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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi to star in TV Tokyo Spring 2017 drama "Massage Tantei Jo"

KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi will be starring in the upcoming TV Tokyo Spring 2017 drama "Massage Tantei Jo" (Massage Detective Jo" which will begin its run from April in the Saturdays 12.20am timeslot. The story features Nakamaru as the lead character Yabukihara Jo who works at a massage shop Hogusudo and solves murder cases which he encounters while on dispatch to his customers' places. Being a talented masseur, Jo gets a wealth of information through his customers' bodies and is able to send them into a trance with his massage skills. In every episode, there will be a female guest and information titbits about massage provided to the viewers. Co-stars include Baisho Mitsuko who plays Ekoba, the owner of Hogusudo, Ozawa Yukiyoshi who plays a slightly weird detective Money (Kaneishi Toru), Wada Masato who plays a serious detective Tiger (Kato Torao) and Koshiba Fuuka who plays Jo's colleague Aguri (Aguri Yoko).

Nakamaru commented that TV Tokyo is known for being adventurous in challenging unique genres in its TV programmes so he is very happy about being able to participate in this drama. As preparation for the filming, he is undergoing massage lessons and reading textbooks about acupoints. With regard to the content, Nakamaru revealed that it will have a mix of suspense, comedy and sexiness and viewers will also be able to know more about their bodies and acupoints while watching this drama. During this period when KAT-TUN has stopped its group activities for the time being, he hopes to rejuvenate himself as well both physically and mentally through working on this drama.

The drama will be shown first via Amazon Prime Video one week before its TV broadcast in April.

Sources: Eiga.com / Oricon

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