Kimura Takuya's drama 'HERO' to get a film adaptation for the first time in 8 years

November 24, 2014 @ 4:36 pm
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Popular drama series "HERO" starring SMAP's Kimura Takuya, will be getting a film adaptation once again!

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"HERO" revolves around an unconventional prosecutor named "Kuryu Kohei" (Kimura) and other unique members of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office, Jousai branch.

The drama started back in 2001, and received a special drama in 2006. There was also a film adaptation in 2007, and this year, the second series aired while receiving an average rating of 21.3%.

In the second film adaptation, the protagonist Kuryu will be facing "the barrier of the extraterritorial rights."  Kuryu will be in charge of a case that an embassy of a certain country holds the key to resolve, however, the extraterritorial rights get in his way to investigate the case.

The regular cast from the second series will appear in the movie, such as Kitagawa Keiko, and it was revealed that Matsu Takako who played the heroine "Amemiya Maiko" in the first season, will be making a comeback. It will be the first time in 8 years for Matsu to appear in the series as she last appeared in its first film adaptation.

Also, as Kuryu's opponent, Sato Koichi will be in the movie. Sato's role will be the Director-General for European Affairs Bureau in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The second film adaptation of "HERO" will be directed by Suzuki Masayuki who has been the director for the whole series, and it is set for release on July 18 of 2015.

Source & Image: Cinematoday


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