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