Recently the Mainichi News reported the following:
Takewaki Muga the handsome actor who had performed in a lot of movies and dramas such as TV drama "Radish Flower " died of cerebellum hemorrhage at 2:05PM on the 21st at the age of 67 years old. The funeral was completed on the 22nd. The chief mourner was the eldest daughter Yuka.
Coming from Chiba Prefecture Abiko City, in 1960 while attending the high school he made his debuts in the movie "Moreover They Go". In the movie "The Anko Camellia is a Flower of Love" (in the year 65) he took the leading role for the first time. The simple features and the steady acting made the film popular. He also took an active part in the TV drama and stages such as "Sanshiro Sugata" and "Ooka Echizen".
In the 1990s, although suffered from depression, he struggled against the disease to live on, and returned to stage in 2001.
"Sanshiro Sugata" was my favourite TV drama and I was thrilled by the music in the opening song, in particular the trumpet.