It’s been announced that actress Kawaguchi Haruna will be playing the heroine for the upcoming special drama “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case.”
The heroine ‘Nanase Miyuki’ has been played by Tomosaka Rie, Suzuki Anne, and Ueno Juri in the past, so Kawaguchi will be the 4th generation ‘Nanase Miyuki’. Kawaguchi, who claimed to be a big fan of the original manga as well as its drama adaptation, commented, “It’s such an honor for me to be able to participate in this! I still cannot believe it, but I would like to try my hardest to play the role of ‘Miyuki’, who I have been longing for.”
The special drama is based on the popular ongoing manga (written by Amagi Seimaru and illustrated by Sato Fumiya) that has been serialized in “Weekly Shonen Magazine” since 1992, and the story for the drama will be set in Hong Kong. The protagonist ‘Kindaichi Hajime’ and his childhood friend ‘Nanase Miyuki’ visit Hong Kong since “Miyuki’ happens to attend the international fashion show as a model. While they go sightseeing, ‘Miyuki’ gets kidnapped, and a model named ‘Yang Lan’, who looks exactly like ‘Miyuki’, shows up in front of ‘Kindaichi’. In order to find ‘Miyuki’, ‘Kindaichi’ asks ‘Yang Lan’ for help, however, on the eve of the fashion show, the first murder occurs…
As we reported previously, ‘Kindaichi Hajime’ will be played by Hey! Say! JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke, and other cast members will include Arioka Daiki (Hey! Say! JUMP), Kiritani Kenta, V.I (BIGBANG), Wu Zun, Eric Tsang, and Vivian Hsu.
Special drama “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case” will be aired on NTV sometime this winter.