Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kiritani Kenta, Kurashina Kana & Takashima Masanobu to appear in FujiTV Autumn 2016 drama "Cain to Abel"

Kiritani Kenta, Kurashina Kana and Takashima Masanobu will be appearing in the upcoming FujiTV Autumn 2016 drama "Cain to Abel" which will begin its run from 17 October in the Mondays 9pm timeslot. The drama which is based on the fourth chapter Book of Genesis in the Old Testament of the Bible where brothers Cain and Abel appeared in, features Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke as the lead character Takada Yu whose father Takayuki (Takashima) is the president of property developer Takada Sougo Chisho and elder brother Ryuichi (Kiritani) is the vice president. Since young, Yu has been overlooked by his father who dotes on his elder son who is good at everything. Despite wanting to be recognised and liked by his father and elder brother, Yu is not successful in this regard so he's already more or less resigned to his fate. On the other hand, Ryuichi is fighting a battle of his own as he tries to cope with the pressure of being perfect. While working in the family business, Yu meets Yahagi Azusa (Kurashina) and gradually develops feelings for her. However, he realises later that Azusa is actually Ryuichi's girlfriend.

This will be Kiritani's first collaboration with Yamada in a drama series since they last worked together in the 2013 NTV drama SP "Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Hong Kong Kowloon Zaihou Satsujin Jiken". Kiritani commented that the traditional impression of the Gekku timeslot is trendiness and romance but this time, there will be elements of family relationships, brotherhood and jealousy. As such, he is eagerly anticipating to see how the story develops and describes the complicated relationships among the characters. As for Takashima, this is his first appearance in a Gekku in 11 years so he wants to put in his all to play his character. Kurashina commented that she hopes to show the feminine charm and strength of her character in the drama.

Sources: Sanspo 1 / Sponichi / Oricon


junny said...

Is Getsu9 finally trying to be serious? Kiritani and Kurashina are both decent, but I dunno about that Say Jump guy since I haven't seen him act. I hope the love story won't overshadow everything.

Chiaki said...

Well, I've only watched Yamada Ryosuke in "Tantei Gakuen Q" and "Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo" which were quite different since he had to be cool and aloof in the former while overly excited and somewhat childish in the latter. As such, I can't really judge for now if he can handle this role. Appearance-wise though, I have my reservations because he looks too young to be matched with Kurashina who isn't even considered old. I just wonder if there can be any romantic sparks between them and if viewers can see them as a possible and believable pairing. Somehow, this feels like deja vu and brings back memories of Fukuyama Masaharu paired up with Fujiwara Sakura in Love Song although I think their romantic involvement then was quite limited. Fingers crossed for now!

junny said...

I just googled his face and ugh, he looks 15. Is there a dearth of young actors who don't look frail and meh? My piecemeal interest in this drama has just nosedived.

Fukuyama really should stop acting.