Photo of Hey! Say! JUMP’s Inoo Kei and AV actress Asuka Kirara in Singapore surface

The latest issue of tabloid Shukan Josei, out today, has released photos of Hey! Say! JUMP’s Inoo Kei (26) and AV actress Asuka Kirara (27) together on a tryst abroad in Singapore.

The photos show both Inoo and Asuka poolside. The shirtless Inoo is showing her something on his phone, while Asuka doesn’t look too impressed or invested in it.

Guests at Marina Bay Sands, the hotel they were at, reported that they also saw the two snuggling up together in the Jacuzzi together.

Since the story broke, there has already been some damage control.

According to Johnny’s Jimusho, the two first met each other about a year ago at a friend’s dinner party. They then happened to have met in Singapore, by chance, and went to the pool together, but they are not dating or in any sort of relationship. Just friends, says Johnny’s Jimusho.

Asuka Kirara maintained silence when Shukan Josei reporter threw questions at her in rapid fire, about her trip to Singapore as well as Inoo Kei, and the same reporter was asked to leave when a staff member intervened. Her agency reportedly says she went to Singapore with a female friend (pictured below) and corroborated the story given by Johnny’s Jimusho.

Goood trip👭🌴✧

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According to social media receipts, of which she is wearing the same hat and talks about a “Goood trip“, the getaway happened around 38 weeks ago in January of this year. Why is it just surfacing now? Unknown.

Another photo (at the source), that has since been deleted from her Twitter, shows the AV actress wearing the same outfit. And days prior to that date, Inno was reportedly spotted at Haneda Airport International Terminal with Arioka Daiki, also of Hey! Say! JUMP.

Is it love? Or just coincidental meeting in a foreign country at the same hotel at the same time? Is it even Inoo Kei?

You decide.

(via Shukan Josei, 2)

  • Comments

    • Samira Sango Mahrach

      It was about time Inoo Kei!! 💕❤ lol
      Have fun and don’t worry about the stupid obsessive fan 💋

    • Niña

      Took you long enough, Arama. People were waiting. Watch a Peach Girl trailer get released after this lol

      • Meutia S Aishah

        I thought just like this too when I read the news XD

        • Niña

          Right? Yuto scandal right before HOPE, Blind item scandal that points towards Yamada right before Cain and Abel announcement, Blind item scandal development a few days before HSJ announces a new single. Srsly, it’s getting a bit obvious. I mean, this may be true or not, whatever. Point is, it doesn’t change the fact that the timing is waaaay too obvious lol.

          • Satowwwshi

            This whole thing just makes me even more excited for Peach Girl tbh. I just need the trailer already

            • Niña

              SAME. GIMME THAT TRAILER NOW PLS lol.

          • Meutia S Aishah

            It is so obvious,really. And now I just wish the trailer come out as soon as possible XD

    • Himi Tsu

      Seems clearly like nothing to me XD I mean from the pictures, the Johnny’s version looks fitting :)

    • geek

      I don’t really think his fans mind that much . lol
      I’m Inoo-biased myself and I think this kind of thing is something to be expected given his personality.

    • fffffffffffffffffffffff

      “The shirtless Inoo is showing her something on his phone, while Asuka doesn’t look too impressed or invested in it.”

      this is my favourite part i cant stop laughing. im asuka

      • lol

        wow so ~#relatable~

    • Sio
    • bleh

      “They then happened to have met in Singapore, by chance, and went to the pool together”

      By chance? Reallyyy? lol. Do people actually believe this? Bet he thought by them going to Singapore he wouldnt get caught lmao.

      • meh

        Marina Bay is a go to place. Tourists flock to stay there just for the infinity pool so there’s a possibility this was not planned. It certainly not an odd excuse

    • Ryusei

      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • Reileen

      Go get it Inoo!!

