According to a scoop by Tokyo-Sports, an undisclosed plan to former KAT-TUN member Jin Akanishi(赤西仁) (29) who left Johnny's earlier this year has been exposed. The plan is to form a new unit with his former member mate Koki Tanaka(田中聖) who was fired from Johnny's in September of 2013. The project is being set in motion from behind the scenes.
Akanishi left Johnny's with the perspective of expanding his activities overseas but his major financial backers are only lukewarm to the idea. As per someone in the entertainment world familiar with the matter, the financial backers are more inclined to the idea for him to "form a unit".
As stated by a person in charged of the overseas export sales network, "I've heard about the plan about Akanishi and Tanaka but there's nothing concrete yet. If the two are interested in the idea, there's good chance that it will happen."( Collapse )