JINTAKA, the recently formed duo consisting of Jin Akanishi and Takayuki Yamada, has decided to disband after being unable to agree upon the direction to take the group.
On October 3, the duo held a live event in Tokyo to commemorate the release of its debut single "Choo Choo SHITAIN" on September 21. It was during this performance that the two revealed their intention to disband.
While interacting with the audience, the group was asked what its plans for the future were. Akanishi responded bluntly, "Well, we're disbanding."
After the audience gasped and screamed in protest, Akanishi went on the explain that he and Yamada had differing opinions on how to move that group forward. They were unable to reconcile their differing views, and decided to disband as a result.
Yamada echoed Akanishi's explanation, adding that he wanted to continue, but also wanted their next single to be a ballad. Akanishi did not agree that this should be the group's next step. When their differing opinions became apparent, they decided to go ahead and disband.
Despite being unable to come to an agreement, Akanishi and Yamada assured the audience that their decision to disband was mutual and did not come from a negative place between them.
On October 8, JINTAKA will be performing in Tokyo at "GirlsAward 2016 AUTUMN/WINTER". This is expected to be the group's last performance together.