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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fujiwara Tatsuya & Toda Erika to star in TBS Spring 2017 drama "Reverse"

Fujiwara Tatsuya and Toda Erika will be starring in the TBS Spring 2017 drama "Reverse" based on Minato Kanae's same-titled novel which will begin its run from April 2017 at 10pm on Fridays. This will be the first time in 11 years that the two of them are working together since the 2006 movies "Death Note" and "Death Note the Last name".

In this drama, Fujiwara plays the lead character Fukase Kazuhisa who is an ordinary salaryman while Toda plays his girlfriend Ochi Mihoko. The couple's happy life is thrown into disarray when an anonymous letter sent to Mihoko states that Fukase is a murderer and Mihoko's trust in Fukase is shaken. This forces Fukase to have to face up again to the death of his buddy Hirosawa Yuki (Koike Teppei) 10 years ago during a snowboarding holiday along with his other friends Asami Kosuke (Tamamori Yuta) who is a senior school teacher now, Murai Takaaki (Miura Takahiro) and Tanihara Kosei (Ichihara Hayato).  Murai's sister Asuka who is also Tanihara's wife will be played by Kadowaki Mugi while YOU will play the wife of the master who owns the coffee shop frequented by Fukase. Hirosawa's parents will be played by Shiga Kotaro and Katahira Nagisa and Takeda Tetsuya will play the freelance journalist who is investigating Hirosawa's case.

Fujiwara expressed his anticipation at acting in a Minato work for the first time and it was exciting to begin the filming on the snowy mountains. He hopes to be able to deliver a good work along with his co-stars. As for Toda, she is happy to work with Fujiwara again especially since he usually has a sharp and smart image but will be playing a slightly less reliable and cute guy this time. Tamamori who is only 26 now but has to play a 32-year-old man in the drama, commented that although he is the youngest in the cast but will try to learn from his seniors and work hard for this drama.

Sources: Sanspo / Natalie / Eiga.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought I've seen "Riversi" for a second. Fujiwara and Toda remind me of Death Note, then Ohba-Obata sensei, then Bakuman, then Riversi!
For a second it's "oh cool, they make live action of it" before I realise that it's Reverse.

Still, glad to see them work together again.

yukari