Arashi filmography

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This filmography presents a list of Japanese boy band Arashi's work outside of music such as hosting variety programs, appearing in films and television dramas and presenting radio shows.

Drama[edit]

V no Arashi[edit]

V no Arashi (Vの嵐?) was a Japanese mini-drama that aired on Fuji Television (Fuji TV) from October 11, 1999 to October 29, 1999 with each episode lasting for six minutes.[1]

Saigo no Yakusoku[edit]

Main article: Saigo no Yakusoku

Movie[edit]

Pikanchi Life Is Hard Dakedo Happy[edit]

Pikanchi Life Is Hard Dakedo Happy (ピカ☆ンチ Life is Hard だけど Happy Pikanchi Life is Hard But Happy?) is a 2002 Japanese movie based on an original idea by Yoshihiko Inohara and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. The movie revolves around five friends who all have no future plans after high school.[2] The five main characters are: Haru (Satoshi Ohno), Chu (Sho Sakurai), Shun (Masaki Aiba), Takuma (Kazunari Ninomiya), and Bon (Jun Matsumoto). Released on June 25, 2003, the DVD debuted at number four on the Oricon weekly comprehensive DVD chart.

Pikanchi Life Is Hard Dakara Happy[edit]

Pikanchi Life Is Hard Dakara Happy (ピカ☆☆ンチ Life is Hard だから Happy Pikanchi Life is Hard Therefore Happy?) is a 2004 Japanese movie directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. The movie picks up three years after Pikanchi Life Is Hard Dakedo Happy, in which the five friends, now all in their 20s, have a reunion.[3] Released on October 20, 2004, the DVD debuted at number two on the Oricon weekly comprehensive DVD chart.[4]

Kiiroi Namida[edit]

Kiiroi Namida (黄色い涙 Yellow Tears?) is a 2007 Japanese movie directed by Isshin Inudō (犬童 一心 Inudō Isshin?). The movie is based on a manga by Shinji Nagashima. In the bustle of 1960s Tokyo, five ambitious young men cross paths and develop a strong friendship.[5]

Pikanchi Life Is Hard Tabun Happy[edit]

Pikanchi Life Is Hard Tabun Happy (ピカ☆★☆ンチ Life is Hard たぶん Happy Pikanchi Life is Hard Maybe Happy?) (read as Pikanchi Half) is a 2014 Japanese movie based on an original idea by Yoshihiko Inohara and directed by Hisashi Kimura. Pikanchi Half is a spin-off episode of the two previous movies in the series, showing the five friends, now in their 30s, having a reunion as they are running into problems with family and work.[6]

Variety[edit]

Nippon Television[edit]

Mayonaka no Arashi[edit]

Mayonaka no Arashi (真夜中の嵐 Midnight Arashi?) was a Japanese variety show that ran from October 3, 2001 to June 26, 2002 on Nippon Television (NTV). Aired from 12:45 to 1:15 a.m. (JST), it was Japanese boy band Arashi's first independent variety show, in which they were the primary hosts.

If there's a mountain, climb; if there's an ocean, dive; if there's a cliff, fly.[fn 1]

— Shinichi Hatori (co-host), Mayonaka no Arashi (Episode 1)

Described as an adventure show, at least one member would solitarily explore different parts of Japan by bicycle until sunrise without any money or a map.[7] He would board the last train of the night and exit the train at any station he pleases.[7] The starting point of the journey across Japan began at Makurazaki Station in the Kagoshima Prefecture (south of Japan) and ended at Cape Sōya in Hokkaidō (north of Japan), where Arashi and their co-host Shinichi Hatori (Zoom in! Super newscaster) buried a time capsule containing items the members received during their adventures and letters to their future selves.[8] Hatori and Arashi opened the time capsule during the group's live tenth anniversary special Odoroki no Arashi! The Century's Biggest Experiments! Impossible Feats Special & Miracle Experiments Live Broadcast! on November 1, 2009.[8]

C no Arashi[edit]

C no Arashi (Cの嵐! Arashi's Claims?) was a Japanese variety show that ran from July 3, 2002 to June 18, 2003 on NTV. Aired from 12:58 to 1:28 a.m. (JST), it was Japanese boy band Arashi's second variety show to be aired on NTV. Forming Japan's first claim processing company and acting as "Claim Agents", at least one member would help process the complaints of government offices and enterprises every week.[9]

D no Arashi[edit]

Main article: D no Arashi

G no Arashi[edit]

G no Arashi (Gの嵐!?) was a Japanese variety show that ran from October 5, 2005 to September 27, 2006 on NTV. Aired from 12:50 to 1:20 a.m. (JST), it was Japanese boy band Arashi's fourth variety show to be aired on NTV. The show centered on Arashi acting as supporters for other people, which ranged from solving personal problems to helping promote the awareness of minor sports.[10]

Arashi no Shukudai-kun[edit]

