Arama They Didn't

12:22 am - 04/15/2012

Shout Okaeri! NEWS is coming back!

As we reported, Johnny’s Entertainment had had a countdown on their official website, and the mysterious count down officially stopped on April 15th at 12:00AM. When the timer hit 00:00, the huge clock turned into a silhouette of 4 people with some background music. Many people could not see this as the website servers were swamped by people trying to access the site.

Matching up with many fans assumptions, there’s some good news for NEWS fans as it seems the information was about NEWS. The silhouette picture matches up exactly the same as their profile picture on Johnny’s website.

After Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo withdrew from NEWS back on October 2011, fans were hardly able to see their activities as the new 4 member NEWS, Koyama Keiichiro, Kato Shigeaki, Masuda Takahisa and Tegoshi Yuya.

There is no more details and Johnny’s website is currently inaccessible, so stay tuned for more details!

Congratulations for all NEWS fans who had been waiting for this moment!

This might be a preview for their new song:

lol, i don't know if I should cry or be amused that the server crashed when it hit 00:00:00. I can't hear a thing! 
The K-chan radio show on Tuesday (or the 4-nin NEWS radio guesting today?) will probably be able to clear more things. 
Some people are saying it's gonna be a new single and a BEST OF ALBUM. Not officially confirmed though.

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wayof_life 14th-Apr-2012 06:36 pm (UTC)
If a rerecord SINGLE, I think it's alright. Kind of like test-water single? Haha, see how the market feels with the rerecording. Rerecording for an entire album is very risky, because not everybody will take it well. If I were a NEWS fan, I would be upset that it's sort of like NEWS debuting with these 4 members, making them sing the old songs as though they are new, as though trying to erase the past of NEWS. I mean, yeah it's a way to re-start the group, but re-writing those memories is a little too much.
8bitdiscotheque 14th-Apr-2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
But, as a NEWS fan, you would want to go to a concert and hear them sing them with just 4 people, right? So, though I know some people could view it as you do, I definitely don't. I think this is just an area we'll just have to disagree on. :) I don't think it's re-writing memories at all, but giving them a fresh life rather than leaving them to dust over. It would let us know that they aren't starting brand new by taking the first step of ignoring their past, either. They have said they want to keep hold of the past tightly and honor their songs and their fans. If the songs are going to keep coming up anyway, I'd personally like to know how they will be arranged vocals-wise before concerts. :D

All this disagreement won't matter anyway if they don't do it. xD So we'll just wait and see!
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