The title star of Kamen Rider Build, Atsuhiro Inukai, stars in a new drama alongside former idol Miona Hori.
Atsuhiro Inukai (Kamen Rider Build/Sento Kiryu) will star in a new drama based on Chika Semoto’s manga, Saretagawa no Blue. The drama also stars former Nogizaka46 idol Miona Hori in her first television acting role.
Commenting on the role, here is what Inukai had to say:
“My name is Atsuhiro Inukai, and I’ll be playing Noburu Tagawa in Saretagawa no Blue. I really found the original story to be interesting, and I’m very happy to take on this role.
How Noburu responds to Aiko’s fling and how I portray that will be the product of discussions with the director and other staff members. I look forward to reaching everyone’s hearts with this performance. I hope you look forward to it as well.”
Inukai plays Noburu, a handsome high-paid designer. When Noburu catches his wife, Aiko (played by Miona Hori), having an affair with her boss, Noburu sets out to get revenge for her betrayal.
The following comment comes from Miona Hori.
“I’ve never played a bad woman before, so the role seemed quite interesting when I heard that I got it! I read up to the latest chapter of the manga and couldn’t believe some of the developments in the story. I committed Aiko Tagawa’s outrageous personality to heart, and I enjoyed both filming and the new emotions and situations I played with. There’s never been a drama about infidelity like this before, so I look forward to hearing what people think. It’ll make me happy if people anticipate what happens every week.”
The original creator of the manga, Chika Semoto, has also provided a comment on the new drama.
“For me, I loved watching TV in the past. With making manga, I often imagine actors in roles to make characters easier to establish. I’ve imagined Atsuhiro Inukai as Noburu before, so I literally cried out when I was told that he was chosen for the role. And with Miona Hori as Aiko, I kept asking myself if such a top-ranking, angelic idol would be okay playing this wicked role. But I could sense her professionalism when I came to observe the filming, and she was just perfect for the role.
It would be an honor if supporters and fans of the manga enjoyed the drama. It’s really thanks to so many people’s support that I could realize my goal of receiving a live-action adaptation of one of my manga. I’m overcome with thanks and emotion. I’m so, so happy to receive this adaptation. I hope you’ll continue to support Saretagawa no Blue.”
Directed by Smith and written by Sorami Date, Saretagawa no Blue will premiere in two months on July 13th. It will air as part of the late-night “Drama-ism” programming block on MBS every Tuesday at 12:59 am and on TBS every Tuesday at 1:28 am.
Source: Mantan Web