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Kenichi Endo, Kakuranger’s Junior, Advertises Candy Crush in Japan


Kenichi Endo, Kakuranger’s Junior, Advertises Candy Crush in Japan


Most popularly known to tokusatsu fans as the villain Junior in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger, Kenichi Endo is currently advertising the international mobile game sensation Candy Crush in Japan.

Since his work in Sentai, Kenichi Endo has become a household name for his portrayal of villainous and eccentric characters in a range of television shows and movies spanning 20 years. Not shying away from his over-the-top tokusatsu role, Endo returned to the genre in 2004 in the Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger: Full Blast Action movie and again in 2006’s Lion Maru G as a cosplaying yazuka boss, also called Junior. Most recently, he starred in the Indonesian martial arts movie, The Raid 2.

Recently, he has been working as part of the advertising campaign for the game Candy Crush. The stylish black & white commercials, starring alongside boy band V6 member Junichi Okada, have been airing on various television channels.


Source: Japanese Candy Crush website

I've been floating around doing various things in the fandom for the past decade. Now living in Japan, writing news articles and occasionally starring in a show as "Only white guy in the background".

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