Japanese TV Show Panel “Viking” Reacts to Recent Kamen Rider Actor Arrests
Actor Shinobu Sakagami (坂上忍), who previously appeared in Fatal Prediction: Return of The Huge Destroy, recently appeared on the Fuji TV series Viking on May 15, 2018.
On the program, the panel discussed the recent arrest of Toshinobu Matsuo (松尾敏伸), who portrayed Kabuki/Kamen Rider Kabuki in Kamen Rider Hibiki and Yoshimasa Morishita/Armadillo Orphnoch in Kamen Rider 555, was arrested on May 9, 2018 by the Harajuku Police Station on suspicion of violating the Stimulants Control Law. Matsuo has denied all charges regarding the arrest.
Sakagami reacted negatively towards the arrest of Tsunenori Aoki (青木玄徳), who was arrested for allegedly grabbing two different women on the street. Aoki was not charged for the alleged crimes. Aoki portrayed Ryoma Sengoku/Kamen Rider Duke in Kamen Rider Gaim and Aguri Kusugami/Gai the Sky Bow Knight in Garo: Yami o Terasu Mono.
Sakagami was amazed at the arrests, stating “What are you doing?” He continued “You must be conscious that you have appeared on a drama targeted towards children.”
Actress You (Ehara Yukiko) also shared her thoughts: “Kamen Rider is a gateway for actors. After graduating, he may have forgotten and became just a handsome guy.”
Article Sources: Sanspo