A microcosm of the ideal world in these five guys:
Have you ever wondered how Arashi manages the balance among themselves? I wonder about it all the time. And for the following reasons:
- They are five very different personalities.
- They may be in a group but they are also one another’s biggest rivals in the industry as actors and endorsers (not to mention those endless surveys that love to pit them against each other).
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Another excellent post from yupkigirl. I absolutely want to highlight everything from this post. Isn’t it amazing that after 15 years together, they’re still going strong? A lot of groups have disbanded before they even reach that number. And the fact that they haven’t had a single fight since they were formed adds to that uniqueness that is solely Arashi.
… it’s not only this time that their selflessness for the sake of Arashi or the members is apparent. It happens every time they promote a member’s individual work either on their shows or in other shows, and on how they let the limelight shine on that member. They are also unabashed in their support and affection for one another. How many times have we heard members talking about another’s individual work?
They don’t begrudge one another of the success they enjoy individually and a huge factor is also how the fandom, despite differences in opinion sometimes, throws its support behind each member.
…the fact of the matter is, they do get to do their own thing, but without turning their backs on the group. Even when they’re doing individual projects, it reflects back on Arashi. While for others it may be a burden getting away from the shadow of their group, they treat it as an advantage and acknowledge the fact that they won’t be able to pursue individual interests if not for Arashi.
They also know what each others’ weaknesses and strengths are and work around them. Which other group has a choreographer, rapper, merchandise director, musical director and concert director as members? Not to say they don’t need other staff but they have so much skills and talent among their ranks that they are able to make use of with no one dominating.
Looking at them and how they obviously enjoy doing things together, it teaches us that no matter how other people may think differently from us, you can get along too if you give it a try. Though maybe it won’t work all the time. After all, as Arashi members said at different times, theirs is a different case. There is only one like them and had one member been different, it would obviously not be the Arashi that we know.
MY HEART IS BURSTING WITH SO MUCH LOVE FOR THEM.