Lyricist Ryoji Sonoda Gets Suspended Term for Drugs
posted on by Egan Loo
Lyricist Ryoji Sonoda has pleaded guilty on Friday to the use of illegal stimulants and received an 18-month sentence, suspended for three years. Sonoda, whose real given name is Toshitaka, wrote songs for the musical artists BoA and SMAP, but he also wrote songs for Amatsuki, Rosario + Vampire, and other anime projects. Sonoda is accused of using the drugs on April 22, on the basis of a urinalysis test.