Looks like Aska isn’t the only J-pop artist in trouble for drug use.
Kosuke Oba, a composer who has worked with idol groups like AKB48 and on anime like Prince of Tennis and Steins;Gate, was recently arrested for using stimulant drugs.
Police were clued in on Oba’s use of the illegal stimulants when he called his local fire department the night of October 3 to report he was having trouble breathing. When he reached the hospital, he told doctors his condition might be due to taking drugs.
Oba’s compositions include AKB48’s “The Sailor Dreams Up a Storm” and “A Promising Paradigm” from Steins;Gate.