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5:01 pm - 09/02/2012

Kindaichi SP International Cast Announced!!**Story Update**

As reported earlier, Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke (19) will be starring as Kindaichi Hajime in the drama SP, the 4th Johnnys talent to do so. The drama website has just been updated to reveal additional cast members. Co-starring with him is Hey! Say! Jump's Arioka Daiki (21) who will be playing Saki Ryuta, Kindaichi's kohai. haha Daiki! Entitled Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo – The Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Mystery, half of the drama will be shot in Hong Kong. Filming starts mid-September.

The rest of the Cast:

Kiritani Kenta
Seungri (BIG BANG/ Korea)
Vivian Hsu (Taiwan)
Wu Chun (ex-Fahrenheit/ Taiwan)
Eric Tsang (Hong Kong)

Messages from the cast is also posted in the website

Asian Stars from 3 Countries to Appear in Yamada Ryosuke’s “Kindaichi”

Stars from South Korea, Taiwan, and Hongkong will be starring in “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (Kindaichi Case Files) - Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case” where Hey!Say!JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke has been chosen to play the 4th generation Kindaichi Hajime.

In the latest live adaptation of this well-loved mystery series, the latest version will take Kindaichi to Hong Kong where his childhood friend Miyuki Nanase will be in a fashion show. However, series of murder happened, which will leads to the Kindaichi’s investigation. 

Among the casts is Big-Bang‘s Seungri, who’ll play as a student from South Korea, working in the hotel where the fashion show will be held. Seungri will be included in the list of suspects; this will be Seungri’s 1st Japanese drama. Next is actress Taiwan/Hong Kong actress Vivian Hsu, who will act as the fashion designer, a key character in the case. It has been 11 yrs. since Hsu have worked for a Japanese drama since “Honke no Yome”. Former Farenheit member and Brunei-born Taiwanese actor Wu Zun (Wu Chun) will play as a Police Detective. Hong Kong actor Eric Tseng will play as the man who once ruled Kowloon known as “Emperor of Kowloon”. Lastly, joining Yamada from Japan is Kiritani Kenta, who will act as the fashion show’s promoter, and fellow HSJ member Arioka Daiki, who will play as the dependable Ryuji Saki and acts as Kindaichi’s assistant.

Half of the drama will be shot in Hong Kong around mid-September and the rest will be in Japan.

Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (Kindaichi Case Files) - Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case will be shown this Winter on NTV.

(story/ character roles under the cut)

credits NTV and here

BFF together! OMG Daiki, finally!! 
My Cpop fandom colliding!! Wow, they got Eric Tsang as well. HOMG, legit excited for this! Who will be playing Miyuki/ Yang Lan?

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gacchiri 2nd-Sep-2012 10:39 am (UTC)
what a varied cast :o
daikishlicious 2nd-Sep-2012 10:43 am (UTC)
Daiki being a kouhai!=)) And he's already 22? I thought he's 21. XD
haratakaki 3rd-Sep-2012 12:36 am (UTC)
He's just 21.
nanaenam 2nd-Sep-2012 10:44 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to watch the 4th generation of Kindaichi ^_^
nanaenam 2nd-Sep-2012 10:46 am (UTC)
Oh btw, who's going to be Miyuki Nanase?
noi_himura 2nd-Sep-2012 10:47 am (UTC)
can't wait to see Eric Tsang ....
mele_3_4 2nd-Sep-2012 10:47 am (UTC)
Daiki isn't 22 until next year, though I still find it amusing.
chizzyrei 2nd-Sep-2012 10:56 am (UTC)
oopps fixed that :)
crescentharpe 2nd-Sep-2012 11:03 am (UTC)
Daiki, Yamada, Kawaguchi Haruna (is she not part of the cast anymore?), Wu Chun, Vivian Hsu and Seungri? I'm in Drama Heaven and is definitely sold. ♥

Although LOL Daiki I feel for you /pats XD

stole_away 2nd-Sep-2012 11:06 am (UTC)
daiki ~! & yamada & omg eric tsang! :D
subarunee 2nd-Sep-2012 11:07 am (UTC)
Yeay for Vivian Hsu <3

And,be patient Daichan,i know u will be always Forever15....
rosemaine 2nd-Sep-2012 11:11 am (UTC)
yay for Seungri!
eevaleena 2nd-Sep-2012 11:13 am (UTC)
Vivian Tsu & eric Tsang. WOW. That's amazing!
helios_blue 2nd-Sep-2012 11:24 am (UTC)
Wow Wu Chun, Vivian Hsu and.. and holy crap, Eric Tsang? 0_0
I'm really, really hoping this will be a good one.
rini_chan85 2nd-Sep-2012 11:31 am (UTC)
Seungri!! Love it :3
mochi18 2nd-Sep-2012 11:31 am (UTC)
Wooow can't wait!!!!
thatsuraito 2nd-Sep-2012 11:37 am (UTC)
What is happening? wowwowowow
yama_nya 2nd-Sep-2012 11:41 am (UTC)
OMG!! really excited for this XD!! finally ariyama in one drama!!
i wonder who will be miyuki??
jyouzebin 2nd-Sep-2012 11:45 am (UTC)
Heeeeeeee bigbangggg?!!!
shunluv 2nd-Sep-2012 11:50 am (UTC)
i wonder what is his role, Kenmochi?
but he is too young for the role :P
wow Eric Tsang<3333333
shiho92 2nd-Sep-2012 11:59 am (UTC)
Yay for AriYama XD
And OMG~~ Wu Chun and Eric Tsang~~
super excited for this SP!
mariahardy 2nd-Sep-2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
hanaismail 2nd-Sep-2012 12:04 pm (UTC)
Woooooo.. seungri and eric tsang!!!
Sylver Lah 2nd-Sep-2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
i totally vote for Mirai =x hahaha... since this is such a big production, i think they will choose their female lead properly... =) C/J/Kpop clash Banzai!!!

Edited at 2012-09-02 12:06 pm (UTC)
bluerose1523 2nd-Sep-2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
OMG! DAIKI AND YAMADA~! yaaaaaay~!<3 and Wu Chun too! It has been ages since he has been in hiatus and even quit Fahrenheit. XDDD can't wait for the drama. <3
kimiko1387 2nd-Sep-2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
OMG Seung Ri, Wu Chun, give me a minute to cry this feeling out.
kouchi 2nd-Sep-2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
really awaiting this........ though I rather chinen be saki ryuta so I can have yamachii moments :b
twilightstarz28 2nd-Sep-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
same thoughts here!
aichunyuu 2nd-Sep-2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Bff in the same drama :D
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