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Super Sentai Actors Show Support For Rio Komiya And Toei After COVID-19 Annoucement

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Following the announcement of Mashin Sentai Kiramager‘s Rio Komiya contracting COVID-19, many actors from Super Sentai history are voicing their support on Twitter and Instagram.


In a March 31st press conference, Toei Productions confirmed that Rio Komiya (Juru Atsuta/Kiramared) tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the studio being used for filming Mashin Sentai Kiramager has been closed for sanitizing. Additionally, anyone who has come in contact with Komiya is being told to stay home for fourteen days under medical observation. This news and the confirmation that filming on Kiramager has been suspended came from an official statement released by Toei. Now, veteran actors from throughout Super Sentai history are coming together on Twitter and Instagram to show their support for Komiya as he is riding out the disease.

From Kohei Yamamoto (Kouta Bitou/HurricaneYellow):

“Kirama Red! Do not lose to the coronavirus and I hope you get well soon. Many children are waiting!! There are many regrets and overwhelming thoughts I have, but all I can say is that I’m rooting for you!”

From Nobuo Kyo (Isshu Kasumi/KuwagaRaiger):

“Kirama Red, though it will be difficult, I hope you will be cured so you can save the planet and the smiles of children. – Isshuu Kasumi”

From Yasuka Saitoh (Masumi Inou/Bouken Black):

“Kirama Red, Kiramager, Toei staff, everyone in Japan, everyone around the world. Let’s work hard together. No matter how difficult it is, I must overcome it. Even if you are about to give up, remember you have friends. From Super Sentai, I learned how helping each other can overcome difficulties.”

From Yosuke Kishi (Stinger/Sasori Orange):

“Two of our Reds. One is the luckiest guy in space, the other is the Space President. It will be okay. Heroes always win in the end. Never lose!! Star Change!!!!!”

From Keisuke Minami (Tsurugi Ohtori/Houou Soldier):

“Everyone can change history. We have to. We’re Legend.”

From Shin Nagahama (Akira Nijino/ToQ 6gou):

“Seriously…Do your best! You can win! Everyone let’s be careful and let’s overcome!!”

From Yousuke “LITO” Itou (Senichi Enari/DekaGreen):

“Komiya-kun and the Kiramager cast staff are worried. I am Dekaranger so I am asking everyone to investigate. If you see anonymous attackers on social media creating misinformation, let’s all block them. Let’s protect Super Sentai together. I believe in the literacy of all Super Sentai fans. By the way, I am fine.”

From Shuhei Izumi (Domon/TimeYellow):

“Do your best, Kiramager! Fight!”

From Shiro Izumi (Yuuma Oozora/ChangePegasus, Burai/DragonRanger):

“Finally at the shooting site of Super Sentai, which delivers dreams, the hateful, remorseful Coronavirus appears. Toei’s filming studio, members of Kiramager, hang in there! The legends of the 43 seasons are also here to support you! Do not lose! We do not lose! – Changeman, Yuuma Oozora, Zyuranger, Burai”

From Michiko Makino (Hikaru Katsuragi/Pink5):

“I thought this is painful and frustrating, but now I only pray for everyone’s recovery. I pray for everyone’s health at the studio.”

From Ryuichiro Nishioka (Matoi Tatsumi/GoRed):

“I wish you a speedy recovery and give courage to everyone.”

From Satomi Hirose (Tsuruhime/NinjaWhite):

“Please fight hard Toei-san…”

From Yasuhisa Furuhara (Sosuke Esumi/Go-On Red):

