On the 13th, Akanishi spoke from the Grammy’s concerning his marriage to Kuroki Meisa. ”I’ve extremely sorry for the trouble I’ve caused” he said, apologizing. “From now on I’ll do my best, so please keep supporting me.” Akanishi was also enthusiastic about his current work. ”I would like to continue coexisting in both Japan and America” he stated.
So far, Akanishi has always been Johnny Kitagawa’s receiver of affection, but at the announcement of his marriage, Kitagawa made the statement to several magazines concerning Akanishi’s penalty “I must consider something”, he said, and with this, the existence of the ‘Akanishi Troop’ has also began to rise to the surface.
Years ago, the members of Johnnys who were known to have began partying with Akanishi in the heart of Roppongi include Nishikido Ryo and Yamashita Tomohisa, and outside of that Shirota Yu.
The Akanishi Troop themselves are supposed to be a group with “blessing” but with the current marriage, it seems unmistakably at this rate the troop is headed towards a breakup.
With Johnny’s Jimusho being informed of Akanishi’s marriage through the newspapers, Yamashita and Nishikido were given the warning through the phone to “not get close to Akanishi anymore” and that the two would “suffer penalties” if the they were caught “going out together with Akanishi”.
Speaking of Yamashita, his drama “Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata ~Ending Planner~” has garnered unexpected low ratings and whispers are flying of it being cut. In Nishikido’s corner, a lot is being expected from his activities with Kanjani8 and his life as a solo actor. The two have both had their fair share of scandals involving women, but it seems the Jimusho management sees Akanishi as the main source. Indeed, it seems that Yamashita and Ryo’s relationship with Akanishi might be broken off. Yet, even though the troop may be dissolved, it feels as though this will not better the current situation.