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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Completion screening event of new WOWOW drama "Kinbika"

The completion screening event of new WOWOW drama "Kinbika" was held on 27 Januiary which was attended by the cast members Nakai Kiichi, Yusuke Santa Maria and Pierre Taki. The drama which begins its run from 13 February in the Saturdays 10pm timeslot and is based on the novel by Naoki Award winner Asada Jiro, features Nakai as a former gangster who had served a 13-year sentence in jail but finds himself being abandoned by his gang. Yusuke Santa Maria is a former secretary to a politician who used him as a scapegoat when news of his bribery case came to light thus leading to him losing his marriage and family while Taki is a former Self Defence Forces officer who staged a rebellion against the government. Through the introduction of a former police officer, the three of them come together to form an unlikely alliance in order to survive in the harsh times.

As the 2011 WOWOW drama "Shitamachi Rocket" became a huge hit last year when it was remade by TBS, Yusuke Santa Maria was asked who he would like to have to play the three leads if "Kinbika" is to be remade by a private network. He joked that he would prefer for the cast to remain unchanged but if he really had to choose someone else, he would like to have Cocorico's Tanaka Naoki do it. Upon hearing that, Taki also joked that he wanted Shoei to play his character. While suppressing his laughter, Nakai said that although he was initially glad about the choice of his co-stars, it seemed like they didn't feel the same way. As such, he jokingly suggested that his close friend Sato Koichi can play his character if there is a remake in future.

Source: Sponichi

1 comment:

chan said...

Why people talk about a future plan rathen than focus in present.