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I recently stumbled accross the japanese tv show 嵐にしやがれ and have been wondering what its title means. 「しやがれ」doesn't appear in any dictionary I use, but I found some rather unreliable online sources saying it translates to something along the lines of 「~しなさい」or 「~しろ」. However, even with that in mind, the title 「嵐にしやがれ」does not make a whole lot of sense to me.

Is there any story behind it? Is it maybe some word-play with the group 「嵐」's name. Something like 'let's make a storm'/'let's go wild'?

  • する+やがる+imperative – Ringil Jun 15 '19 at 13:07
  • I will try to find out, but, while not knowing the show (I may have seen it, though, since my wife is also a big fan of them), I would also think it is a word-play, but, maybe not necessarily related to Arashi, could it just be about しあがれ being deformed to しやがれ? – Tuomo Jun 15 '19 at 13:54
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    Partly related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/4236/9831 – Chocolate Jun 15 '19 at 16:20
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is the pre-masu form (aka stem) of する, and やがれ is the imperative form of the auxiliary verb やがる which adds the nuance of "damn" to the main verb. See What does しやがって imply? shiyagatte doesn't seem to show up directly in dictionaries for details. So しやがれ on its own means something like "(darn,) do it!". It's essentially a rougher version of しろ.

And N + にする, where N is a noun/na-adjective, means "to choose N", "to make it N", "to go in N way", etc. All in all, 嵐にしやがれ means something along the lines of "Bet on Arashi!", "Go with Arashi, man!". (嵐's literal meaning, storm, is not particularly relevant now.)

That being said, as @YuuichiTam said, this title is primarily perceived as a parody of 勝手にしやがれ, and its literal meaning may not be taken seriously.

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I think it doesn't have any meaning and just a title parody of 勝手にしやがれ. 勝手にしやがれ is used as a title of a famous movie and songs, etc. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8B%9D%E6%89%8B%E3%81%AB%E3%81%97%E3%82%84%E3%81%8C%E3%82%8C

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