      But suprisingly I can buy the excuse this time. This is the same Singapore trip where he was spotted at USS with his uni friends, 2 guys and a girl. Daiki was a last minute addition bec one of his friends can’t go and backed out

      • meh

        Its a plausible excuse. Celebs who don’t want to get caught shouldn’t go to Marina Bay for a rendezvous.

    • maguro part deux

      That’s one skinny dude.

    • visionfactory

      I wish Inoo gets fired, he has been getting enough exposure lately stealing the king’s center. he’s SO annoying

      • Satowwwshi

        Woops salteh

      • Meutia S Aishah

        Let him get that exposure please. He had been in the shadow for years. Let him get the chance really.

      • Jo

        You sound immature tbh. A group revolving around the center is not gonna last long. Also, it doesn’t look like he even ‘steal’ the center position duh.

      • Niña

        I think you’re the only one who doesn’t like the attention on Inoo, lol. Even the ones not biased towards him are enjoying the attention on him, because it was well deserved. He’s been in the background for so long, let him have his chance to shine. If you’re talking about Yamada, then lo and behold even Yamada likes the attention on Inoo. It certainly lifts off some of the pressure from his shoulders.

        • n

          I think you’re the only one who doesn’t like the attention on Inoo, lol.

          Nope, she’s not. I’ll never understand his push. He can’t sing, looks awkward while dancing, and he’s not even cute. I find his “cute” act pretty annoying.

          • Niña

            He’s very aesthetically pleasing though, his pictures in photo shoots never look awkward. And he has recently proven in SoshiDare that he can act. But eh, I guess once someone is annoyed towards one person, you can never change their mind.

            • meh

              I find his stills cute. I hate it when he makes sexy faces, pouts and all that vomit inducing stuff in their pvs & performance. Also he can’t sing. STOP SINGING IIOO.
              but he’s tolerable. i don’t really mind him and like seeing him gets bullied.

              • Niña

                Okay, okay, understandable. You can’t really like everything in a person. I do admit that he’s not the best singer, actually a lot of HSJ members aren’t. A good majority of them actually. But it’s mostly because they really don’t know how to utilize their voice. These people really need vocal coaches. There are rare moments when they sound fine in songs. Not great, but not horrible. But there are times when even I, a long time fan, cringe from the way their voice sounds.

              • .

                ” i don’t really mind him and like seeing him gets bullied.”

                lmao some fan you are. why would you wish this on him? inoo is literally harmless and means well a lot of the time, he doesn’t deserve shit because he’s worked so hard for it. i bet you’re probably a yamada stan that’s seething at the fact that someone else other than him is getting attention.

                • meh

                  I’m not a fan lol. I’m fond of him though. I like Yamada too but I don’t stan him.

                  OMG POOR UNDER-APPRECIATED IIOO I HAD DONE HIM WRONG *fakesobbing*

                  I know the kid works hard and is adorable. Part of his charm is his ability to be a “boke” – the typical airhead that often gets bullied for humor sake.
                  I’m seriously wondering if you guys as Inoo’s fans really understand what is his selling point. Some of you has to learn not to take offense at every little thing.

            • n

              I don’t find him aesthetically pleasing and his photos always look awkward. I’ve also never seen any non-fans saying that he’s good looking. Generally people find him average looking.
              But eh, I guess once you stan a person, you’re blinded by sparkles.

              • Niña

                I don’t know where you’re looking/asking, but I have heard a bit from non-fans. But that could also be because I’m ~blinded by sparkles~ as you say. So okay, sure, go ahead you can’t please everyone. Certainly not someone who is hell bent on not liking one person but is apparently hanging around his article’s comment section.

                • n

                  HSJ fans are one of a kind.

                  • Niña

                    Oh, you’re a troll! Right, I get it now!

                    • n

                      lol, typical delulu. Everyone who doesn’t like your fav is a “troll”.

                      • .

                        “one of a kind” for one, most people would get defensive after bashing a member of their favorite group it’s not a phenomenon equal to hsj stans.

          • レン

            “(…) He can’t sing, looks awkward while dancing, and he’s not even cute. I find his “cute” act pretty annoying.”

