Confession: Frankly, I think Ohno looks better this year than last year (and it’s not even about the hair). He looked stressed and flabby throughout 2015. I think we can all agree that this 2016, he’s fit and focused. His speaking voice is also clearer. In spite of working nonstop for months now, I feel like he radiates a calmer, more positive aura lately. And just to add, I also love the fact that he’s making dishes like carpaccio and ajillo recently. He’s in a better place right now compared to last year.

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“It’s not about aiming for higher goals. It’s about anchoring existing roots firmly into the ground. That’s the consensus among all five of us.” - Ninomiya Kazunari (Translation by amnosxmatsujun@twitter)

Happy 17th Anniversary, Arashi! Thank you for all the happiness that you bring to our lives. Thank you for staying true to your values and principles, respecting each other’s personalities. Thank you for always reminding us about the importance and the beauty of gratitude, tolerance and friendship. Thank you for your precious smiles that fill our hearts with joy and hope. We love you forever and ever! ♥ 5x17

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“It’s because getting to where they are now wasn’t easy that Arashi learn to appreciate everything.” - MORE magazine

/Thank you for every doubt, for every low moment, for every exhausting job, for every adjustment, for every sacrifice, for everything you guys went through… Thank you for dreaming. Thank you for hanging on. Thank you for believing. Thank you for doing and giving more than your best. Thank you for being different. Thank you for being un-idol like. Thank you for being our 5-colored rainbow. Thank you for being our 5-living miracles. (can’t avoid to shed a tear here!)

I love you guys!!!! so soooo soooo much!!!
Happy happy happy 17th Anniversary!!!
Are you guys, HAPPY? :)