Arashi songs played by and Orchestra

I was just doing some random visits to my favorite asianstuff websites when I came across a news about Arashi’s songs being palyed by an orchestra. I got all excited when I saw the news! – because Arashi is my all time favorite Japanese group!

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The songs have been played and made into a medley by  Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra (TKWO, 東京佼成ウインドオーケストラ) . The orchestra is, from what I read quite popular not only in Japan but in the world and they have been etablished sometime in 1960.

There is no real video yet, but the one I’m posting here is the mp3 of the medley. It sounds really really nice! I don’t know about you guys but I think I really like Arashi songs and I think having their songs played by a very good orchestra means that their songs are quite popular.

The medley consists of the following songs (my favorites are inlcuded! yay! ^^):

A.RA.SHI.
We Can Make It
Beautiful Days
One Love
A Day in Our Life
Kitto Daijoubu
Kaze no Mukou E
Happiness
Sakura Sake
Love so Sweet
WISH

Arashi has been in the industry for 10 years! quite an achievement don’t you think! I miss them! ^^ kiki

**sources: meoinkie2@asianfanatics,  cookiesmon@livejournal, wew4310@youtube

Kitto Daijoubu – Arashi

I haven’t posted lyrics for a long time.. I noticed most my posts are about news of several artists as well as performances. I suddenky had the urge of posting lyrics when I heard Arashi’s Kitto Daijoubu playing.

Recently, my addiction to anything Asian is more or less biased to anything Korean. But before my K-entertainment addiction.. I was addicted to everything and anything Japanese. Long before my addiction to DBSK or Super Junior.. I was going crazy over ARASHI! Blame it on my addiction to Jun Matsumoto and Hanadan.

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Kitto Daijoubu is one of my favorite Arashi songs. It’s a very perky song and it gets stuck on your head easily! ahahaha.. This song is a bit old, I think this was released May 2006. But I love this song and I remember listening to this song if I want to keep my spirits up.. The PV is also a very happy one.

Kitto Daijoubu (Romanization)

When I was driving in that night
kizukeba mada tashika ni hora sora ni Twilight
hikari ga naku tomo nai
nara mada mada You shouldn’t cry cry cry
Tell me what u wanna “ah ah”
Weekend gonna make luv “ah ah”
from Monday to Sunday
every every every day
lucky lucky lucky my life

raki raki beibu shigoto wa rasuto no oo mai guruubu
naka naka beibu kyou wa tanoshii! (asa made!)
shaka shaka beibu kimochi wa hachibunme
ii ja nai! warukunai! ai ja nai?

awai kioku ga yomigaettara kimi ga waratteru
wakakatta kisetsu no ashiato wa namima ni kirakira kiete yuku

itsumo onaji membaa de katari atta kono basho ni ima
(bai bai) kono keshiki kokoro ni yaki tsukete asu he fumidasou!

raki raki beibu shigoto wa rasuto no oo mai guruubu
naka naka beibu kyou wa tanoshii! (asa made!)
shaka shaka beibu kimochi wa hachibunme
ii ja nai! warukunai! ai ja nai?

raki raki beibu benkyou mo rasuto no oo mai guruubu
naka naka beibu kyou mo tanoshii! (asa made!)
shaka shaka beibu kinjo no omatsuri mo
ii ja nai! warukunai! ai ja nai?

seken wa amakunai nametetara sugu ni boro ga deru
atari mae ga dekitenai kantan demo wakatta furi wa mou yameyou
ano hi kimi to mita yume wo nakusanai de akiramenai de
(oorai!) hajime kara yari naoseba ii sa nando taorete mo!

raki raki beibu majime ga uri desu oo mai guruubu
naka naka beibu kyuu joushou! (sora made!)
shaka shaka beibu kejime ga kaname to ka
ii ja nai! warukunai! ai ja nai?

raki raki beibu jiken wa genba no oo mai guruubu
naka naka beibu kyou wa tanoshii! (asa made!)
dokidoki beibu renai shuugyou chuu
ii ja nai! warukunai! koi ja nai?

“kyou wa dou nano? Baby” tte senpai yakeni goteinei
hobo meirei sasotteite
watashi minari oteire (datte Lady)
L.U.C.K.Y D.A.Y wo hete hete shin sekai
“It’s delight!”
tatoeba sekigae wo shite mite
wicked wicked wicked everytime

itsumo onaji membaa de katari atta kono basho ni ima
(bai bai) kono keshiki kokoro ni yaki tsukete asu he fumidasou!

kitto daijoubu

mawari michi mo tama ni wa warukunai!
sonna koto de nayande nai nai!
chikara nuite yasunde ii ja nai!
mou ichido utaou!

