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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Production press conference of TBS Summer 2016 drama "Kami no shita wo motsu otoko"

The production press conference of TBS Summer 2016 drama "Kami no shita wo motsu otoko" was held on 4 July which was attended by cast members Mukai Osamu, Kimura Fumino and Sato Jiro. The filming of the drama started since March and lasted for more than 3 months. In this drama conceptualised over the last 20 years and directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko, Mukai plays a man who has a tongue that can analyse whatever he has tasted and goes on a journey to various onsen resorts with Kimura's and Sato's characters so as to find a legendary onsen geisha.

Despite the seemingly senseless storyline, Mukai said that he had given his all through scenes such as sticking out his tongue all the time and wearing a fundoshi so he was already prepared to ditch his usual image to play this character. As such, he hopes that this drama will provide great comical relief to the viewers during this hot summer season. Kimura who plays a maniac lover of 2-hour suspense dramas, also echoed Mukai's view and that she was worried about her ability to take on other types of roles once people see what she did in this drama but she is confident that it will be enjoyable for the viewers.

Sakamoto Fuyumi who is singing the enka theme song "Onna wa dakarete ayu ni naru" for this drama, made a surprise appearance in a white kimono and revealed how happy she was to be given the chance to sing a drama's theme song.

Sources: Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi 1 / Yomiuri Hochi 2

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