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The different kinds of extreme Johnny’s fans

14:55 JST November 29, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

This week, two teenage Johnny’s fans were arrested for assaulting another fan.  Such extreme behaviour may have come from extreme Johnny’s fans, also known as “オリキ (Oriki)” or “ヤラカシ (Yarakashi)”, but what is the difference?  Zak zak reports.

The incident happened on September 25 near Tokyo Dome, where two 18-year-old fans beat up a 14-year-old fan, sprayed her with hair spray, took her mobile phone away, and promised to stop it if she would cut her hair.  It has been reported the two had called out the fan after hearing rumours the fan was privately texting a Johnny’s talent, and had therefore broken fan rules.  The three had met each other on a fan club blog, and this was apparently the first time they had met.

A long-time Johnny’s fan in her 40s explained about these extreme fans.

“‘オリキ (Oriki)’ means ‘fans with 力 (riki, force)’.  They’re a group of fans who follow (Johnny’s) talents’ schedules more than four times a week, waiting for them to come out or go to their next job.  There’s a leader who keeps things under control.  There are rules like, ‘don’t stalk talents at night’ and, ‘don’t sit in the same train carriage as talents when they’re working’.”

“ヤラカシ (Yarakashi)” is apparently an extreme form of “オリキ (Oriki)”.

“It means ‘やらかしちゃった (yarakashichatta, they did it)’.  They’re not controlled by the オリキ(Oriki), and don’t follow their rules.  These fans will find a talent’s home address, stalk them day and night, and ignore instructions from production staff in order to try and get closer to talents while they do on-location work,” she said.

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  1. dhannylyn
    15:09 JST November 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    thats weird^^

    • 10:16 JST November 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM


      I know, right?? Eeek…

      Thanks for commenting!

      Momo xoxo

  2. sama_02
    08:52 JST November 30, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Wow isn’t that a little extreme… And we’re talking about girls in their teens don’t they have like school work and stuff. Wow I did hear that fans can get a little too fanatic but never imagined to the point of bullying another fan. But then again I’m a fan too of Johnny’s…

    • 10:18 JST November 30, 2011 at 10:18 AM


      I guess when you really like something, you somehow find time to do it whether or not you have schoolwork :s
      It’s a bit creepy though, eh???

      Thanks for coming by!

      Momo xoxo

  3. 21:15 JST December 3, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    Oriki looks sane beside Yarakashi. though it is still not healthy, at least they respect their idols’ privacy

    I cant imagine myself stalking, i mean if you really like someone wont you be embarrassed with such behavior? and to think they could be caught anytime by their idol, plus facing the wrath of other fangirls

    i hope someday they’ll grow out of their too passionate fandom

    • 17:50 JST December 5, 2011 at 5:50 PM


      I think so too, it’s just a phase for most people I think.
      Although I do admit I get a bit annoyed when I see photos of my favourite talents at a place a go to a lot, lol. “If only I’d been there at the right time…” kind of thing.

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

      Momo xoxo

  1. 22:41 JST November 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM

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