KAT-TUN’s Latest Tour Suffering From Low Ticket Sales

Currently, KAT-TUN are traveling the country on their first nationwide tour in 2 years, “LIVE TOUR 2014 come Here.” It is the first tour as 4 since Akanashi Jin and Tanaka Koki left the group. However, for the August 8 performance in Sapporo’s Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center the ticket sales were not that good and the empty seats are reportedly being hidden behind a black curtain.
(Quote)
“The truth is the 2nd and 3rd area of the two stands on either side of the main stage are hidden by a black curtain. In Johnny’s, when seats aren’t filled the empty seats are usually hidden behind a black curtain, but for the black curtains to be used at a KAT-TUN performance is quite rare. Even more, when the members ride the trolley on the stand they usually dance in the front, so the members also saw in person that the seats weren’t filled…that’s quite painful. KAT-TUN, who have always done concerts a dome scale, who at their peak period sold arena seat tickets at auction at the price of 300,000 yen, to see with my own eyes that they now can’t fill an auditorium of 10,000 people is quite a shock to take as a fan.” (A fan who went to the assembly hall)

In 2009 KAT-TUN held the “KAT-TUN Break the Records” 10 day performance at Tokyo Dome, boasting large numbers at the time which was three years after their debut. Also, at the time it was a topic of discussion. That tickets were sold for cheap priced such as 1,000 and 500 yen, but in the end it can be said that the seats were filled. But this time, the empty seats could not be avoided.

“Although there was an independent countdown concert last year, it has been a while since they’ve toured. Even after the tour tickets were recieved by fan club members, given that the ticket sales information was sent to the ticket agencies of Yokohama, Sapporo, and then from now Nagoya, Miyagi, and Fukuoka I thought that it would be difficult to attract customers. To use curtains at the arena class assembly hall is quite expected.” (Same previous fan)

On this tour, there will be no passing through the audience to the stage and outer circumference as is usual with Johnny’s concerts. KAT-TUN have said that they will “enjoy [ourselves] with our fans” with just a main stage and simple composition.

On hearing the loud cheers of fans during the performance Kamenashi Kazuya says “The people of Hokkaido are so nice! To scream “kya–” at this kind of thing,” however this is a critical moment for KAT-TUN. There is a battle going on for the tickets for the Tokyo Yoyogi National Gymnasium performance and there are many people online searching for tickets. The turn over for other performances is overwhelming. We will be watching with deep interest in whether or not KAT-TUN can bring back their popularity at this tour which will be ending at the Kyocera Osaka Dome countdown concert at the end of this year.
(Quoted from Cyzo)

The following opinions were seen on the net:
“It’s over”
“Is it because the members have become of 4?”
“This doesn’t shock me”
“It’s a shame that they have to be pulled around by the selfish former members. I want them to try their best as 4”
“This is tough, but they are professional so they should know the reality and work together”

There debut era was amazing but now it’s rather tough…They have no choice but to try their hardest as four on this road. It’s not like they can’t do concerts, so we want them to treasure their fans and try their best.

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  • Comments

    • yuijbj

      Well I have been waiting for a KAT-TUN article on the new Arama and you dissapointed me choosing this tabloid. (And I remember you skipped the news about their new history record which was published on many non-tabloid papers.)

      Fans have clarified that those space on the sides of the stage have never been sold since when they were 6! Whether people will believe this or not, hyphens just don’t care.

      If us, hyphens right now care about popularity then we would have gone already.
      KAT-TUN and hyphens are happy where we are now.

      So maybe you should write about your favourite groups next time.

      • baiz

        What’s their new history record you’re talking about? -sincerely curious

        • twin_angels

          Breaking Utada Hikaru records. I don’t remember the details, but seems like they broke Hikki records for the consecutive #1 album since debut. btw, Hikki with 7 consecutive #1.

        • echu

          Their albums have all placed #1 consecutively in the Oricon Chart since debut . Currently, they are the record holders, having 8 albums (including “kusabi”).

      • Nameless

        its over

      • twin_angels

        BTW, KAT-TUN tickets in come Here tour were still able to make
        300,000-450,000 yen sold in auctions so this is one of the wrong things
        in this article.

        THIS. Some of my friends was complaining, coz the price for auction ticket are too high.

        • TK

          Its true that I was not able to get a cheap ticket for their Nagoya performance at all. Although it was not thousands of dollars, I still had to pay close to 20,000yen to get a ticket AT ALL. Doesn’t seem like they are struggling so much to me.

