Monday, December 19, 2016

Supporting cast lineup of TV Tokyo Winter 2017 drama "Gin to Kin" announced

The supporting cast lineup of TV Tokyo Winter 2017 drama "Gin to Kin" has been announced. The drama which is based on the same-titled manga by Fukumoto Nobuyuki, features Ikematsu as the lead character Morita Tetsuo who finds that nothing is working out for him and becomes addicted to gambling. He meets an underworld fixer Hirai Ginji who values money over everything and learns from him on how to cheat many greedy and evil gentlemen of large amounts of money and destroy them mentally in the process.

Lily Frankie will be playing Hirai and this choice was said to be at the request of Fukumoto who felt that Lily was the best person to project the aura and charisma of the character. In response to this, Lily commented that it is difficult to act in a production based on original material especially with the fans' expectations but he hopes that they will be more lenient towards him.

Makita Sports will be playing Yasuda Iwao who is a former police officer and working in the underworld with Ginji. Usuda Asami will be Tatsumi Kyoko, a former news reporter who uses her research abilities to support Ginji and his friends while Murakami Jun will be Funada Masashi, a former prosecutor who is the brain supporting Ginji.

"Gin to Kin" will begin its run from 7 January 2017 in the Saturdays 12.20am timeslot.


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