How long have you been in the Arashi fandom?

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How long you've been in the Arashi fandom?

0 to 5 years
4
22%
6 to 10 years
9
50%
11 to 15 years
5
28%
16 to 20 years
0
No votes
Can't remember
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 18
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How long have you been in the Arashi fandom?

Post by Luzi » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:00 am

Hi there

Being new here (but since 15 years in the Arashi fandom) I'd like to see how "old" the Arashian's here are generally ^^ many might have heard of them before actually call themselves Arashi-fans so I'd say for the sake of the poll count from when you actively became an Arashian ^^
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Post by yruvian » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:55 am

I'm pretty new in the fandom, only joined in the first half of last year. My biggest regret is never coming across them before. Aside from the rare anime we don't come in contact with the Japanese culture a lot over here. The question people here ask most when they find out I'm a fan is "Where did you find those?!"
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Post by iheartaiba » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:31 pm

I voted 11 to 15 years. There was a period of time when I took a break from all the communities (but I still listened to Arashi and watched some stuff - but I was more into k-ent during that time), but I became a fan in 2004, I think. To be honest, I'm not even sure :D Definitely before 2005.
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Post by pknumba1 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:12 am

I've been a fan for about 3 1/2 years now. I'm so happy I can say that now! XD I became a fan in 2015, sometime between April and June. I don't know the exact date.
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Re: How long have you been in the Arashi fandom?

Post by Dyani » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:24 pm

I came across Arashi in 2007, but it took me about 6 months of getting to know them as a group and becoming part of the fandom (in the early 2008). In terms of me being a fan, not much has changed during those 11+ years, except I no longer feel the need to store every single video and photo of theirs (this was bound to happen once I started running out of space and time to watch everything)
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Post by Yuuki73 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:08 pm

I reached 6 years on December 2018!!! Most of the time a feel so ignorant!!! There are sooooo many stuff to see and to know about the boys!!!
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Post by Nightshadow » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:02 pm

I became a fan a bit after the 5x10, so somewhere between 9 and 10 years, I think. Maybe closer to 9, I can't remember exactly when I started as a real fan, but I started enjoying the music since about 2 weeks after I listened to it for the first time. ^^
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Post by yupina » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:01 am

I've been a fan for about 6 years now, got into them around mid 2012.
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Post by Stulti » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:48 pm

going into my tenth years. wow that has been long. started to follow them in 2009 during summer break (just loved Hanadan and then the AAA 2008, still the best concert) and haven't stopped since, though I'm not so deep into the fandom anymore. I sometimes even miss the single releases, though I never buy singles besides some selected favourites.
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Post by castorpollux10 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:05 pm

10 years, time goes by so fast and I was only in my 20s when I became a fan
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Post by mikachan » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:07 pm

I'm close to my tenth anniversary. But it feels shorter and longer at the same time (if you know what I mean).
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Post by xbabymoonlightx » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:11 pm

I become a fan on december '11..
I already knew about them through my sister she was a fan since '09 and one day in december '11 I was bored and watched their live concert arashi 10-11 tour, there was this one song taboo with a very sexy sho :P baaam that really hit me hard and since then I'm here but I must say I'm no good with the fandom, it's very difficult for me to be part of it.. not because the fans aren't nice but somehow it feels lonely and like I don't belong here.. sometimes I wish I was in japan.. anyway I'll always love them <3
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Re: How long have you been in the Arashi fandom?

Post by txtxtxt » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:47 pm

I became a fan around 2006-2007. I can't really remember how I found them but if I had to guess I'd say Jun and his dramas. I have this vague memory of watching a lot of jdrama back then. Didn't Hana Yori Dango air around that time? I'm guessing that's where it all started :D I do remember watching Arashi no Shukudai-kun back then, I really loved that show :) And I remember buying the Time album, I can't believe I was 17 back then and now I'm almost 30 :o
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Post by xbabymoonlightx » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:49 pm

txtxtxt wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:47 pm
I became a fan around 2006-2007. I can't really remember how I found them but if I had to guess I'd say Jun and his dramas. I have this vague memory of watching a lot of jdrama back then. Didn't Hana Yori Dango air around that time? I'm guessing that's where it all started :D I do remember watching Arashi no Shukudai-kun back then, I really loved that show :) And I remember buying the Time album, I can't believe I was 17 back then and now I'm almost 30 :o
it's so crazy how time flies by.. almost a bit frightening :D I'm got going that long back but I remember it so clear when it still was 2012 and face down come out.. gosh it makes me really nostalgic :| that time sho's sp drama blackboard come out as well and so many people freaked out because there were rumors that he shaved his hair off which of course he didn't XD I'm too almost in my 30s now but somehow I enjoy all the silly shows they got and even their (sometimes) a bit too pop songs for my taste XD :3
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Post by MousieHarrison » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:23 pm

Hm... For me it would be almost 10 years, but I had a break for almost 5? I don't have anyone to talk about arashi with, so it just kind of... faded? But here I am again! :)
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Post by kartikaerin » Sun May 31, 2020 4:30 pm

I've been in the fandom since 2006ish. Of course I'm one of so many fan who found out about Arashi after watching Hana Yori Dango XD
But I had a hiatus from the fandom from 2012-2018 due to college and job seeking.
Now that my life is complete, I can get back to my Arashi <3
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Post by pknumba1 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:37 pm

kartikaerin wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 4:30 pm
I've been in the fandom since 2006ish. Of course I'm one of so many fan who found out about Arashi after watching Hana Yori Dango XD
But I had a hiatus from the fandom from 2012-2018 due to college and job seeking.
Now that my life is complete, I can get back to my Arashi <3
And you came back just in time before they started their hiatus. XD
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Post by kartikaerin » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:56 am

pknumba1 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:37 pm
kartikaerin wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 4:30 pm
I've been in the fandom since 2006ish. Of course I'm one of so many fan who found out about Arashi after watching Hana Yori Dango XD
But I had a hiatus from the fandom from 2012-2018 due to college and job seeking.
Now that my life is complete, I can get back to my Arashi <3
And you came back just in time before they started their hiatus. XD
i know rite?! it was couple of weeks before their announcement when I got back to the fandom. i was totally heartbroken at that time </3
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Re: How long have you been in the Arashi fandom?

Post by nicarashi » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:54 pm

I became a fan July of 2009 XD it was during that time when you can watch Arashi's concerts on YouTube, divided into like 20 parts or so. (hmm now I wonder if those are uploaded by the comms?) anyways I stumbled upon AAA in Kokuritsu and I was blown away by the concert. Jun was already familiar because of Gakusen but didn't know about Arashi then. Looking back, Arashi became my source of comfort during college. <3
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