INKT Announces Break Up

Announced earlier this week, rock band INKT has disbanded.

The group’s hiatus and disbandment decision comes after frontman Koki Tanaka was arrested for suspected marijuana possession. Despite ultimately not being prosecuted for the charges against him, for months the future of the group was left up in the air and fans were left unsure what would happen with the group.

Their affiliated office Natural Ace Corporation commented as follows:

As of September 1, 2017, INKT has broken up.
This was not an easy decision. We members and staff met again and again, and in the end, we reached this consensus and made the decision.
We are sorry for this announcement after keeping you all waiting for so long.
W’ere thankful to the fans that have supported us, the staff for their cooperation, and are grateful to the bandmates.
Even though the band was only active for a short amount of time, but we are extremely grateful.
For fanclub members, we will send you a notice regarding repayment of membership fees at a later date.
Please continue to support mACKAz, Kei, SASSY, and KOKI from now on.

Natural Ace Corporation

INKT was formed in 2014 following the contract termination of former KATTUN member Tanaka from Johnny & Associates in 2013. Within their three years together, they released two original albums and two mini albums.

(via INKT’s official website)

  • Comments

    • james

      “KAT” needs reunion

      • guest

        did you mean TAT?

        • james

          Yes. sorry for misspelled it.

    • eplizo

      RIP :/

      I always feel bad for band members when things come crumbling down cause of the lead singer lol.

    • I want to be relevant :(

      wish the best for the other members…….

    • SlyMoonFox

      I not gonna say any names but I’m looking at you! e.e

    • kayla

      Article correction. INKT was formed November 2013 and announced October 2014. One year from Koki’s contract termination news. The 2013 start date is official from Oricon articles that INKT interviewed.

    • Queen_Of_The_Yokai537

      I truly feel bad for the rest of the members but at the same time this was to be expected. So much drama surrounding Koki…it must be troublesome to have a co-worker that does these things. Wishing the best for ALL members (yes even Koki) and hope they can continue doing what it is they want to do individually.

    • Nasukwa

      Can’t say that, “I didn’t see that coming”…
      Even if I felt like they were trying to be a carbon copy of “One Ok Rock”, best of luck to the members.

    • Damn.

    • angel223_

      I don’t think INKT copy One OK Rock …
      If anyone really a fan of KT knows that most of their song was rockish… Especially when Koki still a member of KT.
      I prolly enjoy the rockish vibes of KT than OOR,
      That is why, its expected Koki to form a rock band.
      Koki was really talented but well…

      Like my brother whose a certified OOR fanatic think KT was not very Johnny and should not be an Idol like.

    • Dalooshe

      Too bad when being older doesn’t mean wiser to finally get shizzles together.

    • miri

      :(
      I wish all the best to them.