It was announced on Feb 17th that Kis-My-Ft2 will be taking over NEWS as the fourth generation MC for “The Shounen Club Premium”. The March episode will be the final one NEWS will be MC for.
We thank them for the past three years and hope something new is in store for the group. (Source)
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NEWS Ring (Feb 13)
It was Koyama’s turn to update.
Koyama wrote about how he’s gotten hooked on anime recently. He watches once he gets home from work, and he’s watching about 3 different series at once so he can choose which one to watch according to his mood. He also asked everyone to recommend him anime to watch.
On Feb 11th, Yasman Maeda tweeted about NEWS’ masterpiece, “Worldista”, hitting stores next week. He thanked everyone for over 9,000 likes on his comments. He said that at first with “Neverland”, people said that “There was a weird old man’s voice” but he thinks that those likes show how people's’ interest and understanding have deepened. He tweeted a second time, saying that this project that started with “Neverland” is the NEWS’ members, staff, and director’s challenge. The journey will continue. He hopes that everyone will continue to support this long project that’s rare for idols and that was started from the desire to connect with fans. (Source 1 2)
Jinnai Tomonori, who works with Massu on “Netapare”, tweeted that they were recording “Netapare” that day. He also posted a photo of the list of appearing members, making a joke about how the staff messed up his first name, writing “智久” instead of “智則”. He said that he became Yamapi (whose first name is Tomohisa 智久) under the effect of Massu’s Takahisa 貴久. (Source)
Tegoshi was seen sporting a hairstyle that’s rather different from his usual on the Feb 15 telecast of “Soccer Earth”. (Source)
A cameraman from TV Tokyo who works on “Sore Dame!” quoted a tweet on Massu’s upcoming cover on “anan”, with a simple “Massu!” in his tweet. (Source)
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