Japanese entertainment company Amuse, Inc. has announced on Tuesday that Japanese actors Takeru Satoh and Ryunosuke Kamiki, as well as Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK, will leave its talent roster starting April 1, 2021.
The company announced that Satoh and Kamiki will form a new company after their contract expires at the end of the month, which they will also be a shareholder.
Japanese industry website Oricon reported that the new company called Co-LaVo, Inc.
The company also announced that ONE OK ROCK will be leaving the company to open their own company to focus on their overseas activities, as well as “taking on the challenge of a larger stage”.
Oricon also reported that the new company will be under the name 10969, Inc.
Takeru Satoh is a Japanese actor, who is known for playing “Ryotaro Nogami” in the tokusatsu series Kamen Rider Den-O, as well as lead character “Kenshin Himura” in the highly-popular live-action film adaptations of Rurouni Kenshin.
Ryunosuke Kamiki is a Japanese actor, voice actor and YouTuber, who is known for playing antagonist “Sojiro Seta” in Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends live-action films. He also voiced “Taki Tachibana”, the lead male character in the Makoto Shinkai’s 2016 hit anime film your name.
Satoh and Kamiki teamed up in 2015 to play the two lead characters in the live-action film adaptation of the popular slice-of-life manga Bakuman. The two are also considered close friends.
ONE OK ROCK is a popular Japanese rock band formed in 2005, which consists of band members Takahiro Moriuchi on Vocals, Toru Yamashita on lead guitars, Ryota Kohama on bass and Tomoya Kanki on drums.
ONE OK ROCK rose to the mainstream music scene when the song “The Beginning” was picked to be the theme song of the highly-popular Rurouni Kenshin live-action movie in 2012. The band sung “Mighty Long Fall” and “Heartache”, which was also used as the theme songs for the following two sequel films.
The rock band is also set to perform the theme songs for the upcoming two sequel films, Rurouni Kenshin: The Final/The Beginning, which is set to be released in Japanese cinemas this year.