            I’m just gonna leave this here…

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5e66ae9525505949ea2d265478df9e1e2902944a0ab24432435a244a23955c32.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f572d20754afb25b1a4ad9b491bfffb453f8080d3c22c493cacb1d4715b7d638.gif

            • meh

              That first gif is cute. That 2nd gif was cute at first and then he did his annoying duck face. If not for his duck face and lots of other annoying sexyvomits poses, I would have liked him better. At least i like him better than Keito and the other forgotten member (the old one that is not Yabu)

        • visionfactory

          That’s rather funny. People I know only like Yamada and wishes he would go solo ^_^

          I guess we know “different” people lol

          • Niña

            Yea, I guess. People I know generally like the group as a whole, not just one member. I guess the people you know wishes it was torn apart, lol.

            • meh

              “the people you know wishes it was torn apart”
              I don’t like exclusive-member fans who likes to see a group destroyed because of their fave. Toxic people. I don’t allow this in my fandom lol.

      • rezuki

        you should’nt said something like that, i love yamada but i like inoo to get more exposure, anyway it’s not like he will ‘steal’ the center position…yamada love all members, love HSJ why did you feel the need to hate one of HSJ members…

    • bailey darbii

      idk how inoo became priority recently. he was gone at college for a long period then came back and is getting prime exposure. have you seen this guy????!

      • meh

        They need a tennen with a degree for varieties. Inoo fits the bill. I hate his mushroom hair but he kinda cute.

      • geek

        It didn’t happen as easily as that. He graduated in early 2013 and for quite some time after that he was still mainly in the background. He really only took off when HSJ hosted 24 hour tv with V6 where he was mostly noticed by non-HSJ fans because of (1) his interactions with Okada, (2) his turn with promotional guest stints on other shows, and (3) that very random fishing/gourmet report he did during the telethon. After that, his popularity started to grow fast. Sure, him not having to attend uni made it possible to be on more shows but the exposure certainly wasn’t something given to him for no reason.

        • meh

          Interactions with Okada? Examples in video form please. I love Okada but didn’t follow V6 so closely. A lot of Arashi fans remember him from Wakuwaku as “iiooo~”

          • geek

            Oh yeah, I totally forgot about the “Iioo” thing for a moment.

            • meh

              i want to see okada touching iioo’s boobs…

    • guest

      HSJ is a mess.

      I still want to know who the father is though.

      • Satowwwshi

        this tho.

      • rly?

        not them

    • Satowwwshi

      Fans on twitter are mostly happy that he’s getting rumors lol, that probably means he’s becoming a bit relevant than before. So yas get it son

    • Jurina

      Ehhh wouldn’t be surprised if they were fucking. Johnny’s and AV go together lol. Arashi and Nagase had sexy time with the same AV star 15 years ago, Koki dated an AV star, Morita Go is considering marrying an AV star…

      • ;

        doesn’t matter, considering JUMP’s fanbase they’ve probably been broken up by now.

      • meh

        Maybe because they treated av stars as flings but not serious wife material?
        I hope Go can marry his gf though. I was impressed when he basically confronted some papz for hounding his gf. That’s a serious relationship.

        • Desuyone

          The only Johnnys to marry an AV star was told to wait after he left, then he married her after she retired. He was blacklisted from the industry. Now the only thing he’s known for is being Ayu’s guitarist for the past 15 years, even most of her fans don’t even know he was a Johnnys idol.

          https://pic.prepics-cdn.com/c585b94bbb578/47329182.jpeg

          Go is V6’s two top with Okada…no way they’ll let him marry her even though she retired.

          • meh

            What is his name. A hero honestly.

            Its 2016. Tokyo has a lady as their Governor.
            Johnny & Mary is in their 90s. They will die. Rules change. Love rules.

            • *

              Johnny is 84, Mary is 89

              • meh

                They will die in their 90s. Mary die first. We still need Johnny’s money for 2020.

