Happy 37th birthday Matsujun!

Today it is Matsujun's birthday!! Happy 37th birthday!!
It's amazing how another year has gone by so fast! Wishing you the happiest birthday and an amazing year ahead!
I hope you were able to spend an enjoyable day today (even while going to work with Aiba-chan <3). I hope Arashi buy you those pieces of furniture you were looking for >_<
I hope you were able to celebrate your birthday with the important people around you, and eat lots of birthday cake! ^_^
Thanks for reading our messages on SNS and mentioning it in your Enjoy post, I'm glad that our feelings reached him. <3

I want to say thank you to you for always thinking of and caring about Arashi and your fans more than anything else. Thank you for those sleepless nights you spend planning concerts so that everyone can enjoy and have a fun time. With all the thoughts and efforts you put in, it must have been devastating to see your plans disappear one by one. To you who are always so hard on yourself, you must have felt it more than anyone else.
Thank you for continuing to do your best even when you were down. Thank you for always thinking about the things that only you can do. Although it has not been possible to meet directly, I have felt more connected than ever. Your feelings were definitely conveyed.

From your warm messages to the frontliners, to Waku waku gakkou, Johnny's happy live with you, full concerts available online, storybook reading, and regular SNS updates... through this difficult time, I have been able to find an oacis in Arashi. They have become my strength to see everything through. I'm glad that I have Arashi around at a time like this.

Thank you for everything you do for us.
I will always be wishing for your happiness and good health. I will always support your dream, and wish for the day your dreams come true.
I believe that one day Arashi will stand in Kokuritsu again, and Arafes 2020 will draw its curtains finally.

Please keep smiling. :')

Happy birthday!~ <3

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Subbed: music station 2019_02_01

Hi everyone!
How are you doing?

Today I'm sharing the music station talk + performance from a year ago. It was their first performance after the hiatus announcement. I finally learnt how to add new fonts in and do karaoke effects - thank you to the people who helped!
I still remember how strongly they sang that day, and how was it possible for so much feeling to be conveyed through a TV screen :')
Also big thanks to the fans who cheered so loudly that day - if anything could make Arashi feel happy that day, that would be it!
Let's watch and reminisce together!

Link here

I'm planning to keep this link public so that new fans out there can have a listen to Arashi's music too. If you have any favourite performances that you would like subbed, let me know and I'll try to if I can!
Please don't sell/reupload/share of streaming sites/link to official accounts etc. I just want us to be able to have fun and share Arashi's love together.

To everyone who participated in WWG online 2020 today, it was so fun right??
I'm so happy that I've finally been able to attend a WWG!! When I heard that last year was the last time, I was so sad and I thought I'd never get a chance to go... I kept thinking I should have tried harder in 2017 when I had a better chance. I'm so happy that they decided to reopen WWG this year.
If you haven't seen it, you can still purchase tickets! :D
For fc members, sales will start again after 5pm JST, and you can watch Nino's lesson whenever and as many times as you like.
If not a fc member, you can still buy tickets from Johnny's net from 6th May, for the general screening on 8th May.

(There's even homework as well... arrgghh. Are you guys actually thinking of doing it? I want to but I'm too shy to record myself >_<)

P.s. Not too long ago I also subbed WWG 2011 (the first one), if you're interested, check it out too!
Keep safe everyone!

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    Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi

Concert report Arashi Anniversary Tour 5x20 ~ 2019.11.16

5x20 Sapporo Dome 2019.11.16 – Concert Report

Here is my concert report for last year's concert in Sapporo Dome 2019.11.16. I have (finally) finished it! I really wanted to finish it before the 5x20 DVD comes out. It's more for myself as a way of engraving this beautiful experience into my memory. I really wish I had photographic memory when it comes to things like this... I also translated the MC and speeches, so check it out if you're interested! :D

Before the concert
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The concert
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Second half

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After the concert
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Love, Mariposa xox
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Subbed: Arashi WWG 2011


