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2018.11.20 Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:00 p.m. broadcast
Lead, Kazuya Kamenashi (KAT-TUN)
Drama special "Keigo Higashino letter"
We lift the ban on key person of drama at last!
It is Ryuta Sato in older brother, Goshi position of bushimachokuki (Kamenashi)
Tsubasa Honda is decided to Yumi child actor who continues supporting your direct o!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:00 p.m. broadcast! We lift the ban on key person of lead, Kazuya Kamenashi (KAT-TUN) drama special "Keigo Higashino letter" drama at last! Tsubasa Honda is decided to Yumi child actor who continues supporting Ryuta Sato, your direct o in the part of older brother, Tsuyoshi of bushimachokuki (Kamenashi)!

Drama special "Keigo Higashino letter" that TV TOKYO determined broadcast at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. This product is beyond 2,500,000 copies of circulations, and it is dramatization work of masterpiece "letter" of popular writer, Keigo Higashino made filmization, stage. While main character, bushimachokuki which has become younger brother of crime assailant suffers from neighboring discrimination and prejudice, we describe trace before having before long own family in in a play through exchanged letter which is brother carefully.

Kazuya Kamenashi who the lead makes drama debut of TV TOKYO, and becomes starring for the first time. For costarring, super gorgeousness actor formation is the concentration from Alice Hirose, Tomoya Nakamura, Tsutomu Takahashi, Hidekazu Majima, Naomi Nishida, Ikkei Watanabe, Tetsushi Tanaka, Takaaki Enoki, young person attracting attention most now including Fumiyo Kohinata to veteran actor known as individuality group, performance group! And we announce the part of older brother, Tsuyoshi Takeshima of bushimachokuki (Kazuya Kamenashi) becoming key person of drama at last, heroine, Yumi Shiraishi child's part to support your direct o more!

Ryuta Sato who what play the part of Tsuyoshi Takeshima who commits a crime, and continues sending your direct ni letter from all over the prison of robbery and murder plays an active part in drama, movie, the stage and various fields out of single-minded desire to be able to enter younger brother, your direct o University, and continues leaving overwhelming presence and impression with many works. And Tsubasa Honda showing talent that in late years is versatile commencing with model plays what it is heroine of drama, and play Yumi Shiraishi child's part to continue supporting your direct o, and to become wife later while playing an active part in sensitivity and play of the one and only as actress. Honda plays the part of first mother this time.

What kind of fate do you trace while being involved with people gathering around your direct ga, older brother, Goshi and Yumiko and him?…?

We act as supervision of Keigo Higashino original, movie "nights with the midnight sun line" and invite Shigehiro Fukagawa who won "Tokyo drama Award 2017" Best Picture Award "single-engine drama section" Grand Prix in drama "hagoku" (2017/ TV TOKYO) to supervision, and TV TOKYO challenges dramatization of immortal masterpiece of Keigo Higashino!

Cast introduction

Tsuyoshi Takeshima: Ryuta Sato

Tsuyoshi Takeshima: Ryuta Sato

Older brother of bushimachokuki. Out of single-minded desire to be able to enter your direct o University; of robbery and murder commit a crime, and is serving the sentence. We continue sending your direct ni letter from prison.

Q1. Feeling when we heard story of "letter" appearance?

As it was important pointed very difficult suitable part of story, we were daunted to tell the true intention a little, will oneself be fit? But we participated gratefully as it was thing that was nice for actor that position who became key was played. What it is said that it throbs to invite shooting as appearance part-time job of Goshi was the latter half of shooting, or think even if position is doing what which does not leave head though we do not participate in shooting thinks whether after all power of work is big.

Q2. What is Tsuyoshi Takeshima who saw from Sato?

Older brother that it is very pure, and younger brother thought is gentle at heart. It turns out that is uneducated for oneself, and, anyway, for “ younger brother! One feeling called ". There become all roots, and this story unfolds. There was a lot of thinking for character called Goshi on playing this position. What kind of place is it why he has place that I run out of from being basic that we have done something like this if there is? It was that Tsuyoshi might not be person thought about for the future skillfully that talked with supervisor. Is it awkward person?…When we say by simple words. Crime is person looking a person having little prospect of getting married, but there will be person falling down in such situation unexpectedly. It is sad suitable part.

