the end of June, Arashi announced their tenth anniversary tour Arashi Anniversary Tour 5×10, which included three consecutive shows at the National Stadium in Tokyo. Their third single of the year, “Everything”, was released on July 1 and sold nearly 342,000 copies in the first week. On August 19, Arashi released their greatest hits album All the Best! 1999–2009, which features most of their singles since debut, a new song with lyrics written by the members themselves and a limited edition third disc containing ten of the group’s selections. The album sold over 753,000 copies in the first week. Thirteen days after the release, the album broke the one million mark, a first in Arashi’s history.[67][68] It became the first album of 2009 to break one million. They became the first artist to play at the stadium for three consecutive days.

On November 11, Arashi released “My Girl” as their last single of the year. It debuted atop of the Oricon daily chart by selling about 178,000 copies on the first day and about 432,000 copies by the end of its first week. It was announced on November 17, 2009 that Arashi had thus monopolized the top four best first-week sales for singles of 2009.

On November 20, 2009, Arashi held an event organized by House Foods called Arashi in Tokyo DisneySea Premium Event. Reserving the entire theme park for one night, the group performed a special medley of Christmas songs and their own songs such as “Arashi” and “One Love”, which made the Arashi the first celebrity to sing their own songs at Tokyo DisneySea.

Arashi attended the 60th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen on New Year’s Eve, making it not only the group’s first time performing on the show but also the first time in twenty-one years another group from Johnny’s other than SMAP and Tokio, the two traditional participants, performed at Kōhaku.


2010–Present

On January 5, 2010, it was announced that Arashi would provide the song “Yurase, Ima o” as the theme song for the 2010 Winter Olympics news coverage on NTV. On January 6, 2010, Sakurai announced that Arashi would provide the theme song “Troublemaker” for his then-upcoming comedy drama.[80] The next day, Mezamashi TVSaigo no Yakusoku, the group’s first drama together in nearly ten years. The theme song “Sora Takaku” (空高く?, “Sky High”) was announced during the press conference for the drama special on December 15, 2009. Of the three newly recorded songs, only “Troublemaker” and “Yurase, Ima o” were included in the group’s first single of the year released on March 3, 2010, with “Troublemaker” being the A-side song. Aired the first preview of the theme song for the drama special

On February 24, 2010, the 24th Japan Gold Disc Awards awarded Arashi the “Artist of the Year'” prize and nine other awards in various categories. As a result, they became the first artist to win ten awards at once.

It was announced on April 5, 2010 that Arashi would provide the theme song “Monster”, which was released on May 19, 2010 as a single, for Ohno’s fantasy comedy drama based on Fujiko Fujio’s manga series Kaibutsu-kun. On May 24, 2010, “Monster” debuted at number-one on the Oricon weekly chart selling 543,000 copies in its first week, making Arashi the first act to have thirty consecutive singles rank in Oricon’s weekly Top 3 since their debut.

On June 5, 2010, it was announced that the group will release their first studio album in two years and four months since Dream “A” Live (April 2008) and hold a nationwide concert tour at the National Stadium in Tokyo for four days and the five major domes in Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya and Fukuoka.[88] Although the four days are not consecutive, Arashi will be the first to hold four concerts at the National Stadium in the same tour.

The group will provide the theme song “Love Rainbow” for the romance drama Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku (夏の恋は虹色に輝く, Summer Love Shines in Rainbow Color?) starring member Matsumoto and Yūko Takeuchi. “To Be Free”, Arashi’s third single of 2010, became the group’s twentieth consecutive number-one single since “Pikanchi Double” (2004) on July 13, 2010. Together with member Ohno’s solo single “Yukai Tsukai Kaibutsu-kun” (ユカイツーカイ怪物くん?), which was released on the same day as “To Be Free” and placed at number-two, Arashi and Ohno accomplished the rare feat of a group and a solo artist from the group simultaneously taking the top two spots for the first time in nearly 10 years.


