Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Saito Takumi & Kubota Masataka to work together in NTV Winter 2016 drama "Rinshou Hanzai Gakusha Himura Hideo"

Saito Takumi and Kubota Masataka will be working together in the NTV Winter 2016 drama "Rinshou Hanzai Gakusha Himura Hideo" (Clinical criminologist Himura Hideo) which will begin its run from January 2016 in the Sundays 10.30pm timeslot. The drama is based on the "Himura Hideo" novel series by writer Arisugawa Arisu and is the first real-life adaptation from this series. Saito plays the role of Himura Hideo, a clinical criminologist who helps the police in their investigations as part of his research fieldwork and is assisted by his buddy Arisugawa Arisu played by Kubota who is also a mystery suspense writer.

Saito commented that he hopes to be able to show the essence and greatness of a Japanese detective through his acting in this drama and would try not to let the stress of playing such a classic character get to him. He will also try to put himself in the shoes of the viewers to see how he can project his character in a more appealing manner. As he has worked with Kubota several times in the past, Saito is full of praise for his co-star and is looking forward to their collaboration. On the other hand, Kubota expressed his intention to handle his role with great sincerity so as not to disappoint the fans of the original novel series.

Source: Yomiuri Hochi


chan said...

l don't understand in sentence that "in the shoes of the viewers" what're an idiom or true mean?

em said...

Saito Takumi is every where but I find him so boring. Can't act.

Chiaki said...

Actually, I think Saito Takumi is somehow burdened by his own fame nowadays. Ever since he became seen as a sexy icon and a hit with the female viewers, his roles have been limited to the brooding guy who pines for the leading lady. In particular, I thought that the first few episodes of "Ishitachi no Renai Jijou" made me cringe especially when Saito was doing his monologues. I wouldn't say that his acting is bad for now but it won't be healthy in the long run if he keeps doing romance dramas all the time. This is probably a good chance for him to gain some experience in doing another type of drama. Perhaps you might want to try giving "Miss Pilot" a chance because I thought that he still maintained his suave image but with a dash of wicked humour as the mentor pilot for the newbies.