Arashi

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ARASHI
Origin  Japan
Genres Japanese pop
R&B
Bubblegum pop
Years active 1999–present
Labels Pony Canyon (19992001)
J Storm (2002–present)
Website J Storm
Members
Masaki Aiba
Jun Matsumoto
Kazunari Ninomiya
Satoshi Ohno
Sho Sakurai

ARASHI (嵐 in Kanji, meaning Storm) is a five-member Japanese boy band. They made their debut on September 15, 1999 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on a cruise boat. They come from the famous Johnny's Entertainment production group. Their first single was “A・RA・SHI”. In October 2008 they released the single "Beautiful Days" from a TV drama which stars one member, Kazunari Ninomiya. In November 2008 the song topped music charts in Japan. They appear in Arashi ni Shiyagare. It is very famous TV show. ARASHI have released 39 CDs. 35 of 39 CDs reached first place in Oricon chart. The CD which sold most in the ARASHI is A・RA・SHI of first single. There is 970,000 sales number of that. ARASHI (嵐 in Kanji, meaning Storm) is a five-member Japanese boy band. They made their debut on September 15, 1999 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on a cruise boat. They come from the famous Johnny's Entertainment production group. Their first single was “A・RA・SHI”. In October 2008 they released the single "Beautiful Days" from a TV drama which stars one member, Kazunari Ninomiya. In November 2008 the song topped music charts in Japan. They appear Arashi ni Shiyagare. It is very famous TV show. ARASHI have released 39 CDs. 35 of 39 CDs reached first place in Oricon chart. The CD which sold most in the ARASHI is A・RA・SHI of first single. There is 970,000 sales number

Members[change | change source]

Satoshi Ohno (Nov.26.1980)[change | change source]

Oldest of the group. The Leader of the Group. He has opened an art exhibition for his artworks. He sings very well. And his dance is fascinated.His hobby is fishing. And he's a cutie.

Sho Sakurai (Jan.25.1981)[change | change source]

Second oldest in the group. The only one in the group that graduated university. He has been in many TV programs as a host, such as ”音楽のチカラ”, etc. He is the rapper in Arashi. He writes his own raps for the songs. He is also a newscaster for the news program News ZERO.

Masaki Aiba (Dec.24.1982)[change | change source]

The third oldest of the Group. His family is an owner of a Chinese Restaurant. He is in a variety show called "Tensai! Shimura Doubutsu-en!" as a co-host. His imaginary is so surprising.

Jun Matsumoto (Aug.30.1983)[change | change source]

Youngest of the group. He is for his stoic-ness. He has been in many dramas, such as Hana yori Dango and Gokusen. He can cook well.

Kazunari Ninomiya (Jun.17.1983)[change | change source]

The second youngest of the group. He's a really good actor. Famous for being a 'Brat' in Arashi. He was been in the Hollywood movie 硫黄島からの手紙 directed by Clint Eastwood He can play guitar and make own songs.

Representative musics of Released CDs (singles)[change | change source]

  • A-RA-SHI (1999)
  • PIKA**NCHI DOUBLE (2004)
  • Cherry tree 咲 ケ (2005)
  • WISH (2005)
  • Love so sweet (2007)
  • Happiness (2007)
  • We can make it (2007)
  • One Love (2008)
  • Beautiful days (2008)
  • truth (2008)
  • Troublemaker (2010)
  • Love rainbow(2010)
  • Lotus(2011)
  • Face Down (2012)
  • Monster (2010)


Discography (albums)[change | change source]

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 (Arashi album)|One
  • 2006: Arashic
  • 2007: Time (Arashi album)|Time
  • 2008: Dream "A" Live
  • 2010: Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
  • 2011: Beautiful World (Arashi album)|Beautiful World
  • 2012: Popcorn (album)|Popcorn

Compilation albums

  • 2002: Arashi Single Collection 1999–2001
  • 2004: 5x5 The Best Selection of 2002–2004
  • 2009: All the Best! 1999–2009


TV[change | change source]

  • VS Arashi (Thu 19:00~19:57)
  • himitsu no Arashichan (Thu 22:00~22:54)
  • Arashi ni shiyagare (Sat 22:00~22:54)


Other websites[change | change source]