Akanishi Jin talks about Meisa and Marriage, plays dumb about his punishment

2 Sep

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. 

14 Responses to “Akanishi Jin talks about Meisa and Marriage, plays dumb about his punishment”

  1. ? September 3, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    We don’t know the inner happenings of his agency. It could be 100% true that Jin proposed to Meisa before her pregnancy. I remember Sweet Power and J&A giving joint statements that Jin and Meisa were only friends not too soon before the marriage news. Maybe their agencies were trying to force them into not being together, but they worked their way around that. Honestly, any other idol on Jin’s level of popularity who pulled off what he did would have been erased from J&A. It’s not like Jin was a top idol they depended on.

    • allthingsjpop September 3, 2013 at 10:30 am #

      So why do you think he’s still in Johnny’s?

      • Waverly September 3, 2013 at 10:33 am #

        If he wants to live his own life, stop clinging on to Johnny’s already.

        Have you ever thought that Johnny still wants him to stay because he’s still selling pretty well. They’re a business after all. I’m pretty sure if he doesn’t sell with his recent single, he’ll be out of there.

      • ? September 3, 2013 at 10:38 am #

        Honestly, I have no clue. Johnny still cares enough about Jin to check in on him when he’s appearing on Shokura. Takki still played Jin’s new song on his radio show. A lot of younger Johnny’s look up to Jin and think he’s great. Yamapi, Ryo, Takki, and to a lesser extent, Jun and Toma are Jin’s friends.

        On the other side, Jin’s little brother would rather be rejected from D-BOYS than get accepted into Johnny’s and Jin looks like he’d rather be anything but an idol.

  2. Emily September 3, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Well, I’m pretty sure Johnny would let Jin go if he doesn’t sell anymore. But on the contrary, even without Johnny’s promotion and just purely Warner’s promotion. And even without appearing on a single TV music show, Jin still sells 115,000 copies for his single Hey What’s Up. HWU even got chosen as the first ever theme song for Tokyo Girls Collection. Maybe Johnny realizes Jin is still making money whether JE promoting him or not.

  3. allthingsjpop September 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Actually i think that he’s still with Johnny’s cause Kitagawa likes him. From Jin’s perspective, staying on may also be the best thing for his career. Quitting Johnny’s means getting shut off from music programs, magazines..basically it’s a bad thing if he wants to promote his music. Of cos you can say that he’ll still sell even if he doesn’t promote. But how long can this last? Morning musume had a dry spell of 11 years cos they don’t promote. For Yamapi, he started off with strong sales too but now Johnny’s got to place him on all sorts of TV shows to keep him relevant. Jin probably hates his agency but got no choice but to stay on for his career..

    • ? September 6, 2013 at 1:42 am #

      Laaaate reply here, but I’m still interested in this topic.

      I definitely think Johnny has paternal, strong feelings for Jin. Jin’s like the messed up son who has let his father down time and time again, but his father loves him too much to give up on him entirely. Watching Jin lip sync while walking around on Shokura made me so disappointed. He’s still getting chances after all of his mistakes, and he still isn’t trying his best. Jin needs to evaluate himself and do more. He used to be a good performer, and I still think he can perform well again. I don’t think even his most loyal fans will stick around much longer if he doesn’t change soon.

      • allthingsjpop September 6, 2013 at 10:37 am #

        I somewhat agree. I think he’s gotten an ego just because he did some concerts in america.I can understand why he lip synced since his song is full of auto-tuning, but it’s a dance song so the least he could have done is to move his legs….and to think i still gave him credit for doing some shuffling in his MV.

  4. mikuchin September 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Jin’s answers sounds like he was bored or something, like he was forced to give-out an answer for the interview. I mean, we all know that the agency sometimes censors questions asked by the press, if not, the agency would instruct their talent on what answers should be given.

    In addition, we all know that HE IS ONE OF KITAGAWA’s favorite. He got married without informing the agency and he still came back with a single while the likes Uchi and Ryutaro were caught doing underage smoking and was ousted, literally.

    Lastly, “Actually we only found out about the child after i proposed” — this is total BS in my opinion, who gets leg-shackled as soon as someone drops the proposal? And why would he want to get married in a haste when he was busy with US tour and so? PLS…

    • allthingsjpop September 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      I think his answers were very himself, if you know what i mean. It sounded like his agency didn’t vet through the questions or totally let him have free reign on how to answer it.

      I mean, usually Johnny’s talents don’t talk about their private lives, or if they did, they will know how to weave a politically correct answer..so i’m actually quite surprised to see such a blunt interview coming from an artiste.

      • mikuchin September 6, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

        Exactly, Johnny’s talents don’t talk about their private lives not because they don’t want to, but because they are usually not allowed esp. with relationship matters.

  5. Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    He is a fully grown adult. You think he is childish/had not grown in his break merely becuz he did go with the way you expected.

    • Connie D July 4, 2014 at 3:24 am #

      finally someone that said something with some sense to it!. if he didn´t work for more than one year was because he was punished. There is something seriously wrong with people if they think just because someone is an idol, he has to be perfect, and not have a personal life of his own….seriously girls grow up!

      Johnnie´s agency blocked him and banned him for performing if they have a contract with him, they can do it…., Johnnie has such big control over Japanese music industry it, what goes on tv, and who can make it or not…. now finally Jin is free, he is not even bad mouthing Johnnies inc. He just wants to move on with his career as an independent artist…

      Let him… Gambaree Jin !


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