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The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Composer Hidekazu Tanaka Arrested For Attempted Sexual Assault on Teenager

By Cecil Gao
Oct. 25, 2022 updated 08:00

The well-known Japanese composer Hidekazu Tanaka has been arrested for attempted sexual assault on a teenager.

An article by the Japanese newspaper Mainichi suggested Hidekazu Tanaka was arrested in a parking lot on the night of August 20th after he tried to stalk and assault a teenager.

The teenager was fortunately unharmed, and she told the police officer she screamed at Tanaka, who tried to pull her hand and intimidate her.

Tanaka has composed music for several well-known anime and games, including Umamusume: Pretty Derby, The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, and Pokemon.

As of now, no games that Tanaka has worked with have made any comment on this or if they would continue to work with him.