Q3. Playing Goshi, and it having been tough?

In limited appearance scene, it is place how is informed character called Goshi. At first, we thought that play should be able to reflect thought to younger brother (direct your) who reads book, and felt purely, but supervision only require play that was not accompanied by imagination by oneself. Oh, I see, is it such a thing? As supervisor was person who saw things from various angles, we were often reminded of by. It was interesting we digested them among oneself, and to play, and it was difficult.

Q4. How was costarring with Kamenashi?

It was the first costarring, but was able to hardly talk. As what was not able to join has only two days, but, in relationship in drama, thinks that we thought that you should not speak very much each other…. Meanwhile, it was thing to have talked a little when really toilsome. Though even shooting on only 3rd was toilsome, as for me, Kamenashi continues going along your direct toiu character in this heavy theme for one month. We thought that really great. As he/she faced straight each other for play with concentration in such a hard mental condition, we thought that it was person comfortable very much. Therefore when shooting was over, "want to study even cheerful work together some other time!" We talked how.

Q5. I would like message to audiences.

As the original is very famous and becomes movie, we think that it is work which many fans come to, but myself am looking forward to as it is made an attempt that supervision for drama is new when we may be finished in work called "letter" different again. You see drama version "letter" by all means, and person who looked at one, movie which read the original thinks that you can enjoy.

Yumiko Shiraishi: Tsubasa Honda

Yumiko Shiraishi: Tsubasa Honda

We work as office worker in work of bushimachokuki.
We continue supporting your direct o mentally and become wife later. Oneself lives with sad past, too.

Q1. Impression of the original?

We liked the original since before having had story of drama appearance and were reading and saw movie. As problem of part which person did not want to think about too much brought up whether reality that received persecution just to say family of criminal was thrust, and person put in such situation around could contact with oneself commonly if, it was simple, but had impression to be work which we were made to think about very much.

Q2. Please tell feeling when you heard story of "letter" appearance.

Drama was drawn in contemporary more style than movie, but thought that it was considerably defiant it was said that to do possible thing in work even in the present age had a meaning even if time passed, or to broadcast story of viewpoint from side (assailant family) discriminated against in prime time. But we could participate in such a work and were glad as we thought that this work was a chance to surely stare at own sense of values for audiences once again again as made to think when oneself read the original.

Q3. According to Honda, what kind of person is Yumiko?

Girl who does not let you walk, but realize it absolutely around as for the bitter history. We thought while accepting past that, after that, it was girl who lived like oneself well. Your direct ni vs. when did, wanted to only help him who experienced similar to oneself with darkness at the start. On the other hand, we think that we had near romance feelings toward love at first sight. We think that it is really big decision to make up the mind to live in your direct to together. Still it has strong feeling that it wants to live for with this person on readiness to receive persecution. Intention is strong, and way of life is cool. We may say stubbornness if we change way of speaking…There may be part which resembled me.

Q4. What we kept in mind in playing Yumi child's part?

We played the part of mother for the first time this time, but there was the first * highlight. How it was one which got impatient more which would support, in the scene where daughter had injury on, mother of child of around 6 years old thought for oneself and played, but it was really difficult, as we couldn't but imagine. Therefore we wanted to build relationship of mutual trust to have at first texture sound of the part of daughter think to be mother and spent together as possible when we were in the spot. But we liked me, child, but there was few that we played as there was not opportunity to pick quarrel, and there was not small child very much so far to get to know either. Therefore is how if, actually, play; squid…Mother thanks strong mother some other time! We thought of this.

Q5. How was costarring with Kamenashi?

It was the first costarring, but was different from image that I held till then as innocent part had a glimpse, and act jiyokatoka, couple whom how about as couple got while we talked while imagining that you spoke in this way and were reading newspaper in interval more.

Q6. I would like message to audiences.

As it is opportunity to think about something in the times when a lot of various information spreads and thinks that it is work letting you think for one thing deeply, we have you watch drama by all means and think that we have you think together.

