Well if crashing servers to creating unprecedented ordering rules for their new releases is any indication, then the answer is Arashi♥.
And it's something that I think most fans have realized till now even before this evidence. I mean, if you're a fan of Arashi I'm sure you can so relate to the immediate panic and frenzy of worrying about missing out on a new Arashi single LE whenever notifications are sent out!! For me they almost always arrive late @ night (HST) or even in the dreamy~* (I'm still sleeping) morning hours which means like @ 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. (_´Д｀)ノ~~。。。。but then immediately you're up!!!!!!!..you read the name Arashi in a new release e~mail and you know that time is of the essence (゜ロ゜ノ)ノ！！！！。。meaning literally that if you hit the snooze button just one more time after you've received your Arashi new release notice you indeed may risk the dark possibility of missing out completely on pre~orders!!!! Which so feels like (ノロ≦。)！！！Ｘ 10！！！！
And it's now been a few years that it's been like this. Exactly like this every time Arashi has any sort of LE…..and just imagine if there were a LE release of Nino boxers being sold….just imagine the frenzy!!!!!!! Or would that just be me (*´艸`)？
Well in any case Cdjapan has just e~mailed notices to all of us (the Arashi in love♥♥♥!) and it's both eye~opening and alarming news that we've been given just this morning! You see an entirely new and exclusive procedure has begun now with all of Arashi LE releases where first there is a limit to only one copy per customer being allowed in pre~order (and thank goodness!!!! I mean if you've ever missed out on a LE and then had to search auctions hoping to win a copy @ a then inflated bidding price you can sympathize as you'll see the same seller names over and over again with multiple auctions for the very same Arashi LE single release….so you know this hording has been going on for ages…since the dark ages like when you paid $40 for single which should have cost just $16 =( )…so thank goodness for this type of limitation on pre~ordering for all or our sakes (人∀`*)。 Secondly there is the admission that Arashi has repeatedly in the past caused Cdjapan's server to crash (・o・)！！！！！。。and I quote:
Cdjapan goes on to say that even with upgrades to their server this type of Arashi fan mayhem still couldn't be resolved as it would still crash so now they've taken a pre~emptive measure where first only subscribers to Cdjapan will be notified first of any Arashi LE and not even their website will have any such information initially as to help to prevent further server crashes….and these notifications are exclusive as Cdjapan says that even by searching their site this Arashi LE information couldn't be found as the links were the only active pre~ordering devices @ that time prior to a site~wide listing…amazing!
To really seal this notion of who's most popular in Japan the following two quotes say all that is needed…..
So not even JS can provide enough LE copies for all of Arashi's fans???!!!! (・o・)！！！！So inevitably some fans will have to go without being able to own some of Arashi's releases?! My jaw hit the floor when I read that and even given that Cdjapan is just one major distributor of music releases in Japan, I still think it speaks volumes and volumes as when has anyone ever heard of such a thing ever being stated about an artist/group's releases? Server crashes? Not enough CDs to go around? Limitations on ordering?
And then to finish things off they say…..