Takayuki Tsubaki: Turning Tragedy into Triumph
Takayuki Tsubaki (椿隆之) previously portrayed Kazuma Kenzaki/Kamen Rider Blade (2004-2005). He recently appeared in the series again during the 29th and 30th episodes of Kamen Rider ZI-O, reprising his role. Tsubaki has been actively working. He’s been praised for his hard work.
In 2016, Tsubaki suffered through a tragic event. On November 8, 2016, he was walking in Tokyo. That’s when he got into a dispute with a man on a motorcycle. The man’s younger brother struck Tsubaki, causing him serious injury. The younger brother was arrested by the Police Department, but it’s said that Tsubaki was traumatized after the event.
Tsubaki stated that after the incident, he was terrified. When he saw golf clubs, he felt scared. He was having nightmares about the event. People around him even had doubts, asking him “Isn’t it hard to continue acting?” This was what really motivated him. Tsubaki showed his determination to continue acting, even though some believed he would give up.
Tsubaki believed: “If I stop now, I will have given in to that criminal.”
Tsubaki believed “If I stop now, I will have given in to that criminal.” He continued his acting work, even going so far as to do hard action. When a tough action scene wasn’t in the script, Tsubaki requested one. He didn’t want to use a stunt man, and was determined to do the work on his own.
Tsubaki continues to overcome the incident every day. His story has become so inspirational that there are rumors that CNN is planning to film a documentary based on Tsubaki. The concept is about “a young actor in Japan who has struggled through a difficult event.” Tsubaki’s office is rumored to be in negotiations.
If Tsubaki’s story is told on CNN, it’s possible that he can extend his acting work overseas. Once a terrible misfortune, Tsubaki’s struggles have turned into a fortunate event. It’s likely that Tsubaki will continue rising in success as he continues his career.
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