Band Members

Arashi (嵐, lit. Storm) is a Jpop boy band consisting of 5 members formed under the Johnny & Associates talent agency. Arashi officially formed on September 15, 1999, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and made their debut CD on November 3, 1999. The group was initially signed to Pony Canyon and released one studio 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.  While their debut single sold close to a million copies, the group took a mixture of pop and alternate/contemporary approach to its music which attracted core followers, but subsequently faced commercially slow sales.

 -Satoshi Ohno (大野智)
-Sho Sakurai (櫻井翔)
-Masaki Aiba (相葉雅紀)
-Kazunari Ninomiya (二宮和也)
-Jun Matsumoto (松本潤)
Interesting Facts:

-The debuted in Hawaii on September 15, 1999 with thier song, A.RA.SHI
-With the release of their eighteenth single "Love So Sweet", Arashi began to gain commercial success as it was used as the opening theme song for the high-rating drama Hana Yori Dango 2 whose protagonist is played by Matsumoto Jun, making it one of the top five best-selling singles of 2007 in Japan 
-Their first single to exceed 400,000 copies sold overall in nearly seven years. 
-Place the top two rankings on the Oricon singles yearly chart for two consecutive years with their singles "Truth / 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 music DVD yearly charts
-The are the third artist in Oricon history to monopolize the top three best-selling singles of the year. 
-In 2010, all six of Arashi's singles ranked within the top ten of the Oricon singles yearly chart, and their million-selling studio album Boku no Miteiru Fūkei was named the best-selling album of the year in Japan.
-As of September 2019, the group had sold over 54 million copies of albums, singles and videos and became the best selling boy band in Asia. 
-They are influential figure in Japanese media and hosted many shows.
- On January 27, 2019, Arashi announced that group activities would pause from December 31, 2020.
-Genre: jpop, hip hop, and R&B
-Their name ARASHI means "storm" as the group "takes on the world by storm." 
-They each have a nice line of accomplishments such as success in dramas, movies, cms (commericials), variety shows, thier music (of course), radio shows, and even personal characteristics like (Ohno's) dancing, (Sho's) rap, (Nino's) acting and magic tricks, and so forth. 
-Masaki Aiba is the tallest member of the group, with a distinctive breathy voice.
-Kazunari Ninomiya is the first member of the group to crossover to American films as he starred in Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed Japanese language film, Letters from Iwo Jima.
-Jun Matsumoto is the youngest member of Arashi. 

Studio albums

1st Arashi No.1 Ichigou -Arashi wa Arashi o Yobu!-
嵐 No.1 (Ichigou) -嵐は嵐を呼ぶ-
•Label: Pony Canyon
•Released: January 24, 2001
•Format: CD
•Length: 63:11
•Peak Chart Position (Oricon Japan): #1
•Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi
•Typhoon Generation
2ndHere We Go!
•Label: J Storm
JACA-5002 (Limited Edition)
JACA-5003(Regular Edition)
•Released: July 17, 2002
•Format: CD
•Length: -
•Peak Chart Position (Oricon Japan): #1
•A Day in Our Life
•Nice na Kokoroiki

3rdHow's It Going?
•Label: J Storm
JACA-5007(Limited Edition)
JACA-5008(Regular Edition)
•Released: July 9, 2003
•Format: CD
•Length: 64:09
•Peak Chart Position (Oricon Japan): #2
•Tomadoi Nagara

4thIza, Now!
•Label: J Storm
JACA-5014 (Limited Edition)
JACA-5015(Regular Edition)
•Released: July 21, 2004
•Format: CD
•Length: 60:38
•Peak Chart Position (Oricon Japan): #1
•Peak Chart Position (United World): #12
•Hadashi No Mirai/Kotoba yori Taisetsu na Mono

•Label: J Storm
JACA-5024 (Limited Edition)
JACA-5025(Regular Edition)
•Released: August 3, 2005
•Format: CD
•Length: 52:04
•Peak Chart Position (Oricon Japan): #1
•Peak Chart Position (United World): #10
•Sakura Sake

•Label: J Storm
JACA-5041 (Limited Edition)
JACA-5042(Regular Edition)
•Released: July 5, 2006
•Format: CD
•Length: 58:39
•Peak Chart Position (Oricon Japan): #1
•Peak Chart Position (United World): #8
•Kitto Daijoubu

•Label: J Storm
JACA-5064-5065 (Limited Edition)
JACA-5066(Regular Edition)
•Released: July 11, 2007
•Format: CD
•Length: 62:37
•Peak Chart Position (Oricon Japan): #1
•Peak Chart Position (United World): #2
•Love so sweet
•We Can Make It!
•Aozora Pedal

