On June 19th, it was announced that Arashi’s Aiba Masaki’s (29) ongoing drama, “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri” will open an online voting poll for its viewers to choose the outcome of their final episode (to air on the 23rd)! This will be the first drama that will allow its viewers to make the decisive ending for its story and this eleventh episode will air with an additional 15 minutes of airtime.
This unique plan, titled “W (Double) Ending Voting Poll”, features two voting options for its audience: ‘Okaeri Holmes (Welcome back, Holmes)’ and ‘Sayonara Holmes… (Goodbye, Holmes)’. The fate of Aiba Masaki’s character ‘Katayama Yoshitaro’ and Matsuko Deluxe (39)’s character ‘Holmes’ (a calico cat) will be determined depending on which option gathers the most votes. The two scenarios for this final episode have already been filmed.
In addition to holding this voting on its official website, the voting will also be available through this drama’s mobile site and through NTV as well. The polls will open on the same day as the final broadcast (the 23rd) from 3:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. JST.
‘Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri’ is based on a popular mystery novel series written by Akagawa Jiro. It tells the story of Katayama Yoshitaro (Aiba), an incompetent detective who is bad with blood, heights, women, and ghosts. One day, he meets Holmes – a cat that can understand humans and possesses brilliant reasoning skills – who helps solve various mystery cases. The first episode of this drama recorded high ratings of 15.9% and currently the drama has 12.7% average viewer rating – including the ratings for its most recent episode.
For Aiba, this NTV drama is his first starring drama during the Golden Time slot and is also his first drama to co-star with Matsuko Deluxe. Other co-actors include Fujiki Naohito, Omasa Aya, Okura Tadayoshi (Kanjani 8), and Ishizaka Koji.
Source: Sponichi via tokyohive