Takuya Kimura and Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, former members of SMAP, who split up at the end of December 2004, were reported to have met again for the first time in six years at a shooting studio, Many netizens as well as fans of the group have been interested in the news.
The members of SMAP have continued their individual entertainment activities after the dissolution of the group. Kimura is still a member of Johnny’s, but Kusanagi left on September 8, 2005, at the same time as Goro Inagaki and Shingo Katori. The three then jointly launched an official fan site, “New Map,” and restarted under CULEN Corporation, of which former SMAP chief manager, Mitsutomo Iijima, is the representative director.
Since then, Kimura and the “New Map” side have not performed together on TV programs. However, according to “Bunshun,” Kimura and Kusanagi had a chance encounter on Christmas Eve last December 24 at Tokyo Media City, a film studio in Tokyo.
On that day, Kimura was at the studio to promote his movie “Legend & Butterfly” (released in January), and Kusanagi was there to shoot his drama “Trap’s War” (Fuji TV), which will premiere in January.
According to “Shukan Bunshun,” which reported in detail, Kusanagi visited Kimura backstage when he learned that Kimura was in the studio and wished him a “Merry Christmas. In response to the “Bunshun” report, “CULEN” commented through its attorney. When the article was published on “Bunshun Online” on January 12, SMAP fans were very excited on Twitter.
On the other hand, Kimura’s Instagram on January 12 also attracted attention: In the first post, he uploaded a photo of him and his dog, Amur, closely together, calling for precautions against heat stroke, and saying, “I’m at peace for a while in Amur’s chest.
In the following post, he put up a picture taken at a swimming pool, saying, “I was thinking, ‘Then, in the water! ” so I swam as hard as I could for a long time~! Thanks to you, I was able to formulate my own thoughts! Ahhh, I’m so hungry! I’m so hungry! Fans seemed to be surprised by this post.
Kimura’s Instagram is generally positive in nature,” said one fan. Kimura’s hobby is surfing, but this time it was a picture of a swimming pool. The following are some of the comments that were made: “I often see Kimura surfing, but swimming is very rare and precious.
In the midst of all this, one Twitter user discovered an inadvertent mistake that shows Kimura’s mischievousness.
Kimura was wearing swimming goggles, a collaboration between popular apparel brand Supreme and swim brand Speedo, but “the sticker ‘Remove Before Use’ was still attached to the eye cups,” she pointed out. In an effort to somehow inform Kimura of this situation, he tweeted with the hashtags #Takuya Kimura and #TakuyaKimura.
Indeed, a closer look at the Instagram photo in question shows the words “Protective Film Remove Before Use” on the goggles. Either he didn’t notice it because he had just bought the product, or he didn’t dare remove the film. …… Only he knows the truth.
However, as the aforementioned Twitter user was puzzled, Kimura’s Instagram is not open to comments. If fans spread the news on social networking sites, there is a possibility that Kimura will hear about it.
If Kimura missed the note on the film because he was “thinking,” what was he thinking?
PHOTO： Ippei Hara