King & Prince member Nagase Ren shared heartfelt messages on the Johnny's web blog as Yuta Kishi bid farewell to the agency. Nagase, referring to himself humorously as 'King & Prince's temporary leader,' thanked Kishi for his dedication and warmly reminisced about their shared memories, stating, 'Meeting Kishi-san was a real blessing.'
Just an hour before Nagase's post, Kaito Takahashi also expressed his gratitude to Kishi and wished for their continued friendship. Kishi, on his last day at the agency, posted his own blog full of heartfelt thanks, saying, 'I've met incredible people and had unforgettable experiences. Thank you all for making my life so enjoyable.'
In November, Kishi, along with Ren Nagase and Yuta Jinguji, announced their departure from the group. Nagase and Jinguji also left Johnny's Entertainment. Kishi's departure was set for September 30th.
Nagase and Jinguji later joined 'TOBE Co,' led by former Johnny & Associates executive Hideaki Takizawa, as they pursued their dream of global challenges.
The group now continues with just Kaito Takahashi and Ren Nagase, and they've been actively performing and releasing new music