On April 9th, Arashi member Sho Sakurai attended the press launch of Fuji TV's new spring drama "Kazoku Game".
The drama is based on Yohei Honma's novel. In fact, a live action film has already been done starring the late Yusaku Matsuda in 1983, and now it is Sakurai's turn to play the weird Kouya Yoshimoto in a TV adaptation.
Along with Sakurai, fellow cast members Honami Suzuki, Ryuunosuke Kamiki, Shiori Kutsuna, Itsuji Itao, Seiju Uragami and AKB48's Rie Kitahara also appeared at the event. In the drama, Sakurai takes on the role of an eccentric home tutor who, despite of blurting out sarcastic words, helps the family of Kayoko Numata (Suzuki) to face problems like affairs, bullying and minor crime cases such as shoplifting.
Arashi will be providing the theme song "Endless Game" for the drama. "Kazoku Game" will be shown every Wednesday starting on April 17 at 10PM
Endless Game” is the title of Arashi’s new song which will be used as theme song of FujiTV drama “Kazoku Game” starred by Sakurai Sho
“Kazoku Game” is based on the novel under the same name written by Honma Yohei. Yoshimoto is a tutor with unprecedented wilderness who is somewhat scary and mysterious, he will be in charge of an 8th grade outcast, Numata Shugeki. Yoshimoto will try to correct his student by taking care of his many problems.
There was a popular adaptation in 1983, directed by Morita Yoshimitsu and starred by Matsuda Yusaku. Because of its popularity, there’s now high expectations for the interpretation of Sakurai and the current director, Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi. They will dare to create a bold remake set in the current year
Source: JE News Daily