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9:44 am - 10/09/2013

[Trans] Koki's withdrawal from KAT-TUN: Johnny's net and KAT-TUN Mail Messageboard statements

Johnny's net Announcement

To whom it may concern,

Due to repeated infractions of agency rules, our agency has terminated the exclusive contract with KAT-TUN's Tanaka Koki on September 30th. Despite Tanaka's withdrawal from the group, KAT-TUN will continue activities with the other four remaining members; we would like to humbly request that fans continue to lend them support as always.

Johnny & Associates

Exactly what the agency has announced. I have expressed my gratefulness to the other members for continuing to support me despite all the trouble I've caused them as well as my sincere apologies. I plan on continuing activities as a talent in the future, and will be making another announcement once details have been decided.

Tanaka Koki

Comment from the members

To fans as well as everyone this may concern, we are deeply sorry for the fuss that we have caused. We have held countless talks over how we can increase our awareness as a group, but it is with regret to say that a fellow member who have been in the same group for over 10 years has come to this. From hereon, KAT-TUN will be continuing activities as four members, and we would like to humbly request that fans continue to lend us your support as always.


Source: Johnny's net

KAT-TUN Mail Messageboard - Special edition

To everyone who has been supporting KAT-TUN.
Our fellow member, Tanaka Koki, has withdrawn from the group at this time. I am extremely sorry to have to bring you all shock and sorrow. As someone who has worked together with him for a long time, I myself have been shocked, confused, and sad, but I have resigned myself to accept this turn of events and continue activities as four in the future. Once I my feelings have settled down a bit, I hope to be able to talk about this further in front of you all. Please continue your unwavering support of KAT-TUN from hereafter as well.

Nakamaru Yuichi

I am truly sorry to have to make an announcement in this manner to everyone at this time. We have been fellow members in the same group for over ten years, and we all shared these memories together. We spent a lot of time in particular on radio shows and for music together, so I myself have been unable to conceal my own shock and turmoil. However, As a part of KAT-TUN up until now and from hereafter, all of us members believe that we should continue our activities to deserve your love. Please continue your unwavering support for us! We'll do our best in response! Please treat us well.

Taguchi Junnosuke

To all our fans,
I offer my deepest apologies for the turmoil and worry that we are causing you due to Tanaka Koki's withdrawal from the group at this time. It is very regretful that things have turned out like this despite being friends who have worked together for over 10 years. Our conclusion from the last talk between the five of us was to draw the line and be optimistic; continue working as four and think earnestly about what we are able to do. I would be very happy if everyone can continue to offer your warm support to us four as well as Tanaka Koki.

Ueda Tatsuya

To all our fans,
I would like to take this chance to apologize for the way things have turned out and the different emotions we have caused due to this. I am truly sorry. As a fellow member, I am both filled with regret and frustration. We talked together as five at the end. We have decided to draw the line in our own way. Right now, we hope to accept this situation and face forward; we hope to seek out things that we can do while sharing the best with you all. I humbly request that you continue your support for us.

Kamenashi Kazuya

Source: Screencap

Koki's profile has also been removed from Johnny's net. The Messageboard statements were sent out as an email to fans, so I'm unable to produce a solid source for it aside from linking to the screencap. Sorry!
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doramaonna 9th-Oct-2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
*sigh* First news on my news feed. Wasn't expecting it! AT ALL!

Edited at 2013-10-09 02:24 pm (UTC)
enorcsi 9th-Oct-2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
"Due to repeated infractions of agency rules, our agency has terminated the exclusive contract with KAT-TUN's Tanaka Koki" sounds to me like he was kicked out and not "withdrawn"
evilblueberry 9th-Oct-2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
yeah it does. It was probably a forced resigning letter type of thing. It makes it look better on the person resigning as well as the company compared to being fired.
lolufailhard 9th-Oct-2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
kinda at a loss for words cause of how sudden it is, but I feel like he was bound to wind up in trouble anyway. so sad :'(
benihime99 9th-Oct-2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
This is both sad and laughable
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kashiwashipashi 9th-Oct-2013 02:32 pm (UTC)
Koki's T is the second T.
eitu_chan 9th-Oct-2013 02:29 pm (UTC)
OMG this week just can't get even worst!
First Pavis break up and now Koki is leaving KAT-TUN... I a, litterally breaking down right now!
doramaonna 9th-Oct-2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
I thought last week was bad. I was soo mistaken!!
eiffel65_rox From FANCLUB email9th-Oct-2013 02:41 pm (UTC)
◇KAT-TUN メール伝言板◆臨時号

『 KAT-TUNを応援してくれている皆様へ。



田口 淳之介

最後に五人で話し合いをした結果 それぞれ気持ちにけじめをつけ前を向いて、


この度は、このような形になってしまった事 、様々な思いをさせてしまう事、この場をかりてお詫びします。本当に申し訳ないです。

亀梨和也 』
savvy_arashi 9th-Oct-2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
This makes me sad T_T
cast0shadow 9th-Oct-2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
oh my goodness. KAT-TUN without Koki? what is KAT-TUN without Koki's rapping :(
baby_angel191 9th-Oct-2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
damn i wasn't expecting this at all
kjc48 9th-Oct-2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
NOOOOOOOOO! I was totally indifferent to him, but it was cool that he went against the grain. I liked that he played interesting characters, his image/personality was refreshing. What's up with KAT-TUN and NEWS, and why doesn't Johnny just start disbanding some groups instead of kicking out 1/3 of the members?

Edited at 2013-10-09 02:56 pm (UTC)
eskarina77 9th-Oct-2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
Maybe because the rest of the group want to continue as a band....and not fall into solo activities only
ttalktomesoftly 9th-Oct-2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
Why not dissolve the group altogether? Fuckers. I'll probably receive a lot of hate for this but KAT-TUN is nothing without Koki.
mikarocker 9th-Oct-2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
I can't really imagine KAT-TUN without him either but the other members probably still want to stay together.
mikarocker 9th-Oct-2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
WOW I was definitely not expecting that. I haven't been following their activities for the last few years but I still feel pretty horrible about this...
wind_drifter 9th-Oct-2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
There's only four of them left too...
ungalad 9th-Oct-2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear that. :( Hang in there, KAT-TUN fans!
risingxxangel 9th-Oct-2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you... We'll all need strength after this blow...
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