Arashi aiming for fastest MV to reach 100 million views on YouTube?

Tabloids are reporting that Johnny & Associates group Arashi might be doing the first for a Johnny’s group, actually fully embracing the internet. Arashi has established themselves as not only one of the most popular and beloved Johnny’s acts of all time, but for J-pop in general also.  It’s been rumored that they use YouTube as the primary platform of choice.

Johnny’s famously does not allow their talents images to be used on almost every single website. For example, if their talent appears on a magazine cover then it will be blanked out on websites such as amazon and neowing (cdjapan).  Their reasoning is due to various copyright laws and restrictions.

As time goes on it seems Johnny’s is slowly starting to restrict the ban of images on the internet. In the past Johnny’s images would be blocked on official websites for drama series, but now their images are appearing as seen on the official webpage for A Life: A Love starring Takuya Kimura. Additionally, the website GYAO! teamed up with Kinki Kids to create a special website for their 20th anniversary, much to the shock of fans.

Arashi will allegedly create CMs that will be exclusive to YouTube helping to strengthen their weak online presence. It’s also hoped that they will receive some momentum from the upcoming Summer Olympic Games that will be held in Tokyo. These campaigns will all lead up to their goal of having the fastest MV to reach 100 million views on YouTube, which would apply to Guinness World Records also. The record is currently held by Taylor Swift’s MV for Look What You Made Me Do, released in August 2017. Achieving over 43 million views in one day, it shattered records previously set by Psy and Adele.

Apparently the net activity of former SMAP members Shingo Katori, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, & Goro Inagaki caused much attention in the Johnny’s office especially due to all the publicity and success it has currently brought to the three stars. Next year it’s very possible that Johnny’s presence on the internet will begin to further accelerate.

(via tocana)

  • Comments

    • They need to be internationally famous to do that, and they’re not really.

      • Lol

        Lol its for olympic cm not for their mv..
        Public will curious maybe

        • It says MV in the title…

          • Hanabee

            It says PV at the source. I know it’s equivalent to MV but jpop have used MV instead of PV for years now so in this case it could literally mean Promotional Video. If it’s true it’ll be like the Shiina Ringo produced PV for 2020 handover.

            • I still don’t think it will happen regardless.

              • Hanabee

                Still, it’s a possibility.

      • Pipe’sIDIC

        Sure, Ronald. ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

        • Kuku

          Arashi and their gossip for clickbait xD

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            I know, right? Arama and many others should totally be happy that Arashi/JE are bringing them up as well. They’re helping the economy.

        • So you think that what is popular on a site devoted to Japanese pop culture will garner enough views to beat someone like Taylor Swift, who has an actual worldwide audience? LOL, ok.

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            I know, right?

            Let’s be thankful and celebrate Japan/JE/Arashi etc for pulling Arama up as well. Actually let’s be like help each other to have JE artists have official youtube accounts. You know, like I’ll scratch yer back, you’ll scratch mine too. ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)
            ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • Persayal

            Yeah. They could. Look at BTS. They did. Easily.

            • Battleships Gone Wild

              BTS has solid and established fanbase around the world. Something that JPop can only dream of.

        • Battleships Gone Wild

          News that popped up on only one site which only covers J-Entertainment is considered popular? Lmao

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°) sooo much!

            It’s a wonder Arama hasn’t put up any new rumors/news concerning Arashi/JE. Yep, December 2017 rumors. Lolsss

            Kinda glad about it though. Arama finally taking a stand! that they don’t care about Arashi/JE and just have them for clickbait purposes only. Lolssss ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

      • neko

        they have a lot of fans in latin america

    • DT

      100% guarantee they’re gonna region lock it

      • Exactly! It sounds hard, and so it will be.

      • Keny

        but why would they region lock it if they aim to break a record?? doesnt make any sense it would just be self sabotage. IF this rumor is even true.

      • Pipe’sIDIC

        More like youtube-lock.

    • monica_monami

      wow arashi youtube rumor! it was for Olympic 2020 purpose right? i need to recheck the article i saw earlier. but still my gawd that is such a high number to aim. i wonder if it is legit or u know how tabloid love to make up stories. Hey! where is my asia tour that you said tabloid! :( I was kinda looking fwd to that….

