Some thought pilled together : I begin becoming a fan by becoming a fan of j-pop. My bestfriend was a fan of Arashi especially Jun and me I was desperate because the members were slim and seemed like girls. I remember telling her : “What is this group ? I will never be able to become a fan of a group like that !”
Two days later, by curiodity, I try to search about the other group of JE. I look the groups of News, Arashi, Kanjany 8… but it’s when I discover about Kat-tun that I knew I would become a fan : first I was like “they have a girl in this group (speaking about Ueda)”. At this time (2006), I like some individuals in the Kat-tun group but I don’t feel any bond between them. Kat-tun were 6 individuals and not a group. It’s for this reason I didn’t really follow Kat-tun at this time. I just listen to their music and I liked/like to follow the growth of Ueda, who has a personality which attracts me.
In 2010, I discover kpop with Teen Top and C.A.P and in this group there were a dynamic which attract me. In the same time, Jin leaves Kat-tun and I can’t say that I was very annoyed with it. I was pretty neutral about him but I was feeling a little of betrayal even though it was his dream to have a career in America.
Since this time, Kat-tun has join Teen Top as my favorite group because of the growth of their bond since 2010 : Am I the only one who feel like Kat-tun seems like a group much more now than before ? The Chain Concert is really the BEST concert I have seen from Kat-tun and I have seen all their concert since their debut.
And Uepi has grown so much as well. I like the idea of a butterfly for him. The shy and mysterious guy from the beginning becomes a really talented songwriter and singer. And he is so childish that I really think he is the baby of Kat-tun. (As C.A.P is the baby of Teen Top Xd nevermind) Kamenashi is the most mature in Kat-tun and he is very talented and I like him but not really my type so… Xd Junno, Nakamaru, Koki are really beautiful and they shine very much since Jin departure. It’s for that also that I like more Kat-tun as five than Kat-tun as six. They are much more like kat-tun and not Jin Kame and the backdancer (which was a shame because all the member are really talented and can sing and dance very well (at first, they dance so individually that it was pretty hilarious : now it is also better)
I don’t think anybody will read this this but if you do it, I just want to say that it is my personal opinion.
Kat-tun is a group that really impress me : they went through so much shit together and they are now one of the most popular J-pop group even if they have lose some popularity since the earthquake. I hope that Teen Top will always fight for each other like Kat-tun does.