Arashi Obsession Quiz

In the past few years/months, the Arashi fanbase has been steadily growing. From the few overseas fans the band has garnered since they debuted in 1999, the fanbase in Asia and all over the world has grown to unexpected numbers. What with Arashi's (recurring!) Asia tour and Sho's Yatterman promotion in the US, it can be safe to say that Arashi isn't going anywhere, and neither are its fans!

I don't believe that the amount of time you've spent in a fandom is necessarily mirrored in how obsessed you are about it. After all, there are some fans who give it their all even when they're just starting out. This quiz was made to measure just how obsessed you are with the Japanese boy band, Arashi. It in no way aims to imply that there are "lesser" fans or "true" fans. It just measures how obsessed you are. Necessarily, there will be questions about Arashi's history, real-life application, general behavior, and internet application of the obsession. The test is 45 items, so it might take a while, but rest assured, the results are (okay, sort of) reliable :)

Created by: Flipper
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
3. Okay, let's start! So, basic questions first. Do you know who/what Arashi is?
4. Can you give the FULL NAMES (first and last) of the 5 members?
Yes, I can name all of them
No, I can only give their nicknames
No, I can only name one or two
No, I only know their names from dramas
No, I can't name any of them. I just know them by face.
5. Have you watched any dramas where any of the members play the lead role?
Yes, I have watched all of their dramas.
Yes, I have watched most of their dramas.
I have only watched dramas of select members.
I don't watch dramas; I only watch their variety shows.
Well, they aren't very good actors, really. Even that dude who was in Letters from Iwo Jima. What's his name again?
6. Do you know the exact birth date (with year!) of each member?
Yes, I know all of their birth dates.
I know only my favorite member(s)'s birth date.
I only know the month and the day each member was born.
I only know the month and the day my favorite member(s) was/were born.
I don't know when their birth dates are.
7. Do you memorize any Arashi songs? And by memorize, we're talking about exact words, not made up Japanese-sounding words.
Memorize? I've TRANSLATED those things.
I think it's fair to say I know the words to more than 90 songs.
I know the words to some songs (only drama themes, only recent songs, only favorite songs, etc).
I usually just hum along.
I don't listen to their music.
8. Do you watch Arashi variety shows?
Watch them? I'm the one who SUBS/TRANSLATES those things.
Yes, I download them as soon as they're released.
Yes, I download them as soon as they're subbed.
Yeah, I've seen some YouTube clips here and there.
I don't watch their variety shows.
9. Do you own any (original, not reproduced) merchandise? (Magazines don't count.)
I own a lot (more than 10 of any variety) of their merchandise.
I own a Concert DVD/album/single/photobook/calendar or two.
I only buy magazines. They're cheaper and they don't have JUST Arashi.
I don't own any merchandise. I download everything.
10. Have you named anything (living or not) after an Arashi member?
I have named a person after an Arashi member.
I have named an animal after an Arashi member.
I have named an inanimate object after an Arashi member.
I have not named anything after an Arashi memeber.
11. Choose which apply to you: 1. I have played games online in hopes of playing with Nino. 2. I have gotten into Arts and drawing because I was inspired by Ohno. 3. I continued studying because of Sho. 4. I have been considering an occupation with relation to animals because of Aiba. 5. I buy lots of jewelry/designed clothes because of Matsujun. 6. I have begun singing/dancing/wearing sparkly clothes because of Arashi.
Some items from 1-6 apply to me.
All items from 1-6 apply to me.
No items from 1-6 apply to me.
Only 1 item from 1-6 applies to me.
12. Do you know the furi (dance steps) to any of the Arashi songs?
I know all of them. You see that crazy girl on the con DVD, being crazy? Yeah, that's me.
I know the furi to some of their songs. You know, the usual.
I only know the "Arashi-arashi-for dream" furi.
I don't know any furi.
13. Have you ever gone to Japan for the sole/main purpose of watching an Arashi concert?
Yes, and I have gone to a concert/several concerts.
Yes, but I wasn't able to go.
No, I haven't gone to Japan for a concert. BUT I WANT TO. SO BAD.