          • twin_angels

            Right? That’s why most of fans whom ACTUALLY goes to their concert agrees that this article is full of bullsh**. How can it’s not selling when FC members can’t even hit a ballot?

            Plus, I heard from some other fans that Hokkaido/Sapporo ALWAYS hard to sell. Because it’s too far, even though the ticket are cheap. The expense of hotel and flight isn’t worth it just for the cheap ticket for the concert.

    • sky_astropolis

      tbh as a fan of KAT-TUN, I would rather face the fact aka the reality, rather than hide behind some pretense of huge popularity. So putting aside the objectivity of this article, I appreciate the writing.
      anyway, imo, the point of this year comeHere live tour is to connect (deeper) with the current fans as well as to gauge the current demand for the current KAT-TUN in order to develop the next attack strategy.
      honestly I am not really worried bcoz I know the current KAT-TUN still has a lot of quality trump cards that they haven’t played yet. And I’d rather have KAT-TUN achieve incremental recognition as high quality group then be recognized nationally as some kind of medium or low quality group.
      Their past success as a 6-person group is of course great, but the true test of the quality of the group professionally is when they overcome any challenges and hurdles that come along the way. How can you get up if you’re never down?

      • kipshedin

        how nice of you to subtly insult other je groups in the process. they (je groups) are different in dynamic, personality and marketing. i feel for and admire the remaining four, but bitter fans like you are so side-eye worthy.

        • Guest

          Who are you thinking they mean by nationally recognised and low quality? Arashi? Kanjani?

          • kipshedin

            any immensely popular je group afaik. my point is, sky_astropolis has valid points about comeback strategy and trump cards, but the passive-aggressive statements against other groups reek of bitterness.

            i like idol groups, but high quality? honey, they are IDOLS not ARTISTS.

            • sky_astropolis

              I didn’t have any intention of insulting other JE groups or other idol groups when writing my comments. I was directing my comments more to the management of any groups that used underhand tactics such as scandals to gain quick fame. I’m sorry if I offended any groups or the fans of those groups, guess i need to work more on my writing’s clarity.
              I disagree that you can’t ask or expect for high quality from idols. I know it’s uncommon for idols to be recognized as an artist or to have any worthy contribution to the music industry, but as a fan I think I still have the right to have high hopes for them in not becoming another typical idol group.

              • kipshedin

                fairly sure all je groups have benefitted from scandals one way or another. XD but the ones i really respect are the hardworking and resilient groups.

                i’d like to clarify that idols ≠ crap music. they have to be mindful of the songs they choose though. will it fit their image? will their fans like it? is it appropriate for the tv/movie/cm tie-in? stuff like that.

                some exceptions, like domoto tsuyoshi, strive for artistry and damn everything else. people have accepted and respected him for that. his image is quite outlandish in the first place anyway. XD

                on the flip side, some supposedly “generic” songs mean something to someone. if it helps a person through a shitty situation who are we to call it mediocre or useless?

                what makes an idol group typical? they sing, dance, host, act, get dunked in hot/cold water? wear gaudy costumes or go shirtless at some point? be cutesy, rockstar or thuggish? then all idol groups and their respective members are guilty of being typical. most of them have adopted qualities from their predecessors anyway. an ingredient or two from a popular formula? why not?

                long story short, there is room for individuality/uniqueness in the idol world. just don’t expect a Björk or Kurt Cobain to come out from their factory.

                • sky_astropolis

                  Yup yup same here i respect groups that are hardworking and resilient.
                  Those like Arashi and Kanjani8 whom I know have been working hard and resiliently for some times before arriving to their current positions have a kind of popularity that is more positive and long-lasting.

                  That’s why I want KAT-TUN to work extra hard and extra sincere in their music and live performance to overcome whatever bad things this article is suggesting and I want the fans to stay calm and supportive yet objective during this challenging time.

                  Regarding the supposedly “generic” songs, it’s not like i am immune to them, after all I am part of the “generic” public too. There are times that I listen, dance, and sing along to some of them. So I am definitely not part of the public who judged them as mediocre or useless. XD

                  p.s.: thanks for your comments. I gain a lot of insights. it’s nice to talk to someone who’s actually here to exchange views.