Discography

Studio albums

  • 2001: Arashi No.1 Ichigou: Arashi wa Arashi o Yobu!
  • 2002: Here We Go!
  • 2003: How’s It Going?
  • 2004: Iza, Now!
  • 2005: One
  • 2006: Arashic
  • 2007: Time
  • 2008: Dream “A” Live
  • 2010: Boku no Miteiru Fūkei

Compilation albums

  • 2002: Arashi Single Collection 1999–2001
  • 2004: 5×5 The Best Selection of 2002–2004
  • 2009: All the Best! 1999–2009

Filmography

Aside from their music careers, Arashi has also appeared in dramas and movies, done radio shows and acted as the main hosts for events. A short Fuji TV drama called V no Arashi became one of the group’s first activities together as it was broadcast just about a month after the announcement of their formation in Hawaii. Although it would not be until 2010 would the group act in another drama together titled Saigo no Yakusoku,[93] they have worked together on movies in 2002, 2004 and 2007.

Since 2001, Arashi has hosted their own variety shows, starting with Mayonaka no Arashi on NTV. On NTV, the group was a regular late-night presence as they had a string of shows that aired around midnight: C no Arashi, D no Arashi, G no Arashi and Arashi no Shukudai-kun. Before VS Arashi was moved from an afternoon timeslot to Golden Time in 2009, Arashi was also a regular afternoon presence on Fuji TV as they had a string of shows that aired around 1:00 p.m. (JST) since 2002: Nama Arashi: Live Storm, Arashi no Waza-Ari, Mago Mago Arashi and GRA.

Besides their NTV Odoroki no Arashi! Seiki no Jikken Gakusha Mo Yosoku Fukanō (驚きの嵐!世紀の実験 学者も予測不可能, Surprising Arashi! Experiments of the Century: Impossible for Scholars to Predict?) television specials that would air almost twice a year around 7:00 p.m. (JST), Arashi did not have any variety shows that aired during primetime until TBS gave the group their first primetime show titled Himitsu no Arashi-chan in 2008. In 2010, NTV began to broadcast another Arashi-hosted primetime show titled Arashi ni Shiyagare.


Endorsements

Nearly every year, the group endorses products for different companies such as Coca-Cola, House Foods and au by KDDI. Since 2008, Arashi has been appearing in au by KDDI’s exclusive mobile phone commercials.[98] In 2010, Arashi began to endorse for Nintendo by appearing in Wii Party commericals to promote the game. Most of Arashi’s songs have been used as theme songs for dramas such as Stand Up!!, Maō and The Quiz Show 2, movies such as Hana Yori Dango Final and Yatterman, and commercials.

In 2004, “Hero” was used as the theme song for the 2004 Summer Olympics news coverage on NTV. In 2008, “Kaze no Mukō e” was used for the 2008 Summer Olympics on NTV. In 2010, their song “Yurase, Ima o” was used as the theme song for the 2010 Winter Olympics news coverage on NTV.

On April 8, 2010, the Japan Tourism Agency appointed Arashi as the navigators for their “Japan Endless Discovery” national tourism campaign. Arashi will appear in commercials, which will air in East Asia, to encourage people from overseas to visit Japan.


Other activities

In 2004, the group was appointed to be the main personality supporters for NTV’s 27th annual telethon 24-Hour Television.[103] With the theme being “Your Dream is Everybody’s Dream” (あなたの夢はみんなの夢, Anata no Yume wa Minna no Yume?), it was broadcast live for about twenty-four hours from August 21 to August 22. In 2008, Arashi was once again the main personality supporters for the telethon.[104] The 31st annual 24-Hour Television focused on the theme of “Vow: The Most Important Promise” (誓い~一番大切な約束~, Chikai: Ichiban Taisetsu na Yakusoku?), and it was broadcast live from August 30 to August 31. The telethon raised 1,083,666,922 Japanese yen (approx. US$11,902,822.61) in donations, which is the second-highest amount of donations in 24-Hour Television history to date.


Awards and nominations

In 2009, Oricon declared Arashi the best-selling artist of the year and awarded them the “Artist Top Sales” (ATS) award with 14.46 billion yen (approx. US$161.25792 million) worth of total sales in the singles, album, music DVD and music Blu-ray categories.


