This post is awfully late, considering G=AGE disbanded almost half a year ago. I won't go into what took me so long here as I've already explained it elsewhere but since this group was so important to me, I thought they deservered a kind of "farewell" post. This post will basically just explain what was going on at the time of their disbandment, the supposed reason for it, and I will also keep it up to date with links to what the members of the group (as well as G-BOY'S) are doing now for anyone who wants to continue following them.
After a while some rather questionable rumours regarding the group's disappearance began to circulate. There was talk of money issues within the agency, some kind of incident with the Johnny's Jr. member, Abe Aran, and even a sexual abuse scandal. Since it's been a while since all this occured, most of these posts have been removed now and there was no actual proof of any of these things happening anyway (accept for one that I won't go into here *cough* but if anyone wants the details then they can message me or something) so it's up to you whether you believe all of that or not.
After almost two months with no official word, member TASY (Tajima Shogo) opened up his own Twitter account. There he posted a link to a blog post that finally revealed that the group had disbanded. This blog post has since been deleted but I remember it contained statements from each of the members regarding their "decision to leave the agency", stating the reason as the agency putting heavy demands on them which made it difficult for them to balance the group activities with their school work and other responsibilities. (As you can probably tell I don't think this is the whole truth, haha)
Without getting too sappy, this group really meant a lot to me. I thought they were quite unusual and had a lot of potential as well so I think it's such a shame that they would disband after less than a year of activity. Of course I wish they'd stayed together but I'll still support all of the members with whatever they decide to do now. On the upside, a few of the members have opened up social media accounts now and they still seem to be keeping in contact and supporting each other which I think is really sweet. I'll leave the links down below and I'll update this post if any more pop up.
TASY, the airhead who's awesome at dancing
VASA, the skinny one who loves food
FUMITO, the very cute and exciteable one
MAHIRO, the squishy faced one who probably loves cats more than he likes people
ROI, my little troll prince who steals people's food and makes cute silly faces at the camera
G-BOY'S, I wish I'd gotten to see them more, especially my son HIROYUKI <3
Social Media Links
- FUMITO (Tamamoto Fumito/Tamamon): Twitter Instagram
- MAHIRO (Morita Mahiro): Instagram Twitter
- ROI (ALO): Twitter
- TASY (Tajima Shogo): Twitter
- VASA (Vasayegh Hikaru): Instagram
- KAI (Fujii Kai): Twitter
- KAITO (Tanimoto Kaito): Twitter
- KAZUMA (Tsukimisato Kazuma): Twitter
- RYU-TA (Okuwaki Ryuta): Twitter Instagram
- SHO (Kagoshige Sho): Twitter
- TAKANORI (Ezoe Takanori): Twitter Instagram
- TAKUMI (Maruhashi Takumi): Twitter Instagram
- TAKUYA (Nakagawa Takuya): Twitter
- TSUKASA (Taguchi Tsukasa): Twitter Instagram
- YU-TO (Furue Yuuto): Twitter Instragram
In 2021, Shogo and Hikaru took part in the second season of PRODUCE 101 JAPAN (prior to this Shogo was also active as a trainee in South Korea). Hikaru was sadly eliminated in the second round but Shogo went on to debut as a member of the group INI.
Shortly after G=AGE disbanded, ALO and Fumito brieftly went on to form a duo called Karuizawa Handoutai Club but they later disbanded. In 2019, ALO then went on to work as an actor for a while and announced that he would take part in the first season of PRODUCE 101 JAPAN, but then pulled out before the show began filming. As of 2020, he currently works as a model and has expressed having no interest in returning to the idol or acting industries.
In 2017, Takanori, Tsukasa, Kazuma, and Takuya went on to form the group X.E.N.O. Project but they later disbanded. Kazuma and Takuya then left the agency but the remaining members stayed as talents with ONE PIECE Entertainment alongside Fumito. Check out the website here.
As of 2020, Takuya is a member of the group Mr.LOVER.
Sho is an actor and frequently performs in stage plays.
Takumi is now a model and as of 2019, a member of the group AXXX1S.
As of 2018, Hiroyuki is a member of BOYS AND MEN Kenkyusei Tokyo.
Yuuto went on to join the group TERCERA TRAPs but later graduated. He then went on to take part in the second season of PRODUCE 101 JAPAN in 2021 but was met with controversary due to questionable videos he posted online before being accepted onto the show.