I am writing this right before I sign off for the night ….I want to get this out.
Today NEWS fans have been shocked with the news that Yamapi and Ryo are leaving NEWS. Ryo because of scheduling conflicts …. and the reason for Yamapi …. I still do not understand.
I feel like it is Jin Akanishi round 2 with Yamapi… and I do not like it (though I do enjoy Yamapi’s solo music a lot more than Jin’s). I have lost a whole lot of respect for Pi right now. The reason? Because I truly believed that he would never leave NEWS like Jin did KAT-TUN. NEWS had a better relationship than that … I just can’t believe it. Except for some really good reason …. I have lost a huge amount of respect for him and that will be VERY hard to recover.
As for Ryo … I actually respect him for this. He has finally realized that he cannot handle NEWS, Kanajni8 AND Acting. I feel like this decision was years in the making and that it was a hard decision for him. At first I was mad at him …. but I just can’t be when he made the decision to be in the group that I love the most (I am sorry to say … and even though NEWS was his first group). I have always truly believed that unconsciously his allegiance has always been to Kanjani8 because that is where he started … in Kansai.
I think that Johnnys set him up for failure from the start by being in 2 groups and it was just a matter of time until he was forced to choose …. I was just in denial that that day would actually come. Though this is the case, I don’t think that Ryo will be my number one for much longer. This has been a while in the making, actually, and I believe that Yasu is my number one now (like he was in the beginning).
I guess the thing about all of this that I am the most sad about is that I will never see a 6 member NEWS concert like I wanted to, as well as that I feel bad for KoyaShige. Now more than ever I want them to debut together! That would make things so much better for me now. Sadly, I don’t think that will happen.
For now, I am gonna sit back and wait until the dust settles. Maybe this all happened for a reason.