I decided to post this classic Arashi song for fun to celebrate Halloween this year. In the past, it was really hard to find Johnny’s music videos on Youtube, but now Arashi has it’s own channel on Youtube/Vevo,1 which makes things a lot easier. This it the song “Monster”:
The song was used as the theme for the live TV version of the Japanese children’s classic, 怪物くん (Kaibutsu-kun), which in this context can be translated as “Little Monster Prince” or something.
The story behind Kaibutsu-kun is about a “Monster World” and a “Demon World”. The Prince of Monster World, which includes were-wolves, vampires and Frankenstein monsters, is sent to the Human World as punishment because he’s spoiled and selfish. His three servants (a werewolf, vampire and Frankenstein) come with him. He has eventually learns to be humble and how to make friends while stopping the demons from causing trouble.
Since these monsters are part of Halloween too, it all fits together nicely.
Also, this is probably the first Arashi song I truly liked. I knew a few songs before that (I can sing them in Karaoke too), but for some reason I couldn’t stop listening to this song for weeks. Coincidentally that was around Halloween too.
Anyhow, enjoy and have a safe, happy Halloween!
1 Which seems to only have 1 video in it. Hm. One is better than none, I guess.
2 Roger Zelazny’s novel “A Night In The Lonesome October” also features all 3 monsters too. Hint, hint. 🙂