Word has broke today that Toshinobu Matsuo, known for his roles as Kabuki/Kamen Rider Kabuki in Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Senki and Yoshimasa Morishita/Armadillo Orphnoch in Kamen Rider 555, was arrested on May 9th 2018 by the Harajuku Police Station for violating the Stimulants Control Law in or around Tokyo in April to early May of 2018. He denies these charges.
According to the Harajuku station, a police officer met with Matsuo and performed a urine test. The test was positive for drug use.
Around the time of the alleged incident, Matsuo featured a twitter header image of himself with theatre director Yukio Ninagawa. Matsuo reported he would be part of a “Oscar Promotion.” After his arrest, Matsuo’s profile was removed from the official event website.
He also featured in Attack No. 1 (2005), Pile Driver (2007) and Apartment 1303 (2007).