                • *

                  Idts.
                  Johnny survived locked up in an elevator for 4 days, and Mary still fights with yakuza. They’ll live forever.
                  They feed on the innocent souls of Fresh Jr, shattered dreams of the older Jr and broken hearts of fans.

                  • meh

                    If Hillary’s President = Johnny & Mary will die
                    Drumph wins = they’ll live forever

                    • *

                      why?

                      • meh

                        everybody dies. evil shan’t rule

            • Desuyone

              There were rumors Ueto broke up because they weren’t allowed to marry and she wanted a family bad. A year after Morita and Ueto became official and broke up months later she announced her engagement to HIRO. If Morita wasn’t allowed to marry Ueto Aya the squeaky clean CM queen when they became public after his 31 birthday, why would they let him marry an AV star?

              • meh

                Nope. Aya left him long ago before HIRO, not months. Get your facts straight.
                If that’s relationship is fated, it’ll work (like Innochi’s, HELLO. Married a squeaky clean actress) but it didn’t. Shit happens. Move on.

                • Desuyone

                  I said a “year and months after.” Morita fans were upset.

                  I don’t care, just pointing something out. I would love to see it happen.

                  • meh

                    Woops missed the “year” part. In fact those two have broken up and gotten back together several times in the span of their relationship. Both Go & Aya are lovely people but I don’t think they had a chance. They were cute together though.
                    Its really not about the jimusho letting them get married or no in their case but Go being a Johnny’s is probably one of the reasons why they couldn’t make it work.

          • ChaiChai

            Thats a joke right?? o.o

      • visionfactory

        You don’t make a point, Koki was fired from the agency as Inoo should too.

        • meh

          Koki was fired for running a bar. As Johnny’s, they aren’t allowed to serve peasants without the jimusho getting a cut. Dating scandals don’t get them fired.

      • GratefulToSMAP

        The difference is Nagase, Go and Koki all have a bad boy reputation. I don’t think it’s surprising to know that they date AV actresses, it’s expected from them. Inoo is the furthest thing from a bad boy reputation. Not that he is a goody-two-shoes… he’s random with an occasional acid tongue, but dating an AV actress would be surprising, especially to his fan demographic.

        • meh

          From the netizen buzz, fans are pretty chill with Inoo’s “scandal”. They kind of expected it from him based on his personality, idkw.

          The ones who aren’t chill are non-fans tbh. They want to see him fall.

          • GratefulToSMAP

            I’m an Inoo fan and I’m chill about this because I don’t think it’s true? Judging from the comments here, I think most Inoo fans don’t think it’s true. It’s not because we’re refusing to believe it, but because a lot of this “proof” doesn’t add up.

            I’m not familiar with Nagase and Koki’s love story with their AV actresses but for Go it’s true, so that works a bit differently.

            • meh

              “this because I don’t think it’s true? ”
              True that he has any relationship with the av girl based on the scoop? Say the 1st time they met was in January at MBS, looking at the pictures, they’re probably friends by now. Its possible they also has had a non-serious fling (like many other Johnny’s).

              Mostly from twitter alone the fans are saying “let him live his life”, “get it inoo!”,
              @disqus_qIHCfizkJE:disqus : “I don’t really think many of his fans mind that much . lol
              I’m Inoo-biased myself and I think this kind of thing is something to be expected given his personality.”
              @disqus_XTAtamLN24:disqus: “Then again, its Inoo. Anything goes. Hahahaha”
              I’m don’t qualify as a fan but I do like Inoo. I don’t mind if there’s some grain of truth in the rumor.

              • GratefulToSMAP

                Well I think @aqua88 also mentioned in the same comment that “Surprisngly I’m more inclined to believe JE than the tabloid this time. Lol”

                If it’s true, that sure is exciting! I’m chill either way. I don’t think the love affair happened right there at MBS though but I do agree there is possibility that something may have developed after that.

