Mizushima has apparently been interested in writing for a long time. He informed his management about his desire to try it out, and after discussing the matter, his departure from the agency was decided.
Mizushima’s wife, singer Ayaka (22), is also signed with Ken-on. Although she is currently on hiatus, the company stated that Mizushima leaving will have no effect on her current contract.
It is not yet clear how this move will impact Mizushima’s acting career.
Source: Sankei Sports
This was posted last Tuesday, September 21. I already read about this but was too busy to post about it. This Thursday, September 23, a follow-up article was posted.
Earlier this week, the entertainment world was surprised by the news of actor Hiro Mizushima (26) leaving his management agency Ken-on in order to pursue writing. On Thursday, some information about the situation was revealed on the Fuji TV program “Tokudane!”
Singer Ayaka (22), who is married to Mizushima, replied to an e-mail sent by the show’s newscaster Tomoaki Ogura (63). Ogura summarized her response by highlighting four major points:
- Ayaka also left Ken-on at the end of last year.
- Mizushima will be focusing on writing and creating works, but his activities will also include acting.
- The company that Mizushima and Ayaka have started is in charge of managing Ayaka’s music.
- The two plan on continuing their activities independently, without a management agency.
Ayaka’s response contradicts Ken-on’s statement earlier this week, which stated that Ayaka was still signed with the agency and that her contract would not be affected. Ken-on has not yet commented on Ayaka’s statements.
Source: Sports Hochi
Mizushima Hiro is a Keio University graduate. So Keio University is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. That’s how good is Hiro. Keio University has been known to produce cabinet members, CEOs and even a former Japan Prime Minister. According to wikipedia, Keio is ranked 11th in the world’s best universities. That’s how cool it is. So I understand that maybe Hiro feels like he’s not using his potential as a Keio alumni just by acting. Though, I felt bad and sad about the news. Hiro is not exactly the most amazing actor out there, but the world needs ikemen. HAHA! And he can actually write a novel or whatever while acting. A lot of people do that. I dunno why he has to leave acting. Or maybe, he just wants to leave his agency. I hope he’ll still act, though. Even though I’m not a fan of his acting, I’m his fangirl and I’ll miss him if ever. Being married hurt me a wee bit but leaving the industry will hurt more. A lot. So Hiro, gear up and do some dramas, puh-lease.