8thDream "A" Live
•Label: J Storm
JACA-5089-5090 (Limited Edition)
JACA-5091(Regular Edition)
•Release date: April 23, 2008
•Format: CD
•Length: TBD
•Peak Chart Position (Oricon Japan): TBD
•Peak Chart Position (BIllboard Japan): TBD
•Peak Chart Position (United World): TBD•Happiness
•Step and Go

(Previously unreleased in an album)
1stArashi Single Collection 1999-2001
•Label: Pony Canyon
•Released: May 16, 2002
•Format: CD
•Length: -
•Peak Chart Position (Oricon Japan): #4
•Kimi no Tame ni Boku ga Iru
2ndArashi 5x5: The Best Selection of 2002-2004
•Label: J Storm
JACA-5002 (Limited Edition)
JACA-5003(Regular Edition)
•Released: November 10, 2004
•Format: CD
•Length: 70:06
•Peak Chart Position (Oricon Japan): #1
•Peak Chart Position (United World): #15
•Hitomi no Naka no Galaxy/Hero

Release dateTitlePeak Chart Position (Japan)Label/numberNotes
#1Pony Canyon
DJ-00001Theme song for V no Arashi
"Sunrise Nippon"
#1CJ-00001Quoted in the drama Ikebukuro West Gate Park

"Typhoon Generation"
"Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi"
#1CJ-00003Theme song for the drama Namida o Fuite

"Kimi no Tame ni Boku ga Iru"
#1CJ-00006•Last single released under the Pony Canyon label
•Theme song for the drama Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo 3
"A Day in Our Life"#1J Storm
JADA-5001Theme song for Sho Sakurai's drama Kisarazu Cat's Eye
"Nice na Kokoroiki"
JADA-5005Theme song for the movie Pika☆nchi: Life is Hard Dakedo Happy
"Tomadoi Nagara"
JADA-5006One of the theme songs for Sho Sakurai's drama Yoiko no Mikata
"Hadashi No Mirai/Kotoba yori Taisetsu na Mono"
JADA-5010•"Hadashi No Mirai" was used as an image song for Coca-Cola
•"Kotoba Yori Taisetsu na Mono" is the theme song for Ninomiya Kazunari's drama Stand Up!!

"PIKA★★NCHI Double"
JADA-5013Theme song for the movie Pika☆☆nchi: Life Is Hard Dakara Happy
"Hitomi no Naka no Galaxy/Hero"
JACA-5018•Hero was used as the theme song for NTV's Olympic Coverage.
•Hitomi no Naka no Galaxy was the theme song for Kazunari Ninomiya's drama Minami Kun no Koibito
"Sakura Sake"
JADA-5022Sakura Sake was used as an image song for Johnan Yobiko, a prep school, featuring Sakurai Sho

JADA-5027Opening song for Jun Matsumoto's drama Hana Yori Dango

"Kitto Daijoubu"
JADA-5040Popular Japanese singer, Ken Hirai, talked about his obsession with this song during Ken's Bar, a segment in one of his on-stage performances

"Aozora Pedal"
JACB-0003One of the theme songs for Sho Sakurai's movie Honey & Clover

"Love so sweet"
JADA-5053Opening song for Jun Matsumoto's drama Hana Yori Dango 2 Returns!

"We Can Make It!"
JADA-5060Theme song for Jun Matsumoto's drama Bambino!

JADA-5071Theme song for Kazunari Ninomiya and Sakurai Sho's drama Yamada Taro Monogatari

"Step and Go"
JACA-5088The first single with no direct tie-ins since the 2002 single, "Nice na Kokoroiki".