              • I didn’t read it the same way as the anon guest. If it hadn’t been for his reply, I would just understood you were just saying what type of group you don’t want them to become, not having any other particular JE, idol, or whatever, in mind. I am a fan of several different JE groups, and the only that came to my mind by reading your piece was TOKIO. Because TOKIO don’t do big arenas, that much, they were popular once, now they still are but their fanbase is not that big, yet they keep trying hard with their music. While their status on TV seems to be just the contrary. I not only agree with your piece, I didn’t see any shade into any other groups, and I am not just a JE fan.

                • sky_astropolis

                  I honestly wasn’t writing the comment to dis any particular group, so I was quite surprise, but it’s the problem with using internet, misunderstanding happens, luckily he/she is still willing to exchange view points.

                  Thank you for example, TOKIO is exactly my point. I can’t really say I am a fan of TOKIO, but I really really respect TOKIO as a band. I really like their attitude towards music and I like that I can always feel the warmth from their songs. I think that it is because they are always sincere with their music. It’s amazing that they are able to prioritize it above popularity all these years. And that’s exactly is my key point: I want KAT-TUN and their fans to place focus on the quality of their songs’ and their delivery and also how to improve them, rather than the number of fans they currently have. As a fan, I will be satisfied with only that .

                  • Some groups can keep going on by accepting their music fandom won’t be that huge anymore, some don’t even get to reach the “dome status” on first place.

                    I am also a V6 fan, and in the last years, their fandom increased thanks to Okada’s raise of popularity, but the group that seemed to be more huge on their first 10 years, obviously, never reached Arashi’s status (before they even went SMAP-alike status), not even when they had some of the most popular Juniors back at their time, like Go, Ken or Inocchi. The group goes to the likes of a Yoyogi gymnasium or medium arenas like Fukuoka’s Marine Messe, but even not being that huge, they do take seriously their activities as a group, althought they don’t release that often now.

                    I believe KAT-TUN could just find that ballance between the popularity of members like Kame, and his side activities as an actor, and the music they do, plus the way the deliver their activities as a group in the music department. If the rumors are true, of course, and if not, they still should focus on that, since it seems they still believe in the group, despite all the misfortunes they have encountered with former members leaving or getting dismissed.

                    NEWS is exactly what they seem to be doing as well. As for TOKIO, it seems weird that having members as popular as Nagase or Taichi are on TV and such, how their country praises their work on shows like The Tetsuwan Dash! their fanbase is still short for concerts. However, I read this year they were able to beat a record of assistence due to one of their 20th anniversary concerts.

                    • riko

                      I respect idols and they are artist. Every single johnny’s affiliate has talent ( some are in music, others in acting, others in dancing). Idols have to do everything and it’s sad that people just put them as “idols”. Also getting popular takes a long long time. Kanjani only recently been getting popular ditto with arashi ( it took them almost 6 -7 years?) to really hit it big.

                      Also, when it comes to artist, I think kanjani is the most creative group. Yassu is a really good composer, ryo taught himself the guitar, ohkura is a really good drummer (i’m a drummer too haha), they’re extremely creative, quick witted and out of the box.

                      As to saying idol music generic, one thing with idol music and why idols (pop stars) are necessary is that it allows song writers and composers to try and experiment with genres. Golden bomber is a good example of thing ( kiryuu stated that golden bomber is special because they can do whatever style they want to, they’re not tied down to a rock sound).

                      Anywho, I think anyone that can be in an extremely taxing industry for over 10 years and going deserves respect whether you like them or not.

                      just two cent.

                      ps- kame

      • JE fan

        Honestly I’m surprised at the responses. I read it and agree with you. First and foremost, this concert definitely was for hyphens, hence the H in comeHere. Personally I’m always going to want them to be at the top and sell out concerts but right now they’re still adjusting and of course fans will come and go. I interpreted your comment of wanting KAT-TUN to remain high quality vs low as an ambiguous statement that isn’t calling out or degrading other groups. It simply means wanting them to retain their original ideals as when they first formed with the ability to grow at the same time. If NEWS could get through it(btw looove 4 person NEWS compared to 6 or 8 although I miss Kusano) then I’m sure KAT-TUN will keep fighting to reach the top.

        • sky_astropolis

          Yes that’s what I was intending all along. Thank you.
          I know the topmost issue of any agency managing a group is how to maintain current fan base while trying to gain new fans. Thus, it is important to know what the current and original fans value from the group and see whether it can also be valuable, attractive, & deliverable to wider crowds.
          However, regardless of the number of the concert tickets sold, I simply want KAT-TUN to be a group that reach the top through their sincere efforts and their ability to grow, professionally and personally. I hope the best for NEWS too (hopefully they’ll make true their talks in SCP about doing some NEWSxKAT-TUN collabo, at least they should realize it in SCP ^^).

