I figured that NEWS wasn’t going to have another release this year after ONE-for the win- back in June, but I’m happy that Johnny isn’t forcing us to wait till summer like he always does for a new release. NEWS’s first single for 2015 was just announced and while I am always happy to see a new NEWS release, I am particularly interested in how this single will turn out for two reasons. Continue reading NEWS x Kaguya x Mika Ninagawa→
I’ve sort of been out of touch with NEWS, though I’ve been following their single and album releases, they’ve been too far and few between to make an impact. But, by chance, I watched some of my old 6-nin NEWS concerts and finally watched Utsucon for the first time a couple of months ago (I know, I’m so late) and my crazy NEWS fangirl side was completely reawakened, I was was foaming at the mouth for a new release, so ONE-for the win- couldn’t have come at a better time.
It’s a sad day for NEWS fans. Today, it was announced by Johnny’s Associates that Yamapi and Nishikido Ryo of NEWS have decided to leave the group. Yamapi wants to pursue solo activites and Ryo, also a member of Kanjani8, has found the burden of being in two groups too hectic and has decided to only continue activities with Kanjani8. NEWS will continue as a four-member group with its remaining members Koyama Keiichiro, Shigeaki Kato, Masuda Takahisa, and Tegoshi Yuya.
WTF? Can someone please tell me this is a bad dream and I’ll wake up tomorrow and NEWS will be six members again? Or that Yamapi and Ryo are just taking a break and plan to re-join NEWS next year? Please, pretty please. Continue reading NEWS loses members…again→