"Aibou" to get third film adaptation + its new drama season to start
On June 10th, it was announced that popular drama series "Aibou" will be getting a third film adaptation "Aibou -Gekijouban III-", as well as a new drama series "Aibou season 12".
"Aibou" is the detective drama series that has remained popular over 10 years since it was first aired in 2000. It has been adapted into 4 films (2 films + 2 spin-off films), and they all became big hit movies.
For Narimiya Hiroki, who joined the drama series starting in the 11th season as the third partner of the protagonist "Sugishita Ukyo" (played by Mizutani Yutaka), this will be the first film adaptation for him to participate in, and the second drama season he appears in.
"Aibou -Gekijouban III-", which will be released as a work commemorating TV Asahi's 55th anniversary since its opening, will be set at a solitary island in the Pacific Ocean that is located 300 km southward from central Tokyo. In the special environment, which can be described as a huge closed room, "Sugishita Ukyo" and "Kai Toru" (Narimiya) will face another difficult case.
Including the regular cast members in the drama series, Oikawa Mitsuhiro who served as Ukyo's second partner "Kanbe Takeru", and Ishizaka Koji who appeared in season 11 as Toru's father "Kai Mineaki", will also appear in the film adaptation. Additionally, Ihara Tsuyoshi, Shaku Yumiko, Kazama Toru, and Takuma Shin will be making guest appearances.
The filming for the movie has already begun on May 16th in Okinawa, and is planned to end in early July after more filming is held in Tokyo.
"Aibou -Gekijouban III-" is scheduled to open in theaters during the Golden Week of 2014, while the new drama series "Aibou season 12" will begin airing in October.
Source & Image(s): Oricon
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