For those who don't want to read you can skip this...
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Today I'm sharing the longest thing that I have ever subbed!! It took me forever!! (like 6 months or so). I started last year after I heard that Arashi was holding their last WWG :'( and I realised that I will never be able to go to a WWG. They happened to record their first ever WWG in 2011 which was included in their Beautiful World concert DVD.
I have been meaning to release this for a while, but the proof reading and timing and typesetting of something 2 hours long took forever so I couldn't make it on time for any member's birthdays. Anyway, I'm releasing it today on 3/11 which is a fitting time given that WWG was initially started as Arashi were not able to hold a concert after the 2011 Earthquake in Japan, so they decided to open WWG instead and raise money for the disaster areas. And every year after that, it's remained a charity event to raise money. Last year, Aiba-chan donated the money raised to the flood in Chiba, several years before that they donated to the Kumamoto Earthquake.
If you also didn't get a chance to se WWG like me, I hope you will enjoy this!! It was a very thoughtful gesture from Arashi, and goes to show that a kind thought really does go a long way.

I hope you enjoy it!!!! :D

P.s. apologies for the rambling, and also if some of the translations are wrong as I'm still learning.
Feel free to point out any mistakes and as always comments are very welcome!! :D

Hardsub mega
Hardsub MF
Softsub - syncs with raw at Arashigoodies (thanks!)
(I personally recommend the softsub as it is clearer than the hardsub)
After 2 weeks or so I will friend lock the hardsub link as I don't want to get in trouble with Johnny's .. >.<

On another note, the video does have a glitch in the middle of Aiba's lesson so if any one has another raw version they are willing to share I would be very thankful!
Also, if anyone knows where I can get better fonts for subbing please let me know! I really like those pretty fonts that some people use for karaoke effects, but I don't know where to get them.

Anyyyywayy ... enjoy! :D

Mariposa xox

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Happy 38th birthday Sho-chan!!

Happy 38th birthday Sho-chan!

Time really flies since I first knew you guys!! I can't believe you are now 38! :O
I wish you the happiest birthday, filled with many things that you love! I hope Arashi are celebrating with you today!

(.. although a bit sad that we didn't get the ShoxJun birthday selfie.. :P)
It looked like you had lots and lots of cakes to eat from all the staff!! ^_^

Thank you for all your hard work in the last year or so especially after that announcement. To me, Sho-kun was extremely cool during that time, and has been so strong, encouraging and caring throughout all of it. Not just to the fans, but I'm sure towards the rest of the members as well, you were someone they could really rely on.

From the press conference, to the open discussion on News Zero the following day, to the monthly Otonoha blogs, thank you for your detailed, honest and practical, yet hopeful messages. Thank you for persisting throughout the whole year to convey your message to us.

"To you who will definitely read this"

When I read the last Otonoha last year, this line got me. It made me realise that this whole year, you've really spent all that time, every month, conveying your thoughts and trying to help us understand Arashi's decision. For many people, me included, it's not been so easy. Thank you for believing in us. Although you're my second favourite in Arashi, I'm glad that I'm your fan.

I hope this year will be a wonderful one for you, and I wish you all the happiness and good fortune, and for your dreams to continue to come true. I will always be following you and Arashi wherever you go.

I hope that we can meet again this year, and continue to share the same dream. ^_^

翔くんお誕生日おめでとうございます! 最高の誕生日になりますように。 この一年間、翔くんの言葉がすごく励ましてくれました。本当にありがとうございます!これからもずっと応援して、ついていこうと思うので宜しくお願いします!

Mariposa xox


P.S. I've been working on something for about half a year now.. I meant to release it for Jun-kun's birthday, then Arashi's anniversary, Ohno's birthday, Aiba's birthday but it's taken me so long. It will be released soon I promise >_<! Hopefully when I have some time tomorrow or the next day ~ look forward to it!!

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Happy 5x20!! Subbed: PV 5x20

Happy 5x20!!!!!!

Happy 20th anniversary to Arashi!!!
I hope everyone had an great day celebrating Arashi's 20th anniversary!! It really has been 20 years :') What an amazing 20 years!
I'm so thankful I was able to cross paths with them in this whole wide world.
Thank you for the countless dreams you've shown us. I'm glad I met you and I'm glad to be an Arashi fan! <3

I know this song has been subbed before many times, but since I've already worked on it, I thought I'd release in anyway.
If you don't mind having many copies, please check it out!

Softsub (I think the softsub quality is better)

I also made a fanvid a while back, when I got a live audio of the 5x20 song. It contains clips from 5x20 from the news and also some pictures too from the first round of concerts.
It contains some of my memories of 5x20 last year too. Feel free to check it out!


