On October 7th, Johnny & Associates Inc. announced that two NEWS members, Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo, withdrew from the group on the same day. Yamashita will pursue his solo activities, and Nishikido will focus on his activities in Kanjani∞. Consequently, NEWS will continue their activities with four members: Koyama Keiichiro, Kato Shigeaki, Masuda Takahisa, and Tegoshi Yuya.
Yamashita commented, “It will be a challenge all on my own from now on. There may be inconvenient or hard things which I have never felt before, however, I would like to strive in every project with the precious experiences that I received with NEWS.”
Koyama, who will stay in NEWS, expressed positively, “Although we will be going on different paths, the four members of NEWS will continue the legacy of the eight years we walked together.”
Nishikido, who belonged to both Kanjani∞ and NEWS, revealed that the reason behind his withdrawal was that his schedule adjustments for both groups didn’t work well. He said, “Please continue to support this new NEWS with Koyama, Kato, Masuda, and Tegoshi.”
U guys should know, NEWS was my favourite band since 2009, i ship them so hard all the time.
and now... I just can't stop crying, I'm crying so hard... just can't stop it.
I really love Yamapi, but i don't wanna listen his song now... no more... I can't hate Ryo and Yamapi cuz they left, that's they life... but really guys. They were my favourite band. And they ARE my favourite boyband NOW too.
Actually, I'm Koyama fan, and fucking hurts what he said. Because that's too positive to believe, and I know he cries much because this a lot
I hope they 'll be back. They needs to come back.
As u can see in the official Johhny's Entertainment page... Yes... that's all.. something is over... but something new is starting.