Release dateTitleLabel/number
"Suppin' Arashi"Pony Canyon
PCVP-52921 (VHS)
"All or Nothing"J Storm
JABA-5001 (DVD)
JAVA-5001 (VHS)
"Pika☆nchi Life is Hard Dakedo Happy"
(ピカ☆ンチ Life is Hard だけど Happy)Johnny's
PIBD-7340 (DVD)
PIBD-7341 (Limited Ed. VHS)
"How's It Going?"J Storm
JABA-5002 (DVD)
JAVA-5002 (VHS)
"2004 Arashi! Iza, Now Tour!!"JABA-5005 (DVD)
JABA-5006 (LE DVD)
JAVA-5004 (VHS)
"Making of Pika☆nchi Life is Hard Dakara Happy"
(メイキング・オブ・ピカ☆ンチ Life is Hard だから Happy)Johnny's
GNBD-7008 (DVD)
"Pika☆nchi Life is Hard Dakara Happy"
(ピカ☆ンチ Life is Hard だから Happy)GNBD-7066 (LE DVD)
GNBD-7067 (DVD)
"C x D x G no Arashi Vol. 1"VPBF-12667 (DVD)
"C x D x G no Arashi Vol. 2"VPBF-12668 (DVD)
"Arashi Around Asia; Thailand-Taiwan-Korea"J Storm
JABA-5020-5022 (LE DVD)
JABA-5023-5024 (DVD)
"Kiiroi Namida" (Yellow Tears)
GNBD-7429 (LE DVD)
GNBD-7430 (DVD)
"Arashi Around Asia+ in Dome"J Storm
JABA-5025-5026 (LE DVD)
JABA-5027-5028 (DVD)
"Summer Tour 2007 Final: Time - The Power of Words"
(Summer Tour 2007 Final: Time - コトバノチカラ)J Storm
JABA-5038 (DVD)
Release dateTitlePublisherISBN
"In A Rush"Magazine House4-838783-60-4
"Arashi 04150515"M. Co.4-048535-59-5
"Pikanchi A to Z Arashi no Pikanchi Daburu na Hibi"
(ピカ☆ンチ AtoZ 嵐のピカ☆ンチダブルな日々)M. Co.4-048941-53-4
"Arashigoto Marugoto Arashi no 5-Nen-Han"
(アラシゴト まるごと嵐の5年半)Shuueisha4-087804-16-X
"Arashi Around Asia"M. Co.4-048942-01-8
"Kiiroi Namida 1963's Arashi"
(黄色い涙 西暦一九六三年の嵐)M. Co.4-048942-03-4

Other activities
Movies and dramas
(Consisting of more than one member)
•Pika☆nchi Life is Hard Dakedo Happy 「ピカ☆ンチ Life is Hard だけど Happy」 (2002) - starring all five members
•Pika☆☆nchi Life is Hard Dakara Happy 「ピカ☆☆ンチ Life is Hard だから Happy」(2004) - starring all five members
•Yellow Tears - Kiiroi Namida 「黄色い涙」 (2007) - starring all five members
•V no Arashi 「V の 嵐」(2000)- starring all five members
•Yoiko no Mikata 「よい子の味方」(drama) (2003) - starring Sho Sakurai and featuring Jun Matsumoto, Satoshi Ohno, Masaki Aiba
•Yamada Tarou Monogatari「山田太郎ものがたり」(drama) (2007) - starring Kazunari Ninomiya, Sho Sakurai, and featuring Satoshi Ohno
• Saigo no Yakusoku (2010)- starring all five members

Variety Shows
•VSArashi (schedule to air on 2008-04-12 on FujiTV)
•Himitsu no Arashi-chan (schedule to air on 2008-04-10)
•Golden Rush Arashi (2007-10-20 + still airing)
•Arashi no Shukudai-kun (2006-10-02 - 2010-03-22, 178 episodes)
•Mago Mago Arashi (2005-2007, 125 episodes)
•Odoroki no Arashi SP 3 (2007-10-11)
•Odoroki no Arashi SP 2 (2007-03-23)
•Odoroki no Arashi SP 1 (2006-09-26)
• Odoroki no Arashi 3Hrs. SP 6 (2009-11-01)
•G no Arashi (2005-10-05 to 2006-09-27, 51 episodes)
•D no Arashi (2003-07-02 to 2005-09-28, 116 episodes)
•C no Arashi (2002-07-03 to 2003-06-25, 50 episodes)
•Arashi no Waza-ari (2004-2005, 50 episodes)
•Mayonaka no Arashi (2001-2002, 38 episodes)
•Nama Arashi (2002-2004)
• Arashi ni shiyagare (2010-04-24 + still airing)
•2004-08-23 - NTV 24Hour Television "Love saves the Earth" (Charity program, as anchors)[16]
•2006-07-31 - Jet Storm Tour Asia (Promotion event in Thailand, Taiwan and South Korea)
Dates and details to be updated


•Arashi First Concert
•Arashi Summer Concert
•Arashi Spring Concert
•Arashi All Arena Tour Join the Storm Nagoya, Osaka, Yokohama
•Arashi Summer Tour - Here We Go
•Arashi Storm Concert - Atarashi Arashi
•How's it Going?
•Winter Concert 2003-2004
•D no Arashi Concert Special
•Iza Now Tour
•ONE Summer Concert Tour
•ARACHIC ARASHIC ARASICK Cool and Soul Summer Concert
•Arashi First Concert in Taipei
•You Are My Seoul, Soul (First Concert in Korea)
•Arashi Around Asia (Homecoming Concert)
•Arashi Around Asia + in Dome
•TIME - Kotoba no Chikara (The Power of Words) Summer Tour
•Arashi Marks 2008 Dream-A-Live (Dome Tour, May 2008 - July 2008)


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