    • my hump

      “It’s over”

      WAHHAHAHAHAHA

    • baiz

      Well, personally for me that is quite expected.

      Btw, their latest album Come Here seriously didn’t do justice unlike the superior Ai ~Kusabi~.

      • Guest

        Kusabi is a great mini-album and I’m not even a fan.

      • Reileen

        Kusabi is loved by fans bec it is jampacked with KAT-TUN style which is great and all, but when KT tries a bit to deviate from that in Come Here, it is seen as ‘lesser’ w/c I think is unfair bec Come Here is a much more complicated album than Kusabi imo

        • hibye

          Wow, it’s so rare to find someone who enjoyed come Here as much as Kusabi! I’m sincerely curious, what makes come Here more complicated than Kusabi? :o

          • Reileen

            I think fans still think Come Here is a good album but they prefer the styles in Kusabi. You know KAT-TUN fans, when they listen to a KT release they look for songs like PHOENIX or FIRE and ICE. When they can’t find it they go WTF?! Come Here just a bit deviates from that. So they have songs like Fake and Break Ur Cage. Artistically, it’s very good but fans would choose TRIANGLE or HIDE and SEEK. I think KAT-TUN tried to be a bit safe that’s why they maintained classic KAT-TUN sound with experimental sound in Come Here album. But the arrangements for all songs tunes more to techno/ electro. It just sounds a more complicated/ new to KT and I appreciate that from them.

            • Anamaría Reyes

              About the sales, I think that the sales for come Here’s album were so low because they released it in the same month that they released the single and previously, the Countdown DVD. Moreover, before they released the single (exactly a day before the DVD will be released), they said that they will release their album and they will start a tour. When I read that, I was “Oh no! Single & Album in the same month and they will start July with their tour!!!” In my case, I couldn’t have bought all the material and go to the tour so I think that many Hyphens prefered to save their money for going to their concert. And maybe that’s the reason that the sales for their last album were so low! I think that Hyphens will support in every material: DVD (May 14th) + Single (June 04th) + Album (June 25th) + Tour (July 08th) = Get Bankrupt! The released days for their material were so close!!! =(! In addition, yes, it’s true that they lost some of their popularity (really, they lost many fans) because of the Akanishi and Tanaka’s departure (that’s the main reason). I didn’t say that it’s their fault (I still support both of them!) however it’s the reality. Unfortunately, that’s a fact! When KAT-TUN was 6 and then, Akanishi left the group, many fans left the fandom because Akanishi was one of the most popular members! (You can see in Google the difference between the singles’ sales Love Yourself (Last single as 6) and Going (1st single as 5). Then, when KAT-TUN was 5, they mainteined their “new popularity” (that was decreased) and when Tanaka was fired, another amount of fans leave the fandom because Tanaka, after Kamenashi, was the 2nd popular member in KAT-TUN as 5. For that, I think that those cases were the principal reasons that KAT-TUN lost some popularity. However, I don’t think that they’re really so bad because with Kusabi (after Tanaka’s departure), they sold more than Chain and even No More Pain and also with In Fact, they sold more than Face to Face, I think that the problem with Come Here is that they released it unexpectedly, many fans didn’t expect the album was coming soon and even, the tour, so as I wrote before and also I read in others articles and opinions is that many Japanese Hyphens prefered to go to the concert and buy the goods than buy the album! I hope that they release a single for the rest of this year, and maybe, with its sales we can measure some of their popularity. Finally, as you, I want them their best. I think that they’re doing well even without too much promotion from JE. Keep the faith!!! =D! ^^

    • Alva Starr

      They need to stop dressing alike.

      • Jo

        They look fine to me. Or you prefer them to be in sparkling suits?

        • Alva Starr

          That doesn’t make much sense. If they all wore sparkling suits they’d be dressing alike. I meant dressing like they used to. (Akanishi days.) They had their own individual style. Now their clothes match.

          • echu

            Doesn’t that happen to almost all groups? KT is one of the most stylish (and modern) groups in JE. Their appearance on The Music Day is a great testament to that.

    • Victoria Season

      can we put the eternal post here ? i’m sure eternal-sama won’t mind.

