It's bad enough the year ended with the news that Taguchi is leaving KAT-TUN before their anniversary T_T. Now the year starts with a bang that SMAP is disbanding. WTH !!! What on earth is going in Johnny and Associates? At this rate none of my favourite groups will be left in tact.
With the disbandment of SMAP, it is really the end of an era. It seriously would be a miracle if any junior Johnny group as a whole from the time they debut stay in the company for as long as them.
I wonder how will this change the music scene since Johnny's have so much influence in the J-pop industry.