INTRODUCTION

The world without discrimination and prejudice. Such a thing is only imaginary product…

The digital social present age when diffusion power of information rose at the time of publication of original "letter" from (2003).
On this dramatization, we describe comparison with society which is easily connected to handwritten letter arriving from behind-bars older brother in SNS as "letter" of modern version. While family of crime assailant employed in hard circumstances is involved with neighboring people, we pursue light straight hard and live….
What is family? What is love? What is bond? To society group entertainment drama to ask about this, please expect!

STORY

"I am really stupid elder brother," older brother, Tsuyoshi (Ryuta Sato) of bushimachokuki (Kazuya Kamenashi) arrests person on the charge of homicide meteshimai, robbery and murder unexpectedly in house where one broke into heartily which he wants to put in your direct o University four years ago. We were sentenced to penal servitude 20 years. Thereafter we continue sending your direct nomotohe letter of younger brother once in mon from all over the prison. Your direct ha which went to part-time high school while working reported older brother, "I do not need worry because it was favorable" in letter, but reality changed part-time job in sequence and couldn't but wander place to live in from place to place. The present age of SNS society. Entrance into a school of higher grade, romance, employment…All the happiness of the life that we were going to get passes through the hand by label called "younger brother of robbery murderer". We come to gradually ignore letter from your direct ha Goshi and will do big choice for brothers before long. It is one with bond that we found your direct ga which there is discrimination, and is involved with neighboring people while naturally carrying fate called younger brother of - - crime assailant on the back, and lives hard…?

"I am really stupid elder brother," older brother, Tsuyoshi (Ryuta Sato) of bushimachokuki (Kazuya Kamenashi) arrests person on the charge of homicide meteshimai, robbery and murder unexpectedly in house where one broke into heartily which he wants to put in your direct o University four years ago. We were sentenced to penal servitude 20 years. Thereafter we continue sending your direct nomotohe letter of younger brother once in mon from all over the prison. Your direct ha which went to part-time high school while working reported older brother, "I do not need worry because it was favorable" in letter, but reality changed part-time job in sequence and couldn't but wander place to live in from place to place. The present age of SNS society. Entrance into a school of higher grade, romance, employment…All the happiness of the life that we were going to get passes through the hand by label called "younger brother of robbery murderer". We come to gradually ignore letter from your direct ha Goshi and will do big choice for brothers before long.
It is one with bond that we found your direct ga which there is discrimination, and is involved with neighboring people while naturally carrying fate called younger brother of - - crime assailant on the back, and lives hard…?

Producer comment:
Yuto Tanabe (TV TOKYO production station drama production department)

Two casts who greatly changed main character, your direct no life of drama were available.
It is Ryuta Sato in Goshi of older brother who commits robbery and murder because we yearn for younger brother. Voice to read expression of feelings condensed in the short scene, letter to be gentle, and to hear mercilessly. We had you play Goshi of complicated character who could not say that it was difficult with a word by method that only Sato could express.
And it is Tsubasa Honda that play Yumiko who continues supporting your direct o which carries fate called younger brother of robbery murderer on its back while oneself has bitter history. Density, gentleness and strength of expression existing as person tying brothers, the part of first mother with vanity. It will be that audiences does Honda who has not seen so far who surpassed far expectation of production formation in one of eyes.
Including Kamenashi starring, nobody finished this drama even if missing. We can promise now. It finally became broadcast one month later. As thought of all the cast staff was finished in put work, we are glad when you can see to many people by all means.

Finally this drama is never "story with answer". In a sense it may be irresponsible thing, but intends to send "letter" to one audiences alone. We think even about some small thing and are happy if it is a chance to act. Please see.

Postscript
Oh! We will send this to information to be surprised at from now on! Don't miss it!

Program summary

Title Drama special "Keigo Higashino letter"
Broadcast time Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:00 p.m. broadcast
Broadcasting station TV TOKYO system
Appearance Kazuya Kamenashi Ryuta Sato Tsubasa Honda
Alice Hirose Tomoya Nakamura Tsutomu Takahashi Hidekazu Majima Naomi Nishida
Ikkei Watanabe Tetsushi Tanaka Takaaki Enoki Fumiyo Kohinata 
The original Keigo Higashino "letter" (Bunshun library)
Script Natsuko Ikeda
(drama "dining table of Kenji Miyazawa" "tower ... neighbor ... that we knew too much of sand"
With "bouquet to Algernon")
Supervision Shigehiro Fukagawa
(movie "medical record of God" "twilight sasara sheath"
Drama "hagoku")
Music Fortune Hiroshi Shuichiro
Chief producer Junpei Nakagawa (TV TOKYO)
Producer Yuto Tanabe (TV TOKYO)
Akihiko Takaishi (The icon) Satoko Furubayashi (The icon)
Production cooperation The icon
Production writing TV TOKYO

2018.11.07 bushimachokukiyaku, Kazuya Kamenashi appearance!

