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NEWS: Johnny & Associates Talent Agency Founder Johnny Kitagawa Passes Away




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Aca Vuksa



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:56 am Reply with quote
RIP Kitagawa, i read this article on several AramaJapan, Japan Times and more. Good to see a lot of J-Entertainment fans mourning him.
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karyuudo0127



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:21 pm Reply with quote
About time. I hated this man, especially with the way his company handled the whole SMAP fiasco. Good riddance.
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Friki del Mal



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:31 pm Reply with quote
I hope Johnny & Associates' successors do not make the same business mistakes as their father, who has affected the expansion of Japanese entertainment outside Japan.

RIP Johnny Kitagawa
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Crabtree1



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:38 pm Reply with quote
karyuudo0127 wrote:
About time. I hated this man, especially with the way his company handled the whole SMAP fiasco. Good riddance.


It's not very nice to hate one single man over the actions of many is it? Especially when none of us will know just what went on behind the closed doors of Johnny & Associates.
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Haterater



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:00 pm Reply with quote
Honestly, even if "they were wiped out" its not a guarantee that things will change. Just takes a few to keep up with their philosophies. This is how we still have bad ill-will people in the world.
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Hoppy800



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:06 pm Reply with quote
Haterater wrote:
Honestly, even if "they were wiped out" its not a guarantee that things will change. Just takes a few to keep up with their philosophies. This is how we still have bad ill-will people in the world.


This, the idol industry is full of shady folk and corporate tyrants. Kitagawa's death or the rest of the family being blacklisted will not ensure change as there will be another bad manager to take his place. Heck, the industry can't even change when some of the idols themselves also turn out to be half as bad as the suits managing them.
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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:44 pm Reply with quote
karyuudo0127 wrote:
Haterater wrote:
Honestly, even if "they were wiped out" its not a guarantee that things will change. Just takes a few to keep up with their philosophies. This is how we still have bad ill-will people in the world.


Well, it's a good start.


Yeah, from what I've read he was an utterly horrible person.
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mrsatan



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:56 pm Reply with quote
karyuudo0127 wrote:
About time. I hated this man, especially with the way his company handled the whole SMAP fiasco. Good riddance.


I'm also glad he's gone. I always believed those boys that said they were molested by him. He was too powerful in the industry and those young men were silenced.
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ebronstein



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:17 pm Reply with quote
So this guy was Japan's Lou Pearlman?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:38 pm Reply with quote
Chiming in just to toss some rude insults will not be tolerated. Nobody says you have to like him or miss him, but either be respectful or don't post.
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