Arashi to perform first backturns in 14 years

23 Oct

Arashi are set to appear in Music Station later today to promote songs from their latest album “Japonism”. They will be performing “Kokoro no Sora” and a cover of Shounentai’s “Nihon Yoitoko Makafushigi”. The Shounentai song in particular will see all Arashi members challenging backturns for the first time in 14 years.

Amongst the Arashi members, Ohno, Aiba and Nino are known to have succeeded in backturns in other programs, but Sakurai Sho and Matsumoto Jun have openly declared that they are unable to do it.

Fans are now worried about how this will turn out.

“I’m excited about the backturns since its been a long time”
“Definitely going to watch it~”
“I’m more worried rather than happy”
“This sounds dangerous”
“Please don’t force it!”

Nino himself has said in a 2009 interview that he suffers from back pain problems, and fans are hoping he’d not pressure himself into performing it.


Meanwhile the MV for their new song “Kokoro no Sora” from Japonism album.

The last time i saw them doing backturns was …Ohno in a UTABAN episode? Even then he was already complaining he’s too old for it. I hope they use the Juniors for this even though it’d be epic if they can still do it.

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