taimukapuseru

Pat yourself on the back for having great taste. It may have been fate, an errant drama episode, a song, a funny or ridiculous challenge they did on television with smiles on their faces, a random Youtube link, or an evangelist/enabler friend tripping on her feet telling you about this “boyband who’ll change your life”—at the end of the day, you chose them. You. You saw them for who they really are, and for that, you’re automatically a member this secret club (albeit with millions of members) who’s in possession of a certain nugget of truth: Arashi is a rainbow that has no end. What we give to them, they give it back to us, twice over.

They have, and continue to work hard because fifteen years later, they still can’t believe the dumb luck, the miracle, as the five of them say, of the five of them coming together and clicking. Maybe it’s too much to call them soul mates, but in your heart, you know it’s destiny. Think about it really hard for one moment. In all the possible permutations that could be formed from the pubescent lottery that was Johnny’s Jr. at that time, Arashi ended up being the five of them. Five different personalities with different talents and motivations. It couldn’t have been any other five.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the scale of everything they have given us, everything they have worked hard for: all the concerts, the TV shows, the songs. Don’t worry, that’s the right reaction. Be overwhelmed. Every time Jun fussed over a stage plan or a set list, every scene where Nino poured his heart out and melted into nothing but raw emotion, every moment of anxiety powered through and every hard-earned laughter that Aiba has worked for, every stanza of rap and line of news report that Sho had to write and deliver, every flick of the wrist and vocal acrobatic that Ohno has done—all of that dedication and love was for the ideal that is Arashi. And for you, No. 6.

Their rhyme and reason has always been each other—and you. Us. Go ahead, feel thankful, feel proud. This is as much as you as the five of them. It’s a two-way street.

Yes, the world will always change. Arashi won’t always be number one. But to you, in a special corner safely tucked away in your heart, Arashi will always be important. (You don’t even have to ask or worry about them: for the five of them, Arashi has always been number one. They will always love Arashi more than you do.) It doesn’t matter what kind of fan you are: fandom may be your daily bread and butter, or fandom may only be for now—maybe you have been away, or have been growing out of it, have moved on to other groups. Maybe, for you, being a fan is equal to faint remembrance of falling in love with them for a moment in time. No matter what kind of fan you are, something will always be true: at one point in your life, they meant something to you. Arashi has been, and is, part of you.

a-m-n-o-s
一人で寂しい、二人で優しい、三人で嬉しい、四人で楽しい、五人であらし。

i still can’t believe time passed so fast and wham! its 15 years of arashi already. you guys consist of a huge part of my teenage years when i can still remember i drew and wrote the word “arashi” on almost everywhere i can see, i pasted pictures of you in my diary, i saved thousands of pictures of you off the internet, i waited for more than 2 hours just to download a 100mb file. i can still remember how you guys made me laugh so hard and so long until my stomach hurts, and how every single day without fail i will listen to you on my way to school and back home. how i fall into the dark hole of tumblr and have never quite gotten out ever since. how i see the wars and friendships in this fandom as it matures. how i sat there in a dark corner during days when you have concerts in japan, thinking why am i not there. those were the days that had gone past so fast.

and i know nothing lasts forever. alot of things happening in rl also stopped me from fangirling so hard and so much anymore. i know i can never be my teenage self again who did all those “crazy” things. but. i am truly grateful for your existence. for all the laughter during my darkest days. for always shining so brightly. for motivating me. for making me believe that, all the pain and hurt shall pass someday. 

from the day i knew you guys back in 2007, till now.
嵐さん結成15周年おめでとうこれからも一緒に頑張ろうよ

(via a-m-n-o-s)
noircheshire

noircheshire:

People have always associated the word “Storm” as hardships in life. But for me, ever since 6 years ago, it has been and will always be a word that means strength, inspiration and love. That’s what Arashi is for me. For each trials, blunder and gutter I went through, they were the ones who gave me strength to keep on going. 

