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07 October 2011 @ 08:37 am
Yamapi & Ryo withdraw from NEWS  




As expected and feared by NEWS fans, Yamapi and Ryo both withdrew from NEWS today leaving Shige, Kei, Massu and Tegoshi to carry on as a 4 member group.

Source: yahoo news

Comments from newly-departed and remaining NEWS members, reports TV Asahi are below:

Tomohisa Yamashita:

“One of my biggest achievements has been to be able to work in a group called NEWS, and to have had so many fans support us.  Going solo will be a challenge.  I know that it’ll feel different and I’ll go through hard times unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, but I want to use the skills that I’ve learned in NEWS to each and every job I do from now on.  I’ll do my best and stay focused so I hope I can stay good rivals with the other five guys.”


Ryo Nishikido:

“It has been an amazing experience to have been given the chance to work in both NEWS and Kanjani8, and I want to say a huge thank you to all of my fans who supported the Nishikido in NEWS.  Being part of two groups, there were scheduling conflicts that couldn’t be resolved no matter how hard I tried.  I felt bad because it was getting very difficult to plan CD releases and concert tours on both sides, which ultimately lead to this decision.  I wish Koyama, Kato, Masuda, and Tegoshi all the best in delivering a new NEWS.”

Keiichiro Koyama:

“We talked over and over again until we reached this decision.  We might be working separately now, but the four of us will carry on what we have all done for the past 8 years.  We promise to work harder than we ever have, and we will move forward.  I hope you will continue to support us.”


Shigeaki Kato:

“I want to take this decision in up front, and work as hard as I can to build a new NEWS.  I hope that you will continue to support the two and four of us from now on like you always have.”


Takahisa Masuda:

“I love the NEWS we have built together, and all these guys will still be my best friends.  And to all of the fans who have supported the group that I love, you’re still my best friends too.  These two will be working separately from us now, but I promise to work as hard as I can so that you’ll continue to support us.”


Yuya Tegoshi:

“I want to say I’m sorry to all of the NEWS fans who have waited so long for us to get together again.  But I want to think positively about this move, and work hard to be able to make great music because it’s for you, the fans who I love, and who have always supported us.  We’ll be different, but I hope we can still love one another.  I hope you will continue to support us.”


Translation: momo-edgewood


No wonder they had those long interviews.

Zannen desune !

 
 
Current Mood: blahblah
 
 
 
itz_menositz_menos on October 7th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
I somewhat see this coming..

Man, this is a very sad news for NEWS fans ;x
dalili: ryokitsune_hikaru on October 7th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
which long interview?? aaah, but ur shige is unaffected... lol~~
he'll be staying with NEWS right?? with this, NEWS probably can be more active now...
^^
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on October 7th, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yamapi & Ryo withdraws from NEWS
This shige interview: http://spilledmilk25.livejournal.com/113193.html#cutid1

there might be others as well but I only read shige's

Yeah he's still in news, but still dealing with is will be problematic.. just thinking back to KT when jin left.

I hope they become more active!
dalili: ryokitsune_hikaru on October 8th, 2011 05:35 am (UTC)
Re: Yamapi & Ryo withdraws from NEWS
ur TV Asahi reports make it really sad... huhuhu...
yeah, i know... *hugs*
it will be hard for the fans, n i saw like the mirror image of what happen to KT before, now in NEWS fandom... they said the exact words, the exact arguments and all... but they will get through n definitely become stronger like how hyphens were...
*hugs u again*
stay strong, k~~

i have to say i'm more into Kanjani8, n i'm not that much familiar with NEWS, but i still feel so bad... i imagine the feelings of how i felt when uchi had to leave kanjani8, n i cried like hell that time... but well, like i said, the fans will become stronger~ i believe that~ ^^
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on October 8th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Yamapi & Ryo withdraws from NEWS
Yeah, I believe the fans will become stronger and the new news will have more of a news image than that of yamapi I guess...

