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This article is about a/an actor in Kamen Rider Super-1.

Shunsuke Takasugi (高杉 俊介 Takasugi Shunsuke) played Kazuya Oki, the eponymousrider of Kamen Rider Super-1. He also sang the opening theme and the first ending theme of Kamen Rider Super-1.

Takasugi had successfully auditioned for the role in July 1980, beating candidates such as Shun Sugata, Hiroyuki Watanabe, and Shigeki IshiiIcon-crosswiki.

In 1984, he reprised his role alongside Hiroshi Miyauchi (Kamen Rider V3) and Takehisa Yamaguchi (Riderman) in the TV specialBirth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!, which featured former Super-1 candidate Shun Sugata as Kamen Rider ZX.

Scandal

In 2013, the media had exposed that Shunsuke Takasugi had bilked 50 million yen (about US $450,000) from his fans. He used the influence of his role as Kazuya Oki/Kamen Rider Super-1 to cheat his fans and refused to return them all the money. For example, one of excuses he came up with is that "Super-1's henshin belt was taken by the Yakuza (gangsters) and I need money to get it back." From 2003 to 2012, he bilked 5 people who were big fans of Super-1. Even as he was sued, he refused to appear in court. Due to his dishonesty and currently being missing since January 2017, despite Super-1 going on to make later minor appearances, including in recent crossover movies, Shunsuke Takasugi is unable to reprise his role again.[1][2]

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