Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Supporting cast lineup for new WOWOW drama "Hokuto - Aru Satsujinsha no Kaishin -" announced

The supporting cast lineup for new WOWOW drama "Hokuto - Aru Satsujinsha no Kaishin -" was announced. The drama which consists of 5 episodes and will be shown from 25 March 2017 at 10pm on Saturdays, is based on the 2012 same-titled novel by Ishida Ira that won the 8th Chuokouron Bungeisho. Nakayama Yuuma will be playing a 20-year-old young man named Hashizume Hokuto who was abused by his real parents when he was a child and later sent to an orphanage. It was only when he was adopted by his foster mother Kondo Ayako that he finally tasted what it means to be loved. However, due to a cruel twist of fate, he ends up becoming a murderer and asks his lawyer to stop defending him so that he can be given the death sentence. The story describes the process of how he becomes a murderer and the trial he goes through until the verdict is passed.

Miyamoto Nobuko will be playing Hokuto's foster mother Ayako while Matsuo Suzuki will be playing Hokuto's lawyer Takai Soichi. Hokuto's abusive parents Yoshitaka and Misako will be played by Murakami Jun and Nakamura Misako. Co-stars also include Ito Sairi, Nikaidou Satoshi, Negishi Toshie, Riju Go, Yajima Kenichi, Oonishi Riku, Urabe Fusako, Owada Kensuke, Yamada Anna, Fujita Yumiko and Shimada Kyusaku.


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