LOOP H☆R has officially disbanded following the arrest of guitarist TAKA.
TAKA is accused of forcible indecency. He is said to have hugged and inappropriately touched a teenage girl without her consent as she was walking down the street. The incident occurred on August 4 in Komoro.
The band's management first acknowledged reports on August 10, but could not confirm any facts at the time, including whether TAKA was the man named in reports floating around at the time. His real name, Takashi Shimo, which was used in the reports, is common enough to have cast doubts.
On October 2, the band said that TAKA had been arrested on charges of forcible indecency. The band was dissolved as a result.
LOOP H☆R was a duo consisting of guitarist TAKA and vocalist YUKA. The two are married.