I feel so sad.
After all this wait for over a year and I have been hoping that come winter NEWS might release a new single or album when this bomb drops....both YamaPi and Ryo are leaving NEWS.
What's worst both at the bloody same time!!!
How on earth can this happen?
Maybe management has learned after Jin's fiasco not to give any signs and that fans will not speculate.
But honestly, I rather have signs and then it wouldn't be so hard like it is right now.
Right now, I really wonder if NEWS can pull it off. Can the group survive without its two main anchors?
Imagine if this was KAT-TUN where both Jin and Kame left at the same time? Would the group have been able to survive until now?
People say not to blame Pi and not to blame Jin.
Honestly, I cannot help blame Jin.
Never in JE history has anyone pulled a stunt like Jin did.
If I didn't know better, I would say that Jin was a test for management to see if a group could survive without one of it's main vocals who is a popular member with the fangirls.
I suppose the test work if not why NOW after over 8 years management decides it's time to let Ryo decide which group he wants to focus on and at the same time take a leader out of a group and let him go solo.
Kinki Kids, Tackey and Tsubasa are groups whose members still do their own solo acts and release CDs but didn't leave the group and go solo. So why Pi is so special that he must leave NEWS to go solo?
For Ryo, I expected that management will make him go back to K8. Through this year's activities, I have been expecting that Ryo would leave. 3 members are now 30 and K8 will no longer be advertised in mags like WU, Duet, Potato monthly, I would milk K8 for all their worth to make sure I get as much investment back especially there are no younger debut groups aside from HSJ and KMF who will take some time to bring in the money for management.
I'm thinking that the next step management might do is dissolve NEWS. You take out Pi, you take out Ryo. Tegomass can go on as a duo. And if I am not mistaken somewhere in one NEWS con KoyaShige was suppose to debut the next year. So why does NEWS need to survive?
What's upset me even more is this morning I wake up and on the JE official site, both Pi and Ryo's pictures have been taken out from NEWS. Management works really fast.
I swear Johnnys Entertainment is slowly turning to be just like how the Korean Entertainment is with groups debuting and breaking up left and right.
I AM REALLY SO DEPRESSED THIS MORNING.