Aiba Masaki to unite with a crime solving cat for new drama on NTV
As mentioned in the previous article, two networks announced new dramas starring a member from Arashi. The other network is NTV, who announced a new drama called 'Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri', starring Aiba Masaki as the protagonist.
'Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri' is based on a popular 'Mikeneko Holmes' mystery novel series by Akagawa Jiro. It tells the story of 'Katayama Yoshitaro' (Aiba) who became a detective in order to comply with the dying wish of his father who was a famous detective himself. Katayama is currently with MPD's First Investigation Division, although he's not cut out to be a detective at all. He not only can't see blood, but he's also terribly afraid of heights, women, and ghosts. One day, he meets a cat with three colors of fur ('mikeneko') who goes by the name of 'Holmes'. This cat can understand humans and it also possesses brilliant reasoning skills. The two of them form a team and together they manage to solve various difficult cases.
This role is going to mark Aiba's first drama starring role on NTV and it's going to be a funny one according to the producers. We are up for many verbal quarrels between the protagonist and the cat, and judging by his character, the protagonist is most probably going to come out as the loser more than just a few times.
Akagawa commented, "I'm looking forward to see how the chemistry is going to be between Aiba, from this generation's leading group Arashi, and Mikeneko Holmes."
Aiba himself said, "I'm very nervous, since the original is loved by so many people, but I'm also looking forward to the drama a lot. I hope I can find the best balance between the comical parts and the serious parts."
NTV is going to air 'Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri' every Saturday at 9:00 pm.
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