To be honest, this news has not fully sunk in for me as yet. I am still in disbelief. At the beginning of the year, the group uploaded a photo of the members dressed as cows. They announced that they will be on a “grazing period” (haha, so funny) and they will be stopping group activities. They will now focus on individual activities.
I cannot say I did not see this coming. Last year, the group celebrated their 10th anniversary. It was news that I should have been expecting. Also, their last single, “Rasutoshīn / Bokura no yume”, translates to “Last Scene/ Our Dream”. That pretty much sounds like the last single to me.
I still cannot believe the group ended just like that. Part of me is still expecting them to release music together. That does not mean that I would not support them in their individual activities.
Thank you, Ikimonogakari for giving us memorable, relatable and incredible music over the past ten years.