3×4 formation no more!!!
The “disparities” among Kis-My-Ft2 has been visible since the group’s debut back in 2011. The group’s activity have also changed after Miyata Toshiya, Senga Kento, Nikaido Takashi, and Yokoo Wataru or the so-called “four persons behind” formed a unit called “BUSAIKU“.
However, latest jacket covers for their upcoming single, “Another Future“, is a huge change from their past covers.
In the jacket covers, as posted above, each member were given equal exposure. Compared to the group’s earlier covers where Tamamori Yuta, Fujigaya Taisuke, and Kitayama Hiromitsu monopolized the front, “Another Future” LE A also has three persons in front, but except for Tamamori, we get to see new faces. Tamamori being in the middle is understandable since this single is also the theme song for his drama, “Nobunaga no Chef“. In addition, LE B cover is in collage format where the group’s equality is more pronounced. It’s not just with jacket covers, during the first leg of their tour at Nagoya dome, the differences with the costume design were done equally.
I think one of the reasons for the change is that BUSAIKU have managed to show that they can do on their own. The so-called back-up dancers will be releasing a 2nd single, thanks to SMAP’s Nakai Masahiro, who will producing again everything. The four even get to have their own CM.
If Iijima can do it with Kisumai, I can only hope that the two younger members of Sexy Zone will be given the same exposure that they deserve.
Jacket Covers taken from Avex