[J-SP Drama] Kikoku
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* Title: 歸國
* Title: Kikoku
* Format: Tanpatsu
* Genre: Human drama, fantasy, war
* Episodes: 1
* Viewership ratings:
* Broadcast network: TBS
* Broadcast period: 2010-Aug-14
* Air time: 21:00

Synopsis

An unscheduled late night train arrives at Tokyo station on 15 August, the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. Boarding the train are spirits of great men who died honourable deaths in the war more than 60 years ago. They have come to the modern world to see their homeland as a peaceful country and to tell the lingering spirits of the war dead about the current conditions.

Cast

* Beat Takeshi as private first class Oomiya
* Oguri Shun as sublieutenant Kitani
* Horikita Maki as Kasai Youko (past)
o Yachigusa Kaoru as Kasai Youko (present)
* Mukai Osamu as sublieutenant Kusaka
* Tsukamoto Takashi as first lieutenant Takeshita
* ARATA as corporal Shimura
* Endo Yuya
* Nukumizu Youichi
* Namase Katsuhisa
* Ishizaka Koji
* Oida Yoshi (笈田 ヨシ)
* Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi (長渕剛

Production Credits

* Original writing: Hiroshi Muneta (棟田 博)
* Screenwriter: Kuramoto Sou
* Producer: Yasuo Yagi (八木康夫), Maki Akira (真木明), Yasuda Osuki (吉田雄生)
* Director: Kamoshita Shinichi (鴨下信一)
* Music: name

Notes

* Kikoku is based on the 1955 short story "Saipan Kara Kita Ressha," written by the late author Hiroshi Muneta.
* It will also be adapted as a stage play.

Source: Dramawiki


Takeshi Kitano, Sou Kuramoto team up for drama special "Kikoku"

Talento Takeshi Kitano (63) and screenwriter Sou Kuramoto (75) are teaming up for a TBS drama special that will air this August. Titled "Kikoku," the drama will star Kitano and feature a cast of big names, including Shun Oguri (27) and Maki Horikita (21).

"Kikoku" is based on the 1955 short story "Saipan Kara Kita Ressha," written by the late author Hiroshi Muneta. Kuramoto originally adapted it last year for a theatrical version, but he is writing a new script for the drama.

The fantasy story starts when a unscheduled train arrives at Tokyo Station, carrying the ghosts of a group of soldiers who died honorably during World War II and dropping them off in present-day Tokyo. Kitano plays one of the soldiers, a private first class, who visits his younger sister, but he becomes violent upon witnessing her current misery.

Oguri plays a former musician who was sent to war, leaving behind his girlfriend Yoko (played by Horikita). When he returns to see her, 60 years have already passed. Kaoru Yachigusa will play the older Yoko.

Other cast members include Takashi Tsukamoto, Osamu Mukai, Yoichi Nukumizu, Yuya Endo, Katsuhisa Namase, ARATA, and Koji Ishizaka. TBS plans to air the drama on August 14, the day before the anniversary of Japan's surrender.


Source: http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-6215

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Posted 6/16/10 , edited 6/16/10
Although Maki is a minor cast, still looking forward to this Maki x Shun and also Maki x Mukai and Takashi Tsukamoto reunion.
Hmm... wondering if Maki and Mukai will have scene together...
Posted 6/16/10
Maki and Shun make a horrible couple....no chemistry! >.<
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Posted 6/16/10
Can't wait to see Oguri Shun acting
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Posted 6/16/10
Maki and Mukai reunion I hope
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Posted 6/18/10
lol so many reunions here.................I like the Maki and Mukai reunion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 6/19/10

this is interesting... nice to see maki with shun and mukai!
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Posted 6/25/10

maki and mukai! XD CAN'T WAIT!
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Posted 6/27/10
this sounds interesting- maki,shun and mukai osamu in one place!!!!!
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Posted 7/6/10 , edited 7/6/10
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Posted 7/6/10

oh my, this looks interesting!
Maki x Shun X Mukai.... exciting!
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Posted 7/7/10
this sounds really good... and you can't go wrong with Oguri Shun!
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Posted 7/8/10
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...second that...
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Posted 7/8/10
Love the cast!!
wish they could have the same cast in a romantic comedy
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