All my love and thanks to Arashi.

Happy 15th anniversary!

Arashi~ Arashi~ For dream~

ninobleep
ninobleep:

Dear Arashi,
I am thankful I met you and the beautiful friends I made through this fandom. 
Thank your for staying together and for sharing your music and yourselves with us.
For never hesitating to look stupid or funny on national tv, through your variety shows from the の arashi series, to VSA, Shiya, Shuku, etc.
For waving until your arms hurt in concerts. Smiling until your jaws get tired. For singing until your throat dries up. and for dancing until every muscle aches and throbs.
Let us please continue to grow old together and continue a fun journey ahead.
Someday. Maybe, if I get lucky, I will get to meet you guys.
Thank you and I love you forever, always.
#5x15

ninobleep:

Dear Arashi,

I am thankful I met you and the beautiful friends I made through this fandom. 

Thank your for staying together and for sharing your music and yourselves with us.

For never hesitating to look stupid or funny on national tv, through your variety shows from the の arashi series, to VSA, Shiya, Shuku, etc.

For waving until your arms hurt in concerts. Smiling until your jaws get tired. For singing until your throat dries up. and for dancing until every muscle aches and throbs.


Let us please continue to grow old together and continue a fun journey ahead.

Someday. Maybe, if I get lucky, I will get to meet you guys.

Thank you and I love you forever, always.

#5x15

tobikakeru

tobikakeru:

182: Happy Hawaii-time anniversary, Arashi!

Only lately I have noticed how much the boys have always talked about wanting to go back to Hawaii with everybody, even from the start. It makes me really happy that they are finally doing it next week :)

That’s why, even though unfortunately I can’t go to their Blast in Hawaii concerts, I sincerely hope from the bottom of my heart that they have loads of fun. Like, seriously, this was so long overdue for them they more than deserve it. I would really love to hear the event was perfect and, above all, that they could really enjoy being back to the place where they started - and, who knows, they might even have time to spend at the beach together! Wouldn’t that be lovely?

matsumop

5x15 … It’s hard to believe that you guys have gotten to this point. That you’ve been together this long. It seems like only yesterday that you were celebrating 5 years, then 10 years… I find it hard to explain just how much you mean to me, but I’ll do my best. I found you when I was at a very dark point in my life. I had just graduated, I was losing all my friends, and I didn’t know where to turn. I stumbled upon you five, and my life changed. Where there was once darkness, a rainbow filled every corner. You gave me happiness, when I thought I could never find it. You made me laugh, constantly. You make me sing a language that I don’t understand well. I feverishly search for your tv shows, subtitled in english. I would do anything for you boys, because you’ve done everything for me. Thank you for always making me smile. I’ve met some amazing people, because of you. I’ve become so devoted, I have three songs inked into my skin. I am always proud of you. Always. I’m constantly blown away by how compassionate you are towards each other and fans. I cry because you mean so much. I just don’t know where I’d be without you. Thank you so much. Truly.

5x15 … It’s hard to believe that you guys have gotten to this point. That you’ve been together this long. It seems like only yesterday that you were celebrating 5 years, then 10 years… I find it hard to explain just how much you mean to me, but I’ll do my best. I found you when I was at a very dark point in my life. I had just graduated, I was losing all my friends, and I didn’t know where to turn. I stumbled upon you five, and my life changed. Where there was once darkness, a rainbow filled every corner. You gave me happiness, when I thought I could never find it. You made me laugh, constantly. You make me sing a language that I don’t understand well. I feverishly search for your tv shows, subtitled in english. I would do anything for you boys, because you’ve done everything for me. Thank you for always making me smile. I’ve met some amazing people, because of you. I’ve become so devoted, I have three songs inked into my skin. I am always proud of you. Always. I’m constantly blown away by how compassionate you are towards each other and fans. I cry because you mean so much. I just don’t know where I’d be without you. Thank you so much. Truly.