Arashi no Shukudai-kun (嵐の宿題くん Arashi's Homework?) was a Japanese variety show that was first broadcast on October 2, 2006 on NTV. It aired from 11:58 p.m. to 12:29 a.m. (JST) every Monday and starred the members of Arashi and morning announcer Tomoaki Ogura (小倉 智昭 Ogura Tomoaki?) as their co-host. The theme centered on homework, hence the show's title; Arashi had audience viewers send in homework for guests to do and vice versa. The show ended on March 22, 2010.[11]

Arashi ni Shiyagare[edit]

Arashi ni Shiyagare (嵐にしやがれ?) is an ongoing Japanese variety show on NTV starring the members of Arashi. The show began on 24 April 2010 and it airs from 10:00 to 10:54 p.m. (JST) every Saturday. It is Arashi's sixth and current variety show to be aired on NTV as well as their third show to be aired during primetime. There will be a male guest, which the members of Arashi addresses as 'Aniki' (Brother), who will teach Arashi different things. The other section, called 'Encounter the Unknown', is where Arashi will pick up new skills, such as interviewing celebrities, learning the tips to climb a mountain, from meeting experienced professionals they usually have not met before.[12]

Fuji Television[edit]

Nama Arashi: Live Storm[edit]

Nama Arashi: Live Storm (なまあらし LIVESTORM Live Arashi: Live Storm?) was a Japanese variety show that ran from October 5, 2002 to March 27, 2004 on Fuji Television (Fuji TV). It aired from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (JST) and was the group's first variety show on Fuji TV.

Arashi no Waza-Ari[edit]

Arashi no Waza-Ari (嵐の技ありッ!?) was a Japanese variety show that ran from April 3, 2004 to March 26, 2005 on Fuji TV. It aired from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. (JST), and the theme of the show centered on Arashi learning how to be adults by consulting a special guest.

Mago Mago Arashi[edit]

Main article: Mago Mago Arashi

GRA[edit]

GRA (Gold Rush Arashi) was a short-lived Japanese variety show that ran from October 20, 2007 to March 29, 2008 from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. (JST) on Fuji TV.

VS Arashi[edit]

VS Arashi (VS嵐 Buiesu Arashi?) is an ongoing Japanese variety show on Fuji TV. The show began on April 12, 2008 and, until September 19, 2009, aired on Saturday afternoons from 12:59 to 1:30 p.m. (JST). On October 22, 2009, the show moved to a Thursday time slot and airs from 7:00 to 7:57 p.m. (JST), making it Arashi's first show to air during Golden Time.[13] The different games that the variety show includes:

Bank Bowling

Bound Hockey
Cliff Climb
Dual Curling
Falling Pipe
Giant Crash
GoGo Sweeper
Jumping Shooter
Jungle Bingo
Kicking Sniper
Korokoro Viking
Pinball Runner
Popcorn Hitter
Shotgun Disc

Rolling Coin Tower[14]

Tokyo Broadcasting System[edit]

Himitsu no Arashi-chan[edit]

Himitsu no Arashi-chan (ひみつの嵐ちゃん! Arashi's Secrets?, English transcription: The Arashi Secret TV Show) was a Japanese variety show on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) starring Arashi and the members of Othello as their co-hosts. The show ran from April 10, 2008 to March 21, 2013 and airs from 10:00 to 10:54 p.m. (JST) every Thursday making it the group's first show to air during primetime. There are different segments of the variety shows:

V.I.P Room
V.I.P Limousine
Mote Mote Arashi! Dame Dame Arashi!
Mannequin 5
Host Royale
Ranking Derby

Doubt Actor[15]

Arashi Sharehouse

Television specials[edit]

List of specials broadcast on Nippon Television
Air date Title
November 26, 2000 (2000-11-26) Nishikiori & Arashi! Hajimete no N.Y. Gōka Yume no Hi Tour (New York)
April 3, 2004 (2004-04-03) Asa na no ni D no Arashi
March 30, 2005 (2005-03-30) Australia Tairiku Jūdan! Gekitō 3000 Kilo Ultra Strong Game (Australia)
September 26, 2006 (2006-09-26) Odoroki no Arashi! Seiki no Jikken Gakusha Mo Yosoku Fukanō SP
March 23, 2007 (2007-03-23) Odoroki no Arashi! Seiki no Jikken Gakusha Mo Yosoku Fukanō SP2
October 11, 2007 (2007-10-11) Odoroki no Arashi! Seiki no Jikken Gakusha Mo Yosoku Fukanō SP3
April 6, 2008 (2008-04-06) Odoroki no Arashi! Seiki no Jikken Gakusha Mo Yosoku Fukanō SP4
December 28, 2008 (2008-12-28) Odoroki no Arashi! Seiki no Jikken Gakusha Mo Yosoku Fukanō SP5
March 24, 2009 (2009-03-24) Arashi no Jikken & Shukudai-kun
October 25, 2009 (2009-10-25) – November 1, 2009 (2009-11-01) Arashi Challenge Week[fn 2]
January 1, 2011 (2011-01-01) Arashi ni Shiyagare Ganjitsu 2-Jikanhan Special[18]
List of specials broadcast on Fuji Television
Air date Title
January 4, 2002 (2002-01-04) Arashi no Narikiri Baraetei: Inu no Kimochi ni Natte Mimashita Wan!
July 21, 2002 (2002-07-21) Arashi no Inu no Kimochi ni Natte Mimashita Wan Wan
March 31, 2007 (2007-03-31) Asu he no Tobira
January 9, 2010 (2010-01-09) Saigo no Yakusoku
January 3, 2012 (2012-01-03), January 3, 2013 (2013-01-03), January 3, 2014 (2014-01-03) Kotatsu de Arashi
July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13), July 20, 2013 (2013-07-20) Atarashi Arashi
January 3, 2015 (2015-01-03) 2015-nen Sakidori Hakurankai Arashi Yohō
January 3, 2016 (2016-01-03) Korekatsu Arashi
List of specials broadcast on Tokyo Broadcasting System
Air date Title
December 25, 2007 (2007-12-25) 2007 Shijō Saidai Sports Dai Kansha Festival
June 27, 2008 (2008-06-27) Hana Yori Dango Special

