Mukai Osamu to star in TBS Summer 2016 drama "Kami no shita wo motsu otoko"
Mukai Osamu will be starring in the new TBS Summer 2016 drama "Kami no shita wo motsu otoko" (The man who has God's tongue) which will be shown from July in the Fridays 10pm timeslot. The drama will be directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko who is famous for works such as the Keizoku series and TRICK series and features Kimura Fumino as Mukai's partner in the drama. It is said that this drama had been planned by Tsutsumi for 20 years and is an original work talking about how a trio go on the search for a legendary geisha at an onsen but finds themselves embroiled in various cases during their journey. Mukai plays the role of a naive and geeky man named Asanaga Ranmaru who is able to detect the composition of items just by tasting them thus is nicknamed "God's Tongue". Kimura plays Kamekanbo Hikari who is a big fan of 2-hour suspense dramas and works with Ranmaru and Miyazawa Kanji (Sato Jiro) to solve the cases they encounter.
Filming began in early March and is largely done at various hot spring resorts.