Hitoshi Matsumoto was spotted at Shin-Osaka Station! Even in his plain clothes style, he is “too Matsumoto-colored” and has an intimidating presence that no one can get close to. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Hitoshi Matsumoto was spotted at Shin-Osaka Station! Even in his plain clothes style, he is “too Matsumoto-colored” and has an intimidating presence that no one can get close to.

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Matsumoto walking alone in Shin-Osaka Station in mid-May, intimidating

In mid-May, Downtown’s Hitoshi Matsumoto (59) was walking alone in Shin-Osaka Station. Matsumoto had just arrived at Shin-Osaka Station on the Shinkansen bullet train and was wearing a white T-shirt that clung to his muscular muscles and Levi’s damaged jeans underneath. He was walking at a fairly fast pace in his standard blond head and sunglasses.

In fact, there are a certain number of comedy fans at Shin-Osaka Station waiting for comedians coming to Osaka from Tokyo to sign autographs and take pictures, but few people talk to Matsumoto as they follow him from a distance.

When I have the courage to talk to him, he sometimes stops to sign autographs, but it’s intimidating,” said Matsumoto. Most people notice him, not just the fans, but he doesn’t have the same easygoing atmosphere as Sanma (Akashiya Sanma).

Matsumoto caused a commotion when Atsuhiko Nakata (40) of Oriental Radio released a video titled “Suggestions for Hitoshi Matsumoto” on the 29th of last month. Later, Matsumoto took to his Twitter,

《I don’t care if it’s on TV or YouTube, just the two of you talk alone. I’m waiting to hear from you!

The tension that has been building up in the comedy world has eased, and things are finally calming down.

I found some aspects of Mr. Nakata’s opinion convincing, especially his comment that “Matsumoto’s color is too strong. In particular, his comment that “Matsumoto’s color is too strong and he is getting full of it” is completely correct in terms of appearance (laughs).

This style of Matsumoto’s has been unchanged for nearly 10 years since the end of 2002, when he was joked about it in the New Year’s Eve special “Never Laugh at the Great Jailbreak 24 Hours” (NTV), saying, “I guess I should wear one size smaller T-shirts with Avilex (Matsumoto’s favorite T-shirt brand). He has remained the same for nearly 10 years. When this magazine saw Matsumoto in his private life in central Tokyo in 2005, 2006, and 2009, his style was exactly the same.

Looking back on it now, it is true that he was quite intimidating in appearance, but when approached on the street, Matsumoto was very low profile, shaking hands, taking pictures, and even touching his pectoral muscles, giving the impression of a surprisingly friendly personality. However, as Nakata said, there was definitely a sense of “too much Matsumoto color. The junior comedians may have atrophied and “become unable to say anything” to Matsumoto. ……

Matsumoto in his private life as seen by this magazine. His fashion has not changed at all since 2005.
Spotted in Shin-Osaka in mid-May this year
Matsumoto walking in Shinagawa Station (August 13, ’21 issue)
Matsumoto walking in a building complex in Tokyo (August 17, ’18 issue)
Matsumoto, oblivious to this magazine’s cameraman, worrying about his reflection in a car (July 20, ’17 issue)
Matsumoto responding to a request for a handshake from a passerby (July 20, 2005 issue).
Matsumoto, oblivious to the photographer, is concerned about his image in the car (July 20, ’17).
  • PHOTO. Yasuko Sakaguchi (1st, 6th, 7th, and 8th pictures)

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