Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The sudden resignation of Mizushima Hiro from Ken-on has left fans in shock. Why did he leave his agency without prior notice to the fans who had supported him all this time? Was he made to leave or did he come to the decision on his own? Inquiries made to Ken-on were not replied as the staff in charge was supposedly absent. So we turn to entertainment reporters to get some answers.
"We're told that it was Mizushima's own decision to leave. The reason given was that he had an interest in writing novels and such from a while ago and he wants to concentrate on that now. But it's not rare for people in the entertainment industry to write books while continuing their work. Gekidan Hitori, comedians Shinagawa Shoji and Chihara Junior are busy with work and they still write. So in the case of Mizushima Hiro, it's just a case of Ken-on giving him the boot. This reason is just an excuse so that he will not join another talent agency for a fixed period of time. Actually Mizushima himself does not have much interest in being an actor, he does not want to make his living in the entertainment world. A graduate of Keio University and an intelligent man, he probably doesn't want to live in the unstable world of show business and will look for other means of making a living." (Entertainment reporter)
The cause of the dismissal is probably his marriage last year to singer Ayaka, also from Ken-on. After about half a year of dating, they married without informing the agency. That undoubtedly angered the management and it's not hard to imagine that the relationship between the agency and him has changed.
On the other hand, there are many talent agencies that would be willing to take Mizushima in.
"There are many people who think Mizushima Hiro can still grow as an actor. Maybe many fans from his Kamen Rider days are turned off by his marriage but demand for him as an ikemen actor is still strong. It's not an impossibility that his former agency might put up some form of hindrance if he joins another agency but Matsushita Nao who got her big break in Gegege no Nyobo (NHK) was also formerly from Ken-on. Under another major talent agency now, she has managed to continue work without problems. A strong possibility is Avex, which is fortifying its roster of actors. I mean Avex even took in Sawajiri Erika, so it must be a pretty open-minded company. Anyway at the moment, what is on the agenda seems to be just Mizushima and Ayaka spending their days together as a married couple without any outsiders. They seem like they're really close. I'm sure he had discussed this with Ayaka in detail." (Sports paper editor)
It will be a waste for Mizushima to retire when his days as an actor is just beginning but we all hope for the best in the couple's future.
Hiro & Ayaka Getting Married at the Height of their Popularity
Hiro & Ayaka Press Conference
Hiro & Ayaka Message to Everyone
- On Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:00:00 AM, wrote...
This is gonna sound VERY stupid but I think he could join Johnny's Jimusho.
If he's fearing Ken-On's wrath, the Jimusho will protect him.
And he doesn't even need to sing or dance (ie, Ikuta Toma) and his marriage won't be any problem (ie, Inohara , Kimura Takuya and Yamaguchi Tatsuya).
So, is it a yes or no?
*I feel really stupid XD*
- On Friday, September 24, 2010 5:19:00 AM, unleashthegeek wrote...
I think Johnny prefers to cull his boys much younger :)