"Unfortunately, there has been no news of new dramas or movies for Aiba. All he has now are a total of only 4 shows: Arashi's main programs Arashi ni Shiyagare (NTV) and VS Arashi (Fuji), as well as Tensai! Shimura doubutsuen (NTV) and Aiba Manabu (TV Asahi). There are already rumors within the TV industry that it'll only be a matter of time until Aiba is entirely frozen out. - (broadcast writer)
Why is this happening to Aiba? Behind this lies a feud between the restaurant that Aiba's family runs and the Johnny's agency itself.
"The reason for their discord is the goods sold at the restaurant. The keychain of the letter "K", taken from the initial of the shop is selling like hotcakes, but it seems that the shop is taking advantage of the Arashi members' signatures, as well as the gifts given by fans to Aiba as decorations in the shop to entice the people to buy the goods."
The restaurant located in Chiba has gained popularity as this is also where Aiba grew up, and news of this has reached some executives at Johnny's.
"The agency is definitely angry at this. They don't even allow the signatures of their talents to be displayed. The agency eventually requested them to remove the signatures, the presents for Aiba, and to cancel their branch opening at the Tokyo Sky Tree. The restaurant responded to the the removal of the signatures and the goods, but have not given up on opening a branch in Tokyo." - (staff)
And this is apparently the reason why Aiba's position seems to be in danger.
V6: "We're gonna beat you up"
- And they're saying he's being frozen out despite having 4 regular programs? w
- It would be different if there's something else he wants to do like Mori, but is there anything good that will come out when these Jani-talents (and their parents) argue with Johnny's?
If they think so then they must be stupid.
- I would have wanted to say, "Then what about V6..."
But Sakamoto and Morita are doing stage plays, huh.
- Frozen out with 4 programs!
Why you! The KAT-TUN members will get mad at you!
- Go and take Goro-chan's example
- Saying "only 4 shows" is weird.
You can't call that "only" at all.
- There's no way that Aiba-kun who's top 5 in popularity within Arashi will be frozen out!
- It's fine that KAT-TUN doesn't have any jobs.
They've always said that they wanted to live life on the edge.
- 4 shows is enough
- NEWS: "4 shows isn't enough? You looking down on us!?"
- And he's a ham actor too
- I think he's better off running a crepe stall or something
- He does 4 shows?
- ムヒ飲んでろよGo drink Muhi or something
- And 2 out of those are just by himself, so isn't that fine?
Are there even other members who have reguular shows alone?
- Well, he still has projects going on for him
- He's got 4 shows.
They just wanted to write about the discord rumors.
- この顔で何故ファンが居るのか？と未だ理解出来ずI still cannot understand why someone with this face has fans
- But does Ohno even have jobs outside of Arashi's programs?
- Doesn't Aiba have the most number of fans within Arashi?
Oh, the guy who suddenly had bright and large eyes all of a sudden
- His eyes somewhat look scary.
They feel crazy and irregular, like a psychopath's eyes.
- How can you say Arashi's members have no jobs?
Aiba has always had a lot of fans since his Jr. days.
Then what about TOKIO and V6?
- Having this many regular shows is enough, right?
- Isn't Ohno the one who doesn't have any jobs?
- But that's much better than this group who lost all their main members and are now just comprised of those residues w
- His head may be like that, but he looks like he has the most decent personality.
All the others must really be harsh to the staff.
- Don't you think that Johnny's groups other than SMAP, TOKIO, and KINKI have no value whatsoever?
All of those other groups just don't have star power.
Those others couldn't even survive unless they're in groups.
Or is it just that SMAP and TOKIO are on a different scale?
- Being frozen out despite having 4 programs?
What the farce.
- Don't make V6 members participate in VS Arashi.
That's pretty sad.
Well, he doesn't have the face of an actor (´･ω･｀)
His is a face that you can find once in every campus
Aiba Manabu's actually pretty good
"Frozen out" despite having 4 regulars.
Johnny's talents sure have it tough.