Kobayashi Yutaka (Kamen Rider Baron) Kicked Out of Agency for Shoplifting

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Kobayashi Yutaka (Kamen Rider Baron) Kicked Out of Agency for Shoplifting

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https://bunshun.jp/articles/-/53420

Summary I ironically stole from BakAnki on Facebook:
Today, April 8th 2022, Yutaka Kobayashi, best known as Kumon Kaito/Kamen Rider Baron of Kamen Rider Gaim and also the member of BOYS AND MEN group, had his contract terminated by his agency.
Turned out Kobayashi had shoplifting case back on October last year. He commited the crime at a pharmacy in Shitencho shopping district on Fukuoka, just during the closing time of the shop where there weren't many employees nor other customers, on cosmetic section where it was the blind spot from CCTV. He managed to take 6 various cosmetics products including hair wax for total 9000 yen and ran away from the store.
Fortunately, a lot of witnesses were there and with the help of passerby riding bike, he was caught. He begged to not involve the police on the matter and offer the 10,000 yen for the items he stole, but police were still called. Kobayashi didn't get arrested because he got bail and the total damage was less than 10,000 yen. He came to the store the next day and apologized to the store manager. When his agency is asked about this matter, they said Kobayashi confirmed about his crime. He said he did it because he was upset/having bad mood at the time. Through police investigation, it was known that he had similar case back during his middle school days, thus possess the know-how of shoplifting.
Come on, mate. "I was in a bad mood" is not a good excuse for shoplifting. Also, 9000 yen is less than 60 quid. Like, could you really not stretch to that, mate?

Incidentally, Sengoku Ryoma's actor got in trouble for groping women in clubs a few years back. Something about Lemon Energy Arms makes you a criminal.
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Guess they won't be putting up Gaim on YouTube any time soon then
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Lunagel wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:35 am Guess they won't be putting up Gaim on YouTube any time soon then
Also rules out Gaim gettiing a 10 Years After. So that's Fourze and Gaim out. Please nobody from Wizard do anything stupid.
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Whoa weird. That guy seems like the goofiest guy when he's not in his Baron persona. Way to toss your career over something dumb
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Man, this is so stupid it hurts. Shoplifting is a bad idea; shoplifting in Japan is an even worse idea. And if you're going to steal something, at least steal something of value!
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I've mentioned this somewhere else, but it feels so downright random that it makes me seriously worried about his mental health.
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HowlingSnail wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:07 am Also rules out Gaim gettiing a 10 Years After. So that's Fourze and Gaim out. Please nobody from Wizard do anything stupid.
What happen with Fourze cases? I might out of loop for a while
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Basically the actress Fumika Shimizu joined a cult. We've got a whole thread about it here:
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takenoko wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:04 am Basically the actress Fumika Shimizu joined a cult. We've got a whole thread about it here:
viewtopic.php?f=195&t=21125
Incidentally, for anyone who cares, I'm pretty sure most of Happy Science's movies have official English subs on their Japanese DVD/Blu-Ray releases. I know because I bought the Blu-Ray of one of Fumika's movies, Boku no Kanojo wa Mahoutsukai (Officially known in English as "The Last White Witch") out of curiosity. It was kind of like a Disney Channel movie except the characters pray to God to defeat the villain for them.
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That's sort of fascinating. I guess they actually want to appeal internationally so having captions is a smart move. Maybe more Japanese companies should take notice
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I've seen translation job offers from Happy Science. They actually pay above going rate right now, just the subject matter...
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I guess I'm on my own when I say that I find this to be hilarious.

The thought of the final boss of Kamen Rider Gaim getting busted for shoplifting just makes me chuckle uncontrollably. Like, guy has to be raking in more than most of your average Japanese citizen, and he still wants to go out and break the law? What makes it worse is that it wasn't even anything expensive! Just some random cosmetics and a wax kit.

This entire scenario would make for one heck of an interesting side quest in the Yakuza Series.
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