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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hayami Akari & Tanaka Tetsushi to appear in TV Tokyo Summer 2017 drama "Dead Stock Michi e no Chousen"

Hayami Akari and Tanaka Tetsushi will be appearing in the upcoming TV Tokyo Summer 2017 drama "Dead Stock Michi e Chousen" starring Murakami Nijirou which begins its run from 21 July in the Fridays 12.52am timeslot. The drama is an original horror story set at the new HQ building of TV Tokyo in Roppongi after it moved from Kamiya-cho in 2016. As a result of the move, Tsuneda Riku (Murakami), a newbie assistant director, gets assigned to work at the unconfirmed materials centre which stores a huge volume of footage yet to be organised and disposed of. While feeling disappointed at the gap between his ideals and reality, Riku accidentally finds an old video tape containing footage of supernatural phenomena. At the instigation of his senior Saori who is a director, Riku is forced to continue filming the supernatural happenings in order to make it into a complete programme but this causes him to go through a frightening and unbelievable experience.

Hayami will be playing the role of Nikaidou Saori who is a newbie director and works together with Riku on the filming of the supernatural happenings. Hayami commented that as she is not too comfortable with horror stories, she was truly frightened when she read the script. However, there is more to horror in the story as it also talks about human nature and includes comedic elements so she is eagerly anticipating the start of the filming. As for her character, Hayami described as someone who is headstrong and firm in her desire to leave the unconfirmed materials centre but is also delicate like an ordinary woman.

As for Tanaka, he will be playing the role of Sayama Satoru, a veteran director. He described the story as one which includes a lot of Japanese occult elements that will scare the viewers and make them sad and laugh at times. There are also nostalgic parts in the story which is a charm point of the drama and he called upon everyone to look forward to Murakami and Hayami's performances as well.

Tsutsui Mariko and Nakamura Yuko will also be participating in this drama.

Sources: Eiga.com / Oricon

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