do’s and don’ts of a Jpop fan

The joys of being a Jpop fan, or an Arashi fan in particular, far outweighs the pains. But to stay engaged, interested and excited, there are some do’s and don’ts.

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[music] Arashi’s 復活♡LOVE

Fukkatsu Love has all the elements of a Yamashita Tatsuro composition and Arashi brings their own style to the city pop genre.

[music] earfun, kiitekudasai [3]

I tend to pick up music whenever I travel and they end up as a “soundtrack” to the trip. It can be a song I heard in a cafe or the mall, and in this Super Japonism Tour, they were songs I watched being performed on TV while I was in Japan. SUN/Hoshino Gen SOS/Sekai…

[Arashi] ♪ I-ai-ai-ai-ai love you wo ♪

Shout your love! Okay, today is the release of Arashi’s third single for the year, Ai o Sakebe (shout your love). It’s the theme song for wedding company Zexy and it’s back-to-back with Yumenikakeru, which is the theme song for JAL’s Fly to 2020 campaign. Not a few have pointed out that AOS’ introduction reminds…

[blog] super September

Well hello there, September. Welcome to the land of the broke. Arashi has announced the release of their 14th studio album, Japonism, and while it will be released on October 21 yet, pre-order has already started on August 28, the very same day the album name was announced. Funny thing was, a couple of Arashi…

[blog] my fangirl life’s ABC

  I guess with this post, I’m owning up to being a BIGBANG fan. Though I still can’t call myself a VIP (in the same way I can’t call myself a Boice) because I don’t want that commitment. When one friend asked me if I’m now a VIP, I answered that I’m just a music…

[blog] the Arashi BIGBANG theory

I’m at a loss on how to call this post and let me just say, there is no intention to compare the two groups at the expense of one or the other. In the previous post on fans (not the uchiwa kind), I mentioned that there are many ways through which we turn into fans.…