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Shige publishes his first novel

It was announced yesterday that Shige's first novel, titled Pink and Grey (ピンクとグレー), will be released on January 28 next year.

The novel is described as the story of two young men, best friends since childhood, who enter the entertainment industry. One becomes a big star while the other struggles as an extra.

Along with this Shige's professional name has changed from 加藤成亮 to 加藤シゲアキ. This is not only the name under which he writes but is now the name used for all his work and the Johnny's website and web applications have been updated this afternoon to reflect that change.




The novel is available for pre-order on amazon.co.jp => here

And there is also an official website => here

Shige also released a statement to You&J Fan Club members.

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           加藤成亮からのメッセージ
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◇通常、メール伝言板では
 メンバー本人からのメッセージはお届けしていませんが、
 本号に限り加藤成亮からのメッセージをお届けいたします。

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本日をもって名前を加藤シゲアキという表記に変更することになりました。
このタイミングでNEWSと共に新しいスタートを切ろうと思い、
たくさんの方に親しんでいただけるようにと決断いたしました。
といっても僕は僕ですし、今まで通りシゲと呼んでくれれば嬉しいです。
そして、より精進していきたいと思っています。
これからも応援よろしくお願いします。


2011年11月23日 加藤シゲアキ

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Thanks to spilledmilk25 for the following translation of Shige's message:

I decided to change my name. I wanted to make a new start along with NEWS, I wanted it to be easy for a lot of people. Anyway I will always be me, if you keep calling me Shige as you always did I will be happy. Now I want to be focused. Please support me from now on too.

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This announcement was covered in a number of sources, and many thanks to [info]spilledmilk25 for her translation of the Nikkan Sports report. Read her translation => here

Other online sources with more information include:

Tokyograph => here

Tokyohive => here



Congratulations Shige!


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