Hey! Say! Jump Member Keito Okamoto Leaves Group

posted on by Alex Mateo
Okamoto to remain with Johnny's as an actor

Talent agency Johnny's & Associates announced on Monday that Keito Okamoto will leave the Hey! Say! JUMP boy band on April 11 to become an actor. Okamoto will remain with Johnny's as an actor.

Okamoto studied abroad for two years at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, starting in September 2018. While abroad, he realized he wanted to pursue an acting career. After graduating in June 2020 and discussing his wishes with other band members, he decided to leave the group.

Okamoto debuted as a member of Hey! Say! JUMP and the Hey! Say! 7 (Lovely Complex) subgroup in 2007.

Hey! Say! JUMP performed the theme song of the Time Bokan anime. Hey! Say! 7 performed two ending theme songs for the Lovely Complex anime.

Update: Corrected Keito Okamoto's name. Thanks, Loveless100

Sources: Johnny's Net, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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