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.
The rest of the Cast:
Seungri (BIG BANG/ Korea)
Vivian Hsu (Taiwan)
Wu Chun (
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?