PRINCIPAL'S TRUMP CARD Three hours SP which remained naturally, and has built one house"
[on airdate] Friday, November 16 from 6:58 p.m. to 9:50 p.m.

2018.10.20 Lead, Kazuya Kamenashi (KAT-TUN)
Drama special "Keigo Higashino letter"
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:00 p.m. broadcast decision
Super more luxurious costar announcement!
Alice Hirose Tomoya Nakamura Tsutomu Takahashi Hidekazu Majima Naomi Nishida
Ikkei Watanabe Tetsushi Tanaka Takaaki Enoki Fumiyo Kohinata

Kazuya Kamenashi starring

In TV TOKYO, we decided to broadcast drama special "Keigo Higashino letter" at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. It is dramatization work of masterpiece "letter" of popular writer, Keigo Higashino who this product is beyond 2,400,000 copies of circulations, and is made filmization, stage. While main character, bushimachokuki (Kazuya Kamenashi) which has become younger brother of crime assailant suffers from neighboring discrimination and prejudice, we describe trace before having before long own family in in a play through exchanged letter which is brother carefully.

In addition, to costar heaping up drama, super luxurious actors gather! From young person who attracted attention most, expert actors known as individuality group, performance group were just prepared.
Even "harassment game" (TV TOKYO) makes a grab at heart of many people with gong in the part of fiance, Takafumi Kashima in Alice Hirose acting as heroine, cousins of Asami in most up-and-coming young person ability group actresses in the part of your direct no lover, Asami Nakajo in the morning now and we leave impression and play an active part in character who is individual in Tomoya Nakamura showing various faces every work with distinguished performance, the part of senior, Yusuke Terao of your direct no workplace in the part of employee, Kenji Machiya of "truth turf Electric" which Tsutomu Takahashi who acts as product, direction of the stage, your direct ga find a job human resource department on TV in movie, the stage and wide field and have dignified expression, Naomi Nishida having charm as actress, Ikkei Watanabe of excellent supporting player showing various faces from comedy to serious position in the part of bar shop, manager of your direct no byte point, performance that is reliable in son, Tadashi Ogata compulsory labor of the robbery and murder victim bereaved and unique aura while having a feeling of air which is soft in Hidekazu Majima charming play of the one and only, the part of mother, Kyoko Nakajo of Asami and have sensitivity that is delicate let alone play that is firm in Tetsushi Tanaka who continues playing an active part in the stage and picture work, the part of father, Hiroomi Nakajo of Asami, and is artistic, and Fumiyo Kohinata indicating presence that is overwhelming with many works by play to attract audience plays Takaaki Enoki playing various duties, the part of president, Soichiro Hirano of your direct no workplace. 
How do you associate with your direct ga following the strange life, these characters? With your direct no fate that we wait for over there…?

Furthermore, character who is important in "letter"…We announce Yumi Shiraishi child's part to support your direct no older brother, part of robbery murderer, Tsuyoshi Takeshima, your direct o soon! On earth who plays? Please expect for followup!

Cast introduction

bushimachokuki: Kazuya Kamenashi (drama debut & first lead of TV TOKYO)

Kazuya Kamenashi starring

We have older brother of robbery murderer. In the days of twelfth grader, older brother committed robbery and murder for own university entrance into a school of higher grade. Whenever we are going to get the friendship, romance, employment, marriage and happiness, label called "younger brother of robbery murderer" is put and will receive various discrimination afterwards from society.

