KAT-TUN members not surprised about Jin Akanishi getting married
The group had been in town last weekend to perform concerts for the Tokyo leg of their national tour. The group had said they first found out about Akanishi on the news on February 9.
“I want to say congratulations. But honestly, we’ve been through a lot so this didn’t surprise me. Out of everyone, I think the five of us were the least surprised,” Kazuya Kamenashi said.
“He didn’t give any warning before he left the group two years ago, or even when he left to go overseas (in 2006). I think that’s just his personality,” Koki Tanaka said.
It has been reported Tanaka also commented on the penalties Akanishi was given by Johnny’s for his unconsulted marriage.
“Now he has someone. His responsibilities will get bigger from now on. That, I think is the thing he finds hardest to cope with. But as a working adult, he needs to at least respect the fundamental rules. It’s not just your own problem anymore,” he said.
But even so, it has been reported Tanaka hoped for the best.
“KAT-TUN is staying positive, and he needs to too,” he said.
The group also touched on how hard it is to cope with getting Akanishi questions thrown at them, but they remain optimistic.
“No matter what we say or don’t say, people say we’re mean. It’s difficult,” Kamenashi said.
“Every time we have a concert, the lead is about ‘Akanishi’,” Tanaka said.
“Our job is to make people smile!” said Junnosuke Taguchi.
KAT-TUN have entertained more than 460,000 fans in 12 locations across the country. Their tour wraps up in Sendai on April 28.