Let’s get back to the hook
mado wo akereba asu no sora mo hareru hazu
kitto sore ga kate ni naru kyou mo tanoshimi morenaku
itsumo asetteta ano hi no boku ni aereba
omoi tsutae sakebu sa “yume wa dekkaku kou egaku”

raki raki beibu shigoto wa rasuto no oo mai guruubu
naka naka beibu kyou wa tanoshii! (asa made!)
shaka shaka beibu kimochi wa hachibunme
ii ja nai! warukunai! ai ja nai?

raki raki beibu benkyou mo rasuto no oo mai guruubu
naka naka beibu kyou mo tanoshii! (asa made!)
shaka shaka beibu kinjo no omatsuri mo
ii ja nai! warukunai! ai ja nai?

Kitto Daijoubu (Translation)

When I was driving in that night,
for sure I noticed that still in the sky’s twilight
nothing was lit.
But not yet, You shouldn’t cry cry cry
Tell me what u wanna “ah ah”
Weekend gonna make luv “ah ah”
from Monday to Sunday
every every every day
lucky lucky lucky my life

Lucky lucky baby, my job is the last of my groove.
Today will be full of fun, baby! (Until morning!)
Scrape baby, my emotions are just right.
It’s okay! It’s not bad! Isn’t it love?

If I resurrect faded memories, you were laughing.
The footprints of a younger season disappear, glimmering amongst the waves.

Always having the same members, talking about this place now.

(Bye bye) to this printed scenery in your heart. Let’s step forward into tomorrow!

Lucky lucky baby, my job is the last of my groove.
Today will be full of fun, baby! (Until morning!)
Scrape baby, my emotions are just right.
It’s okay! It’s not bad! Isn’t it love?

Lucky lucky baby, my studies are also the last of my groove.
Today will be full of fun, baby! (Until morning!)
Scrape baby, the neighborhood festival too.
It’s okay! It’s not bad! Isn’t it love?

The world is not kind. Its fault revealed immediately.
Cannot do the usual. It’s simple, but I’ll stop pretending I understand.
The dreams we saw back then, don’t lose them, don’t give up on them.
(Alright!) It’s best if we start over again from the beginning.

No matter how many times we fail!

Lucky lucky baby, my earnestness is the top seller of my groove.
Today is a steep climb up! (Towards the sky!)
Scrape baby, if distinction is the keystone.
It’s okay! It’s not bad! Isn’t it love?

Lucky lucky baby, the scene of the incident of my last groove.
Today will be full of fun, baby! (Until morning!)
Heart pounding baby, I’m in the middle of my study of love.
It’s okay! It’s not bad! Isn’t it romance?

“How are you today? Baby”, calling you senior is awfully formal.
An invitation that’s almost a command.
I managed my personal appearance, (Lady)
L.U.C.K.Y D.A.Y pass by and it’s a new world.
“It’s delight!”
Why don’t you try changing your seat?
wicked wicked wicked every time.

Always having the same members, talking about this place now.

(Bye bye) to this printed scenery in your heart. Let’s step forward into tomorrow!

It’s definitely alright.

A detour isn’t so bad sometimes!
Don’t worry about something like that!
Relax, why don’t you take a break!
Let’s sing again!

Let’s get back to the hook
If you open the window the sky tomorrow should also be clear.
That will surely become provisions, enjoy today without them running out.
If I could meet my impatient me from those days.
Conveying my emotions, I will yell, “Your dream is big, realize them.”

Lucky lucky baby, my job is the last of my groove.
Today will be full of fun, baby! (Until morning!)
Scrape baby, my emotions are just right.
It’s okay! It’s not bad! Isn’t it love?

Lucky lucky baby, my studies are also the last of my groove.
Today will be full of fun, baby! (Until morning!)
Scrape baby, the neighborhood festival too.
It’s okay! It’s not bad! Isn’t it love?

Kitto Daijoubu (Kanji)

When I was driving in that night
気付けばまだ確かにほら 空にTwilight
光がなくともない
ならまだまだ You shouldn’t cry cry cry
Tell me what u wanna “ah ah”
Weekend gonna make luv “ah ah”
from Monday to Sunday
every every every day
lucky lucky lucky my life

ラキラキベイブ 仕事はラストのオーマイグルーヴ
なかなかベイブ 今日は楽しい! (朝まで!)
シャカシャカベイブ 気持ちは八分目
いいじゃない! わるくない! 愛じゃない?

淡い記憶が よみがえったら 君が笑ってる
若かった季節の 足跡は 波間にキラキラ消えてゆく

いつも同じメンバーで 語り合ったこの場所に今
(バイバイ) この景色心に焼き付けて 明日へ踏み出そう!

ラキラキベイブ 仕事はラストのオーマイグルーヴ
なかなかベイブ 今日は楽しい! (朝まで!)
シャカシャカベイブ 気持ちは八分目
いいじゃない! わるくない! 愛じゃない?

