[JDrama~2011] Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni~
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Posted 7/24/11

Ichihara Hayato (24) has been chosen to star in an action drama series on TBS this fall, titled “Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni~.” He will play the part of a fugitive who is on the run after escaping from prison, trying to make his way back to his daughter.

The adrenaline-pumping thriller is described as having a rapid pace and a chain of unraveling mysteries, making it reminiscent of the popular American television series “Prison Break.” Ichihara plays a man who is falsely charged with murder and thrown into a prison in Kitakyushu. With his colleagues, he escapes from the jail and must overcome a series of ordeals as he races 1,000 kilometers back to Tokyo, where his beloved daughter is in danger.

For Ichihara, this will be the first time that he has played the part of a father.

“Runaway” will premiere in October. Coincidentally, Ichihara’s movie “DOG x POLICE,” in which he plays a policeman, opens in theaters the same month.

TBS will broadcast “Runaway” on Thursday nights at 9:00pm. After the long-running drama “Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari” ends in September, TBS will officially rename that time slot “Mokuyo Drama 9,” using it only for dramas instead of the mix of dramas and variety shows it has been airing until now.

Since Ichihara will be the first star of the new time slot, producers are hoping that “Runaway” will become a hit similar to Ichihara’s “ROOKIES,” which kicked off TBS’s Saturday 8:00pm drama time slot in 2008.

http://www.tokyograph.com/news/ichihara-hayato-stars-as-fugitive-in-runaway
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Posted 7/25/11 , edited 7/25/11
Wow, Ichihara Hayato.

The drama seems promising
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'Runaway' cast update

Japanaese actor Ichihara Hayato will star in an action drama series called “Runaway ~Aisuru Kimi no Tame ni~” on TBS this fall.
More cast members have been revealed, including Ueda Tatsuya (KAT-TUN), Tsukamoto Takashi, and Suda Masaki.

The story revolves around four men imprisoned on false charges.

“Runaway” will air on Thursday nights at 9:00pm, starting in October.




Ueda Tatsuya in new drama



Ueda Tatsuya will be staring in TBS new drama "Runaway Aisuru Kimi no tame ni" which will air on October 27th.

Ueda filmed a scene where he gets his hair gets shaved off at a prison. Ueda said, “It’s the first time for me to have a shaved head since junior high school. It feels strange, like I broke new ground.”

Other cast members include Tsukamoto Takashi (28), Suda Masaki (18), and Fukuda Saki (20).

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ueda's look in the drama

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