DailyNewsOnline Discusses: Is Kamen Rider Hibiki a “Cursed Work?”

Rakuto Tochihara (28), who portrayed Asumu Adachi in Kamen Rider Hibiki and Assam Asimov in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger: 10 Years After announced his retirement from the entertainment industry on March 1, 2018. He decided to become a worker at his father’s company until he would eventually lead the business.

As a child, Tochihara portrayed Asumu Adachi in Kamen Rider Hibiki from January 2005 to January 2006 on TV Asahi. He slowly rose to fame thanks to his role on Kamen Rider. On his official website, he apologized to fans as they mourned the end of his career in the entertainment industry.

Kamen Rider Hibiki’s actors have seen some troubles since the broadcast ended. It has made some question if the work is “cursed”.

Kamen Rider Hibiki even saw problems while it aired. The producers unexpectedly changed midway though the series. Rumors spread it was due to poor toy sales, delays in shooting, and penalties due to going overbudget but the details are unknown. As a result of producers being replaced, Kamen Rider Hibiki’s atmosphere varied from the first and second half.

More tragic stories came to life after the series ended. Miyuki Kanbe, who portrayed Hinaka Tachibana, passed away in 2008 from heart failure at the age of 24. Kenji Matsuda, who appeared as Zaoumaru Zaitsuhara/Kamen Rider Zanki (and also Jiro/Garulu in Kamen Rider Kiva, Raizo Gabi in Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, and had a role in Garo: Makai Senki) is suffering from unhappiness due to the finalization of his divorce on February 25, 2018 with Emiri Henmi.

Shigeki Hosokawa, who portrayed Hibiki, has also faced legal issues in 2017. He found out that he had some contractional conflicts that have led to a trial.

Kamen Rider Hibiki seems to have continuing conflicts.



Article Sources: DailyNewsOnline


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