J-Pop group, V6, saddened fans when they announced on March 12 that they are disbanding on their 26th debut anniversary. The group is one of Johnny & Associates’ long time groups. The news was first reported by the Japanese media. The group later made the announcement through their official fan club that they will be disbanding on November 1, 2021, their 26th debut anniversary.
V6 debuted in 1995 with 6 members that were separated into two groups: 20th Century and Coming Century. The 20th Century members consisted of the group’s three eldest members, Masayuki Sakamoto, Hiroshi Nagano, and Yoshihiko Inohara, while Coming Century consisted of the group’s three youngest members, Go Morita, Ken Miyake, and Junichi Okada. Go Morita also announced he will be leaving Johnny & Associates in the fall.
In their letter to the fans, V6 mentioned they arrived at this decision after several discussions and consideration with each other starting from Spring 2019. They also apologized to their fans for making this announcement during these “unsettling times”. They also described their bond as “not strangers, friends, family, but as a type of extremely important bond. We believe our mutual bond and the bond between each of our fans won’t change in the future.”