Japanese singer Hiromi Go to appear as a “Sentai hero” in a TV special airing this summer.
It was announced earlier this week that singer Hiromi Go will play a “sentai hero” later on this summer in a TV special entitled The Weirdest Story ’19 Rain Special Edition. Go is an accomplished singer in Japan with a career that spans back to the early 1970’s. The cast for the special will also feature actress Ayane Shiraishi as Go’s daughter as well as tokusatsu mainstay Yuu Kamio (Kamen Rider OOO, Ultraman X, Kamen Rider Amazons) in a supporting role.
Go, who is 63 years old, was quoted as saying there was little chance of him getting to play a character like this at his age, but that he is very much looking forward to the chance to do so. The special marks the first time in 27 years that the singer will appear on Fuji TV since a drama he starred in aired on the network.
The plot of the special, which resembles the Showa era of tokusatsu shows, revolves around a world where a monster has been created by means of human cyborg enhancement. Go will play Hiroto Oba, a man who can’t get time to visit his daughter Aki (Shiraishi) while working as part of a department meant to keep tabs on such monsters. In order to deal with the arrival of Master Kaiser and with a year to go before he retires, Oba will transform into the “Eternal Hero.”
The special will air on Fuji TV on June 8 at 9:00 PM.
Source: Mantan Web