We don’t usually share fan speculations here, but this one is a fun discovery that seems too good to be a coincidence!
Back in 2015, one of WITH Tour VCRs showed a shelf with books on it (below). It should three volumes numbers: 15, 17, and 18. A book titled last minute, and an encyclopedia volume of No.6 for letters “HIJ”.
Back then, most fans interpreted the first 3 volume numbers as the years where Tohoshinki will be touring: 2015, 2017 and 2018, possibly hinting to them enlisting together (so no 2016), which is what happen, as well as tours were indeed carried out right after they discharged in these years.
There were not much theories about the other two volumes, some probably thought HIJ stood for a “History in Japan” release, but nothing else.
Finance Article on the recent debuts of new idol groups and expansion into China, noting that these do not necessarily correlate to higher earnings immediately:
The issue is that the appearance of rookie artistes do not unconditionally mean actual increase in results. A characteristic of an agency is that the expansion of the investment costs put into their rookie artistes’ is likelier to lead Continue reading →
Despite their very few releases and being active in Japan in 2015 for less than half a year, Tohoshinki managed to be crowned as the best Asian Artist at the Japan Gold Disc Award 2016 again, making it their 3rd consecutive crown!! They have also won with WITH TOUR DVD the Best Music Video (Asia) Award! (Album WITH already won best album on the 2015 awards, you can check it here).