Takuya Kimura’s “Kazoku Meshi” release gets highest ratings, first father-daughter collaboration targeted by commercial industry. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Takuya Kimura’s “Kazoku Meshi” release gets highest ratings, first father-daughter collaboration targeted by commercial industry.

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Talking about family is no longer a taboo subject for Takuya Kimura. Shizuka Kudo, who supports the family, is a big part of this…

Takuya Kimura descended on the April 12 broadcast of “Housework Yaro” (TV Asahi). This was his second appearance on the program, following his appearance in September ’21.

The program is a variety show in which three men, comedians Bakarhythm and Kazu Laser, and Yuichi Nakamaru from KAT-TUN, learn cooking and other skills as beginners in housework. Kimura made a surprise appearance as part of the “promotion” for “10 Counts to the Future,” a drama in which he stars that will start in April.

Bakarhythm and Kazu Laser were stunned by Kimura’s sudden appearance. Nakamaru, a junior member of the Johnny’s team, looked surprised, but was delighted.

In the previous broadcast, he revealed that he had been eating “enzyme brown rice” at home for more than 15 years and that he uses oligosaccharide instead of sugar in cooking. He also revealed that he uses oligosaccharide instead of sugar in his cooking. They also recreated dishes that the family actually eats together, such as pork shabu salad and cold pasta,” said a TV magazine desk reporter.

The program repeatedly emphasized Kimura’s “real food. Perhaps the star’s private life appealed to viewers, the previous broadcast of the program had the highest viewership rating in the program’s history.

As a member of SMAP, Kimura, who reigned as one of the top idols in the group, had been extremely avoidant of talking about his family until the breakup of the group. He has always kept his private life out of the public eye. That is why not only fans but also viewers are very interested in what kind of food he usually eats at home.

Speaking of the Kimura family, not only his wife, Shizuka Kudo, but also his second daughter, Kōki, made her debut in 2006, and his eldest daughter, Cocomi, joined the entertainment industry in 2008. In other words, the whole family became entertainers.

Mr. Kudo is doing a good job of producing the family. The daughters actually belong to her private agency.

In the meantime, Ms. Kimura celebrated Ms. Kudo’s birthday by showing a photo of the two of them when they were young for the first time on the Chinese SNS “Weibo. Since then, he has been frequently sharing “family stories” on TV and SNS, such as the secret story of his relationship with his daughter,” says a reporter from a sports newspaper.

When Kimura shows his “real food” on TV, the ratings immediately go up. Naturally, the advertising industry would not leave the Kimura family alone.

Of course, the TV industry is paying attention to the Kimura family, but the commercial industry is also very interested in them. The first father-daughter collaboration between Mr. Kimura and his daughters would generate an immeasurable amount of attention. It has been reported that a major advertising agency has been in contact with the Kimura family behind the scenes, and there is even talk of a battle for the role. Naturally, the fees are outrageous, with offers in excess of a hundred million dollars.

Kimura is now a legend even within the Johnny’s Office. It is likely that we can hear Kudo, now a “godmother,” smiling broadly.

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