Popular Japanese rock band KANA-BOON has announced that they will be suspending band activities for the remainder of this year. This news follows the band’s recent updates regarding the passing of two members, drummer Takahiro Koizumi and guitarist Hayato Koga. Their contract was terminated by management company Hip Land Music Corp.
In a recent statement released on the band’s official website, they stated that Koizumi has confirmed recent reports about him to be true. Koizumi is dating an underground idol in his 20s who reportedly had an abortion earlier this year, as reported by Saturday News Post. The agency went on to say that Koizumi felt “deep remorse” for his naivety during that time. As a result, the band and their management company announced that they would cancel their contract with Koizumi.
Hayato Koga’s contract termination was the result of various reports the agency received regarding various misconduct. Despite discussions on how to resolve the aforementioned issues, the band and their management company determined that it would be difficult for them to continue their activities. They have also clarified that Koga also asked to leave the band.
The band will suspend all activities for the remainder of the year, including live performances and event appearances. Furthermore, they said they will continue discussions to “find a way to continue operating without embarrassing fans.”
KANA-BOON is a rock band formed in 2008. Current members include Maguro Taniguchi and Masami Endo. They have composed several famous anime theme songs. These include “Silhouette” (Naruto), “Baton Road” (Boruto), “Star Marker” (My Hero AcadeKaren Season 4), “Torch of Liberty” (Fire Force), “Fighter” (Mobile Suit Gunma: Iron- Blooded Orphans), and “Song of the Dead” (Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead), among others.
This is not the first time KANA-BOON has had members leave their lineup. In 2019, the group’s bassist Yuma Meshida left the band because he was diagnosed with a mental illness and he did not know how many months or years it would take to recover.
Source: KANA-BOON official website
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