Seiyuu and actor Kenjiro Tsuda — best known for his roles as Seto Kaiba in “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” and Hyakunosuke Ogata in “Golden Kamui,” has revealed via his official Instagram account that he is already married and has two children. The announcement was made after a Japanese weekly magazine may have forced his hand, by revealing his married status in a scoop.
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ご報告 本日発売の週刊誌に私の結婚に関する記事が出ましたことでお騒がせし誠に申し訳ありません。 妻とは私が舞台役者として駆け出しの頃に舞台の世界で出会い、交際期間を経て結婚、暫くして子供が出来ました。 妻は一般の人で、現在子供が2人います。 結婚当初、生活の安全を脅かされる文書が頻繁に届く事があり、公表しない方が安全を守れると思いました。 また、私が好きな俳優さんや声優さんは私生活が見えない魅力がある方が多く、自分もそういう表現者になりたいという思いもあった為今まで公表せずにいました。 今回の記事により、影響を受けてしまう方がいらっしゃるかもしれない、そして、仕事の関係者様にもご迷惑をお掛けしてしまうと思い、このタイミングで公表させて頂きました。 いつも応援して下さっている皆様、この様な形での公表になって申し訳ありません。 これからも真摯に良い芝居、良い作品をお届け出来る様に精進して参りますのでどうぞ宜しくお願い致します。 2020年7月7日 津田健次郎
An unofficial translation follows:
I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused by an article about my marriage, appearing in a weekly magazine released today.
When I first started out as a stage actor I met my wife in the same industry, and we got married after having a relationship for a quite a while, and had children after that. My wife is an ordinary person and we currently have two children.
At the beginning of our marriage, we often receive threats that endanger the safety of our lives, but I thought it would be safer not to publish them.
I admire many other actors and voice actors who do not reveal anything about their personal lives, and I wanted to become such an artist, so I have not announced anything until now.
I think this article has affected some people and caused inconvenience to others in my line of work, so I have released a statement today.
To all of you who are always supporting us, I am sorry for making the announcement in this way.
We will continue to devote ourselves so that we can deliver good performances and good work in earnest. Thank you very much.