I remember it was pretty messy in their early days because of the pre debut pictures, 2014 were their worst year with bunshun shifting their attention to them. They seems to have less management drama though so there's that.
Oh right, I remember hearing about them but I didn't think they were that notable. As you said their management and internal relations is spotless.
I don't know how you guys say this given LINE gate. We've never had internal comms busted in such a dramatic fashion.
Nogi and keyaki got some scandals too...but it feels like they bury it quickly bc their management handle it better. Also even as bad as Sayuringo, she still bounced back from it so you just kinda forget it now
It took her 2+ years, from which she's never recovered (formerly top 3, now hovering at the edge of fukujin). I don't even know if "just ignore the scandal and it will go away" is necessarily dealing with it better given how things are playing out for Keyaki or Kotoko, and ignoring Zukki for 2 years to let her scandal blow over is pretty ass.
Hey now, it's been like over 10 years since Momusu had a major scandal lol
I'd consider Rihogate, 20th year festivities, and especially Tsunku firing pretty up there.
In my personal opinion, all these groups are messy as fuck, some of their own design (BiSH/Wack empire is completely their own fault and the worst part is they know it and do that anyways, which is why some idol fans don't touch them and others like myself always ask whether or not we want to continue doing this) and others because this is just what happens when you have a bunch of people working together.