Comment

Time when we played bushimachokuki was time that we spent while it felt "complexity of living" that was theme of this work sensitively at all that good thing was not so. It might be hard to be revealed by my sense, but what drew head and sense of distance of heart to squid, and built up mind not to be able to let it go outside besides was painful very much. Your direct toiu position makes use of experience as conventional Kazuya Kamenashi and rather, not position who is played while opening drawer, thinks that place that you had to play while locking to draw was oneself, challenge good at all.
This was the first time that we worked with Manager Fukagawa, but was supervisor whom we snuggled up to very much. As either which was not suitable part that was about to appeal for some message was passiveness, we were conscious of lines when at last we were able to discharge having felt then and thing which we stored up in distress not to be strangely digested. It became emotional, and, on the contrary, we controlled feelings, and carefully technique-like part was going to remove ... neighborhood in play than we said to tell the lines smoothly if possible. During shooting, we ask supervisor to take thing oozing out from myself very carefully, and myself think whether it was work to bring about it generously, too.
Costars was very impressive and seemed to go on a trip if we compared. We seemed to be like "trip of your direct no stopover" and did various encounters with everybody, and there was various discovery.
We think that you can receive this "letter" to many people as much as possible. And we think if thing, it how everybody who received this "letter" will feel reach oneself as "letter" of gift in return that it is happy.

Asami Nakajo: Alice Hirose

Alice Hirose

Daughter of leading corporation. Your direct no lover.

Comment

I feel honored "letter" is dramatized this time and to be able to participate in this work very. Originally "letter" of movie is recommended and watched, but is work which it is very good and looked down on many times. As it was story that we were made to think about in various ways and was very delicate work, I played each one scene carefully, too. We feel fear in the wonder that we do not describe only human good place in in place with reality. Still we remember human one living hard very much. One that person who watched the screen version does not watch thinks that it is surely in work which can feel what it is.
Please see by all means.

Takafumi Kashima: Tomoya Nakamura

Tomoya Nakamura

It is fiance in cousins of Asami.

Comment

Is your direct toha living world different slightly unpleasant guy? But is it man not to be able to hate? ?
Cannot somewhat fight, played for oneself delicately to have feel disconsolate. We are happy if it becomes good spice in work.
Please expect.

Yusuke Terao: Tsutomu Takahashi

Tsutomu Takahashi

Senior of your direct no workplace. It tempts into your direct o band family.

Comment

Originally we were reading the original, and the spot was looking forward to beginning more concerning Class Fukagawa. This was the first time that I picked quarrel with Kamenashi, but Kamenashi carried misfortune characteristics of main character on the back from the first day, and play was good at all, and I had only to get on there.
All the Class Fukagawa thinks that play was possible let alone pursuit for this work.
It is Fukagawa style stone. The highlight is play of Kamenashi! Song!
It is sad and is story with sorrow that is hard to be called anything. Relative of person who has committed a crime, human beings of the rotation, victim family…. You do not want you to be immediate, but you have you watch and sympathize, and please be impressed as it is talk that seems to be imminent.

Kenji Machiya: Hidekazu Majima

Hidekazu Majima

"Truth turf electric equipment" human resource department employee

Kyoko Nakajo: Naomi Nishida

Naomi Nishida

Mother of Asami

Tadao Ogata: Tetsushi Tanaka

Tetsushi Tanaka

Son of the robbery and murder victim bereaved

Manager: Ikkei Watanabe

Ikkei Watanabe

Bar shop of your direct no part-time job, manager

Comment

Though we are not doing any Kamenashi main character, your direct ha bad thing to play, it is played more and more by the world. It is drama which comes to hurt of chest very. But we want please you to make sure. He takes, and how is he going to get over it how? It is easily work which worked on problem not to be given of answer head-on.
Please expect.

Hiroomi Nakajo: Takaaki Enoki

Takaaki Enoki

The executive managing director of leading corporation. Father of Asami.

Comment

What kind of action does parent take if we know that lover of daughter is relative of criminal? I was just troubled as father who had daughter seriously this time though it should be play.
Parental affection to worry about wide heart not to mind and the future of daughter conflicted appearances.
Writer writes story that we read, and actor plays the life when we experienced, but this story to scoop out human depths psychology has strictness that we cannot provide with by superficial imagination. Please enjoy solid human being drama.

Soichiro Hirano: Fumiyo Kohinata

Fumiyo Kohinata

The president of your direct no workplace.