    • 116FanxyZihoes

      Arashi and YouTube in the same article!? What is this 3017?

    • kkookkkiee

      Oh yassssss please

    • yazu

      Sigh, I can’t believe they just starting this now. It takes so much to reach 100M views. You have to have a big fandom and many interest from general public. Even some popular kpop groups who had always used Youtube as their promotion platform can’t accomplish that easily.
      Well, not that i’m complaining. It’s a good step to (finally) open themselves for internationally. Looking forward to it.

      • fvtcdwd

        i mean arashi are popular with the general public..

        • I doubt the public cares that much. A lot of Arashi’s public fame comes from their TV shows as opposed to their music, so a music video getting that many views seems odd.

          • Kuku

            Lol some saying their tv shows have so so rating tho…
            Their music is still popular

            • It’s not the public buying it though.

    • angel223_

      Finally! Bring it on!

    • Karin~

      maybe they should do something for their international fans, in stead of blocking them from everything and anything except buying their goods and releases (like blocking them from concerts)

      • Lol

        I dont think they are blocking intl fans
        Concerts are exclusive for fanclub tho..intl fans can join if they have japan’s address or use 3rd party if they dont have

        with not all fanclub members can attend their concert i doubt it they will care for fans outside the fanclub
        And arashi are geared more to domestic markets
        They dont see the profit from intl market from now

        For cds or dvd we can still buy it easily tho

      • Japan still remains as the closed country and not just J&A… :(

    • rshina

      welcome to the world of internet, Johnnys~
      just in case you want to know, you’re kinda late. but well, better than never right?

    • SWY

      I mean they can try but it won’t happen.

      They need to be world famous to get that many views, and they aren’t. I really doubt they even have a shot at nearing Tswift’s record

      • yes. KAT-TUN or Yamashita Tomohisa in the mid-2000s, who could have done so, but not Arash…..

        • Lol

          Arashi are more well known in public than kattun or Pi in the mid 2000 tho xD

          • angel223_

            Not really, Arashi got popularity in 2008 coz of HanaDan

            • light

              I think op meant that Arashi’s current popularity is higher than the one Kattun or Yamapi had before.

              • angel223_

                Of course, current Arashi are popular than KAT-TUN but YamaPi still popular..
                I have a slight doubt to Kame but he is idol career decently constant than rest of JE talents.

                • angel223_

                  Yamapi despites his solo gets high ratings Drama and blockbuster same like individual Arashi members, so does Kame…

                  Arashi is strong as a group, but individual.. They get same function like Pi and Kame.

                  Maybe I am wrong but thats how I see it.

                  • Hanabee

                    If ratings are true indication of personal popularity, TOKIO members (& Tegoshi) are much more popular because their variety ratings every week are constantly higher then Arashi/ Pi/ Kame drama average ratings. Pi is well liked but I don’t see Kame at the same level as Arashi’s popularity at all. I can’t remember his drama ratings being that significant either..

                    You’re wrong about individual Arashi member popularity/function compared to Pi & especially Kame. They’re not on the same level. What rankings might’ve lead you to think that way? Is this solely being biased or were you based on facts? There are lots of indication and rankings that have put Arashi members on top of Pi & Kame.

                    • angel223_

                      Ok thanks for the info… But I will disagree in one thing. Kame is not a gorioshi. Lol.
                      Yes… Proudly bias.

                      • Hanabee

                        You’re welcome. Number of CMs are great indication of a talent’s demand by the industry and public influence. That’s just one factor to determine their popularity. Kame getting 2 dramas, a couple of singles (?), and a freaking tour within a year’s span does look like he’s getting the gorioshi treatment. I think there’s also a movie in works too. I hope his latest drama is good though because I didn’t like Destiny at all.

                      • Risa

                        I’m not sure I agree about CMs being an indication of a talent’s demand by the industry. Wasn’t Goriki gorioshi a few years ago and she had quite a few CM deals… yet nobody could stand her?

