On January 8, 2024, Sexy Zone members Fuma Kikuchi, Shori Sato, and So Matsushima, and soon-to-graduate Kento Nakajima, shared heartfelt messages regarding the group's changes.
In an announcement from the official Family club website, it was revealed that Kento Nakajima would be graduating from Sexy Zone on March 31, coinciding with the group's name change on April 1. Despite this departure, Nakajima will continue his career as a solo artist under the same management.
The remaining trio expressed their understanding of the sudden announcement and thanked fans for their continuous support over the past 12 years. They emphasized the importance of respecting Nakajima's decision and reassured fans that Sexy Zone would continue to entertain until March 31.
Additionally, a message from Kento Nakajima himself conveyed his desire to explore new challenges as a solo artist and expressed gratitude for the 12 years spent with Sexy Zone. He assured fans that, although the group's name is changing, he will always carry the "Sexy" spirit with him.
Fans were encouraged to enjoy Sexy Zone's performances until March 31 and continue supporting both the trio and Kento Nakajima in their respective paths. The new group name for the trio is yet to be announced.
The messages closed with a collective commitment to making this transition a positive one and a sincere thank you to the fans who have been an integral part of Sexy Zone's journey.