I have gone to Japan and watched an Arashi concert, but I didn't go there for that sole purpose.
14. Have you ever dreamt about Arashi?
Yes, every night.
Yeah, ocassionally.
No, not really.
15. Have you ever tried to get your friends into Arashi?
Yes, now my whole cirlce of friends is into it. :D
Yes, but most of them didn't like it. T__T
No, I don't want to share Arashi with them. MINE!
No. More of, THEY got ME into it.
16. In all honesty and seriousness: do you believe Arashi has changed your life?
Yes, I honestly do.
Sort of? I don't know.
Honestly? Not really.
Definitely not.
Maybe a little.
17. Last question regarding real-life application of obsession: Have you ever forced Arashi into a school/work-related project (quoted lyrics, danced to a song, etc.)?
No, but I want to.
No. And I'm keeping it that way.
18. Alright! Knowledge measurement time. Let's start it easy. Who is Arashi's leader?
19. I say Chesuto, you say...?
20. And that "Chesuto" thing started in...?
C no Arashi
D no Arashi
G no Arashi
Arashi no Shukudai-kun
21. What did the Arashi members do when they found out Nino was going to leave for a month or two for the shooting of Letters from Iwo Jima?
They cried.
They all had dinner together.
They asked (seriously) if they could sing the theme to the movie.
They gave Nino pocket money.
22. Which was the very first Arashi song to win Best Drama Theme in the Television Drama Academy Awards?
Love so sweet
Beautiful Days
23. For what drama?
Hana Yori Dango
Kindaichi Shonen Jikenbo 3
Ryuusei no Kizuna
24. Which member was "featured" in Mago Mago Arashi the most?
25. Which member was described as a "genius" by two of the other four members of Arashi?
26. Which member mocked the solos of the other members in his solo concert?
27. Last for the knowledge questions: which member was made to attempt to break a world record?
28. Okay, now: internet-related questions. Do you have a LiveJournal or Vox account?
I have both.
I have a Vox account.
I have a Livejournal account.
I don't have either.
29. Are you a member of any Arashi-related comms?
Yes. I have more comms than friends.
I don't have an LJ/Vox.
30. Are you a member of...
1-5 Arashi communities?
5-10 Arashi communities?
10-15 Arashi communities?
15-20 Arashi communities?
20-25 Arashi communities?
25+ Arashi communities?
31. Were you a member of forgyoza before they closed membership applications?
32. Were you a member of taijiproject before it had to become taijiprojectsub?
33. Do you get scans from any LJ com?
GET them? I upload them!
I don't care much for scans.
34. Is your website layout Arashi-themed?
I don't have one/any.
35. Do you watch raw videos (videos without subs)?
Yes, I can understand them perfectly.
Yes, even though I can't understand what they're saying.
No, I wait for them to subbed.
Watch them? I UPLOAD them!
36. Are more than 60% of your LJ icons Arashi-related?
Yes. 100% Arashi, actually.
37. Okay, last part! General behavior. But only because this quiz-maker can't think of anything else to ask. Have people suggested (seriously or jokingly) you seek help for your Arashi obsession?
Yes. All the time.
Not really. Maybe ocassionally.
38. Whenever you eat something particularly good, do you randomly burst into, "CHOU UMAI!" or "MAXIMUM UMAI!" or "MECCHA KUCCHA UMAI YOOO!" or any variations thereof?
Yes, unfortunately.
39. When you have chicken for any meal of the day, do you ask your companions if they "like bird"?
HAHA YES. And then they freak out. It's awesome.
Lol no. They would freak out.
YEP. And they laugh along with me. xD
I don't get it?
40. Have you ever wanted to recreate the Rolling Coin Tower/Pipe Catch/any other game in VSA just to see if you can excel at it?
Yes. In fact, I have.
Yes, I've seriously wanted to.
Well, not seriously, but I'd like to.
No, not really.
41. Do you habitually read fanfiction?
Read them? I write them! And I've won awards!
Yes, but only when I know they're good.
Not really. Why read fanfic when all the action is in canon?
What is fanfiction?
42. Do you habitually read magazine interview translations?
Uh. I write them.
Only when I feel like it.
Not really interested in that.
43. "Don't touch me!"
Yes, Aiba, you may.
What? Fine!
Uh, okay.
Haha, oh Aiba.
44. How many variety shows does Arashi currently have?
45. AND LAST QUESTION: What big event is happening this year to Arashi?
Jun has a new drama: Smile!
Their latest concert DVD has sold over 600k copies!
New dramas for everyone this year!
They are representing the country in an upcoming singing contest!
Tenth year anniversary!

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