                      • Hanabee

                        It’s just one factor, not the sole indication. Nevertheless it’s a valid indicator of industry demand and general influence. Goriki wasn’t on that cm ranking for long. Another aspect is popularity aren’t just positive association. Someone who’s well known by general public might not be generally well liked

                      • Hanabee

                        Also in regards of cm demands, people should look at the “competition” amongst talents within their respective agency.

                    • Risa

                      Hanabee is right. ItteQ and Dash have higher ratings than Arashi’s varieties too 😕

                  • Kuku

                    The youtube mv is for the arashi as group not individual..as you said they are popular so the target views can be achieved
                    And for the individual members i think they are still more popular than Pi..
                    They have more cm too

                    • angel223_

                      Yeah.. Its true tho, before Kame still rank in Cms but last year he lost 2 but still gain only 1,, early 2017…

                • Hanabee

                  Yamapi is loved but he’s not as popular as Arashi members to the general public. His drama ratings higher than Arashi members aren’t good indication of his personal popularity. The dude gets good ratings but he has the luck to get well written dramas.

                  Kame definitely is not more popular than Arashi members lol. Getting gorioshi without much results backing him up is not a good indication he’s popular though. Is he even ranked in the cm department?

                  • AoZora

                    I agree with you that Kame is not that as popular as ARASHI members individually. But,he is definitely not goroshi. This year he had two movies,1 drama and 1 single released and 1 solo tour. For a member whose band is on temporary hiatus,this much amount of work cannot be considered excess. Last year he had no musical activity nor any group activities. He had only Going!,That time was put into filming those two movies. Both the movies were shot last year but released this year at the beginning.. The only work he did this year was hosting NTV 24HR Charity program along with sho and koyama, release of Senaka Goshi no Chance with Yamapi along with Boku Un drama and a solo tour. This much work is not excess at all.The time which was supposed to go to group activities went to these events. He is very much in demand as a sportscaster and I was not surprised when he was a host for NTV’s 24HR. I think he had earned that position. The solo tour was long due since Ueda and Maru had already had solo outings long time back. Next year he doesn’t have any movies lined up and only one drama for 2018 has been announced. Kame has consistently done 1 drama per year which is normal for any johnny’s talent.This is the case when his group is in hiatus. Once the group comes back,the CMs will increase.

                    Individual popularity also depends a lot on their group’s stability and group activities ….K8,Arashi have had stable group and they have consistently managed to keep their fans interesting in them through their regular music releases,TV shows and performances. Whereas If you look at KATTUN,they had members leaving one after the other. Under such a situation,the popularity will take a beating and it cant reach the level of other groups. I don’t want to discredit ARASHi or any other group,their fame is very well deserved,but cant accept a word “goroshi” for Kame.He is certainly not over-pushed.

                    • angel223_

                      +222333
                      You just explained what I can’t put into words.. <3

                    • +100500
                      There Is the largest Yamapi and Kame fan communities outside of Japan. They are often ignored… (

                    • Hanabee

                      Having 1 drama (not including sp) every year, back to back is not a normal / average amount for a Johnny’s act. Kame seems to have the same amount or more push as Kimutaku has at this department, the same preferential treatment I see Yamada is having.

                      Sorry, I have nothing against Kame (or Kattun) and actually like him but I’m just saying what people have been noticing about them (+ Yamada but that’s ot)

                      • AoZora

                        Kame,Yamada and Kimutaku are popular figures in their respective fandondom. I won’t be surprised if they get consistent work. I have recently came to understand why is Yamada is so popular among JUMP. He can sing,dance and act well(compared to Yuto who is terrible at singing,Inoo Kei who is weak in dance and acting etc..),plus I feel he is an intelligent man. I am sorry if you feel they are overpushed,but if you look at their fandom,they are very much in demand….

                      • Hanabee

                        Sorry, but Kame & Yamada aren’t at the same level as Kimutaku when it comes to public recognition. It makes sense if Kimutaku getting back to back dramas every year because he has the reputation and ratings pull. But for Yamada & Kame’s case, it’s seems the jimusho are overpushing them that would in turn backfire. Dramas are the medium that bring the most exposure to them and with their ever present faces on tv, it will just burn their reputation off. Fyi, I love Yamada too and think he’s awesome but gorioshi is never a good thing especially if they focused on just one member of an unstable group. Btw, Yamada is actually quite tennen (lovable idiot) in Jump’s varieties.