Member

Aiba Masaki

Name: 相葉雅紀 [Aiba Masaki]
Nicknames: Aiba-chan, Masaki
Birth Date: 24 December 1982
Birth Place: Hanamigawa, Chiba, Japan
Blood Type: AB
Family Members: Father, Mother, 1 younger brother (Yusuke)
Zodiac: Capricorn
Height: 176cm
Weight: 58kg
Joined JE: 15 August 1996

# Got a call Aiba-chan, Ma-kun,-chan Machaki (he who calls himself in one episode of Arashi no Shukudai kun).
# Representing the color green.
# Known to have a personality that rame, immortal, funny and noisy.
# Having his own segment on the Arashi-kun no Shukudai named Shiodome AibaLand (AiLand).
# Called Arashi member touted as suitable for variety shows.
# Like it really the same animal, he is also involved in the event that discusses the animals, Tensai Shimura Doubutsen.
# In the year 2006 he came to the second Indonesian zoo is Delighted Loka in Yogyakarta and Indonesia Safari Park in Cisarua, Bogor.
# Having three dogs and a bird older brother.
# He also likes and likes little kids.
# Aiba-chan Arashi also known member of the most frequent cry at concerts.
# Famous as the most courageous member Arashi and reckless.
# Like a roller coaster really.
# In one interview in Seventeen magazine, Aiba-chan Arashi ever tell you that he is the most valuable property besides his family.
# Aiba-chan had a Chinese restaurant in Chiba (China House Keikarou), resturant indeed be one of the main destinations all Arashi fans. The restaurant chef is his father-chan Boxing Association.
# Aiba-chan had a younger brother four years younger.
# Aiba-chan is TOKIO fan since their debut in 1995.
# Known friends near equal Yokoyama Yu (Kanjani8).
# Often hanging out with TOKIO member Masahiro Matsuoka (Mabo) and the first time you call Matsu-nii to Mabo. Aiba dinner together often Dohmoto Koichi (Kinki Kids) and Sakamoto Masayuki (V6).
JE # 2 of the kids who could play the saxophone, another Tomoya Nagase (TOKIO). Aiba-chan had also played guitar and harmonica in the Arashi concert.
# Reasons Aiba-chan joined the JE is to be able to play basketball with SMAP.He even brought basketball to the audition.
# Aiba-chan has a birthmark on her right shoulder area.
# In 2002 Aiba-chan never admitted to hospital because of Pneumothorax and had to run the operation. But since then he’s not allowed to play the saxophone again.
# Aiba is always the opportunity to work abroad, every back is never forget to bring presents for all member Arashi. According to Sho t-shirts she already has 3-4 images from the Aiba tiger-chan.


Matsumoto Jun

Name: 松本潤 [Matsumoto Jun]
Nicknames: MatsuJun, Jun-kun, DoS, Jun
Birth Date: 30 August 1983
Birth Place: Toshima, Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type: A
Family Members: Father, Mother, 1 older sister
Zodiac: Virgo
Height: 173cm
Weight: 58kg
Joined JE: 17 May 1996

