Date: From 9.00 p.m., Tuesdays, 10 January 2012
Station: Fuji TV
Assistant Inspector Himekawa Reiko (Takeuchi Yuko) rose from the non-career track to become the only female section chief in the Tenth Homicide Section of the Metropolitan Police’s First Investigative Division. Director Hashizume (Watanabe Ikkei) has been keeping tabs on her because of her daring investigation methods. Team Himekawa is made up of dutiful subordinates Kikuta Kazuo (Nishijima Hidetoshi) and Ishikura Tatsumo (Ukaji Takashi), the diligent but withdrawn Hayama Noriyuki (Koide Keisuke) and newcomer Yuda Kohei (Maruyama Ryuhei). They proceed with investigations while fighting against Teams Kusaka (Endo Kenichi) and Katsumata (Takeda Tetsuya). Although Reiko has personal problems and past trauma, she does not bring this to the workplace. She tackles cases head-on and closes in on the truth with her sharp instincts.
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Takeuchi Yuko’s drama special “Strawberry Night” to become series next year
Last November, actress Takeuchi Yuko (31) starred in the Fuji TV drama special “Strawberry Night.” That special is now being turned into a full drama series, scheduled for broadcast early next year. Takeuchi will return with other main cast members like Takeda Tetsuya (62) and Nishijima Hidetoshi (40), and Koide Keisuke (27) has been revealed as one of the new cast additions.
The “Strawberry Night” drama special was based on a bestselling mystery novel by Honda Tetsuya, part of the “Himekawa Reiko” series. The new drama series will continue the story with several of the other “Himekawa Reiko” books.
Takeuchi once again plays the protagonist Himekawa Reiko, an elite police detective who has quickly risen in the ranks. Because of her keen instincts, she is said to understand a criminal’s thoughts even better than the criminal himself.
Besides Takeda, Nishijima, and Koide, the cast also features Ukaji Takashi, Namase Katsuhisa, Takashima Masahiro, Endo Kenichi, Watanabe Ikkei, and Tsugawa Masahiko.
Filming for the show has already begun, though Fuji TV plans to broadcast it next year, starting in January.
Maruyama Ryuhei to play police detective in “Strawberry Night”
Kanjani8 member Maruyama Ryuhei (27) has joined the cast of the drama series “Strawberry Night,” which is currently in production and is scheduled for broadcast next year. This will be his first time playing a police detective, acting as a subordinate of the main character Himekawa Reiko, played by lead actress Takeuchi Yuko (31).
“Strawberry Night” was originally a drama special that aired last November, based on a mystery novel by Honda Tetsuya. It was revealed last week that the show is being turned into a full series, using material from the novel’s sequels.
Maruyama’s character in the show is a 26-year-old bachelor named Yuda Kohei. Because his father was a policeman, he followed that same path after graduating from high school. Due to a personnel shortage in Himekawa’s division, he gets brought onto the team with high expectations. His character will be quite the opposite of another young policeman played by Koide Keisuke (27), who has also been added to the cast.
“Strawberry Night” will air on Fuji TV starting in January 2012.