Nishiuchi Mariya Attacks President of Her Management Company

Nishiuchi Mariya looked to be on her way to the A-list. At the age of 13, she became an exclusive model for the magazine Nicola. After three years in that role, she went on to become an exclusive model for Seventeen magazine for the next five. She debuted as a singer in 2014, winning the Best New Artist Award at the Japan Record Awards later that year. This past January, she starred as the female lead in the Fuji TV’s Getsu9 drama “Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu.” Her song “Motion” served as the drama’s theme song. However, since the drama’s end, she’s been missing in action.

This disappearance of Mariya from the entertainment scene, just as her career was hitting a new level, became a topic of discussion on the internet. It also led to an incident between Mariya and her management in early October. According to sources at her management company, Rising Pro, Mariya slapped the president of the company.

“I can’t take it anymore!” is what Mariya allegedly yelled in Rising Pro’s reception area, before having to be treated for her exasperated state. The company’s president was in a worse state, resulting him having to receive medical treatment for the next month.

Company staff is worried about Mariya’s sudden change in nature. But this change is expected, seeing as how Mariya’s contract with Rising Pro was supposedly not going to be renewed.

Mariya has been in a questionable physical state for about a year. Shooting was often postponed on the set of “Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu.” After the drama’s end, Rising Pro decided not to give her any new work, instead sending her to the US this summer to study. It was during this time abroad that she began to distrust her company.

According to acquaintances, Mariya was dissatisfied being handled by such a bad company. One particular thing that got to her was the direction of her music career.

Representatives for Mariya and Rising Pro both deny that the attack happened.

So what will become of Mariya, who was once called the new Namie Amuro, after Namie severed ties with Rising Pro in 2015, after 23 years?


  • Comments

    • AoZora

      Hope everything settles down amicably… Slapping President is something I can’t think about..

    • yaccha “JoinAramaDiscord” itai

      Sounds a bit shady, how does a slap lead to receiving medical treatment for a month? Are they just being dramatic so nobody will pick her up after she’s dropped?

    • yonkaiten

      Tbh rising pro has always been this shady and crappy and they will say anything to covers their backs. Even if she actually slapped the president, which I highly douby, medical treatment for a month? yeah sure thing. Sounds like such a dramatic, attention seeker line. Honestly, as her fan who has been following her career, I hope this settles down soon and hopefully she changes agencies or smth because clearly they don’t know shit about handling their talents. It’s sad to see her in that state :(

    • yamakita

      What to do? Amuro will probably go behind the scene and start her own company so join her then.

      I didn’t realize she had a long history before her rise. For a moment it seemed like she might be over-exposed. I hope things work out as she actually seems to have some talent.

    • gus

      Come to Amuse

      • FrozenLand

        Amuse is terrible in handling female artistes.

        • gus

          ik, at least better than her current agency. I just want to see her more on social media, which what would happen if she joined Amyuzu.

          • anonymous(e)

            What about Perfume or BABYMETAL, neither of whom are at all active on social media (with the exception of Perfume’s PTA blogs, which are paywalled anyway)

            • gus

              They’re both idol groups, not talent or actress. Plus Im not just talking about her using social media, but also coverage of them doing stuff by sites like Natalie etc.

    • Dalooshe

      When I read president my mind immediately went to trump lol
      Either way I do hope that she finds herself a new space where she feels comfortable with the management because really it all starts there and the kind of support she or any other talent gets.

    • Dekkhhasso

      Seeing how Rising Pro has been poorly handling Fairies, I guess this expected to happen. I wish for Mariya to find a better agency.

      • i wish fairies would move. she needs to move asap..

        • Dekkhhasso

          I wish that would happen too. Still sad about Miria leaving the group.
          Though they have been doing good this year (Music Day & FNS appearances) still Momoka has all the spotlight in the group.

    • PigeonPop

      I’m curious to see how this whole thing will develop. Also, Ronald–
      「一方所属事務所ライジングプロの代理人は「紛れもない事実です(略)到底許されるものではありません」と回答。」so the Rising Pro side is definitely not denying the attack. At least for now, anyway.

    • guest

      The company’s president was in a worse state, resulting him having to receive medical treatment for the next month.

      Did she slap him repeatedly with a hammer?

      • AoZora

        It may be psychological..

    • hasawa

      So many scandal of artists being mismanaged by their agency…
      I hope 2018 will be the year of exposing the Japanese entertainment industry shady ass.

      • TM

        That, my friend, would be such a great fun to watch and improvement for the industry in the future.

    • Guest

      Team Mariya. Literally all Japanese agencies are a mess, full of Yakuza, sexual harassment and abusive behavior but even in this cesspool, Rising Pro has always been known as one of the worst of the worse.

    • ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

      Poor kid. I hope she gets justice.

    • But how hard did she slap him for him to need medical attention?!

    • Shinra-Electric

      Bitch president must be made of paper mache! LMAO!!! Who goes down for a month after a slap?!! I was wondering where she’d went. Hopefully she can get a new agency and recover.

    • Guest

      A slap laced with anthrax maybe

    • Khooni

      This looks like PR article sponsored by the company intended to smear her name. She was one of the more genuinely talented ones. Hope everything works out for her in the end.

    • Queen_Of_The_Yokai537

      I call bullshit on the slap and month of treatment. Even if its true let us think about this, how horrible must she have been treated to resort to that type of response? This can have a negative impact on her image and subsequently her career. If she was doing such great things then why did they stop giving her more work? I read in the comments section of a previous article somewhere on here that it could be due to her losing her popularity with the public. Although I get that, a good agency would either a) find a way to make her popular OR b) give her different work options to expand her skills in another capacity that is still within the entertainment world.

    • Taru

      Noooooo…. why does something bad always happen to the female singers I like? I think I should just stop liking them. T_T I hope she finds new management and comes back.

    • Move to SME agency….

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