Facts on Matsumoto Jun

# Known by the name of Jun, MatsuJun (because when he was Junior there are some members who called in June for example HaseJun [Hasegawa June] and AkiJun [Akiyama June]) or the DoS.
# June is the youngest member of Arashi.
# June representing the color purple.
# Many say that since June has become a popular act as Sawada Shin in Gokusen.
# Sometimes he likes to be called by the names of the characters he ever played like Momo, Doumyouji or Bambino.
# Many fans familiar with Arashi Arashi the first time because he saw in June at one of the drama (a phenomenon commonly known as Jun-Temple) in particular, and Hana Yori Dango Gokusen famous.
# According to another member, he was very moody and jutek every morning.
# Some opponent says that in June ‘giving’ first impression a bit scary because he has the aura of “Do-Close-Close”. Though the familiar close, Jun was so nice.
# June also always deal directly with the staff and crew on all the details or concert performances.
# He is a perfectionist.
# The ideas draw in June is often used in concert (or performance) Arashi Arashi including those carried out in the Dream A Live 2008, where they depend on a large balloon with a height of 43 meters (which is rejected by the Sho because he’s afraid of height but finally gave up since June said Sho may have lived alone, while the other under the above! XD).
# He also never do actions MJ Walk (road Dome ceiling with your head under) on track Yabai-Yabai-Yabai on Arashi concert – TIME 2007.
# Although looks scary but is actually very good in June and unfortunately the same all member Arashi.
# She loved to wear accessories and have a decent collection of numerous and expensive.
# Has an older sister.
# She loves surfing, and often surf with one member TOKIO Tatsuya Yamaguchi.
# June also often hang out with Nishikido Ryo (NEWS/Kanjani8) and Akanishi Jin (KAT-TUN) and in one of tv shows in June never said if he was very compatible with Ryo and Jin have also said that if the same character as him.
# June too close together Oguri Shun’s friends after playing together in Gokusen and Hana Yori Dango 1.2 and Final.
# Oshima Miyuki, a member of Morisanchu (comedian group of girls in Japan) is known as a big fan of June which eventually became fans of Arashi. June is also known to have many celebrity fans of the Japanese.


Ninomiya Kazunari

Name: 二宮和也 [Ninomiya Kazunari]
Nicknames: Nino, Kazu
Birth Date: 17 June 1983
Birth Place: Katsushika, Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type: A
Family Members: Parents (divorced), 1 older sister
Zodiac: Gemini
Height: 168cm
Weight: 58kg
Joined JE: 1996

Facts on Ninomiya Kazunari

# Ordinary called Nino, Kazu, Kazu chan
# Nino represents the color yellow
# Known as Arashi member who has a mouth like a sharp and cracks (in a funny way XD) plus idle.
# Member of the most widely Arashi mastered a musical instrument, especially piano and guitar.
# Nino Arashi it the name around the world after Japan’s role in large-scale international film Letters From Iwo Jima (Iwo Jima kara no Tegami). Nino brings the film into the A List of Asia Star in Hollywood (at A List on E Channel), a film directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Steven Spielberg was also able to get an Oscar and Golden Globe awards.
# One of the lefty guy in JE
# Nino excluding people rather rare even in JE Arashi ga because he too likes to eat.
# Known good at playing baseball, never won the MVP in the Johnnys Sports Day 2003 (with KAT-TUN member Kazuya Kamenashi)
# Nino (and Jun) is a member of the most widely played Arashi drama.
# Famous love to play the game, never love a Nintendo Wii for a birthday present Sho and he also had a small badge on her bag who says “I LOVE GAME” (at Arashi IS ALIVE PB).
# Nino and Ohno also had a duo called Ohmiya SK.
# Nino is also famous for cheap, according to Sho and International Boxing Association after a familiar seven new years lately aja Nino always carry a wallet.
# One of his first Arashi member who currently have a diary on the J-Web (Johnny’s official website is only accessible bs Family Club members residing in Japan).
# Seen as a member of the most easy Arashi mingle with senpai, often eating together TOKIO member Taichi Kokubun.
# Have you ever appeared in the NEWS concert with Sho and the time is tiba2 MC Nishikido Ryo kissed shoulders for no apparent reason
# Nino wrote almost all his solo songs at all Arashi concert.
# Nino had an older sister and his father was known as a cooking teacher.
# The family has a factory making windshield wipers.


Ohno Satoshi

Name: 大野智 [Ohno Satoshi]
Nicknames: Oh-chan, Leader, Captain
Birth Date: 26 November 1980
Birth Place: Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type: A
Family Members: Father, Mother, 1 older sister
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Height: 166cm
Weight: 40kg
Joined JE: 16 October 1994

