It looks like there might be a little drama brewing between actors Eita and Ryo Nishikido. The two are currently starring together in the NHK taiga drama series Segodon, based on the famed historical figure Takamori Saigo.
FRIDAY magazine is exclusively reporting that Eita beat Nishikido up!
At around midnight on April 10th Eita, Nishikido, and several other men working within the industry got together to drink.
They went to a very high class bar located in Ebisu, and the drinking activities commenced. Hours in everyone was noticeably drunk, reports say they were drinking various strong alcohols such as tequila and “Jagermeister”.
At around 2:00 AM a “wasted” Nishikido started to wave his middle finger to Eita, and then began to tease the other actor. He was just joking around but suddenly Eita’s expression changed, and he punched Nishikido.
This caused Nishikido to fall to the floor, but Eita didn’t stop with his assault and continued to repeatedly strike the Kanjani8 member. Nishikido tried to resist and was yelling “please stop! please stop!!”
The party they were with didn’t even know what to do at first, they were too stunned with what was happening before their eyes. The two were eventually pulled apart, and Eita was seen leaving the bar at around 2:30 AM. 10 minutes later Nishikdo was spotted making his exit.
3 days later Eita was spotted at the same bar. On his way out a gossip reporter allegedly brought up Nishikido, and his expression soured.
Eita and Nishikido were actually already acquainted with each other, they starred together in the 2008 drama Last Friends and formed their own friendship. Perhaps there was just an explosion of emotions after having too much to drink?
Segodon is currently airing every Sunday on NHK at 10:00PM.