Comment

It is the third work this "letter" to participate in work of Keigo Tono.
We were overwhelmed to deep human being drama this time. Kamenashi of main character, bushimachokukiyaku was the first costarring. We think that we were able to share quiet time enriched inside in the spot with feeling of strain with Kamenashi.
We look forward to the completion of drama very. Please look at.

INTRODUCTION

The world without discrimination and prejudice. Such a thing is only imaginary product…

The digital social present age when diffusion power of information rose at the time of publication of original "letter" from (2003).
On this dramatization, we describe comparison with society which is easily connected to handwritten letter arriving from behind-bars older brother in SNS as "letter" of modern version. While family of crime assailant employed in hard circumstances is involved with neighboring people, we pursue light straight hard and live….
What is family? What is love? What is bond? To society group entertainment drama to ask about this, please expect!

STORY

"I am really stupid elder brother," older brother, Tsuyoshi of bushimachokuki (Kazuya Kamenashi) arrests person on the charge of homicide meteshimai, robbery and murder unexpectedly in house where one broke into heartily which he wants to put in your direct o University four years ago. We were sentenced to penal servitude 20 years. Thereafter we continue sending your direct nomotohe letter of younger brother once in mon from all over the prison. Your direct ha which went to part-time high school while working reported older brother, "I do not need worry because it was favorable" in letter, but reality changed part-time job in sequence and couldn't but wander place to live in from place to place. The present age of SNS society. Entrance into a school of higher grade, romance, employment…All the happiness of the life that we were going to get passes through the hand by label called "younger brother of robbery murderer". We come to gradually ignore letter from your direct ha Goshi and will do big choice for brothers before long.
It is one with bond that we found your direct ga which there is discrimination, and is involved with neighboring people while naturally carrying fate called younger brother of - - crime assailant on the back, and lives hard…?

Producer comment:
Yuto Tanabe (TV TOKYO production station drama production department)

"Keigo Higashino letter" airdate was decided at last. It is broadcast from 9:00 to stop by on Wednesday, December 19.
If pleasure can have to wait until broadcast for another two months, we are happy. Thank you in advance!
And is attractive; of the luxurious cast of performance group was available. People who have a big influence on the life of bushimachokuki which Kamenashi plays. We just had reliable expert people gather from the most up-and-coming young actor. It is to finish shooting, and to think, but thinks that it was not established even if anyone is missing.
We had you sometimes play lines or gesture of one one everybody boldly delicately, and it was to solid human being drama. People living in this drama are not necessarily only good people.
But it is strangely human, and each has "justice". It is not story of law of good or evil, and discrimination is not simple question that it is poor at. Person is not so gentle, and there is hopeless event by oneself whom thing which we piled up is changed into suddenly. Table and the back, light and shadow…We want to ask imagination of audiences daringly in this time not to know what is correct answer, and who is right. If it is a chance to think about something, we are happy. And it is your direct no older brother, and who plays Tsuyoshi committing robbery and murder, your direct o support, Yumiko that it is wife later? Please wait for followup to enjoy this!

Program summary

Title Drama special "Keigo Higashino letter"
Broadcast time Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:00 p.m. broadcast
Broadcasting station TV TOKYO others
The lead Kazuya Kamenashi
Appearance Alice Hirose Tomoya Nakamura Tsutomu Takahashi Hidekazu Majima Naomi Nishida 
Ikkei Watanabe Tetsushi Tanaka Takaaki Enoki Fumiyo Kohinata
The original Keigo Higashino "letter" (Bunshun library)
Script Natsuko Ikeda
(drama "dining table of Kenji Miyazawa" "tower ... neighbor ... that we knew too much of sand"
With "bouquet to Algernon")
Supervision Shigehiro Fukagawa
(movie "medical record of God" "twilight sasara sheath"
Drama "hagoku")
Music Fortune Hiroshi Shuichiro
Chief producer Junpei Nakagawa (TV TOKYO)
Producer Yuto Tanabe (TV TOKYO)
Akihiko Takaishi (The icon) Satoko Furubayashi (The icon)
Production cooperation The icon
Production writing TV TOKYO

2018.08.04 Lead, Kazuya Kamenashi (KAT-TUN)
Drama special "Keigo Higashino letter" this winter broadcast decision!
We released position photograph of main character, bushimachokuki (Kazuya Kamenashi)!
Broadcast first on the flash picture middle of the night of today!