                        I heard Inoo had really good acting in the drama starring Fujiwara Tatsuya. His hair and variety image is really annoying though. Yuto is ok imo.

                      • AoZora

                        imao,I never mentioned that all three enjoy the same popularity. They are most popular members among their respective groups…. Their fans don’t mind them appearing in a drama every year. Who am I to tell them how many dramas they should appear…. Being a hyphen and a new JUMP fan,I don’t mind their drama appearances….

                        Inoo’s acting was pathetic in Peach Girl…

                  • You’re fixated on ratings generated within Japan. But I meant the high international rating of Kame and Yamapi. They’re known and loved even in Russia. Arashi didn’t even dream of such popularity:) We’re talking about the number of views on YT, right?

                    • Hanabee

                      1. Because ratings/rankings in Japan are reflective of facts. I’m not making these things up.
                      2. Majority of those who will watch the rumored official YouTube channels are coming from Japan. YT vids aren’t just for international fans.

                      Why are you so sure Kame (Pi has a larger intl following tho) is more popular than Arashi internationally?
                      You’re Russian right? One of popular Russian own online platform is livejournal. Please check out the list top communities there. 5 (i think) out of the top 10 all time communities are Arashi related and still active on the daily top 10.

                      • Livejournal is almost dead platform in Russia. There is VKontakt (vkontakte.ru/vk.com) which has become a global information resource, now receives on average close 97 000 000 accesses daily.I belong to a five communities. In all, there are about 25,000 fans. It’s just in those communities.

            • Lol

              ‘Are’ as in now..not pre 2008

    • It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for Katigawa will change their Privacy Policy.

    • monica_monami

      wait, is it MV or CM? If it’s like visit japan CM for olympic 2020, it is most likely. I still can’t see the MV thing happen though. but then surprise me when it actually happen. I think i will wait for it to actually happen to believe it.

    • Rae Chan

      Yeah finally (っ´▽`)っ
      JE must do that soon…
      They need global recognize.
      For begining make ARASHI subscription account pls.
      (♡˙︶˙♡)

      • Lol

        Why Johnny need global recognize tho? Japan market is big..
        I dont want see my idols get exhausted lol

    • Saskia van Dijk

      A lot of people seem really sceptical about this but do remember that Arashi’s albums are always ranked VERY high in the worldwide selling records despite being only active in Japan. I am definetly looking forward to this!!

      • There is no correlation there.

        • Saskia van Dijk

          What I mean to say is that if they manage to get so high on those rankings they might not do that bad on youtube either.

          • I know what you were saying. But just because you sell a lot of albums in Japan, it doesn’t mean that you’re going to get enough YouTube views to set this record they’re going for.

        • Kuku

          Dont underestimate the power of fandom too..they have big fandom

          • Risa

            Truth, and they are not above F5ing the video to prove it too 😂😂

            • Hanabee

              Is that still a thing? I heard youtube has fixed that loophole..but there are other ways besides f5

            • Keny

              F5ing isnt doing anything to youtube views. There’s that restriction that every view from the same IP address only counts as one.

              • julia

                Not sure about F5ing but I know that I have my own YT videos that I’ve set on private (for various reasons) and I know I can get more than 1 view by watching it myself a few times. At least this was true from earlier this year.

          • I think y’all are really overestimating the power of fandom.

            • Saskia van Dijk

              I think you are ruining everyones excitement about this and should try to be a bit more optimistic. Being part of the fandom, we know how strong we can be and we are excited for this. Even if they don’t make the record, we are happy that they are gonna try

              • I’m a realist. I’m don’t go off into la la land.

                • Saskia van Dijk

                  If you are really a realist you should realise that you can’t predict what’s gonna happen since Johnny’s never released a video on youtube before. And neither can I or anyone else. Fans are just excited to see something like this happen. Ofcourse we are optimistic about this. We trust our favorite group and our fandom. So please just stop killing people their excitement just because you are convinced you are right. No one knows what’s gonna happen but we should be happy about this unexpected development. Please just stop throwing unnesecary negativity around and let fans do their positive fan things. Thank you.

