With Taguchi Junnosuke leaving in March, the dome tour finishing in May, and a hiatus right after, we cannot say for sure, whats in store for KAT-TUN from now on.
We learned from the NHK General Broadcast Conference, that the shows that KAT-TUN are currently hosting are under “consideration, and that nothing has been decided yet”.
After the Dome tour ends in May, KAT-TUN will be going on a hiatus, in order to “re-charge” after everything that has been going on lately. Which leads us to the TV Station trying to figure out what to do with the TV Shows they are currently hosting.
TBS’s KAT-TUN Sekai Ichi Tame ni Naru Tabi will have its last episode on the 25th of March, but for NHK’s Shounen Club, nothing has been decided yet.
And rumors of Kamenashi’s solo debut surfaces as opinions from sources connected to the industry are being collected.
A professional working in the entertainment industry says, “For sure, the one who is safe is Kamenashi Kazuya. He’s doing dramas, and right now he’s doing “Yamaneko, the Phantom Thief”. He’s also a sportscaster, he’s not dumb, and he also have good attitude.”
It seems that after KAT-TUN will go in hiatus, Kamenashi will most likely be debuting as a solo act. After Taguchi’s departure, it’s really hard realistically for the group to continue their activities.
Kamenashi was a part of the duo “Shuuji & Akira” and released “Seishun Amigo” which sold about 1,627,000 copies, and back in December, he also had a solo song for his CM for Bijoude. And people suspect that to be one of the signs that they were trying to make us anticipate his solo debut.
Compared to Nakamaru and Ueda, Kamenashi seems to have all sorts of backing for himself. But the other aren’t as badly off as people make sound of it.
Ueda has been boxing for a while now, and he’s been on Honoo-no Taiiku-kai TV. He’s also established his image as a boxer-idol, and he could continue that path and keep himself on TV. Someone also said that he’s always been hardworking and runs 10km every day for his training.
As for Nakamaru, his work as a newscaster has been really positive. “Every week, he always makes sure to bring the best coverage for his corner, he follows the news, and the keeps an eye on the audience, and that gives him a really great experience. He will definitely start to appear more and more on news programs and variety shows.” claims one of the sources.
On the topic of the dome tour, they said, “For the normal KAT-TUN, filling up the seat would have been a bit difficult, but due the fact that KAT-TUN are only three, and that they would be going into a “re-charging” period, people will be scrambling for the tickets to see them.”
I scouted Johnnys Watcher, and the author wrote a little bit about how it would be nice if Yamapi who’s starting to get his solo career as a singer back, and Kamenashi who’s rumored to debut, to form a duo, release new music and go on tour. At the same time, it would show the fans, they got rid of the problems with the factions, and the fans out be reallyyyy happy about it.
I actually want to see that again, another Shuuji & Akira, kind of thing. I mean, they are really
cute and cool together. But sadly for us, its really far fetched, and I wonder what Johnny-san even do these days… But hey, on a brighter note the song for Bijoute was not bad. Check it out below.
And for KAT-TUN’s future, I just hope they don’t disband. I don’t know and I cannot think of anything they can become to avoid it, but I jsut can’t find anything. I think as long as they don’t disband, its fine by me. I also read comments on Facebook and Tumblr about how they should bring Toma in, or another Junior or something like that. But Toma is really random. If anything, Toma’s Arashi’s 6th member, at least for me. Let me know what you guys think!
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