This is a story about coke, and I’m not talking about the cola.
Earlier this month, 27-year-old actress Ai Takabe was brought into police custody. The Aoi Hana actress was arrested on suspicion of violating Japan’s Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law.
The Sankei News reports that police found a small amount of cocaine when they searched Takabe’s apartment. According to the publication, Takabe admitted guilt, noting that she received the drug from a friend. Her agency immediately cancelled its contract with the actress upon receiving the news from the police.
Ai Takabe was a winnter of the Gravure Award in the 2004 All Japan Bishoujo Contest. After her win, the model joined idol group Bishoujo Club 31.
In the anime world, Takabe is best known for her roles in four anime titles:
- Maiko in Hourou Musuko
- Agiri Goshiki in Kill Me Baby
- SP in Sacred Seven
- Fumi Manjoume in Aoi Hana: Sweet Blue Flowers
She’s also acted in a number of live-action shows on Fuji TV and TV Asahi.