                  • Being a realist means that I can look at who is breaking these records and the kind of attention they have. Arashi’s Japanese attention doesn’t match someone like Taylor’s worldwide attention.

                    • Saskia van Dijk

                      Their Japanese attention might not match but there are a lot of international fans out there too, so the outcome might be surprising. Let’s see it as a way of measuring the size of the international fandom. Something we haven’t been able to do before. So we’ll see, I look forward to it.

      • Battleships Gone Wild

        Lmao stop lying

    • SsunShine

      It’s going to take years for Arashi to be able to get that record, I mean the fastest one to reach 100M now is Psy with 2.8 fcking DAYS! That’s mad! Holding on to Japan fandom alone is difficult, I mean K-Pop with worldwide exposure can’t even do that. Arashi could use the Olympic hype to gain views but I doubt they could do some records on that.

      But rather than breaking records, Arashi being in Youtube is already a massive start for an internet exposure, especially for a goddamn Johnny’s artists. As a big fan of them, I’m already content with that. What a pretty baby steps Johnny grandpa is making 💙❤️💚💛💜

      • Elodie Genia

        Psy had international fandom before gangnam really ? Views on Youtube is more about viral than fandom. Like I said, opening fanclub membership to foreign country would be better in first time. I want to see their blogs seriously T-T

        • Lol

          Blog you mean jweb?? You can subscribe it with using credit cards or paypal

          • Elodie Genia

            thx for the info

        • Kuku

          Opening fanclub for intl fan not in japan is not profitable enough now for them
          We are only small fry than japanese fans..
          But you can join the fanclub with 3rd party
          For their blog or jweb just subcribe it using credit card or paypal lol

          • julia

            Even that’s hard. finding japanese fans who speak English and connecting to them to join as a 3rd party. Not impossible but hard. Gotta learn more japanese :)

        • julia

          So true. Even that Ylvis – The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) was a hit because it was a viral video. No one outside of Europe probably know who they were…

          Now how likely will Arashi make a viral video? …… I guess fans will just have to watch the video multiple time. I’ll gladly help. LOL :)

      • Mayura

        Until today, I still don’t understand why Gangnam Style was so popular. When people first linked the video to me, I watched it for 2 minutes then switched to watch cat videos instead. LOL!

    • OhNana

      Them beating Taylor’s record is impossible. But yey to them for trying. :P

    • Kiang Sheryl

      LOL please, it will be only available on youtube japan

    • Rain

      Aside from the aim to reach 100M views which is so hard to achieve, it would be great if johnnys really start using net & please no region restriction for youtube.
      I need all johnny groups to have their official youtube so it will be easier to find and watch their PV (in full version of course) without the need to (maybe) join every groups LJ community.

      • Elodie Genia

        go “bilibili” lol

        • Rain

          Thank you for the info. It’s really a good web.

      • Pipe’sIDIC

        If its with Olympics, it won’t be regionally restricted but more like ‘youtube only’ content so I think it will only be available on youtube.

      • マイケル・タンザー

        So exactly!!!!

        • Pipe’sIDIC

          Youtube-lock also has its disadvantages because you can’t share the video through other platforms like FB, Twitter, etc.

      • King Hide

        actually they are already using the net there’s web like https://www.j-storm.co.jp/ where they release short PVs there

    • Elodie Genia

      It will be better if they open fanclub membership for foreign, I would be able to see their blogs and videos. It would be more useful.

      • monica_monami

        true! i like this idea better

      • Kunyit

        It wont happen now..we are only small fry than the domestic fans lol
        Its all business in the end

      • Toshirin

        If you have a Japanese friend who can sponsor you, they actually allow people living outside Japan to sign up for their fanclubs. There is an explanation here, if you are interested: https://rinarin-0.livejournal.com/3922.html

      • bia 川 ΦeΦ)|

        actually, jweb is open for international fans, so you can read their blogs and stuff for 800yen/month

    • james

      I don’t think so they have the popularity of gaining 100m in a short period of time.