    • Reileen

      I don’t really mind gossips but there are stuff that is obviously just written out of the few here and there and is easily bogus
      That said, they should have let me win Come Here con tix lottery so I have reason to go to Japan but JE isn’t generous with the August dates. and I’m not willing to go to ridiculous online auctions

      • me

        same with me, i couldn’t get the tix on Sep at Hiroshima, and there’s no way i’m gonna support illegal transaction at the auction sites! :p

        • Reileen

          Are you in Japan?

          • me

            nope, by my friend is, and a member of FC, but still, couldn’t hit the balloting :/

            • Reileen

              I know the application period for everything is over, but if they are opening Osaka maybe you can still try.

    • me

      this is weird…since i can’t get the tix for hiroshima, when my friend tried to buy it for us when the balloting was open, the tix already sold out even until CD concert in kyoicera dome on Dec!.
      there is no way i’m gonna buy it from auction sites! :p

      • miss13

        Balloting for countdown in Osaka is not yet started :-)

    • sandra ☆

      1. how is it possible that they didn’t sell out when fanclub members who balloted didn’t even hit for tickets?
      2. //several// tokyo forum come here tickets were sold online for over 300,000yen.

      • twin_angels

        1. THIS.
        2. Not to mention YokoAri too, right? Many people looking for YokoAri tickets, but I’m not sure how high they sold at auction/online.

      • Reileen

        did you see the auctions for the previous Osaka venue? OMG ridiculous

    • pinkchole

      i’m forever stuck in 2009 when kat-tun used to be an amazing 6 members group, sighhh they were my favorite from je..

      • kattun6

        i know right? KAT-TUN 6 was the most musically talented group in Johnny’s as far as i’m concerned…they were great…they were awesome…they had a song writer, a rapper, a beatboxer, a rocker everything in one group…*sighs* Sometimes I wonder what would happen if they’re not Johnny’s and just a normal band that exists only for their talents.

        • echu

          Though 6-nin KAT-TUN was the best, I don’t think the 4-nin KT is not bad when it comes to musicality. A great example here is Junno, who was forever the background (more than the other members), is now a decent singer. Nakamaru and Ueda have also improved.

        • Reileen

          if they are not in JE they are not going to be in a group even. 4nin KT is growing musically so I can’t complain.

      • twin_angels

        WAS. But I’ve moved on. In fact, right now I CAN’T look at any 6nin/5nin video coz I’ve come to love 4nin so much. To be honest, the current KAT-TUN is the best KAT-TUN, coz the balance by the members are more equal compared to when they’re 6. So, yes. This KAT-TUN is better in that term. And I also love their songs more since Kusabi. I’m not saying the ones before that is bad, it just, KAT-TUN has matured since. They lost 2 members, they tried VERY hard to ‘stand’ again, so supporting 4nin is my way of showing my love for them. I’m not going to ‘stuck’ in the past, coz that will be unfair to 4 of them.

    • Hyphen

      1- They don’t sell it from the beginning!!! ( here 2008 con when they were 6
      http://blog-imgs-18.fc2.com/y/a/m/yamadoemata/f73100000gose7jpcmb521g84i94210.jpg
      ) black curtains on stage sides were used as part of the production of performances
      2- THIS ( BTW, KAT-TUN tickets in come Here tour were still able to make
      300,000-450,000 yen sold in auctions so this is one of the wrong things
      in this article. )

      *Arama! Hi again! finally you found something to talk about KAT-TUN and more interesting than their new record!!!

    • kizuna223

      I am a kat-tun fan, ive been a hyphen for years already…. and actually as a hyphen, I know that they are not doing that well. Yes,they got their 8th consecutive number 1 album but that sale was the worst… But as a hyphen, I just accept that… Some je idols are doing worse so im not actually that worried. Also Jin and Koki wasn’t really at fault…. kat-tun sales are just going lower and lower every year which is sad… Maybe because they were the best during their debut year? people had expected too much from them and some hyphens are even blinded, they thought that kat-tun is still as famous as they were during their debut years… There are also so many hyphens vs hyphens things going on so some decides to leave the fandom…
      What is happening is sad, the 4 are doing their best but still……..:((

