Uzaki-Chan theme song composer arrested for allegedly trying to assault a teenager
by Danica Davidson
October 25, 2022
Hidekazu Tanaka, a 35-year-old composer known for working on everything from the [email protected] Cinderella Girls opening song soundtrack “Ichigo Ichie Celebration” for Uzaki-chan wants out!‘s second season, was discontinued. Police believe he attempted to sexually assault a teenage girl. His accusation is called “attempted forced indecency” in Japanese law.
According Mainichi, a major Japanese media outlet, Tanaka allegedly called the girl and then attempted to assault her. The alleged assault took place on August 20 in Tokyo around 10:30 p.m. Tanaka and the teenager did not know each other.
The Metropolitan Police Department’s Himonya Police Station shared some of Tanaka’s remarks with the public. According to them, Tanaka said the girl caught his eye and he followed her while boarding the same train she was taking. Police did not say whether Tanaka admitted or denied the attempted assault. Police believe Tanaka and the girl were in a parking lot after the train ride and he lured her to a dark area where he attempted to assault her.
The girl filed a complaint with the police. According Anime News NetworkAccording to the NHK report, the police looked at the security camera footage from the station and saw someone following the girl.
The core of Tanaka’s career has been his decade with music production company MONACA. While there, he worked on music (either soundtracks or songs) for cartoons, including Aikatsu!, Nyaruko: Crawling with Love!, Servant × Service, THE [email protected] MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e!. He also wrote music for Pokémon Journeys: The Series.
Tanaka stopped working for MONACA last year.
There is another person in the anime industry with the same name as Tanaka, but the two should not be confused.
Source: ANN, Mainichi
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