Arashi’s “Ai wo Sakebe” PV, new album “Japonism”, Dome Tour, Arashi Blast in Miyagi

The full music video for Arashi’s wedding song Ai Wo Sakebe is out! Part of the MV was shot in an actual wedding reception held in Tokyo. The PV also features footage from dance rehearsals of Arashi, the groom and the groom’s men before Arashi’s surprise appearance at the reception. The single will be released on September 2.

In addition, the group announced the release of their 14th album, Japonism on October 21. In their 16th year, Arashi expressed their new interpretation of the wonderfulness of Japan in their unique way through their new album “Japonism.” The album features songs that are different from previous songs, and is an album that showcases Arashi’s ambitious challenging spirit and continuous evolution.

The music and lyrics for the lead song (title TBA) was done by Hotei Tomoyasu, who is based in London, with “Japan seen from the outside” as the theme. ARASHI will express the “wonderfulness of Japan” through song on top of a tense Hotei sound, where the battle of (ARASHI)x(Hotei)x(Japanese instruments) sounds takes place.

Arashi will also hold the 2nd installment of Arashi BLAST that started in Hawaii last year with Arashi Blast in Miyagi, in response to the request of Miyagi’s governor, Murai Yoshihiro, to aid the reconstruction in the disaster area that was hugely affected during the Great East Japan Earthquake. The group will be having a 4 day concert in Hitomebore Stadium Miyagi (Miyagi Stadium), expected to mobilize 200,000 audience. The nearby Miyagi Sports Park will also be integrated with a special corner for local goods and gourmet in collaboration with the locals.

Earlier on, the group announced the schedules for their Dome Tour this year. Concert dates, album details, and their latest music video below.


*Ai Wo Sakebe not included

[First-run limited edition]

16 tracks total
includes singles: Sakura, Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari, Lead song: “Title TBD A,” 8 new songs, 5 solo songs

“Title TBD A” music video + making of

[Limited edition]

16 songs total + “ARASHI Japonism talk” + 1 bonus track included
includes singles: Sakura, Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari, Lead song: “Title TBD A,” 8 new songs, 5 solo songs + ARASHI Japonism talk + bonus track Nippon Yoitoko Makafushigi

[Regular edition]

16 songs total + 4 bonus tracks included
includes singles: Sakura, Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari, Lead song: “Title TBD A,” 8 new songs, 5 solo songs + 4 bonus tracks including Furusato


Saturday, September 19 – Hitomebore Stadium Miyagi (Miyagi)
Sunday, September 20 – Hitomebore Stadium Miyagi (Miyagi)
Tuesday, September 22 – Hitomebore Stadium Miyagi (Miyagi)
Wednesday, September 23 – Hitomebore Stadium Miyagi (Miyagi)


Friday, November 6 – Nagoya Dome (Aichi)
Saturday, November 7 – Nagoya Dome (Aichi)
Sunday, November 8 – Nagoya Dome (Aichi)
Friday, November 13 – Sapporo Dome (Hokkaido)
Saturday, November 14 – Sapporo Dome (Hokkaido)
Sunday, November 15 – Sapporo Dome (Hokkaido)
Thursday, November 26 – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
Friday, November 27 – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
Saturday, November 28 – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
Sunday, November 29 – Kyocera Dome Osaka (Osaka)
Thursday, December 17 – Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome (Fukuoka)
Friday, December 18 – Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome (Fukuoka)
Saturday, December 19 – Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome (Fukuoka)
Wednesday, December 23 – Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)
Thursday, December 24 – Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)
Saturday, December 26 – Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)
Sunday, December 27 – Tokyo Dome (Tokyo)

(via J-netNatalie1, Natalie2)