News Voice Actor Norio Imamura Fined 500,000 Yen for Indecent Pics
posted on 2010-09-13 03:22 EDT
The Tokyo Summary Court levied a 500,000-yen (about US$6,000) fine against 56-year-old voice and stage actor Norio Imamura for posting indecent pictures of his body on his blog earlier this year.
Imamura runs a bar named Toh where tattoo enthusiasts gather in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, and he has adorned his own entire body with tattoos. According to the police investigation, Imamura said in a deposition that he has been tattooing himself for about a decade, and was wanting to show off the fact that he finished tattooing his entire body. He posted four images of his tattooed body, including his genital area, between April 26 and June 12.
As a voice actor, Imamura is best known for playing Emporio Ivankov in the One Piece television anime series.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun