Additional cast for upcoming "Aibou" drama revealed
The 11th season of popular detective drama "Aibou" starring Mizutani Yutaka will start airing on TV Asahi in October, and as tokyohive previously reported, Narimiya Hiroki has been picked as the new partner of the protagonist named "Kai Toru".
On August 31st, it was announced that Takarazuka Revue's former top star, Matobu Sei, and actor Ishizaka Koji will be appearing on the drama as regular cast members.
Matobu's role will be "Toru"s (Narimiya) girlfriend "Usui Etsuko" who works as a flight attendant, and she will be the key person for the encounter between "Toru" and the protagonist "Sugishita Ukyo" (played by Mizutani Yutaka). Matobu, who played "Sugishita Ukyo" Takarazuka's stage play version of "Aibou" back in 2009, claimed that she has been a big fan of "Aibou". She commented, "I had a hazy dream to appear on this drama someday, so when I found out it was really happening, I cried for joy."
Ishizaka will be playing "Kai Mineaki", the father of "Kai Toru" and the Deputy Commissioner-General of the National Police Agency. One of the highlights of the drama will be a parent-child relationship between Ishizaka and Narimiya.
It was also announced that the first special episode will be set in Hong Kong, and will feature a case that happens at the official residence of Japan's consul general. This will be the first "Aibou" episode to depict the case in overseas.
"Aibou Season 11" will begin broadcasting every Wednesday at 9:00PM on TV Asahi starting in October.
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