anyways, I'm not a news fan... I was trying to know them... I'm more of a Shige fan and just feel sad that he'll be going through some rough times... I hope they get active soon!
20102205k: Code20102205k on October 7th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
I am really surprised I thought it was only rumors... cause even if they didn't release anything in one year it wasn't a blem to me.
Wow and the excuses ... i think both just don't want to be in News that's all cause Ryo had this schedule for 8 years and Pialready released solo single and album...
Must be hard for the fans cause let's face it they were the two main star.
I watched an old Musicsta and instead of saying News Tamori said "Yamapi and the boys" ...
Well still it's sad after KAT-TUN, Hey say jump now News... I think they should just graduate in this case maybe...

fazlyn_nfazlyn_n on October 7th, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
Its really sad whenever an idol group face this kind of adversity.
Just wishing each of them the best...
anticlass8haruginmada9593 on October 7th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
I can't .....
kame_111kame_111 on October 7th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
doushite??? shiji koto ga dekinai??? jannen desu nee
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on October 7th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
Yamapi & Ryo withdraws from NEWS
no no shige is ok...it's just the problem of dealing with a 2 members leaving... can be troublesome!
kame_111kame_111 on October 7th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Yamapi & Ryo withdraws from NEWS
news wa news janai, zenbu koto ga kieru....kanasimi...nakitai...boku wa sugu nihon e ikitai.
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on October 7th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Yamapi & Ryo withdraws from NEWS
I've just added each member's comment on the matter.
mrstaguchimrstaguchi100 on October 8th, 2011 09:26 am (UTC)
right, let's post a copy of my arama comment.
ryo's reason: legit. you're a kansai boy anyways and actually bothered to apologise in your statement. everyone can see your schedule is not human. i don't like you because you were mean to ueda but i understand and k8 CDs will be bought if the song is good.

pi's reason: nonexistent. the group was made for your debut and ryo's been with a hectic schedule for all these years to make it happen. tegomass have had to start a sub-group by themselves because overshining you in NEWS is not allowed to happen. koyashige have been acting like wallpaper. you've been on holiday since your tour, have been doing pretty much next to nothing and now you shove the '5 other guys' out of the way and didn't even say sorry.

and you still expect people to support you? i might buy NEWS4's next single and stick with them if i like it :P
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on October 8th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
Re: right, let's post a copy of my arama comment.
i don't like you because you were mean to ueda

don't mess with your otp ne ehhehe

but yeah, yamapi is just shitty in this whole thing... and he wasted no time in admitting news was his stepping stone to solo land...

for the sake of shige, I'll see keep an eye out on the new news!
mrstaguchimrstaguchi100 on October 8th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Re: right, let's post a copy of my arama comment.
yeah okay i'm biased towards ryo because of that incident only :P

but i'm really hating on yamapi right now. he was the one that drew attention to himself when jin was leaving because he apparently was all 'omg how could you do this to your group i'm not talking to you anymore' and i thought he was the good guy.

now i see it as 'omg you lucky bastard why can't i leave too?'
kat_tundaisuki: Ryokat_tundaisuki on October 8th, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
This is really sad. :(
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on October 8th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
Yamapi & Ryo withdraws from NEWS
>___________
Elizelizabeth092289 on October 10th, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
i'm really sad upon reading this but i have accept the decision they made and look forward to what is yet to come... i will still support NEWS <3
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on October 19th, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
Yamapi & Ryo withdraw from NEWS
IKR, its sad but sadly expected.
All luck to the new news
watahwatah on October 18th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
really what's with this domino effect? like what are they thinking in je?? is this really wise to break so many groups. I'm not saying they wouldn't cope just the 4 of them but it still affects everything. makes me a little mad or at least disappointed. so ryos now sticking to kanjani8? and yamapi's going solo too right? gosh i don't know what to say.. we should just support the four news, five kat tun and hsj.. right? :) i wonder what will the countdown be like..
kissmegreen (Lyan)kissmegreen on October 19th, 2011 11:38 am (UTC)
Yamapi & Ryo withdraw from NEWS
yep.

ryo is now only kanjani8 and Pi going solo.