There has been a lot happening lately with the news of the hiatus, and most recently KAT-TUN graduating from Shounen Club Premium in March. I really was not surprised to hear this but it still was suckish news to wake up to. Again, it's really no surprise. Next, it will be Tame Tabi by the end of March and that won't be surprising either, but it will still be sad and upsetting when we get the news. It's difficult to coney my thoughts right now but my biggest hope is that the members are okay and being strong, and yes that means all four of them.
I really have been doing a lot of thinking about this. The hiatus must have really been a long time coming, and KAT-TUN really do deserve a break. They barely even got a month after Koki was gone and they kept going. It must be tiring for them to work under such circumstances. Taking a break from group activities will probably be beneficial to them emotionally, simply because they need to handle such a substantial loss to their group, and it must be taxing to continue working normally. As Kame said, "each of us steadily carries this group called KAT-TUN on his shoulders. Each of us gives it strength. Devoting time, that's what KAT-TUN needs right now." (While writing this and re-reading the messages they gave us, I'm in tears again because of course it'll be hard, but what we want is for KAT-TUN and it's members to be okay, right?) Ueda asked that we wait for them, and I will do that, as I'm sure a lot of other fans will as well.
As much as I can understand where they're coming from, it also upsets me when fans say that they're not going to support KAT-TUN much anymore because Taguchi is their favorite. In my opinion, when you get into these groups, it's for all members and not just one. Even if it was Nakamaru who had decided to leave, I would have still continued to support them because I love them as a whole so much. Just to state my honest opinion. They all need our support right now, the support of fans and I really hope that they'll be able to feel that, even during their recharging/hiatus
I really wish it was possible for me to drop everything and go to Japan for one of their concerts. But you know, I really do trusst them and I expect them to uphold their promise for a comeback after their hiatus period. I also expect a lot of interesting individual projects for them because that's what they promised - and that's for all members. Not just for Kame, but for Nakamaru and Ueda too because I know they can do amazing things and I hope they do.
So TL;DR, KAT-TUN really do deserve this break and I believe that they'll come back stronger and better than ever after their 'recharge' period.
We're never ever alone~
We'll never give it up~ ♪
Thanks, if you took the time to read this and have a good day.