      • Anamaría Reyes

        I think that the sales for come Here’s album were so low because they released it in the same month that they released the single and previously, the Countdown DVD. Moreover, before they released the single (exactly a day before the DVD will be released), they said that they will release their album and they will start a tour. When I read that, I was “Oh no! Single & Album in the same month and they will start July with their tour!!!” In my case, I couldn’t have bought all the material and go to the tour so I think that many Hyphens prefered to save their money for going to their concert. And maybe that’s the reason that the sales for their last album were so low! I think that Hyphens will support in every material: DVD (May 14th) + Single (June 04th) + Album (June 25th) + Tour (July 08th) = Get Bankrupt! The released days for their material were so close!!! =(! In addition, yes, it’s true that they lost some of their popularity (really, they lost many fans) because of the Akanishi and Tanaka’s departure. Unfortunately, that’s a fact! However, I don’t think that they’re really so bad because with Kusabi (after Tanaka’s departure), they sold more than Chain and even No More Pain and also with In Fact, they sold more than Face to Face, I think that the problem with Come Here is that they released it unexpectaly, many fans didn’t expect the album coming soon and the tour, so as I wrote before and also I read is that many Japanese Hyphens prefered to go to the concert and buy the goods than buy the album! I hope that they release a single for the rest of this year, and maybe, with its sales we can measure some of their popularity. Finally, as you, I want them their best. I think that they’re doing well even without too much promotion from JE. Keep the faith!!! =D! ^^

    • blanx

      Quality should be better than quantity. So what if there’s people who want to leave? Those who stayed is the true fans so I think there’s nothing to talk about. Just because they are not as over-rated as before that doesnt mean they are not valid anymore.
      So what if there is empty seat? Those who didnt come is the one who is not needed in the kattun fandom anyway. So yeah! I’m saying that, the declined sales is a good thing…

    • syalovesdaisuke

      This news is really weird. Some of my friends had been trying to get tickets to Come Here concert for months but they couldn’t get it because it was sold out! And this black curtain thing is only reported in one place and not ALL the venue. Their last venue in Nagoya was super packed and the line for the merchandise is so long that the company are afraid that some fans might enter the venue late. So ARAMA, you can’t generalize and say that the tour is suffering from low ticket sales because that’s NOT the case at all. And after months, THIS is the news that you chose for KAT-TUN? A gossip??? Clearly ARAMA is showing favouritism here…

    • eplizo

      I’m not sure how legit this news is, but if they really are struggling, then that’s sad cause I love them sfm… :/

    • forgetmenot

      wait so this was for their concert in Sapporo only? I’m not surprised, KT was never that popular in Hokkaido anyway…their popularity had always mainly been concentrated in the Kanto & Kansai regions…not that they didn’t have fans in other parts of Japan, of course they do but not so much in Hokkaido & and the southern parts of Japan.

    • Yimeon

      Yeah maybe they didn’t do well “THIS” era but they still fucking popular and break records!!! SO ……………

    • Guest

      Yeah maybe they didn’t do well “THIS” era but they still fucking popular and break records!!! so ……………

    • Jardel Ferreira

      ruin comes to everyone eventually.

    • Uesugiluva

      This is the best post because
      a) black curtains are normal on the side
      b) those side parts were not even being sold as seats
      c) yes, a group whose tickets are literally impossible to secure (legally) apart from pure luck are SO doing terrible and nobody likes them anymore *rolls eyes* I’m more worried about the groups whose tickets are being forwarded to the international mailing list.

      Looks like OP really hates KAT-TUN or has trouble calling bullshit from tabloids. I love the editor’s comment of ‘we’re probably posting lies but hey don’t blame us’…. well, we can’t sue you for posting crap but we can sure have a laugh.

    • Lola

      Not taking anything from KATTUN but it’s Hokkaido, one of the hardest place to have a concert

    • yuijbj

      Just come back from a trip for KAT-TUN’s Fukuoka concert legs!!
      No worries at all. Jimisho is having a group with 4 very talented guys, indeed.
      Their talented abilities and their honestly hard works will surely bless them!

    • Nayen

      Huh? Weird…its was very hard to get tickets and auctions prices were crazy o_0….guess this is more tabloid than anything else.

    • Samuraiangel Wings

      Numbers and statistics……With all that being said….Only Time Will Tell…and in the meantime, I am religiously keeping my faith in KAT-TUN as in Kamenashi Kazuya kun, Taguchi Junnosuke san, Tatsuya Ueda san and Yuichi Nakamru san and I am showing my faith for KAT-TUN to keep it for me! Ganbatte kudasai KAT-TUN!

    • Esha

      I think the agency could have dealt with the two members leaving(jin and koki) much better. Everytime KAT-TUN remaining members go for promotion,the media keeps asking details about others. Somewhere,the focus shifts from current work they are doing to the ex-members.
      Nevertheless,I will always be a hyphen.