SMAP secretly filmed for mystery drama special
The five members of SMAP will appear together in a television drama for the first time in approximately six years. The drama is a special titled “Doku Tomato Satsujin Jiken,” said to be the industry’s first “candid-camera drama” – much of it was filmed during taping for a variety show without SMAP’s knowledge.
The variety show involved was the now-annual TV Asahi special “SMAP Ganbarimasu!!” On the show, the five members took on various challenges: Masahiro Nakai (37) played a survival “onigokko” game on a remote island for 12 hours, Takuya Kimura (37) ate only tomatoes for three days, Goro Inagaki (36) sang at karaoke until he achieved a score of 100, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (35) climbed all of the hills in the Meguro ward within 24 hours, and Shingo Katori (33) lived a Jomon period lifestyle for an entire day.