Tsunku♂ came out as a surprise guest on the premier of TV drama "BUDOKAN", featuring Juice=Juice.
The drama depicts the day-to-day life of a Japanese idol. Juice=Juice act as the idol group "NEXT YOU" in the story. Tsunku♂ produced the theme song for the drama, and it is sung by NEXT YOU.
Tsunku♂ is best known as the producer of Hello! Project, including Morning Musume, C-ute, Juice=Juice, and so on.
But in 2014, he developed cancer of the larynx and resigned as producer.