ラキラキベイブ 勉強もラストのオーマイグルーヴ
なかなかベイブ 今日も楽しい! (朝まで!)
シャカシャカベイブ 近所のお祭りも
いいじゃない! わるくない! 愛じゃない?

世間は甘くない なめてたら すぐにボロが出る
当たり前が出来てない 簡単でも わかったふりはもうやめよう
あの日君と見た夢を 無くさないで諦めないで
(オーライ!) 初めからやり直せばいいさ 何度倒れても!

ラキラキベイブ 真面目が売りですオーマイグルーヴ
なかなかベイブ 急上昇! (空まで!)
シャカシャカベイブ けじめが要とか
いいじゃない! わるくない! 愛じゃない?

ラキラキベイブ 事件は現場のオーマイグルーヴ
なかなかベイブ 今日は楽しい! (朝まで!)
ドキドキベイブ 恋愛修行中
いいじゃない! わるくない! 恋じゃない?

「今日はどうなの?Baby」って先輩やけにご丁寧
ほぼ命令 誘っていて
ワタシ身なりお手入れ (だってLady)
L.U.C.K.Y D.A.Y を経て経て新世界
“It’s delight!”
例えば席替えをしてみて
wicked wicked wicked everytime

いつも同じメンバーで 語り合ったこの場所に今
(バイバイ) この景色心に焼き付けて  明日へ踏み出そう!
きっと大丈夫

回り道も たまにはわるくない!
そんなことで 悩んでナイナイ!
力抜いて 休んでいいじゃない!
も一度 歌おう!

Let’s get back to the hook
窓を開ければ 明日の空も晴れるはず
きっとそれが糧になる 今日も楽しみ もれなく
いつも焦ってた あの日の僕に会えれば
想い 伝え 叫ぶさ”夢はでっかく こう描く”

ラキラキベイブ 仕事はラストのオーマイグルーヴ
なかなかベイブ 今日は楽しい! (朝まで!)
シャカシャカベイブ 気持ちは八分目
いいじゃない! わるくない! 愛じゃない?

ラキラキベイブ 勉強もラストのオーマイグルーヴ
なかなかベイブ 今日も楽しい! (朝まで!)
シャカシャカベイブ 近所のお祭りも
いいじゃないわるくない! 愛じゃない?

ラキラキベイブ 仕事はラストのオーマイグルーヴ
なかなかベイブ 今日は楽しい! (朝まで!)
シャカシャカベイブ 気持ちは八分目
いいじゃない! わるくない! 愛じゃない?

ラキラキベイブ 勉強もラストのオーマイグルーヴ
なかなかベイブ 今日も楽しい! (朝まで!)
シャカシャカベイブ 近所のお祭りも
いいじゃない! わるくない! 愛じゃない?

** credits ArashiPVs@youtube + ^_^ fundafiliz ^_^@asianfanatics + arashilyrics.com

if you like the song click here

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Screen Caps from Smile Ep 1

I’ve posted awhile back that Jun Matsumoto will be having a new drama. I almost forgot about it until sittie reminded me! Apparently this show has started airing in Japan on TBS at 10 PM on Fridays (I think you can get TBS on TVants… )

There is already videos for the episode 1  on konoban.com however its still the raw vid. I’m still waiting for the subbed videos. This is the synopsis of the drama:

Hayakawa Bito (Jun Matsumoto) has a Filipino father and a Japanese mother, but he was born and raised in Japan and has never visited the Philippines. The ever-smiling Bito works at Machimura Foods during the day, and at night, he works a part-time job trying to make his dreams come true. One day during an incident at a bookstore, he meets a girl named Mishima Hana (Aragaki Yui), who lost her ability to speak due to an accident. But even though she can’t speak, Bito is drawn to her beautiful smile. However, Bito becomes wrongly suspected by the police for a crime, and after meeting the lawyer Kazuma, the issue begins to grow… Together, Bito, Hana, and Kazuma will go through challenging times and have to overcome many obstacles. (credits: Tokyograph and dramawiki)

I found some screenshots of the first episode on vox :D. You will be seeing a tanned Jun Matsumoto this time! But still cute! ahahaha

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** credits arashikhim.vox.com for the screencaps!

I can’t wait for the subbed videos!!!

update!!! episode one has been subbed and is up at dramacrazy.net.. thanks curlyfries for the heads up of the subbed videos… click on the link to watch the first episode: SMILE (Episode 1)

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KissHug – Aiko

I miss my Japanese songs!!! Ahahaha.. Lately I’ve been listening to Korean songs. But before that I had an addiction to anything Japanese – especially ARASHI! So that’s why I’m posting a Japanese song this time. But it is NOT an Arashi song. It is however related to one of the Arashi members – Jun Matsumoto.

hana yori dango final

The song I am posting now is the from the original soundtrack of the Hana Yori Dango Final movie and it’s sung by Aiko. The song is called KissHug. For someone who watched the movie you would notice that this song was played after Makino fought the bear on the deserted island (I don’t know why a bear was in that island — and it’s a bear because Makino said “kuma” which means bear in Japanese). I’m posting this song because I love Aiko’s voice — I’m not even sure why, and because I needed to post a Japanese song!!! But anyway enjoy — and if you’re a Hana Yori Dango fan (like I am), watch the movie. Also check out SARS fan subs to get you’re own copy, they released their sub version late last year.

