Stars from South Korea, Taiwan, and Hongkong will be starring in “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (Kindaichi Case Files) – Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case” where Hey!Say!JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke has been chosen to play the 4th generation Kindaichi Hajime.
In the latest live adaptation of this well-loved mystery series, the latest version will take Kindaichi to Hong Kong where his childhood friend Miyuki Nanase will be in a fashion show. However, series of murder happened, which will leads to the Kindaichi’s investigation.
Among the casts is Big-Bang‘s Seungri, who’ll play as a student from South Korea, working as a hotel employee where the fashion show will be held. Seungri will be included in the list of suspects; this will be Seungri’s 1st Japanese drama. Next is Taiwan/Hong Kong actress Vivian Hsu, who will act as the fashion designer, a key character in the case. It has been 11 yrs. since Hsu have worked for a Japanese drama since “Honke no Yome”. Furthermore, Former Farenheit member and Brunei-born Taiwanese actor Wu Zun (Wu Chun) will play as a Police Detective while Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang will play as the man who once ruled Kowloon known as “Emperor of Kowloon“. Lastly, joining Yamada from Japan is Kiritani Kenta, who will act as the fashion show’s promoter, and fellow HSJ member Arioka Daiki, who will play as the dependable Ryuji Saki (Saki Ryuta’s younger brother) who will be Kindaichi’s assistant.
Half of the drama will be shot in Hong Kong around mid-September and the rest will be in Japan.
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo (Kindaichi Case Files) – Hongkong Kowloon Treasure Murder Case will be shown this Winter on NTV.
[Recap and Review for Kindaichi SP 2013, click HERE]