Kazuya Kamenashi starring

In TV TOKYO, we decided to broadcast drama special "Keigo Higashino letter" in this winter. It is dramatization work of masterpiece "letter" of popular writer, Keigo Higashino who this product is beyond 2,400,000 copies of circulations, and is made filmization, stage. While main character, bushimachokuki (Kazuya Kamenashi) which has become younger brother of crime assailant suffers from neighboring discrimination and prejudice, we describe trace before having before long own family in in a play through exchanged letter which is brother carefully.

And we exhibit photograph during drama to show your direct ga which Kazuya Kamenashi plays, expression with shade to the public first.

"It is work which we write "letter" while myself look for answer and inherited when author, Keigo Higashino dramatizes this product. We comment, Kamenashi thinks that some kind of answers may be discovered through performance. For duty bushimachokuki assuming fate "younger brother of robbery murderer", Kamenashi oneself talks about hot determination saying "we want to be by oneself whom it is held as we think that it is at time to suffer mental anguish during shooting what it is".

Furthermore, in "ABChanZOO" of today middle of the night of Saturday, August 4 1:15 broadcast "broadcast first with flash picture of drama special "Keigo Higashino letter!"

2018.05.02 Kazuya Kamenashi (KAT-TUN) TV Tokyo drama debut & first lead!
"Keigo Higashino letter" dramatization decision!

Kazuya Kamenashi starring

Of Naoki Prize writer, Keigo Higashino
We dramatize undying masterpiece!

SNS society and, in the present age when it was
We draw reality of crime assailant family!
What is family? What is love? What is bond?

In TV TOKYO, we decided to broadcast drama special "Keigo Higashino letter".
35, Naoki prize, Ranpo Edogawa Prize, popular writer, Keigo Higashino of a lot of prizewinners including Eiji Yoshikawa literary prize.
This product is beyond 2,400,000 copies of circulations, and it is dramatization work of masterpiece "letter" of Keigo Higashino made filmization, stage. While young man who assumed fate called younger brother of robbery murderer suffers from neighboring discrimination and prejudice, we describe trace before having own family before long through letter which is brother carefully. Kazuya Kamenashi who the lead makes drama debut of TV TOKYO, and becomes starring for the first time. We play younger brother, bushimachokuki having older brother of crime assailant.
In this January, bandwagon "KAT-TUN" restarts and, let alone remarkable achievement as singer, appears on many movies and dramas and challenges position whom Kamenashi that shows outstanding presence as actor has not played so far!

The world without discrimination and prejudice. Such a thing is only imaginary product…

The digital social present age when diffusion power of information rose at the time of publication of original "letter" from (2003).
On this dramatization, we describe comparison with society which is easily connected to handwritten letter arriving from behind-bars older brother in SNS as "letter" of modern version.
While family of crime assailant employed in hard circumstances is involved with neighboring people, we pursue light straight hard and live….
What is family? What is love? What is bond? To society group entertainment drama to ask about this, please expect!

Position introduction

bushimachokuki: Kazuya Kamenashi

We have older brother of robbery murderer.
In the days of twelfth grader, older brother committed robbery and murder for own university entrance into a school of higher grade. Whenever we are going to get the friendship, romance, employment, marriage and happiness, label called "younger brother of robbery murderer" is put and will receive various discrimination afterwards from society.

bushimachokukiyakukamenashiwa* comment

Please tell feeling when you heard Q1. "letter" dramatization and story starring.

A. We are really excited at drama of TV TOKYO, work of Keigo Tono, both appearance for me for the first time. We had various expectation toward being able to work at the first angle.

Q2. Keigo Higashino work is picturized a lot until now.

A. As work of Keigo Tono has many works with social nature and theme message characteristics, we are very glad in oneself participating in the work.

Q3. Is suitable part that has not been played so far called family of crime assailant, the making of position and thing that keep in mind?

A. About the making of position, we think whether we should not prepare very much too much. At first if we can be to react to conduct of supervision well. We think that it is sensitive to thing, feelings, such a thing up in front in that and has a pain. And oneself catches it how and wants to regard whether you can express as important. As we think that it becomes something during shooting at time to suffer mental anguish, we want to be by oneself whom it is held.