KissHug (Romanization)

Tomodachi da nante ichido mo omotta koto wa nakatta
Anata ni deatta sono hi kara
Kawatte shimatta no mo aru kedo
Kawaranai koto no hou ga
Anata mo atashi mo ooi yo

Atsui kaerimichi ni mienaku naru made
Hontouni chiisaku naru made miteita
Anata ga suki datta no
Ima mo ima mo…

Natsu kami ga hoo wo kiru
Mata toshi wo kasanete kitto omoidasu
Anata no kage atashi no kotoba
You Love You Love…

mitsume yontsume to kazoeta hoshi no namida ni negau
Anata no soba ni zutto itai

Mada shiranai koto darake no senaka to senaka wo awasete kikoete kita oto
Kowarete mo shikatanai hodo ni atsui

Hikari ni te wo kazashite sukima kara mieta toori ame kagerou
Anata no kage atashi wa omou
You Love You Love…

Atsui kaerimichi ni mienaku naru made
Hontouni chiisaku naru made miteita
Anata ga suki datta no
Ima mo ima mo…

Natsu kami ga hoo wo kiru
Mata toshi wo kasanete kitto omoidasu
Anata no kage atashi no kotoba
Nakigao okotta kao totsuzen kuchibiru ni fureta kuchibiru mo
Soba ni iru to chikatta akashi
You Love You Love…
You Love You Love…
I Love…

KissHug (Translation)

I have never once thought of you as a friend
Ever since the day that I met you
Some things have changed
But for me and you
There is much more that hasn’t changed at all

*The way home was hot, I watched until I couldn’t see you
Until your figure grew really small
I loved you
I still do, I still do…

Summer hair brushes against my cheeks
As the years go by I’ll surely remember
Your shadow, my words
You Love, You Love…

I make a wish on the 3rd and 4th celestial tear I count in the sky
I want to be with you forever

We stand back to back, without knowing so much, and hear a sound
It’s so hot it doesn’t matter if we break apart

I raise the light up and see a passing rain’s haze through an opening
Your shadow, I long for it
You Love, You Love…

(Repeat*)

Summer hair brushes against my cheeks
As the years go by I’ll surely remember
Your shadow, my words
A crying face, an angry face, suddenly lips touched lips
Proof that we vowed to be together
You Love, You Love…
You Love, You Love…
I love…

KissHug (Kanji)

友達だなんて一度も思った事はなかった
あなたに出逢ったその日から
変わってしまったのもあるけど
変わらない事の方が
あなたもあたしも多いよ

※暑い帰り道に見えなくなるまで
本当に小さくなるまで見ていた
あなたが好きだったの
今も今も…※

夏髪が頬を切る
また年を重ねてきっと思い出す
あなたの影 あたしの言葉
You Love You Love…

3つめ4つめと数えた星の涙に願う
あなたの傍にずっと居たい

まだ知らない事だらけの背中と背中を合わせて聞こえてきた音
壊れても仕方ない程に熱い

光に手をかざして隙間から見えた通り雨カゲロウ
あなたの影 あたしは想う
You Love You Love…

(※くり返し)

夏髪が頬を切る
また年を重ねてきっと思い出す
あなたの影 あたしの言葉
泣き顔怒った顔突然唇に触れた唇も
傍にいると誓った証
You Love You Love…
You Love You Love…
I Love…

** credits to jaychou515@youtube for the video and romanization, translation and kanji are uploaded by Pedro Tafoya@jpopasia

if you like the song please click here

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Jun Matsumoto’s new drama

I think Jun Matsumoto’s last drama was Bambino (if I’m not mistaken). But now he is going to star in a new drama alongside Yui Aragaki (the girl from Koizora, the movie version). It’s going to be entitled Smile.

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Jun Matsumoto plays a half-Filipino whose father has died and mother has disappeared. Despite his misfortune and the issues he deals with, such as race, he lives his life positively with a constant smile.

Similarly, Gakky plays a young woman living cheerfully despite losing her ability to speak due to an accident. Her character is said to be modeled after a real actress in the theatrical troupe that Takuma runs.

“Smile” will air on Friday nights at 10:00pm, starting in April.

I hope this one would be nice 😀 ehehe can’t wait!

** credits to tokyograph and meoinkie2@asianfanatics

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