The actor and musician Pierre Taki, who pronounced the verdict Yakuza Kyohei Hamura in the judgment was arrested for alleged illegal drug use.
According to Mainichi News Investigators searched Taki's car and apartment in Tokyo on the basis of the tips received. Nippon.com reports that no cocaine was found. However, Taki was arrested last night and a urine test showed positive results for cocaine.
Taki has admitted to violating the country's drug laws and using a small amount of cocaine. Investigators examine his cell phone to learn more about his alleged drug use.
Sega has made a statement stating that the truth is confirmed that it will stop selling retailers and digital versions of Judgment Eyes. Sega apologized for the difficulties involved, adding that he is considering which steps to take next.
If that was not enough (obviously not!), Sega also deletes tweets about Judgment . 19659011] Last year, actor Hiroki Narimiya was replaced in Yakuza 4 due to his own cocaine allegations.
Japan has a draconian view of illegal drugs. When pop star Aska was arrested for MDMA possession by popular duo Chage & Aska in 2014, Universal Music Japan stopped selling the group's music. In addition, Walt Disney Japan removed a group song from a Blu-ray box of Hayao Miyazaki's work, as Studio Ghibli had animated the music video for the Chage & Aska song "On Your Mark."
Besides In Taki also pronounces Olaf in the Japanese version of Frozen as well as in the recently released Kingdom Hearts III . It will be interesting to see what the next steps of Walt Disney Japan and Square Enix are. Before Taki became an actor, he was a musician and founded the popular synthpop group Denki Groove.