Arashi mystery face off! Ohno and Aiba each get lead in two upcoming dramas
Ohno will play a detective in “鍵のかかった部屋 (Kagi no Kakatta Heya, The Locked Room)”, while Aiba will play a police detective who solves cases with his partner, a cat, in “三毛猫ホームズの推理 (Mike-neko Holmes no Suiri, Calico Cat Holmes’ Mysteries)”.
“Let’s go out for drinks when we’ve finished shooting! If you’re having trouble solving a case then let me know,” Ohno said.
“Let’s go fishing when we finish shooting. I hope we’ll never give up, even when we can’t crack a case,” Aiba said.
“Kagi no Kakatta Heya” is based on Yusuke Kishi’s novel of the same name. Unlike normal detective stories, the novel focusses on cases that happened inside a room with locked doors and windows. It is up to Ohno’s detective character to solve the mystery. The Arashi leader said his new role is a complete change from his Kaibutsu-kun drama.
“It’s my first human role in a long time. It’s also a character I’ve never had experience with playing so I’m hoping to do my best! I’ll see you behind the closed door!”
“Mike-neko Holmes no Suiri” is based on Jiro Akagawa’s novel of the same name. It follows a police detective who manages to solve cases with the help of a calico cat who can understand human language and has a talent for solving mysteries. Aiba said there would be extra things to look out for in the drama other than his scared-of-looking-at-blood-and-scared-
of-women police detective character.
“I want my acting to balance out my character’s comical side and serious side. There’ll also be a number of new characters made for the drama that don’t come up in the book.”
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