Radio shows[edit]

List of radio shows
Broadcast date Station Title
November 5, 1999 (1999-11-05) – November 26, 1999 (1999-11-26) JOLF Arashi no Kinyōbi
April 3, 2000 (2000-04-03) – September 30, 2002 (2002-09-30) FM Tokyo Arashi On
August 10, 2001 (2001-08-10) JOLF Arashi no @llnightnippon.com
July 6, 2003 (2003-07-06), July 13, 2003 (2003-07-13), July 20, 2003 (2003-07-20) JFN Sunday Special Arashi How's It Going?
July 28, 2003 (2003-07-28) – August 1, 2003 (2003-08-01) JOLF Shitteru? 24-Ji
April 25, 2007 (2007-04-25) JOLF Arashi no All Night Nippon
April 18, 2011 (2011-04-18) – March 19, 2012 (2012-03-19) Date FM Miyagi Arashi Shinsai Fukkō Shien Tokubetsu Bangumi

Event hosting[edit]

List of events
Date Title
December 31, 2007 (2007-12-31) – January 1, 2008 (2008-01-01) Johnny's Countdown Live
December 31, 2008 (2008-12-31) – January 1, 2009 (2009-01-01) Johnny's Countdown Live
December 31, 2009 (2009-12-31) – January 1, 2010 (2010-01-01) Johnny's Countdown Live
December 31, 2010 (2010-12-31) 61st NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen
December 31, 2011 (2011-12-31) 62nd NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen
December 31, 2012 (2012-12-31) 63rd NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen
December 31, 2013 (2013-12-31) 64th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen
December 31, 2014 (2014-12-31) 65th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen
December 31, 2015 (2015-12-31) – January 1, 2016 (2016-01-01) Johnny's Countdown Live

Commercials[edit]

In addition to starring in various TV shows, specials, and movies, Arashi appears in various commercials to endorse products for various companies ranging from fast food to video games. Here is a list of them.

List of commercials[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The show's slogan. Original text: 山なら登れ、海なら潜れ、崖なら飛べ
  2. ^ The three-hour special that aired on November 1 registered an average viewership rating of 23.5%, with a momentary peak rating of 29.8%.[16][17]
  3. ^ Members appeared both individually and as a group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vの嵐(1) (VHS)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Pikanchi Life is Hard Dakedo Happy (Japan Version)" (in Japanese). YesAsia. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Pikanchi Life is Hard Dakara Happy (Regular Edition) (Japan Version)" (in Japanese). YesAsia. Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ "ピカ☆☆ンチ Life is Hard だから Happy" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Kiiroi Namida (Yellow Tears) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)" (in Japanese). YesAsia. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  6. ^ "Arashi's starring movie 'PIKA☆NCHI' to get a spin-off". Tokyohive. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Mayonaka no Arashi". 2001-10-03. NTV.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  8. ^ a b "Odoroki no Arashi! The Century's Biggest Experiments! Impossible Feats Special & Miracle Experiments Live Broadcast!". Tokyo, Japan. 2009-11-01. NTV.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  9. ^ "C no Arashi". July 13, 2002. NTV.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  10. ^ "G no Arashi". October 5, 2005. NTV.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  11. ^ ""Arashi no Shukudai-kun" to end in March". Tokyograph. 2010-02-06. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  12. ^ "Another prime time show for Arashi". Tokyograph. 2010-01-29. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  13. ^ ""VS Arashi" goes golden". Tokyograph. 2009-07-25. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  14. ^ "VS Arashi - Attractions" (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Arashi to host prime time variety show". Tokyograph. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  16. ^ 嵐:スペシャルライブ 最高視聴率29.8% 日本シリーズは平均16.4% (in Japanese). Mainichi. 2009-11-02. Archived from the original on 3 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  17. ^ 嵐 スペシャルライブ 最高視聴率29.8% 日本シリーズは平均16.4% (in Japanese). Yahoo. 2009-11-02. Archived from the original on 5 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  18. ^ "TOKIO, Arashi to host New Year's specials". Tokyograph. 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 

External links[edit]

NTV

Fuji TV

TBS