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Title (romaji): Tetsu no Hone
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 2010-Jul-03 to 2010-Jul-31
Air time: Saturday 21:00
Theme song: Tomoshibi (トモシビ) by moumoon
Koike plays a young employee of a general contracting company who faces a moral dilemma when he is forced to participate in bid-rigging.
Koike Teppei as Tomishima Heita
Toyohara Kosuke as Endo Yasuo
Usada Asami as Nomura Moe
Jinnai Takanori as Ogata Soji
Nakamura Atsuro as Mihashi Manzo
Takeyama Takanori as Goro Nishida
Sasano Takashi as Matsuda Atsushi
Takuma Takayuki as Sonoda Shunichi
Shiroyama Kazuhiko as Kitamura Soichiro
Akio Kaneda as head of sales division Izumi
Matsuda Miyuki as Yaeko Toshima
Yamamoto Isao as Takahashi Issei
Sayaka Kotani as Shonoda Shoichi
WaT's Teppei Koike (24) is starring in his first NHK drama series this summer. "Tetsu no Hone" is set to air in the network's Saturday 9:00pm time slot, for five episodes starting on July 3.
"Tetsu no Hone" is an adaptation of a novel by prize-winning author Jun Ikeido. Koike plays a young employee of a general contracting company who faces a moral dilemma when he is forced to participate in bid-rigging.
Takanori Jinnai (51), Atsuo Nakamura (70), Kosuke Toyohara (44), and Asami Usuda (25) will also appear in the drama.