    • challenge

      people here are assuming Arashi is the main attractor. but what if they wasn’t? I am a lil intrigued on what their tactics would be to have a viral video.

    • wonder888

      Please let this happen, Johnny’s videos on YouTube still sounds like a wild dream. I want a NEWS official channel and content.

      • マイケル・タンザー

        OH HELL YES!!!!

    • eplizo

      Literally impossible, especially if it’s region locked, but it would be fun to see Johnny’s some Johnny’s have youtube channels if anything.

    • light

      I doubt it’ll work out but i’m curious about the content of the video….if the rumor is true.

    • Pipe’sIDIC

      Please let this be a reality. Johnny-san, Julie-san, Higashiyama-san, song writers and composers, all the top /mid/low managements please put all your artists on youtube.

      If you have to tie Arashi with the Olympics/Paralympics, DO IT! Heck, even if the PV is Arashi playing volleyball like V no Arashi, that will be fine with meeeee!

    • AkaneHaga

      somehow i want them keep hidden as it

    • Keny

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c509aeb6dbfea5a46409534e179c49962eca4987f196d93f377b124c9d4571ce.gif

      but it sounds too good to be true
      i will not be too hopeful for it to actually happen cause then i just set myself up for disappointment
      but if it’s gonna happen.. about damn time.

    • Reileen

      If Okada’s Line Live can get 43 million hearts in a matter of hours, something Arashi related will blow up even more.
      But Arashi on Youtube?? I’ll believe it when I see it.
      But if Johnnys wants to make it a big deal opening up to Youtube etc, then doing so with Arashi will be the best step. Esp if it’s something like an exclusive hyped up online PV or similar content.

      • Reileen

        also if the rumor is about their first PV in 2018 on Youtube, then wouldn’t that be Matusujun’s upcoming 99.9 drama theme song?

        • julia

          oh i hope so! that’s coming up soon :)

      • Kuku

        This!!!!
        Fandom will blow up

      • Hanabee

        Is the 43 million hearts same as 43mill views? Is it the same as Twitter’s likes? Sorry, I’m not familiar with how Line Live work. This just makes me hopeful for ara-tube being a reality.

        How was Okada’s 2nd linelive views?

        • 773

          line hearts is just tapping on the screen, like in periscope
          he was really concerned about people`s fingers lol

          • julia

            Then 1 person can tap more than 1 heart then correct?

            • 773

              yes

          • Hanabee

            Thanks. Ngl i would spend my time tapping my fingers on the screen for Okada just to make him stay online. He was really cute.

          • King Hide

            also you can buy hearts, so one person can give 300 hearts in one tap

        • Pipe’sIDIC

          The links are in here: http://aramajapan.com/news/social-media/catch-v6s-okada-junichi-line-live/83312/

          2nd one was a hit too as there’s gonna be a 3rd Line Live for Okada. The Power of JE idol and technology.

          https://i.johnnys-web.com/page?id=2&artist=9

          • Hanabee

            The 43million hearts were just screen tapping lol. Irrelevant.

            number of views is more than 500,000
            Only 500k for a couple of hr? But this is Okada so if it’s Arashi, they might’ve triple the amount. That’s about it. The trajectory would decrease every hour after that.

            If the rumor is true, i think it’s stupid to think they can break t-swift record or getting 100mill. Arashi are popular but they aren’t that popular.

            • Pipe’sIDIC

              That’s ok. Okada actually thought he could only get 3 million hearts but it exceeded to 40++ million.

              That’s a good indication and motivation for JE to see the positives with social media.

              I’m all for an official youtube account because damn it all, most of JE artists songs are my jam!

              • Hanabee

                He’s worth all the tapping and fingers sore lol.

                I want them to have official sns accounts too but can’t stand this extra optimism on their possibility to break records. It’s bad press and they might cancel it off because they know they can’t deliver what the rumors overhyped.

                • Pipe’sIDIC

                  Yeah, I visited the Olympics youtube channel and even Kim Yuna’s Sochi performances didn’t reach 100 million?! like WTF? which got me scratching my head if being tied up to the Olympics would be worth it.