By the way, if anyone can recommend where you can get pretty fonts for subtitles I would really appreciate that!! I wanted to make the video more pretty, but didn't have much fonts to choose from. I want a cute font that moves with the karaoke, and with sparkles around them >_< Please let me know and I'll try and touch the video up to make it better. Thanks!!
Hope you enjoy it!!!

Mariposa xox

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Happy 36th birthday Jun-kun! <3

Happy 36th birthday dear Jun-kun!!!
When I first met Jun-kun, it was through Hana Yori Dango. I thought the character was cute, and was surprised to find the actor's personality was pretty cute and similar to Domyouji too.
I then went to watch other Matsujun dramas, and was gradually pulled into Arashi.
At that time, Jun-kun was 32 years old. I vaguely remembered that Japonism concert was happening at the time. When the next year came 99.9 was aired.  I remember waiting for the double A side single of I seek/Daylight to be released.
When I think about how 4 years have gone by since I first became a fan, it went by like a flash. But when I think about how Jun-kun is now 36 years old, I feel like a long time has gone by...

Chibi Jun-kun with the most intense eyebrows a baby could have.
Cool and rebellious high-school aged Jun-kun
Jun-kun who couldn't hold his tears on 24 hour tv
Jun-kun who stays up all night to prepare for concerts
Jun-kun whose smile and eyes are the happiest during concerts.

I wish that you have an amazing and memorable birthday, and that this is the best concert for you! I hope you get lots of celebrations and surprises. I wonder what Arashi will buy for you this year (a house?? >_<).
I wish that you will always be happy and healthy, and that your dreams continue to come true. I wish that the scenery you want to see will continue into the future. I hope that at that time, you'll want to share it with us too.I wish that you will always continue to shine.
I believe in Arashi and Matsujun, and will always continue to support you.

For all your hard work and dedication, for showing us the strength of dreams, and your warmth and humility, 

Thank you and Happy Birthday!

Subbed: Ninomiya Toumei Ningen


To celebrate Nino's birthday I subbed this old clip of Nino dressed up as the invisible man, as he helps this little boy called Mune-kun. There's also Chibi Arashi there too! ^_^ It's super cute!
It's a bit late for Nino's birthday.. unfortunately I couldn't make it on time.
Oh well, better late than never! (I had planned to sub this for almost 2 years but never got around to finishing it).

Hope you enjoy it and once again Happy birthday Nino-chan!!~ Thank you for everything! <3
Link here

*p.s. all of them look so worn up from this >_<

 <3 Mariposa ~

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    Kitto daijoubu

Nino-chan happy 36th birthday!!!

Happy 36th birthday Nino-chan!!! <3 <3 <3
It's really hard to believe that Nino has now also turned 36!
I wish you a very happy birthday filled with all the things you love, lots of free time, hamburgers, games, sake, and of course Arashi ^_^.
As always, I wish you lots of happiness, joyful times and good health!
I hope Arashi all sent you happy birthday messages early in the morning today ~ :D

I think all of us now think back at how hard your birthday 2 years ago might have been. I remember at that time I was on an exchange program in Japan and was really sad I couldn't go to see you at waku waku gakkou. But you looked so happy at WWG, being carried around by all the members during that silly wife relay event.
I didn't notice at all how you might have been feeling at the time.
Through everything that has happened this year, Nino has been so cool, strong and a powerful speaker, supporting the rest of Arashi and looking out for all of us fans.
Nino who views Arashi as 4 people and him as their closest fan, Nino who normally mucks around and teases other members, but was the first to cry in the concert and music station this year, Nino who Arashi takes such a big place in his heart ... I can only imagine what a day that would have been.
Nino's words "No matter when, we will always be Arashi", right from the first day has become something dear that I am holding onto. From something that is just a small hope, but when repeated again and again on TV shows and at the concerts this year, it's become something I believe in now.

I know you said you won't ever forget that day 2 years ago, but I hope that from now on your birthday will continue to be filled with many more happy memories.
I hope that next year the concert falls on your birthday. ^_^
Thank you for everything, and take care. I love you!

Happy birthday!! ~ 36歳の誕生日おめでとうございます!これからもずっと応援します!大好きです!! <3


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    My Girl