Lately, it’s said that a professional baseball team is attempting to “recuit” an unlikely person.
Kouhei Takeda (武田航平) has had two major roles in the Kamen Rider series: Otoya Kurenai in Kamen Rider Kiva and most recently Kazumi Sawatari/Kamen Rider Grease of Kamen Rider Build. Takeda is not only popular with children, but also with females who like his sweet expression.
Takeda is big fan of Japan’s Yomiuri Giants team. He visited their practice site, where he eagerly asked the players and coach questions. Though he was excited, he was also very humble and laid back, politely bowing every time he spoke to the athletes.
During the visit, a female Giants fan also recognized Takeda. The Giants team joked that they would like to welcome Takeda on as a cheerleader. With Takeda as a powerful part of the team, the Giants could see a rapid increase of female fans and children.