                  But then, the Olympics channel is youtube only content. Maybe that’s one reason why the videos haven’t 100 mil.

                • Lol

                  They already have jweb account so sns account is not really needed tbh

                  • Hanabee

                    Sorry, I meant YouTube account. It’ll be nice if they can get into iTunes and other digital selling platforms since oricon are starting to count digital.

              • Reileen

                I honestly don’t like the idea of JE getting too worked up on Youtube views etc, it’s gonna turn Kpop mode. Johnnys fandom is pretty chill as they don’t have to stay woke to compete/jack up views/bulk buy/vote for awards or rankings.

                Getting something on YT will be awesome, but if this rumor gives too much pressure on them they might cancel the whole thing >_>

                • Pipe’sIDIC

                  I don’t think they are. After all, this is only a rumor.

                  But they might, JE might look into the benefits of social media. That Okada Line Live was a start.

                • light

                  Some time ago i was watching a random kpop video, and instead of commenting the content, all the comments were stuff like “keep on streaming, we have to reach x number” “i’m streaming from 266478 devices” “i’m making my sister mom dad grandma watch from theirs”.
                  It sounds exhausting.

                  • Battleships Gone Wild

                    It’s called devotion. Look how far the group have gone because of those views and exposure.

            • Kuku

              It’s still a rumor made by the tabloid xD

              • Hanabee

                True but it still fanned quite a bit of anticipation whether the source is true or not. We shouldn’t put too much value on view counts like kpop do.

    • Kunyit

      Lol..why y’all downpower the fandom power if okada’s line live can generate 43 million viewers why arashi cant break 100 million views on youtube

      • There weren’t 43 million viewers. Check your facts!

        The streaming service actually had campaign gifts prepared upon achievement of a set number of “hearts” (1 mil, 2 mil, and 3 mil) but Okada’s LINE LIVE far exceeded the mark with 49 million hearts, number of views is more than 500,000 and number of comments at more than 411,000 (and counting!).

        http://aramajapan.com/news/social-media/catch-v6s-okada-junichi-line-live/83312/

      • trufax

        It’s just not happpening.

        43 million hearts arent 43 million views. To put it in perspective, one of the latest streams of BTS on vlive got 133 million herats and they stream every other day lol

    • Taima-kun

      do surprise me
      until then, i’ll just be meh about this rumor lol

    • Roronoa

      Feels like they finally go outside their cave, and see youtube as something new and will be amazed and asking everyone, what is this button for? What is cc? What is the 480px for? Hee? 1080px what? So you can get money from youtube? Is this life?

      Jk. But seriously, everytime i watch arashi / JA idol perform or style, i feel like they have their own timeline / time space different from anybody in this world. I do love their old song tho’.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f33e8752319c8a9e30d0ee940a2dad224ccb99902be2a9c5740ab2e769926f73.gif

    • I love this, just the whole thing. The fact that the 3 former SMAP members might have caused a ruckus is just hilarious.

    • Nels Nellis

      they could have aim for 50 M and would have been great already lol just enough to beat taylor record

    • yamakita

      Johnny’s jimusho is finally realizing that it should come out of stone age? Maybe it will finally update its artists’ wardrobe to something more fashionable and contemporary.

    • S

      I wonder if they’re trying to pressure Atarashii Chizu by allowing their groups to be on Youtube or other SNS platforms… Sounds cruel to me, they should’ve allowed their idols to use social media BEFORE Atarashii Chizu was formed…

    • SlyMoonFox

      Won’t believe it until I see it with my blind eyes.

    • Lany *~

      I doubt it. I doubt this is true and if it is I doubt they’ll reach 100Million in one day. Arashi is not mainstream internationally.

    • me

      what? J&A finally realize there’s thing called YT?! O__O

      • not you

        They knew about YT for some time already. They’re good at taking down the videos.

    • Bobson Dugnutt

      I will believe it when I see it. I can kinda believe a CM on Youtube though.

      I do love the idea that the three former SMAP members are having J&A flip out and reconsider their outdated business strategy.

