Translating a couple of interviews where he talks about new single, marriage, and Meisa.
Jin on Meisa’s charm “She’s a woman who carries herself well”
Your feelings on making a comeback?
What did Johnny Kitagawa say to you?
Like “How are you?” and “Are you nervous?” before i recorded an episode for Shounen Club.
Did Meisa say anything?
She’s really busy acting in a musical now. It’s like …i should take care of things on my own.
What’s her charm?
She’s confident about herself.
Do you think you’ve made your fans worried?
Yes, but since i’ve come back, why not cheer me on instead?
Your plans for the future?
I’ll work hard at my own pace. My private life life and job are separate.
Akanishi Jin: “I didn’t think my marriage would create a big hoo-ha”
Wearing a gold ring on his left hand, Akanishi Jin gave an interview to reporters after appearing as a guest for Tokyo Girls Collection, a fashion event held at Saitama Super Arena.
Sporting a noticeably sharper face, he explained that it was a result of gym training. When asked about his feelings during his jobless days lasting 1.5years, he said “Marriage is a blissful affair so there were no negative things about it. I changed my daughter’s diapers, and cooked.”
Akanishi Jin and Kuroki Meisa’s wedding/pregnancy was reported in February last year. As Akanishi Jin did not report these to his agency beforehand, it became a problem and his nationwide tour/drama appearance was cancelled as punishment.
On the chaos that appeared after his marriage was announced, Akanishi Jin explained that he did not think “it would create such a big hoo-ha”. When asked how he felt after his punishments were meted out, he said “i didn’t know about it because i didn’t read the papers”. However, this contradicted statements from his Johnny’s Associates which says that he had been informed of his punishment. Perhaps he is trying to play innocent?
On Meisa getting pregnant before marriage, he argued “Actually we only found out about the child after i proposed. The blissful thing about it all was the baby coming with our marriage.” As an idol, he strayed from norms by getting into a lightning marriage. However, he defended himself and said “If there was a love-ban rule in my contract, i wouldn’t take up this job. I’m a normal guy so i’ll go into relationships too”.
With his appearance in Tokyo Girls Collection, an announcement was also made to reveal his upcoming single “Ai Naruhou E”, which will go on sale 2nd October. His agency also commented that Tokyo Girls Collection was an event to test the waters for his full comeback.
I don’t know about you, but his tone sounds very defensive, like he’s totally not in the wrong and the punishment shouldn’t have happened at all. Reading these articles, i don’t think he’d grown at all during his break. Some may argue that he has nothing to feel guilty about because as a human it’s only normal to fall in love and get married. But he’s been working for Johnny’s for years so he should know better than to drop a bomb like that on them. If he wants to live his own life, stop clinging on to Johnny’s already.