At the beginning of the month, we introduced one of the newer additions to the visual scene, A.S.K.
Although they just released their third single, “Shadows/DiVE”, on November 13th, the band has a sad announcement for their fans.
December 19th will mark their last show with the current line-up, as their guitarist Yuya has decided to retire from the band. The following annoucement and comment was posted in Yuya’s blog.
This is an important announcement from A.S.K.
We regret to inform you that at the December 19th A.S.K. staging, our guitarist Yuya made his decision to retire from the band.
This is a sad moment both for us as members and for all the honorable fans who cheer us on, but we hope you’ll be understanding and continue to support A.S.K. in the future.
The following are Yuya’s comments on the matter.
I have an important announcement to make.
I recognize this comes very suddenly, but things have taken shape such that I, Yuya, will be retiring from A.S.K.
Things got this way entirely due to my own selfishness.
I feel deeply apologetic to all those who liked A.S.K. in its five-person form, and those who did us the honor of cheering us on.
As for why, a project outside of music that I want to undertake has recently come up.
This is by no means a case of me not getting along with the other members, or any such thing.
With this happening so suddenly, I have only five lives left with the band, but just because I’ll be leaving doesn’t mean I plan to do things halfheartedly.
I’m going to play with everything I’ve got, and give you all a good time, giving each live the care it deserves.
I hope you’ll be good to us, even as we can count the hours left.
Translation by Shattered-Tranquility.net’s Adventure Tim
Yuya’s last live as a member of A.S.K. will take place on December 19th at Shibuya REX.
Source: vkdb, Yuya’s Blog