Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo

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Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo
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Video by Arashi
Released March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25)
Recorded September 6, 2008
Genre Pop, rock, hip hop
Length 3 hours, 30 minutes
Label J Storm
Arashi chronology
Summer Tour 2007 Final Time: Kotoba no Chikara
(2008)Summer Tour 2007 Final Time: Kotoba no Chikara2008
Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo
(2009)
5x10 All the Best! Clips 1999–2009
(2009)5x10 All the Best! Clips 1999–20092009

Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo is a DVD release of Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on March 25, 2009 by their record label J Storm. Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo documented the second day (September 6, 2008) of Arashi's first concert at the National Stadium in Tokyo.[1]

Concert tour[edit]

Arashi Marks Arashi Around Asia 2008
Tour by Arashi
Start date September 5, 2008
End date November 16, 2008
Legs 4[2]
No. of shows 8[2]
Arashi concert chronology
  • Arashi Marks 2008 Dream-A-Live
    (2008)
  • Arashi Marks Arashi Around Asia 2008
    (2008)
  • Arashi Anniversary Tour 5x10
    (2009—2010)

Tour information[edit]

During the group's performance in Tokyo Dome on June 15, 2008, it was announced that they would hold their second Asia Tour by the end of the year. Titled Arashi Marks Arashi Around Asia 2008, the tour began at the National Stadium in Tokyo, in which the group became the third musical act after SMAP and Dreams Come True to hold concerts there. The tour then continued to Seoul, Taipei and Shanghai, a Johnny & Associates first.[2][3][4]

Tour dates[edit]

  • September 5: Tokyo, Japan
  • September 6: Tokyo, Japan
  • October 11: Taipei, Taiwan[4]
  • October 12: Taipei, Taiwan[4]
  • November 1: Seoul, Korea[4]
  • November 2: Seoul, Korea[4]
  • November 15: Shanghai, China[2]

Set list[edit]

Special Footage

  1. Arashi's Fight in Kokuritsu

Set list

  1. "Overture"
  2. "Love So Sweet"
  3. "Oh Yeah!"
  4. "Kitto Daijōbu"
  5. "La Tormenta 2004"
  6. "Happiness"
  7. "Hadashi no Mirai"
  8. "Aozora Pedal"
  9. "Hello Goodbye" (Masaki Aiba solo)
  10. "Subarashiki Sekai"
  11. "Tomadoi Nagara"
  12. "Still..."
  13. "Lucky Man"
  14. "Take Me Faraway" (Satoshi Ohno solo)
  15. "Niji" (Kazunari Ninomiya solo)
  16. "Smile"
  17. "Wave"
  18. "Carnival Night Part 2"
  19. MC
  20. "Kaze no Mukō e"
  21. "Re(mark)able"
  22. "Truth"
  23. "Step and Go"
  24. "A Day in Our Life"
  25. "Tell Me What You Wanna Be?" (Jun Matsumoto solo)
  26. "Ichioku No Hoshi"
  27. "Sirius"
  28. "Hip Pop Boogie" (Sho Sakurai solo)
  29. "Arashi"
  30. "Pikanchi Double"
  31. "Asu Ni Mukatte Hoeru"
  32. "One Love"

Encore 1

  1. "Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi"
  2. "Fight Song"
  3. "Kaze"
  4. "Kotoba Yori Taisetsu na Mono"

Encore 2

  1. "Sakura Sake"
  2. "Wish"
  3. "Gori Muchu"

Chart performance[edit]

The DVD sold 230,000 copies in its first week and held the record for highest first week sales of 2009[5] until the release of the group's music video collection DVD 5x10 All the Best! Clips 1999–2009 on October 28, 2009.[6] It is also the fourth in history for first week sales among music DVDs to date (behind their own 5x10 All the Best! Clips 1999–2009 of 428,000, KAT-TUN's Real Face Film of 374,000 and SMAP's Live MIJ of 281,000),[5][6] the first DVD to top the comprehensive sales category for three consecutive weeks,[7] and the first music DVD in history to hold the number one spot in the first half of the year in Japan.[8][9]

By the end of 2009, Oricon announced that the DVD was the second best-selling music DVD of the year in Japan, right after 5x10 All the Best! Clips 1999–2009.[10]

In 2010, Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo sold another 85,453 copies, making it the thirty-eighth best-selling DVD overall for 2010 in Japan.[11]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributor
Japan March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25)[15] DVD (JABA-5046)[15] J Storm
South Korea April 8, 2009 (2009-04-08)[16] DVD (SMDVD031)[16] SM Entertainment
Taiwan April 24, 2009 (2009-04-24)[17] DVD (JAJDV57018/9)[17] Avex Taiwan
Hong Kong April 29, 2009 (2009-04-29)[18] DVD[18] Avex Asia

Awards[edit]

Japan Gold Disc Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2010 Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo The Best Music Videos Won[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Arashi announces Asia concert tour". Tokyograph. 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Othello's Matsushima to Wed Marsas Sound Machine Singer". Japan Zone. Retrieved October 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Johnny's group Arashi to tour Asia from September". Japan Today. Retrieved October 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "New Arashi DVD ranks 3rd ever in first week sales". Tokyograph. 2009-04-01. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  6. ^ a b "嵐、音楽DVD史上初の40万枚超え 3年半ぶり歴代記録更新" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2009-11-03. Archived from the original on 5 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  7. ^ a b "嵐がDVDで新記録樹立! 3週連続の総合首位は史上初" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2009-04-15. Archived from the original on 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  8. ^ "上半期DVDランキング総合1位は嵐、映画DVD部門でも松潤出演作"花男"が1位に" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2009-06-17. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  9. ^ "EXILE tops sales ranking for first half '09". Tokyograph. 2009-06-18. Archived from the original on 21 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  10. ^ "嵐、史上初の"CD、DVD4 冠"達成~シングルTOP3独占は光GENJI以来21年ぶり" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2009-12-18. Archived from the original on 19 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  11. ^ a b "年間ランキング特集 DVD" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  12. ^ "Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  13. ^ a b c "2009 Oricon Yearly DVD Ranking" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 2 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  14. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2009年3月 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  15. ^ a b "Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo". CDJapan. Archived from the original on 11 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  16. ^ a b "Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo" (in Korean). SM Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  17. ^ a b "Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  18. ^ a b "Arashi Around Asia 2008 in Tokyo (Hong Kong Version)" (in Chinese). YesAsia. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  19. ^ "The 24th Japan Gold Disc Award 2010". RIAJ. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 

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