As someone who has seen Tetsuji Tamayama in other films and dramas, I initially found him near unrecognizable as Kawada. Which is weird, because it seems like all they did was give him glasses and a nerdy hairstyle.
Then again, that probably says a lot about his range as an actor. His speech and mannerisms were on point.
I mean toshiaki kawada, also I know he is only semi retired, but I mean a full-time wrestler or wrestlers.
I know storyline wise Taichi hates his old trainer Kawada. What I'm not sure of is how he feels about Kawada outside of his in ring character and if their relationship is different behind the scenes. If he hated him in real life that way he does Kayfabe wise I would think he wouldn't use the all of the moves from Kawada's move set the way he does.
Has anyone heard anything along these lines?