Masanori Hamada, “The Top of the Comedy World,” Reveals His Lonely Face to a 24-Year-Old Esthetician | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Masanori Hamada, “The Top of the Comedy World,” Reveals His Lonely Face to a 24-Year-Old Esthetician

The TV stations remain silent on the "daddy's life affair" involving four secret meetings for 300,000 yen and absolute obedience.

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A week after the affair report, Hamada gets into his pickup truck at the end of a recording session. His partner and wife, along with the TV, were also unmoved by the reports of the affair.

In late February, “Downtown DX” (NTV) was being recorded at a TV studio in Kinuta, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, and when Masanori Hamada (59) came out of the lobby after work around 4:00 p.m., there were people, people, people behind him. There must have been 25 people, including the show’s producers, staff, and bigwigs from the sponsor companies.

They bowed their heads in unison as Hamada got into the Alphard, the pick-up car. No one’s body, bent at a 90-degree angle, moved even a little – until the car disappeared from sight.

Although this magazine’s report revealed Hamada’s “daddy’s life affair,” in which he met secretly on four occasions with an esthetician 35 years his junior in Osaka and paid her a total of approximately 300,000 yen, his position in the entertainment world has not been shaken in the slightest. Papa’s life” has become a social problem, often resulting in trouble and incidents. Despite the fact that the topic has been covered extensively in wide-ranging TV shows in recent years, the TV stations have completely ignored the topic. As you can see from the scene at the beginning of this article, the TV stations have been absolutely obedient.

Yoshimoto Kogyo decided immediately after Friday’s article came out that it would completely ignore the issue this time. Once that happened, the TV stations could not go against it. There are so many Yoshimoto comedians appearing on so many programs. Surprisingly, Mr. Hamada himself is not angry about the article. Rather, it is his wife, Natsumi Ogawa (60), that the staff is concerned about. She has a very strong voice in the company because she is Hamada’s wife, and she calls President Akihiko Okamoto directly if there is any problem.

Speaking of comedian infidelity, the ” multi-purpose restroom affair of Un-jash’s Ken Watanabe (50) is still fresh in our minds. When Watabe’s affair came to light, the wide news media was in an uproar. Hamada is currently a regular on 10 TV shows, all of which he is the MC for, and is truly the pinnacle of the comedy world. I wonder if the treatment is this different when you are a “big name.” ……

Request from Hamada

Ms. A, 24, an esthetician who confessed to having an affair with her father in the previous issue of this magazine, recounted her encounter with Hamada.

She said, “After the news report, I have not received any contact from Hamada nor from Mr. S, the intermediary. When Mr. S, a former comedian, introduced me to Hamada, he said, ‘I introduced him to several girls, but they were all looking for pictures or money, so I didn’t meet his expectations. I think he was looking for a girl who would treat him normally, not treat him like a popular person.”

From December 2006 to April 2007, Ms. A met secretly with Hamada in a suite room at a luxury hotel in Osaka. She said she caught glimpses of his true face many times, which was too lonely because he was at the top of his game.

Hamada was immediately attracted to Mr. A, who offered him a French cruller on the first day.

He said, “The first time we only hugged, and the second time we had physical relations after we took separate baths. On the way home, he gave me money for a cab, and when I refused, he said, ‘At least take a cab. I refused, and he told me to ‘at least take a taxi and be a woman worthy of me.

Hamada made various requests to Ms. A in order to make her into the kind of woman he wanted.

I had my bangs long at the time, but Mr. Hamada told me I should cut them, so I ended up with a curly fringe. He told me, ‘I’ve seen enough good women to know what I’m talking about,’ and gave me all kinds of advice on how to dress, how to wear my hair, and so on. He also warned me about how to use my wallet. He told me that I should put my bills in this order and that I should not keep unused cards in my wallet. He said, ‘Most young girls these days are unfaithful, but a girl like you, who is not a sleaze, is my type.

He seemed to have forgiven Ms. A., and they would sometimes “talk about work.

“When we were watching TV together at the hotel, he pointed at A, a half-Japanese celebrity, and said, ‘If you polish up, you can be that good too. He once said of the popular male idol K, ‘I don’t like that guy.

Hamada liked her so much that he asked her to take a vacation and come to Tokyo with him. However, Mr. A ended his relationship with Hamada in April 2007.

She said, “I don’t sit down when I do my business, so the area around the toilet gets dirty. When I crawled on the floor to wipe it off, I thought to myself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ ……It became hard for me to have a relationship with Hamada that only distracted him from his loneliness. To me, Hamada-san was ‘just an ordinary uncle’ from the beginning to the end.”

For Hamada, the “king,” secret meetings with Mr. A, who treated him normally, may have been one of the few times he could show his true self.

The staff members kept bowing to the car in which Hamada got into. Hamada is said to always walk around with his staff members like a procession of feudal lords during recording sessions.
On February 25, Hamada leaves the venue in Fussa after a live broadcast by Abema. At that time, about seven staff members saw him off.
A cut never before published in this magazine. On February 25, about seven staff members saw Hamada off as he left the venue in Fussa after a live broadcast by Abema.

Hamada and Ms. A’s LINE communication. The secret meeting was arranged through S, a former comedian, and on the day of the meeting, Hamada communicated with S himself.
In late January, Mr. A answered an interview with this magazine in Osaka City. She is a beautiful woman with large eyes, reminiscent of his wife Natsumi Ogawa.

From the March 17, 2023 issue of “FRIDAY

  • PHOTO Ippei Hara (1st and 2nd photos) Kei Kato (Mr. A) Kojiro Yamada (3rd photo)

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