In September, SuG fans were heartbroken to hear the band’s announcement that they would enter an indefinite hiatus. While this most often equates to “disbandment,” you could say it’s also a way for bands to give fans a glimmer of hope that they may reunite again some day. With the way SuG brought things to an end, the possibility of a reunion in the future seemed slim.
On December 20, 2017, SuG officially changed their status from “indefinite hiatus” to “disbanded.” Here’s our translation of their official comment:
SuG entered an indefinite hiatus following our Nippon Budokan show on September 2, 2017
but after discussions concerning the band’s future, we have officially decided to disband as of December 20, 2017.
There will be no reunion in the future. We apologize for the suddenness of this announcement.
Once again, we hope that we can ask for your support for the 5 members as they challenge themselves on new paths in life.
December 20, 2017
We’re truly sorry that this is the third time you’re hearing this kind of news.
All we wanted to tell you, we’ve already said in our comment following our hiatus announcement, as well as at our Nippon Budokan show.
From our startup to our Nippon Budokan show, we would like to express our gratitude to the fans, friends, and family that supported us for 10 years.
Thank you for these last 10 years.
The Members of SuG
Members also added comments on Twitter. Takeru (who has remained almost entirely inactive on social media) added that this decision was also made for the members themselves; in order to help them put things to an end and move on.
While we’re not sure what Takeru is up to these days, we do know a bit about the other members. Shinpei has been acting as a support member here and there; Chiyu is breaking into the acting industry; Masato has been active on LINE Live (a messaging and broadcasting app popular in Japan); and Yuji’s whereabouts remain unknown.
This news will surely disappoint fans, but you have a few ways that you can support the members on their new journeys.
We know there are a lot of readers that are curious about Takeru’s whereabouts, so if we hear anything, we’ll be sure to update you. Also, if you haven’t already, check out our report of their last show.