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Netflix to launch original Japanese boy band docuseries

Global streaming giant Netflix is preparing an original docuseries about hit Japanese boy band ARASHI (pictured), set to launch on New Year’s Eve. ARASHI’s Diary -Voyage- combines concert footage with archival ...
December 16, 2019

Global streaming giant Netflix is preparing an original docuseries about hit Japanese boy band ARASHI (pictured), set to launch on New Year’s Eve.

ARASHI’s Diary -Voyage- combines concert footage with archival footage tracing ARASHI’s history and meteoric rise to fame in Japan.

The series will follow ARASHI on tour up until their planned hiatus starting Dec. 31 of next year, 20 years after the group launched in 1999.

Executive producers are Julie K. Fujishima and Netflix’s director of content acquisition for Japan, Kazutaka Sakamoto.

“ARASHI is one of the most successful Japanese bands in history. We are incredibly humbled to follow their journey for the next 12 months,” said Matsumoto in a statement. “ARASHI’s Diary-Voyage- is a documentary series that plugs into their lives, focused on bringing untold stories before fans around the world. We cannot wait to take Netflix members on a journey through the final chapters of their careers.”

ARASHI’s Diary-Voyage- consists of 20 episodes and is set to drop monthly on Netflix starting Dec. 31.

Watch a trailer below:

(Photo from Arashi’s official Facebook page)

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