Person image of bushimachokuki which Q4. Kamenashi thinks about?

A. What is that it is the person concerned of case?…It is person who stands, and is at position very hard to please. It is never spotlighted character. There is charm that this work has and thinks that it is message. We think that we can fall into myself, difficulty, impatience.

I would like message to Q5. audience.

A. Times setting of drama is more modern than the original and becomes contents along the present times of 2018. We have element which anyone becomes assailant such as your direct no older brother, Goshi and can become victim. As for it on unconsciousness…. We think that it is possible for such a work if we have anything feel to audiences through this drama as well as event of this work simply because it is the time when it can happen in any trifling situation.

The original is 2,400,000 copies of circulations super eno
Quite popular novel "letter."


Commencing with "white night travel" "bond of meteor" "Galileo series" "Kyoichiro Kaga series," TV TOKYO challenges dramatization of popular writer, Keigo Higashino work of media mix a lot of done works!

Author comment: Keigo Higashino

"Letter" It is work which we write this while myself look for answer and inherited.
Kamenashi thinks that some kind of answers may be discovered through performance, too.

Story

"I am really stupid elder brother," older brother, Tsuyoshi of bushimachokuki (Kazuya Kamenashi) arrests person on the charge of homicide meteshimai, robbery and murder unexpectedly in house where one broke into heartily which he wants to put in your direct o University four years ago. We were sentenced to penal servitude 20 years. Thereafter we continue sending your direct nomotohe letter of younger brother once in mon from all over the prison.
Your direct ha which went to part-time high school while working reported older brother, "I do not need worry because it was favorable" in letter, but reality changed part-time job in sequence and couldn't but wander place to live in from place to place. The present age of SNS society. Entrance into a school of higher grade, romance, employment…All the happiness of the life that we were going to get passes through the hand by label called "younger brother of robbery murderer". We come to gradually ignore letter from your direct ha Goshi and will do big choice for brothers before long.
It is one with bond that we found your direct ga which there is discrimination, and is involved with neighboring people while naturally carrying fate called younger brother of - - crime assailant on the back, and lives hard…?

Producer comment:
Yuto Tanabe (TV TOKYO production station drama production department)

"We want you to kill everyday Kamenashi. Please live as bushimachokuki."
"Keigo Higashino letter" which shooting began in after we told so Kamenashi. There was figure of Kamenashi who "lived for one line, glance and making agreeable responses, slight gesture as younger brother of robbery murderer" there each.
Entrance into a school of higher grade, romance, employment, marriage and time that goes by. The exchanges of letter with people to meet in that and exchanged older brother. It is sincere and, in spite of difficult duty, would appreciate your expecting of that time and Kamenashi who faced each other definitely.
Kamenashi role of bushimachokuki photograph to play was released today. Furthermore, flash of 15 seconds is available for the first time today in the middle of the night. We are troubled with all the cast staff and are work which we made while thinking. It is short picture, but is happy if it is simple and touches straight heart of everybody. Please be looking forward to in future as you think that you can send luxurious costar and information such as airdates!

Program summary

Title Drama special "Keigo Higashino letter"
Broadcast time Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:00 p.m. broadcast
Broadcasting station TV TOKYO others
The lead Kazuya Kamenashi
Appearance Alice Hirose Tomoya Nakamura Tsutomu Takahashi Hidekazu Majima Naomi Nishida 
Ikkei Watanabe Tetsushi Tanaka Takaaki Enoki Fumiyo Kohinata
The original Keigo Higashino "letter" (Bunshun library)
Script Natsuko Ikeda
(drama "dining table of Kenji Miyazawa" "tower ... neighbor ... that we knew too much of sand"
With "bouquet to Algernon")
Supervision Shigehiro Fukagawa
(movie "medical record of God" "twilight sasara sheath"
Drama "hagoku")
Music Fortune Hiroshi Shuichiro
Chief producer Junpei Nakagawa (TV TOKYO)
Producer Yuto Tanabe (TV TOKYO)
Akihiko Takaishi (The icon) Satoko Furubayashi (The icon)
Production cooperation The icon
Production writing TV TOKYO

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