Report on V6, Johnny & Associates
Thank you for your continued support.
We are announcing that V6 will dissolve the group on November 1, 2021.
We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the fans who have cared about and supported their activities over the past 26 years and everyone who have motivated them and provided them with encouragement.
The first CD of these six artists, who came together under Johnny and were meant to walk together as V6, was released on November 1, 1995. Since then, they steadily progressed, spending more than half their lives as V6 and celebrating their 25th anniversary last year. The members were able to share this time with fans, although it was through live streams, they wish to convey their gratitude through their performances and words, which more than anything has been the source of their own delight. The six stood on the stage and deeply felt the appreciation of their fans.
Now, they have decided to dissolve, but this is a positive ending for V6, enabling the members of V6 to explore their individual futures and lives while being proud of their collective history as V6.
Since the spring of 2019, there were more opportunities for the six members to discuss things ahead of the 25th anniversary. Having sincerely looked at the time they would spend with their fans created opportunities to convey their candid thoughts to each other about group activities and their personal lives. For the six members of V6, this milestone which they faced together in their 40s, inspired them to look at their lives. Go Morita said that in the future he wanted to work as actor in an environment apart from Johnny & Associates. The other five members listened to his thoughts, and they discussed honestly many times since then. This conclusion was reached by all members of V6. Although the initial trigger was Morita, the five other members had also been increasingly considering the rest of their lives as they became older. Leading the other members to straightforwardly accept Morita’s opinions and unanimously respecting them. Because the members had become satisfied with the entertainment they had pursued, when considering their further growth, they eventually developed the desire to move on to the next phase of their careers. One consistent opinion the group held was that V6 could not exist without even one of the six members. This thinking facilitated the decision. The members understand and appreciate the great value of the comrades and experiences they have had in their lives. They feel these friendships and experiences have enabled them to obtain the achievement and fulfillment they have been able to achieve.
After November 1, 2021, Go Morita will leave Johnny & Associates and start walking a new path.
Masayuki Sakamoto, Hiroshi Nagano, Yoshihiko Inohara, Ken Miyake, and Junichi Okada will continue as Johnny & Associates solo artists.
Based on this, the in-group unit of V6, 20th Century, will continue, and Coming Century will end its activities with the dissolution of V6.
Although the members will walk different paths in the future, they will always endeavor to grow as a man wherever they found themselves.
Again, we extend our sincere gratitude to the fans and everyone involved for their support of V6.
Until November 1, 2021, V6 will continue expressing their wholehearted appreciation to the fans and everyone involved. We appreciate your continuing support of V6.
Nothing would make us happier than you continuing to support the six, who have made the decision to walk new paths, just as you have to date.
March 12, 2021
Johnny & Associates