Facts on Ohno Satoshi

# Known by the name of Oh-chan or Riida (Leader), often also called Captain (usually by Nino) and other words that means the chairman.
# Ohno was the oldest member of Arashi.
# Ohno represents blue.
# Leader was his famous Arashi ngedance very good, although not very visible if they ngedance bareng2 because many ngedance says if his style is quite different from her style of choreography Arashi.
# Ohno is a member Arashi the most experience in the business of theater and musicals.
# Leader also known as the artist who originally only fad. Ohno very good at drawing and also create other artwork. Hobby that was once only a fad finally has recently featured in an exclusive exhibition which ultimately held by Ohno Arashi because of pressure from the fans who really know how talented Ohchan. The exhibition will not only paintings but also the result of many forms of Ohno handmade works of art that have been collected over 10 years, it also results in calligraphy and photography. Ohno also joined the exhibition room decorating. Not only in Tokyo, but the exhibition also ‘carried around’ to the five major cities in conjunction with the holding of a concert tour Arashi Dream A Live in 2008 and received overwhelming response from the lively local fans and also abroad.
# Ohno had a famous fan of a large family of JE, which is member Hey! Say! JUMP Chinnen Yuri (15). Chiinen very idolized Ohno from Arashi early career and he decided to enter because they want to like Ohno JE. They had met several times in concert and Arashi had also in an interview with the magazine Popolo.
# Riida also known to have sensory-6 .. yup! he could see spirits! ..* kowaiii *
# In the year 2008, Ohno a chance to play as the actor’s first TV drama (the first double role along with Ikuta Toma of Johnny’s Jr..) For the first time after nine years of his debut. He serves as a good lawyer who actually have an intention of revenge for the death of his sister. Maou drama titled, and according to some reviews that we collect from non JE fans acting much satisfied with Ohno.
# According Chinnen, Ohno had an expression that always looks like someone just got up.
# In the Arashi tv shows, each trying foods rarely Ohno said the food was not bad until he felt confused sometimes because other people assume that he eats it is unpleasant. Except in one episode of Arashi no Shukudai-kun fitted them to try eating petai, Ohno’s reaction is: MAZUI.
# Believe it or guns Though almost 28 years already, we Riida was still living at their parents and very close to his mother famous.
# Riida also rarely go shopping, she likes shopping by mail order to buy sneakers, including a unique (by Sho during the interview at Oshareism) Though for the equipment so he always bought his own art.
# Now this crazy Ohno same again a new hobby is fishing, according to Nino, Ohno always gone Though just finished work at midnight. Even when shooting Maou, Ikuta Toma to go fishing ban Ohno (Ohno black because it makes the skin so it does not fit the image Naruse Ryo), but still, he went fishing.
# Ohno close friends with Machida Shingo Musical Academy member (Johnny’s Jr..).


Sakurai Sho

Name: 櫻井翔 [Sakurai Sho]
Nicknames: Sho-kun, Sho-chan, Sho-san
Birth Date: 25 January 1982
Birth Place: Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type: A
Family Members: Father, Mother, 1 younger sister, 1 younger brother
Joined JE: 22 October 1995

Facts on Sakurai Sho

# Ordinary called Sho-kun, Sakurai-kun, Sho-chan.
# Sho represent the color red.
# Known as the spokesperson Arashi.
# Also known as a rapper and his Sho Arashi jg wrote a rap lyric in every song Arashi (from All or Nothing until now).
# Sho is the only member of his Arashi who graduated from the University, she graduated on time in 2003 from Keio University (known as one of the best uni and the elite in Japan) Ekonomi.Sho majors also known as role models in the kouhai JE.
# Sho kadang2 also called Bambi, a character from the drama Kisarazu Cat’s Eye.
# Though smart but also frequently seen lately Sho clumsy and immortal.
# In the year 2006 Sho was also elected as an anchor for the program and also medapat NEWS ZERO honor to anchor the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Making Sho as Japan’s first idol who could be elected into the anchor.
# Sho known to a small child and good at changing diapers (because of time brother-little brother he was often in charge of the sister’s diapers replace).
# Member Arashi who can not draw.
# At least afraid of heights but never go skydiving for a trial on the TV show.
# Sho also known most can not cook, but lately he’s been showing progress.
# Fans weight X Japan and TRF.
# Sho also has a large collection of CDs / DVDs and also save four cupboards above the molar teeth of the CD.
# He had a band with his school friends by the name of Zeus is the rock. But the main song they play is her True Love Fujii Fumiya a ballad.

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