It's been announced that Nishikido Ryo will leave Kanjani8 as well as Johnny & Associates at the end of the month.†
Kanjani8 just wrapped up their 15th anniversary dome tour 'Juugosai' on September 4. On the agency website, Nishikido explained that his decision to leave was influenced by the change in environment after Shibutani Subaru's withdrawal last year as well as Yasuda Shota's injury. Apparently, this was already determined before the tour started in March. He †decided to make the announcement once the tour concluded as he wanted their fans to enjoy the concerts from the bottom of their hearts.†
In addition, it was announced that the remaining five members will hold a 47-Prefecture tour. The tour schedule and other details will be revealed at a later date. Finally, their tour 'Juugosai' will be released on DVD and Blu-ray will be released on October 30.