Following the surprise marriage and pregnancy announcement of EXILE Takahiro and actress Takei Emi, tabloid Daily Sports reports that Takei’s agency Oscar Promotion apologized to its sponsors and other relevant parties on Sunday and is negotiating penalties for breach of contract which might reach up to 1 billion Yen in total.
Takei is currently appearing in 10 CMs such as “JTB” and “Yofuku no Aoyama”. There is a possibility that her contract with SSP may be terminated and her CMs with other companies are affected.
A CM contract may stipulate restrictions on marriage, divorce, and pregnancy during the contract period and it is possible that Takei’s marriage / pregnancy is contrary to the agreement. For TV and movies, penalties may also be incurred due to changes in screenplay and shooting schedule.
According to Daily Sports, a new “Rurouni Kenshin” live action film is being planned. The first live action Rurouni Kenshin film opened in 2012, followed by a 2 part sequel in 2014. Takei plays as heroine Kamiya Kaoru and it is an important role that cannot be written out. Her casting and the film’s release date is still not confirmed. The sequel of Fuji TV drama “Fragile”, is also apparently scheduled in the getsu9 timeslot for January next year. The drama stars Nagase Tomoya and Takei plays a rookie pathologist. Her appearance for the sequel was discussed this spring. However it is now uncertain whether she’ll be able to participate or there will be a replacement. She was also confirmed for a co-starring drama with Fujioka Dean in “Ima kara Anata wo Kyouhaku Shimasu” for October. The filming will proceed as planned but NTV is planning to shift the story to focus on Fujioka Dean’s character instead.