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Friday, April 13, 2018

Oda Kazumasa to sing the theme song for TBS Spring 2018 drama "Black Pean"

Oda Kazumasa will be singing the theme song for TBS Spring 2018 drama "Black Pean" starring Ninomiya Kazunari which will begin its run from 22 April in the Sundays 9pm timeslot. The song titled "Kono michi wo" is Oda's first theme song for a TBS drama in 8 years since 2010's "Juui Dolittle" starring Oguri Shun. and his 15th drama theme song to date.

Oda revealed that when he got the offer to write the theme song, he already decided on which style to use for the melody. However, he was unsure of what lyrics to write until he repeatedly read the information he received and came up with the final concept which aims to convey the passion which the staff and cast have for the drama.


This drama which is based on the novel "Black Pean 1988" by Kaidou Takeru, is the origin of the hit novel series "Team Batista no Eikou". The story describes how the lead character tries to uphold the pride of surgeons amid a trend of using surgical equipment which are aimed to replace surgeons and how he tries to survive in the world of conspiracy and jealousy in the university hospital. Behind the movement to introduce the new technology also lies a hidden past of wrongdoing.

Ninomiya plays the lead character Tokai Seishirou who is a proud and aloof surgeon known for his great stitching techniques and boasts of a 100% success rate. He is cynical and doesn't get along with the people around him thus is regarded as the devil of the operating theatre and seen as a nuisance. Although he works in an university hospital named Tojo, he has no interest in climbing up the hierarchy and is still a low-ranking doctor despite his experience. Just then, a new doctor from another university tries to implement new surgical equipment with the intention of replacing the surgeons who will be rendered useless. Tokai who objects to the move and the motive behind it, finds himself in an uphill battle against the research lab in the hospital, the pharmaceutical companies, medical equipment manufacturers and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare which are trying to cover up a huge conspiracy.

Sources: Nikkansports / Eiga.com

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