8:49 am - 09/16/2013
Ohno Satoshi's Kagi no Kakatta Heya SP Drama
Arashi's leader Ohno Satoshi (32) starring popular drama 「Kagi no Kakatta Heya」 which was broadcasted last year April will be returning next year with a special single episode drama. The story tells of how the leading role who is a maniac of keys and lock solve cases which takes place within enclosed rooms, Ohno's persona of wearing glasses and his signature phrase of 「The enclosed room case is solved」 became a hot topic. After an absence of two years from the drama Ohno was fired up with enthusiasm 「I'm excited in anticipation of what kind of tricks is waiting.」
The series which specializes in enclosed rooms throughout all the episodes has received high evaluation from both within Japan as well as abroad. The drama not only won a sweeping victory throughout all television magazines' grand prix last year, it also received the gold medal award in the entertainment section for "US International Film and Video Festival 2013". In 「MIPCOM2012」 the world's largest content trade fair, it was awarded the grand prize of 「MIPCOM BUYERS’ AWARD for Japanese Drama」. In addition it was also awarded 「My Best TV Award」 in 2013's Galaxy Award Grand Prix which is chosen by viewers' votes.
Based on the original written by novel writer Kishi Yusuke, Ohno reenacts as Enomoto Kei who serves as an employee working in a leading securities company. The drama records an average rating of 16% for all episodes which topped that season drama's ratings, after the broadcast ended immediately the television station received vast numbers of requests for sequels.
The SP drama will be based on Kishi's new work 「murder in the country of mirror」 which is scheduled to be published on November 12, jointly with his unpublished work 「the two enclosed rooms」, setting up a gorgeous story tailored just for the special drama. Filming will begin as from now and Ohno gave his comment 「That Enomoto will be back in front of everyone! I'm excited to find out what kind of formidable opponent will appear this time round and what kind of tricks are waiting. It has been quite a while since the last enclosed room case, I will try my best to remember all my lines desperately in order to solve the mystery faithfully. (laughs) 」.
The original cast of Toda Erika (25) and Sato Koichi (52) will also be returning for the SP drama. Ohara producer (35) commented that 「This time as well the unique characteristics of the three individuals will bring forth a piece filled with attractive contents. Please look forward to it.」