Former member Jin Akanishi (赤西仁) left KAT-TUN in 2010. Koki Tanaka (田中聖) left KAT-TUN in 2013 because the agency decided to end his contract due to some violations to the reglament. Junnosuke Taguchi (田口淳之介), left KAT-TUN in 2016 due to personal circumstances. The group officially debuted on March 22, 2006 with a tripartite release of their debut album ("Best of KAT-TUN"), single ("Real Face") and DVD ("Real Face Film"), all of which topped the corresponding Oricon charts upon its release. "Real Face" went on to sell over a million copies by the end of the year and was named Japan's best-selling single of 2006.
As of 2010, all of the group's releases (5 studio albums, 13 singles and 9 DVDs) have reached number one on the Oricon charts consecutively, making them only the third artist in Japanese music history to achieve this feat, after fellow Johnny's groups NEWS and KinKi Kids. After Taguchi's departure, the group underwent for a "recharging period" of two years right after their 10th anniversary concert "10ks" endend. After two years the group came back releasing a new single "Ask Yourself" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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