Actor News Kamen Rider

Tetsuo Kurata Apologizes On Instagram For Recent Kamen Rider Black Statements

Following the 17Live livestream controversy on April 3, the 50th Anniversary of the Kamen Rider series, Tetsuo Kurata has apologized for the statements he made regarding Kamen Rider and Kamen Rider Black/RX during the broadcast related to the show. The apology was posted on his official Instagram account on April 7.

In a statement to fans, Kurata states:
“Kamen Rider Black RA has been a beloved partner to me who I’ve been with for decades.
Why would I make such a remark, even if I have loved and valued it since I began working?
I may have been how I was thinking because was irritated by various things and hated myself.”

The statement includes an apology to fans:
“I apologize to the fans, everyone involved, and my life partner Kamen Rider Black RX. In the future, I want to be more aware of my words so I don’t cause my fans and partner trouble.”

Finally, Kurata announces that he will no longer host 17Live broadcasts and apologized regarding the remarks made during live broadcasts.

For additional context, learn more about the event in question, or his questionable acts concerning fan donations, the misuse of the fan-made state, and possibly illegal travel tours.

Please do not copy our translated articles, word for word, for your website or social media account. This still applies if you are using our content for a non-English website. All translation content is provided by Love Tokusatsu. All translations are created to the best of our ability. If using this translation, please refer to Sourcing Info on how to link back to Love Tokusatsu on your website and on social media.

Today’s Birthdays


  • Ayumi Aso (Juri Nijou/OhYellow in Chouriki Sentai Ohranger)
  • Nobuo Kyo (Isshuu Kasumi/Kuwaga Raiger in Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger)
  • Mitsutoshi Shiroya (Tofu Hermit in Gosei Sentai Dairanger)
  • Masaki Tsuji (Tokusatsu writer)