August 15, 2017
A Son of Prominent Actor Arrested for Possessing Kakuseizai
On June 2nd 2017, Ryo Hashizume (30) was arrested for allegedly possessing powdered kakuseizai, an illicit drug, at his male acquaintance’s residence in the Saitama Prefecture. Ryo is an actor and his father is a prominent actor, Isao Hashizume (75). According to the police, he admitted to the allegation.
Ryo was appearing in a drama series, Yasuragi no Sato やすらぎの郷, broadcasted from Monday to Friday from 12:30 pm to 12:50 pm by TV Asahi and he was dropped from the drama series soon after the arrest was reported. For the future episodes that have already been shot, TV Asashi will edit him out. His photo has already been deleted from the official website of the drama series.
The movie, Tatara Zamurai that he appeared in and was released on May 20th 2017, is going to stop being played as of June 9th. This was decided on by the movie crew. The budget was approximately a billion yen, but the movie lasted for only three weeks.
He also appeared in a movie titled Manga Tanjo (漫画誕生) which is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2018. According to Tokyo Sports, the movie company is likely to retake the scenes that Ryo appeared in with another actor playing the role that Ryo played.