Yakusho, Fukatsu in Seicho Matsumoto drama
Fuji TV plans to air a two-hour drama titled “Ekiro,” based on Seicho Matsumoto’s short story of the same name. The show boasts Koji Yakusho and Eri Fukatsu as its leads, Shigemichi Sugita (“Kita no Kuni Kara”) as director, and a screenplay written by the late Kuniko Mukoda roughly 30 years ago for a TV adaptation.
In “Ekiro,” a bank employee suddenly goes missing right after his retirement. Yakusho stars as the veteran detective in charge of the investigation, who is on the verge of retirement himself. All he seems to uncover are more mysteries, but one woman (Fukatsu) comes up during the investigation, and it seems that she may hold the key to the man’s disappearance.