It is just after noon in mid-July when Shizuka Kudo, 53, emerges from the Shinkansen ticket gate at Shin-Osaka Station. Staff members in black suits walked in front and behind her, and Shizuka, wearing a white blouse and tight black skirt, walked briskly in the center of the group. Even with her mask on, she was easily recognizable at a glance, and people around her oohed and aahed, “Shizuka Kudo? She was so recognizable, even with a mask on, that people around her were shouting, “Kudo Shizuka?
Kudo is currently in the middle of a 10-city national tour that started on July 1. On the day of the tour, she was scheduled to give a rehearsal tour at 5 p.m. before the evening concert, so I think it was very last minute, but she seemed to have plenty of time.
Shizuka followed the fans to the car park where the pick-up truck was waiting, and the staff looked at her from a distance as if they were talking to a friend. She seemed to have the air of a president in charge of a large corporation.
It is said that Kudo scheduled this tour to coincide with the end of the broadcast of “Kazama Kochin-Kyobo 0,” a Fuji TV drama starring her husband, Takuya Kimura (50). Shizuka is also active in producing Cocomi (22), the eldest daughter, and Koki (20), the second daughter, and it is safe to say that Shizuka is running the Kimura family.
On the 26th, it was announced that the theme song for “Forensic Woman season 23” (TV Asahi) would be Shizuka’s new song “Yusha no Hata” (Flag of the Brave). This will be the first time in 16 years that Shizuka has sung the theme song or theme song for a TV drama since “Ameya no Tsuki ni” (theme song for Fuji Television’s daytime drama “Reiwashiki Oni”), which was released in 2007.
Kimutaku’s highly anticipated films “Legend & Butterfly” (released in January this year) and “Kyobo” have failed to make a splash, while the Kimura family’s three female members are only gaining momentum…. If this situation continues, will Kimura be going behind the family’s back? If this situation continues, there may be a chance that Kimura will go behind the family’s back.