It is rumored that Jin Akanishi And Tsubasa Imai are going to join an showbiz agency CULEN run by Michi Iijima, who was a showbiz manager of the most famous Japanese men’s group SMAP.
CULEN is new showbiz agency set up by Michi Iijima last year and ex-SMAP members Shingo Katori, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Goro Inagaki belong to the agency as of now. Those member resigned a big showbiz agency Johnny’s agency in September 2017 and joined CULEN. The group SMAP has been dissolved when those three members quit the agency.
Jin Akanishi had been a member of boys group KAT-TUN and also belonged Johnny’s agency before, but he has been quit both the group and the agency. It is said that he was fired because he got married with Japanese Actress Meisa Kuroki suddenly without telling it to the agency. So he set up his own agency but he hasn’t got enough opportunities because he didn’t have enough knowledge and connections in showbiz field to get work. Whereas Michi Iijima has them so there’s an advantage for him to join her new agency CULEN.
Tsubasa Imai is also rumored that he will quit Johnny’s agency. He had joined a duo TACKEY & TSUBASA but it was dissolved this year. Tsubasa Imai still belongs to the agency but he and Merry Kitagawa, who is a vice president of the agency, are on bad terms. The agency is a famous as a restrictive so there is possibility that some celebrities belonging to the agency might move to agency CULEN.