      • Reileen

        Johnnys CMs on Youtube is not something new. Arashi’s Japan Airlines CMs are up on JAL official Youtube accounts, among others. I’d rather have a PV on Youtube bec just a CM can get meh

    • hell no, number one problem, i don`t want them anywhere near the olympics..

    • ren

      LMAO if theyre gonna put a mv on youtube they better spend more money on it because, and i say this as a dedicated fan of some years, most of their mvs are darn dull. their first video might garner a lot of views immediately, since even jp non-fans would be like ‘oh? johnnys are finally embracing the 21st century i gotta check that out’,, but i dont think it would break 100 mil the fastest at all…

      • Reileen

        Honestly, Arashi’s PVs are easily the most boring at times lmao. but sometimes, if they are feeling it, they deliver. If they gonna put up something, better make it buzzworthy. don’t give me the standing-around, sitting around, looking cool PV

        • julia

          Same here. Most are kinda standard looking videos. Troublemaker was more interesting though.

        • ren

          i agree, they have some good ones (while working on the regular low-budget johnnys allots on mvs lmao) like happiness, troublemaker and mada ue wo is one of my favourites of the ‘standing-around, sitting around, looking cool’ + dancing mvs simply because it had nice styling + aesthetic. but recently i dont even bother watching them because its just the same boring thing again and again, and i just rly dont care even tho i love arashi a lot.

          • Reileen

            they need new staff doing their PVs lmao, like why so boring they are the best selling JE group but the other groups can do more interesting/ creative PVs than them. Maybe like borrow the staff of K8 or HSJ or heck, even NEWS.

            Tho Arashi tend to bother more with album title song PVs.

    • makanayammati

      Kanjani have their first MV on youtube but only had 100K views

      https://youtu.be/B35BvZy2U0s

      • Pipe’sIDIC

        Shhhhhh, JE might take this down.

        • makanayammati

          It’s official from Maru’s movie and kanjanis song for the soundtrack (ottoseyo or something i forgot) I think ARAMA post the article back then. Actually its a movie trailer but theres several part that shows kanjani’s PV for their song.

          • Pipe’sIDIC

            Its why I said shhhh.

            Arama contributor didn’t even mention it.

    • lightwavesurfer48

      If Japan just stop taking down videos, I think it’s plausible k

    • WD79

      If this is true…

      They probably saw what happened with Okada Junichi’s LINE Live as well (43 million hearts during the Live) and are now thinking, well they can do this.

      There’s also a Netflix original drama starring all members of Johnny’s WEST that made the Trending on Netflix and Popular on Netflix list.

      • Hanabee

        I was wondering how jwest are doing on Netflix. Glad to know it trended.

    • Asha

      I don’t care if they make a record or not. Arashi having an official youtube channel is a step that I was not expecting they will do. So if this happens good. Now selling their stuff digitally for international fans…haha one can only dream.

    • ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

      I used to love Arashi but never really enjoyed their music or MVs (with some exceptions)… just so boring and blah…

      And thinking they are so great they can just join up and have their first mv on the platform outdo a popular American artist? okay.

    • WD79

      In a related development, we can now see Johnny’s CD covers at some online stores; Amazon, HMV

    • Afiqah Hasbullah

      I have my own opinion. And..

      I think V6 deserves to have their MV in YT. Their music video are awesome.😍

      Besides Okada LineLive, V6 has sing the soundtrack for Inuyasha (Change the world) plus Nagano Hiroshi being the Ultraman Tiga is enough to pull the international views. 😊

      As I said, this is only my opinion.

    • AoiMe

      Yay if they actually open a YT account, but please make one for each group
      But for the 100 M goal, I call bullshit, I know they have a boner for breaking Guinness record, but I don’t think they’re that out of touch with reality

    • trufax

      First start uploading your music videos on youtube, then we’ll talk. The fastest 100M views is not happening with their first ever pv upload and i cant believe fans are entertaining the idea and thinking tis realistic

    • Persayal

      Oh my god IS THIS FOR REAL?????? IS JOHNNYS FINALLY MOVING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY?
      like srsly I never thought this day would come, I’m beyond ecstatic!

    • Battleships Gone Wild

      Not gonna happen. If asian, kpop will always take the title first.