As you may already know, Jin Akanishi is branching out from his J-pop boy band KAT-TUN days and is now touring the US with his brand new, all English album, Japonicana. Not sure what the big deal is about Jin Akanishi? It’s kind of like when Justin Timberlake left N*SYNC, but with much hotter people involved.
The setting? Los Angeles. March 9th. Jin fans both old and new were treated to a night of high energy dance songs and a new perspective of Jin that they hadn’t seen before. From an audience perspective, it’s hard to separate the Jin who is embarking on a separate US solo career from the Jin who was previously apart of the boy band but I feel he showed us a new side to him that would’ve been impossible to see several years back. The commitment he’s made to being a solo artist tied in to this show.