Ninomiya Kazunari Joins an All-Star Cast for Fuji TV’s “Murder on the Orient Express”

A classic tale gets a Japanese adaptation for TV.

As reported,

It was announced that Arashi‘s Ninomiya Kazunari will star in Fuji TV’s drama special, “Murder on the Orient Express“, which will be shown for two consecutive nights in New Year 2015.

The said special drama is based from the bestselling novel of the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie, which was published in 1934. Mitani Koki will worked on the script for the Japanese adaptation that will be set in early Showa era in contrast to the original setting in London. “Murder on the Orient Express” is about a murder that occurred while on a luxury sleeper train called Orient Express. The first night of the drama SP will be faithful to the original while the second night will be reconstructed from the murderer’s point of view.

Kyogen actor Nomura Mansai will play the role of the famous detective Suguro Takeru (Hercule Poirot in original) while Ninomiya will play the role of victim’s head secretary named Makuuchi Heita (Hector  McQueen in original). It will be Ninomiya’s first time to work with Mitani and he was surprise to be chosen. Mitani commented that he saw Ninomiya’s works in the past and thinks that he’s good.

Joining the rest of the cast, are: Matsushima Nanako, Anne, Sawamura Ikki, Tamaki Hiroshi, Sasano TakashiNishida Toshiyuki, Ikematsu Sosuke, Yagi Akiko, Aoki Sayaka, Fujimoto Takahiro, Fuji Sumiko, Kobayashi Takashi, and Kusabue Mitsuko.


└ Thanks for the offer to be the 6th Arashi member, Sawamura-san.  Other than dancing and singing… Riida wants to just check:

Satoshi: Are you sure you can also commit to doing research, filming commercials? [when Sawamura-san doesn’t back off]  YOU STILL DESIRE IT [being part of Arashi]?!

Sho: It’s so sudden that [Oh-chan’s] leadership presence was felt.

Satoshi: (laughs at the energized atmosphere)

Cr: VS Arashi 11.08.2016

Note: pardon any errors in translation

Watching the JDrama ‘Ghost Mama Sousasen’ with Yukie Nakama. A police officer loses her life in a house fire but stays on earth as a ghost to watch over her shy and cowardly six-year-old son Tonbo. Only her son is able to see her when he puts on her glasses, and together they investigate crimes as well as helping the deceased finish their last regret that is keeping them from going to heaven. But Tonbo is getting stronger by the day and becoming more independent, so what will his mother do now that her reason for staying as a ghost is diminishing?