The band has released over 400 songs, sold over 41 million records and performed for 14 million people, according to their label, and they’ve also had parts in movies, Japanese dramas and shows, and commercials.
Despite their success, Arashi shocked fans by announcing their hiatus, halting all band activities at the end of this year.
The Netflix documentary about the band shows it wasn’t an easy decision. In “Arashi’s Diary -Voyage-,” Sakurai said his hands were “trembling” as he wrote down potential options, including disbanding and hiatus.
Naturally, questions about their life after hiatus have been dogging the band, but they said they don’t really know. “I haven’t been exactly thinking about it (the future) nor have time to think about it. (The upcoming) three or four months will be an extremely busy time for us so we are unable to think that far,” Aiba told AP.
Sakurai hinted the members might not pursue solo music careers after the hiatus.
“There are things…