Not-so-breaking news: Arashi will perform GUTS, the theme to Nino’s drama, in TOKYO DOME for SHIYAGARE.
In TOKYO DOME. For one song. Not even a concert. Or, as what they will call in K-pop, a showcase.
Many artists dream of performing at KOKURITSU and TODOME.
And here’s Arashi using it for one bloody song. Maybe they can throw in Daremo Shiranai, the theme to Riida’s drama? Wishful thinking I know considering the network politics involved. How about the coupling songs to GUTS? More on this later.
It took them eight years to perform at TODOME. And nine years to perform at KOKURITSU, which has been their concert base for six years.
As @ArashiTsu noted, TODOME is a baseball stadium and GUTS is the theme for a baseball drama so it does fit perfectly. But isn’t it crazy?!
The GUTS PV is made of the Arashi crack. It reminds me of Kitto Daijoubu while it reminds others of Troublemaker or Happiness. It’s the usual Arashi dorkiness but with Riida’s baseball dance choreography. It’s so entertaining watching them, not to mention that the melody is so catchy.
It’s nice how Arashi still knows how to do a crack video like this despite the expectations they carry on their shoulders. Just goes to show they don’t take themselves seriously and if you need further proof, there’s Aiba’s shoe flying in the first few seconds of the PV. And again, can I say, I love it when they highlight the member who has to do with the song, in this case, Nino. That’s teamwork, Arashi style.
Among the coupling songs, I love 君が笑えるように. Meanwhile, Love Wonderland, which is Jun’s favorite among the coupling song, is a funky tune and I can understand why Matsumoto, who has a wide range of musical taste, likes it. For more on Love Wonderland, check out @FireStorm_HK’s post on it.
GUTS is a total win: An earworm for a melody and Riida’s ingenious choreography. I can just imagine what it would be like performed live.
Can’t wait to see the performance at TODOME. Only Arashi will have the GUTS to do this.
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