Saturday, August 20, 2016

Higashiyama Noriyuki to return in the latest installment of "Hissatsu Shigotonin 2016"

Higashiyama Noriyuki will be returning to star in the latest installment of "Hissatsu Shigotonin 2016" which will be broadcast via ABC and TV Asahi at 9pm on 25 September. In the new SP, besides the regular cast members including TOKIO's Matsuoka Masahiro, Hey! Say! JUMP's Chinen Yuri, Wakui Emi, Namase Katsuhisa, Nakagoshi Noriko and Nogiwa Yoko, Endo Kenichi will be returning to the ranks of the shigotonin while Yasuda Ken and Terajima Susumu will play baddies this time.

The "Hissatsu Shigotonin" series started in July 2007 as a drama SP and since then, had one full drama series and 6 SPs to date. The latest installment was shot at Kyoto in February this year and features the themes of power harassment, sexual harassment and moral harassment which the shigotonin must fight against in the organisation.

Higashiyama commented that this was the first time that he had been surprised by a Hissatsu Shigotonin script and that he had been waiting for something like this for a long time. Having taken on this series for the past 9 years, he is glad that the new installment will feature themes which will resonate with the audience of this era and breathe new life into the drama SP.

Source: Oricon

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