Oguri, Mizushima star in Fuji TV cop drama
Fuji TV has unveiled its next Monday night drama series. Tentatively titled “Tokyo DOGS ~Saiaku de Saikou no Partner~,” the show will feature popular actors Shun Oguri (26) and Hiro Mizushima (25) teaming up as police detectives.
“Tokyo DOGS” will be the first true police drama to air in Fuji TV’s Monday 9:00pm time slot. This is also the first time for either actor to be cast in that time slot.
Oguri has the starring role as Sou Takakura, who witnessed his father’s murder at a young age. Pledging to catch the killer, he grows up to become an elite cop in New York City, where the criminal lives. His character is cool-headed and disciplined, yet adapts well. Because of major drug dealings, he gets sent to Tokyo to conduct a joint investigation with the Japanese police. There, he gets teamed up with a detective from a special investigative division (Mizushima).
Mizushima’s character is a hot-blooded fighting expert due to his earlier days as a delinquent, but he makes a strong impression with his stylish appearance and is always interested in going on group dates. His personality, interests, and investigation methods are completely mismatched with Oguri’s, but the two somehow work together to crack the case they’ve been given.
Cast in the heroine role is Yuriko Yoshitaka
(21), playing a mysterious woman who holds the key to the case, though she has lost part of her memory due to trauma. Her relationship to the two actors will also be one of the drama’s key points.
“Tokyo DOGS” will premiere this October.
Sankei Sports, Sports Hochi