                • meh

                  but the “then again its inoo anything goes” at the end of her statement makes a strong statement on Inoo’s character that its not surprising there could be something.

                  i am curious what she meant by “anything goes”…

    • Meutia S Aishah

      Am I the only one that happy he got into scandal?
      That’s mean he’s popular enough right now for some scandal suddenly come out

      • reira

        tbh, i wish it were with someone that’s not a porn actress.. doesn’t look good on him tbh.

        • Reileen

          He is seen with friends but ofc that won’t make a juicy gossip

    • aqua88

      Surprisngly I’m more inclined to believe JE than the tabloid this time. Lol
      Inoo and Arioka were spotted in USS together in January, and talked about their trip in magazines.
      Plus, that distance between them (since its the only picture) screams friendship.
      Then again, its Inoo. Anything goes. Hahahaha

      • Honestly anything goes…You never can sure with him. XD

    • ok

      how is this a result of him being more popular,,,of course they’ll report on the loli looking HSJ member at a hotel with an AV actress…after all they reported on the one with the frankstein head and his girlfriend

      • meh

        Frankenstein head? Which one, Yabu or Keito?

        • ok

          keito

          but in hindsight frankenstein could be applied to both of them so i will say english frankenstein and tanned frankenstein

          • meh

            Those poor boys lol

    • Mayura

      I have a feeling I won’t notice if I ever bumped into Inoo in Singapore. LOL~

    • GratefulToSMAP

      Once I saw the photo of Inoo and Dai at Marina Bay Sands earlier this year, I was suspicious that the two of them staying at MBS would have gone on so smoothly. As someone who frequents the MBS pool more than 5x a year, I would say that place is SWARMED with Japanese tourists. Japanese love MBS. In fact, I think Johnny’s love MBS a lot – SMAP filmed their advertisement at the MBS pool, Tackey had his musical at the MBS theater etc. The last time SMAP stayed in MBS, they were mobbed in the hotel wherever they went. It is impossible that Inoo and Dai wouldn’t gain attention if they were in MBS. If they were indeed there frolicking with these 2 girls out in the open, the news would have come out sooner.

      Having said that, I think nothing is going on (how I wish something was going on!!!) because Inoo and Dai OPENLY talked about this trip and PUBLICLY shared the photos of this trip. If they had something to hide or a guilty conscience, they wouldn’t have done that.

    • l o l

      why did arama retweet this? not enough hits? there’s literally nothing else to say lol this isn’t something scandalous like the 3p rumor.

    • Niña

      And lo and behold, it was revealed mere minutes ago that HSJ is going to sing the theme song for Cain and Abel. Of course. I saw this coming a mile away.

      • Meutia S Aishah

        We just need a trailer for peach girl and a lot of people will say “I know this will be coming”

    • salt

      nah. gap is too big. lol

    • Nikki ok

      she and her friend look the same, I first thought she just photoshopped herself into the pics twice lol
      anyway, why is it that yamada, the only known and popular hey say jump member, is the only one without gossip and scandals
      honestly no one gives a shit about this guy because no one knows him lolz

      • .

        you do know he had that pregnancy rumor about him right? also this was trending no.1 in google searches, i doubt it was for the kirara either lol.

        • Nikki ok

          actually no I didn’t know…but I think she’s more known than him which isn’t really too hard

    • But like….who cares?

    • keemstar

      I don’t think they’re dating. Bringing university + job friends to a date trip and picking a tourist hotspot as the meeting place is just stupid and unrealistic.
      As for people insisting he should be kicked, if anyone in HSJ deserves to be booted it’s Yuto. Guy sexually assaulted someone while drunk for fucks sake, I also don’t get why is everyone so heated about Inoo “stealing” Yamada’s position when Yamada himself supports him being up front.

    • kunyuk

      sex addict. lmaooo

      • lol

        uh how??

    • bec2224

      These items are ridiculous, image a grown man having a “relationship” with an adult single woman,My GOD stone them now. Sheesh if this is the kind of thing that has you sitting at home crying because your idol belongs to you then you should seek help, cause you need it.