Kill Me Baby Actress Ai Takabe Appears in Live-Action Detective Special in February
posted on by Kyle Hallmark
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS) announced on its official website on Saturday that Kill Me Baby voice actress and idol Ai Takabe (real name, Ai Nakayama) will appear in a live-action detective special on the channel.
The two-hour drama titled Sen no Sōsakan Nishi Kaneko will air on the channel on February 15.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police charged Takabe in November on charges of drug use in violation of the Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law.
Takabe was originally arrested for drug possession on October 15, and a search of her personal belongings and her household had yielded cocaine.
After her October arrest, Takabe tested positive for cocaine use. On the day of the arrest, Japanese streaming services such as Amazon and Bandai Channel had removed Kill Me Baby and other anime in which Takabe voiced roles.
Additionally, Takabe's official profile and blog on the website of her agency at the time, Oscar Promotion, was deleted. Oscar Promotion issued a statement upon her arrest, stating, "We have heard of [Takabe's] arrest. Whatever the reason, we have cancelled our contract [with her]."
Takabe made her voice acting debut in the Sweet Blue Flowers (Aoi Hana) anime series as Fumi Manjoume. She has also voiced characters in anime such as Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son), Sacred Seven, the Sacred Seven: Shirogane no Tsubasa film, and Kill Me Baby. She was a member of the Bishōjo Club 31 idol group, and has acted in live-action television series on Fuji TV and TV Asahi.