Friday, December 9, 2016

Narimiya Hiroki retires from entertainment industry

I'm aware that everything happened as a result of my own actions. I was betrayed by a friend I trusted wholeheartedly and fell into a trap set up by several individuals. During the course of working in this line, matters concerning sexuality which others should not know about, have also been put under close scrutiny. I cannot express in words the crushing dread, fear and despair I feel if inaccurate information continue to spread the way it is now. I cannot bear the thought of my privacy continually being exposed to the world by someone's malice. I want to disappear from this entertainment world right now. I cannot afford to continue working on the stage of the entertainment industry as it will only cause inconvenience to staff, friends and family. There is no other way but for me to leave the entertainment world as soon as possible. To all the staff who have nurtured me, from when I had nothing, thank you very much. To the fans who have supported me, please forgive me for leaving in this manner. I am truly sorry. And, thank you very much.

Narimiya Hiroki
8 Dec 2016

On Dec 2, FRIDAY published an article alleging cocaine use by Narimiya.

He denied the accusation and his agency Top Coat threatened legal action against FRIDAY's publishing company, Kodansha.

On Dec 9, FRIDAY released another article, prefacing it with the fact that up to Dec 7, Top Coat still has not taken any legal action against them. This time, his friend A-san also provided FRIDAY with a taped phone conversation between the two. A-san claims that he often buys cocaine for Narimiya and Narimiya is a seasoned cocaine user.

"Hiroki uses a credit card to cut up the cocaine into a line. Then he rolls up a 1000 yen bill into a straw to snort it up. He does it like he's used to it."

In the conversation, they talk about 'charlie' which is a street name for cocaine.

A: Hiroki, how was it today?
Narimiya: It was great~. Really good, really good.
A: What do you wanna do? Want another?
Narimiya: Charlie? Hmm... let's see... yeah, bring it.

Top Coat released the result of a urine drug test Narimiya took on Dec 7. It tested negative.

Narimiya and his brother were raised by a single mother, but she passed away when he was 14, leaving him alone with his 8-year-old brother. Narimiya quit school while in first year of junior high and started working. He wondered if there was a way he could earn as much as a graduate does, in order to support his brother. He passed an audition he took on a whim and entered the entertainment industry. He made his debut in 2000 at age 17, playing Kane in the stage play 'Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love'. In TBS program 'A-studio' aired last year, his brother said the naked light bulb they started with is now a chandelier, and the television, a home system. He expressed his gratitude to his elder brother who sacrificed his youth to bring him up, with the strictness and kindness of both a mother and father.

Nari was one of the pillars of unleashthegeek because grumpy has only two loves in J-entertainment; Mizobata Junpei and Narimiya Hiroki. She has been cursing FRIDAY and proclaiming her love for Nari all day while I'm trying to type this out.

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If you miss him already, take a look back at his old blog posts.

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