Two weeks have passed since Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke was rushed to the hospital.
On May 18, he was found unconscious at his home in Meguro, Tokyo, with his father, Danshiro Ichikawa, and mother lying in the second-floor living room, where they were later confirmed dead. The cause of death was “psychotropic drug poisoning.
After being rushed to the hospital, Ennosuke survived and is currently being interviewed by the police. The authorities are investigating the case of assisted suicide against his parents.
The police are investigating the case on suspicion of assisting the death of the parents. “There are many unnatural aspects to the case, such as throwing away the sleeping pills that caused the death of the parents and finding the front door open, but there is no physical evidence and the parents are dead,” said the police. The authorities wanted to give him a higher level of guilt, but from the circumstances, I get the impression that assisted suicide was the “right” way to go.
The unprecedented incident has also begun to have an impact. The Kabuki dance performance “Yumemiru Chikara” (July 8-9, Mitsukoshi Theater, Tokyo), which Ennosuke supervised, has been canceled for “various reasons,” and the “Ennosuke Ichikawa Photo Exhibition” (July 5, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo, etc.) will not be held.
On June 1, Toho, the film’s distributor, announced the postponement of the film’s release. Toho, the film’s distributor, announced on June 1 that the film’s release had been postponed, explaining that it was a “comprehensive decision” and not mentioning a new release date.
The film is a feature film version of a TV drama series that has been broadcast on TV Asahi for four series since 2002. Ennosuke played the prime minister, an important role that could not be edited out.
There is a scene in the play where Mr. Ennosuke is interrogated. We cannot release the film at this time because it is reminiscent of the incident. The film was also not released once before, during the shooting of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in July of last year. The staff is discouraged by the continuing bad luck,” said a person involved in the film industry.
If Ennosuke is “arrested,” the film may be put on hold.
In the “Sports Hochi” published on the 2nd, the amount of damage in such a case was estimated. The total amount of damage would be calculated by adding up the production cost and estimated box-office revenue.
The production cost was estimated at 1 to 1.5 billion yen, and box-office revenue was estimated at 2.5 to 3 billion yen because it was a theater version of a popular drama.
The report goes on to say, “The production cost was 1 to 1.5 billion yen. If the film’s release remains uncertain, the total damage is estimated to be as much as 3.5 billion yen. According to the rules of the industry, a portion of the damages will be claimed against Ennosuke.
Becky and Un-jash’s Ken Watanabe, who skipped work because of their infidelity, also paid part of the damages after discussing the matter with their offices. Mr. Ennosuke will be no exception.
However, the production cost alone, which exceeds 1 billion yen, is not an amount that he can afford to pay. Even if he tried to sell his house in Meguro, Tokyo, he may not be able to do so easily because of the incident. Even if it does sell, I think it will be beaten down considerably,” said a source in the entertainment industry.
After confirming that his parents had stopped moving, Ennosuke took drugs in his room and attempted to commit suicide. At that time, he left a message to actor M, with whom he was close in both public and private life, and a note stating that he would bequeath all of his inheritance to M.
He left a message for M, an actor who was close to him in both public and private life, and a note stating that he would inherit everything from M. “This may sound harsh to the depressed Mr. Ennosuke, but I must say that I am optimistic about his inheritance. Depending on the progress of the investigation, he may lose everything.
(Sports newspaper reporter) Although there is some talk of a future return to the Nashien, it is too early to tell. Even if she were to return, she would certainly have to start over from a completely different angle.