Well what do you know. I ended up right again. I'm not trying to sound smug, I'm just as shocked that I ended up right about the subject around debuts. I know I've talked to a few of you about this before and we all seemed to agree that Johnny didn't have much choice left when it came to debuts. Hell they scrapped the bottom (sorry for making to sound bad, but I still feel it was more of a desperate move) and put out Sexy Zone. Now today I get up and I read about a move that I had told you would come. He and the company couldn't avoid them anymore. Kansai Jrs will be debuting! Not only that, but it's exactly who we thought would be... Kiriyama Akito, Nakama Junta, Shigeoka Daiki, Kotaki Nozomu as Johnny's West 4. Well Kotaki was a small shock as he was in my second list, but still.
Anyway this leads to something we who have touched on this subject need to point out again. What is the company doing for the future? Yes they have a good handful of Jrs, who are popular and have names for themselves, but they aren't young anymore. I'm really talking about the young ones. What is the comapany's plan to get them out there. After that wreakless hiring of all those Jrs you can't be sure. Plus all the rumored power struggle, and other junk. The question has to be asked, has the end of JOhnny's started, or at less a large downhill slide? What if Johnny's started focusing on the other paths instead of just singing & acting? ABCZ seems to be steady though you don't hear a crazy amount about them. They do seem happy though since that's the path they choose and they knew it was going to be less crazy fandom.
Anyway, I hope everyone has a great new years.