Saturday, July 17, 2010

Akanish Jin leaves KAT-TUN!

During KAT-TUN's concert at the Tokyo Dome on Friday night, Johnny's Entertainment president Johnny Kitagawa, attended the concert and spoke about Jin. Jin will perform in the US as a solo artist next year, so there is no plan for him to return to KAT-TUN for now. Kitagawa explained that right now, the focus is only on Jin becoming successful in the U.S. He said that it would be too soft on Jin to let him return to KAT-TUN as a fallback if he doesn't succeed. Johnny said that the final decision will be made after Jin's U.S. tour this fall, but at this point it appears to already be guaranteed. And fear not, KAT-TUN will remain a group. There's no chance of them breaking up as Johnny also said that KAT-TUN doesn't need to be a 6 member group. In the same way that NEWS doesn't need to be an 8 member group.

That's right Akanishi Jin will officially be leaving KAT-TUN. Or should I say KT-TUN now? Because Kame having the KA is just lame in my opinion. Yeah, he's leaving and you heard it here first! Well kinda, but not really. XD But all I can say now really is: I knew it! I completely called this! I knew as soon as he had no plans with KAT-TUN after his US concerts in October, that he wouldn't come back. Right now I'm in such a euphoric state because of the slight adrenaline rush of calling this right off the bat. I'm so weird/creepy. XD
As I said in pervious posts when this news first broke Jin's US cocnerts didn't set right with me. Though I did look at it from a completely skeptical side, I knew his potential for the US market was to good to pass up.

It's obvious that Jin has an extremely large American feel to his music. But when you have a near carbon copy of Justine Timberlake's music, why wouldn't you? There no way all you biased Jin fans out there don't hear that LoveJuice sounds like an amped up version of Justin Timberlake's My Love. It's so obvious! On an episode of Cartoon KAT-TUN he even proposed to Leah Dizon, in English, using the lyrics to My Love. So he's obviously heard the song at least once. But that's a whole different situation entirely.

Now that it's official that Jin is trying to make it in the US, I am completely excited! For the past year all I've been hearing is Korean singers/actors trying to make it in the US. And I'm just completely sick of hearing about them. I do like Kpop, don't get me wrong. It's just that I love Jpop about 2 thousand times more. And all this Korean guys you tried to make it here weren't half as good looking as Jin. Bring CN BLUE over here! XD The chance to see Jin on TV in the US is just mind blowing. I nearly had a heart attack 4 years ago when I saw Dir en grey on US TV for the first time. And I literally fell off my couch when I saw Tokio Hotel on MTV. I sincerely hope that Jin doesn't crash and burn. That American doesn't eat him up and spit him out. Cause you know once you make it here you can make it anywhere.

And if Jin wants to be successful in the US he has to improve his English MASSIVLY. America is extremely racist when it comes to Asian voices, if they hear his less than perfect English they will immediately be turned off, no matter how good the song is. Dir en grey and Tokio Hotel became semi famous here because they already had a following in the US. But Tokio Hotel was way more commercially popular in the US then Diru. Mostly because of the fangirls. Of course I'm a total Bill fangirl. XD And the fact that Diru didn't sing in English. And probably a little because they were German and not Japanese.

So KAT-TUN fans rejoice or cry, either way the decision is (mostly) done. So I guess this means Akme is officially dead. And it also means KAT-TUN fans will never stop crying over KAT-TUN being 6 forever, and bring Jin back. Much like NEWS fans cry over NEWS being 8. But I'm guilty of that myself. Well I'd be fine with NEWS being 7. :D

And I'm sure Jin is beyond happy about this because he wishes he was American so bad. It's a little sad. I don't wish I was Japanese. I don't even wish I lived in Japan. Of course there are times I do so it's easier to get merch or see a concert. But I'm quite content with where I'm from.