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#古原靖久 #ヒーローが子供達を元気にする #みんなに届け みんなへ 今は辛くて大変な時かも知れない。 こんな時だからこそ、一緒に乗り越えようぜ! いつか必ず晴れる時は来るからさ! それまでの辛抱だ! みんなも充瑠のこと心配だよな。 オレもいちキラメイジャー ファンとして みんなの気持ちは痛いほどわかる。 心配だよ だけど大丈夫だ! だって俺たちには大切な仲間と相棒が付いている! そうだろ? 仲間と相棒の力は偉大なんだぜ? それになんつったってさ、みんながついてくれている。 これほど心強いことってあるかよ だからみんなで応援しようぜ! 大丈夫。必ず帰ってくるさ! なんでかって? ヒーローだからな!! これまでのヒーローだって どんなピンチでも乗り越えてきたろ? 大丈夫だ。 必ず帰ってくる。 信じるんだ 俺たちはどんなピンチでも応援してくれるキミたちと、 仲間と、一緒に乗り越えてきた。 そして、それはこれからも変わらねー。 テレビの前で応援してくれてる君たちのためにも 負けるわけにはいかねーんだ。 充瑠だって、一緒さ! 俺たちにできることは 【信じる事】と【応援】だ。 みんなの声が勇気になる 力になるんだ! かつての俺たちもそうだったようにな それと、これだけは覚えておいて欲しい。 一番大切なのは、、 【君たちが元気でいること】 君たちが元気じゃないと充瑠だって心配だろ? だから手洗いうがいは絶対しような! 退屈かもしんないけど、なるべくお家にいようぜ! 充瑠が元気になって帰ってきた時にはさ、 その時はおかえり!って 最高の笑顔でさ、みんな言ってあげてくれよな! 最高にきらめいた姿を見せてくれるはずだぜ! コロナに負けるな充瑠! もちろん、オレもキミたちもな! 今週の日曜、テレビの前でキラメイジャーを一緒に応援しようぜ! オレもGO phoneで見てるからさ! もしかしたら実況するかもな! だから、また日曜な! ゴーオンレッド・走輔より (´・ω・`){☆FLY☆HIGH☆ #YouTube を遅ればせながらも始めたんだ!!笑🏁 応援よろしくな! GOPhoneから送信 #あさイチ #NHK #炎神戦隊ゴーオンジャー #ゴーオンジャー #撮影 #travelblogger #魔進戦隊キラメイジャー #充瑠 #キラメイレッド #コロナに負けるな! #powerrangers #江角走輔 #走輔 #ゴーオンレッド #cosplay や #cosplayphoto ではない。 #キラメイジャーみてくれよな! #shareplease #sht #SNS #instagood #photooftheday #あさイチも僕もフォローお願いします🎃❤️

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“To everyone,

It may a difficult time now. That’s why we get through this together! Someday, it will be fine! I will be patient until then!

Everyone is worried about Mitsuru. I am one with Kiramager and as a fan, I understand the feelings of everyone intensely. I was worried, but it will be okay because we have important friends and partners right? Isn’t the power of your friends and partners great?

Through what has happened, everyone is together. Isn’t it so encouraging? So let’s cheer together!
It will be okay. We will come back from this. Why? Because we are heroes, even the older heroes.

Have you overcome any pinch? You will be fine and bounce back from this. I believe I was able to overcome any pinch with the support of my friends and that will not change now.

For those of you who supported me in front of the TV, I can’t afford to lose. It’s the same for others too. What we can do is Believe and Support each other. Everyone’s voices become courage and it helps! Just remember this. The most important thing is you will be fine.

Are you feeling worried that you’re not fine? Make sure you’re always washing your hands! It may be boring, but be sure to stay at home as much as possible.

When Mitsuru recovers, we will say Welcome Back with our best smiles! Please tell everyone! Don’t lose to the coronavirus, me and you! Let’s all support Kiramager together in front of the TV on Sunday!

Go-On Red, Sousuke”

From Masahiro Usui (Hant Jou/Go-On Green):

“The ally of justice never loses! Do not lose, Kirama Red! Everyone, everyone, we are waiting! ”

From Kei Sindachiya (Ken Hoshikawa/FiveBlue):

“I am frustrated more than anyone else. Kiramager: Heroes are not defeated. Never lose. Have your friends. Do your best. Kirama Red!!”

From Seiju Umon (Goushi/MammothRanger):

“Komiya-san of Kiramager, you are ready now! Get well soon. Children are waiting for your bravery.”

From Yuji Kishi (Kyosuke Jinnai/Red Racer):

“Mitsuru! When we are in trouble, we always ask for help! Get well and come back soon! -Kyosuke Jinnai”

COVID-19 is a disease caused by the highly contagious novel coronavirus. Symptoms can take up to fourteen days to show in victims, and the virus has taken more than 40,000 lives around the world. In an effort to stop the spread of the virus, many countries and cities around the world are closing down, telling citizens to stay home whenever possible. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have even been delayed to 2021 in order to stop the spread of the disease. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now warning Japan to “be prepared for a long battle.” Experts suggest that washing your hands often with soap and hot water for at least twenty seconds, sanitizing surfaces, avoiding touching your face, and staying six feet apart from other people are simple ways to protect yourself during the pandemic.

Sources: Various Twitter and Instagram accounts


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