Citing “personal reasons” that don’t exactly confirm that he couldn’t find a girlfriend but we can probably assume that anyway, the e-commerce and fashion entrepreneur’s Full Moon Lovers project is a failure to launch.
Yusaku Maezawa first announced the, uh, unconventional TV show in collaboration with AbemaTV this month, opening up applications to single women over 20. He’s 44, divorced, and has three kids.
The website linked has since been scrubbed and replaced with an update about the show, but according to The Verge, the original text promised “special dates” for prospective moon-girlfriends with Maezawa.
“I want to shout our love and world peace from outer space,” he explained at the time. Despite some 27,000 applications, however, love and world peace is now cancelled.
Due to personal reasons, I have informed AbemaTV yesterday with my decision to no longer participate in the matchmaking documentary, hence requested for the cancellation of the show.