In a sudden announcement during a live performance on November 20th the Japanese idol group Kiyoshi Ryujin 25 (清 竜人25), known for being a “polygamous idol group”, revealed that they will be breaking up after their last performance on June 17th, 2017. The announcement was made during the encore portion of their concert. The sole male member declared the group’s impending break up during a very brief break in the song the group was performing at the time. The group released a video of this portion of the performance which shows the moment of the announcement, the audible audience reaction and the immediate continuation of the performance by the group. You can watch the video here.
Kiyoshi Ryujin 25, though certainly not as popular or well-known as idol groups like AKB48 or even Babymetal, managed to stand out through its’ unique “polygamous idol group” concept which seems like it was ripped straight out of a harem anime. The group consists of several female members (currently 5) who are all married to the founder and sole male member, Ryujin Kiyoshi. As a consequence of being married to Mr. Kiyoshi all the female members also share his last name. Obviously, this is just a fictional backstory and there are no actual forced marriages going on but it’s certainly an interesting backstory to say the least.
Ryujin Kiyoshi made his debut as a solo artist in 2009. However, the dancer and musician became tired of performing as a solo artist and decided to form an original music group in 2012. This would eventually lead to the formation of Kiyoshi Ryujin 25, which debuted with the appropriately named “Will♡You♡Marry♡Me?” as their first single in November of 2014. As you can see in the video below, Mr. Kiyoshi is being attended to quite lovingly by all his many wives. There’s cake feeding and kissing and it sure seems like he’s having a truly wonderful time. The group also has many other music videos which I also recommend checking out.