Sunday, November 20, 2016

Matsuzaka Toori to star in NTV Winter 2017 drama "Shikaku Tantei Higurashi Tabito"

Matsuzaka Toori will be starring in the NTV Winter 2017 drama "Shikaku Tantei Higurashi Tabito" (Detective of Sight Higurashi Tabito) which will begin its run from January next year in the Sundays 10.30pm timeslot. The drama series follows on the heels of the drama SP also starring Matsuzaka which was shown in November 2015. Tsutsumi Yukihiko who directed the SP, will continue to be the director for the drama series.

The drama which is based on the novel "Tantei Higurashi Tabito" by Yamaguchi Kouzaburo, features Matsuzaka in the leading role of Higurashi Tabito who was involved in an incident when he was young and lost all his five senses except for his sight. Since then, Higurashi relies on his sight to solve various cases by observing other people's feelings and clues left behind. Co-stars include the heroine played by Tabe Mikako who is a nursery teacher, Tabito's buddy played by Hamada Gaku, Tabito's doctor Kitaoji Kinya and child actor Sumida Moeno.

Matsuzaka commented that the previous SP did not manage to describe Tabito's past but the drama series will touch on that and show how he interacts with the people around him and changes as a result. He is looking forward to working with the same team again. As for Tabe, she is excited about the mysteries left unresolved in the SP which will be explained in the drama series.

Source: Nikkansports

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