January 20 2021

Yutaka Takenouchi and Yuriko Ishida cast in WOWOW drama “The Hovering Blade”

Yutaka Takenouchi and Yuriko Ishida are cast in WOWOW drama series “The Hovering Blade.” The drama series is based on novel “Samayou Yaiba” by Keigo Higashino. That novel was previously adapted into 2009 film “The Hovering Blade” and 2014 South Korean remake film “Broken.” Yutaka Takenouchi will play main character Shigeki Nagamine. His daughter is murdered and he kills her murderer. Yuriko Ishida will play supporting character Wakako Kijima.

“The Hovering Blade” consists of 6 episodes and will first air May, 2021 in Japan.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Since Shigeki’s (Yutaka Takenouchi) wife passed away, he has raised his daughter Ema alone. Ema is now a high school student. Like most father and daughter relationships, they have sometimes have arguments, but they still rely on each other. One night, Ema does not return from her part-time job. She is found dead. Shigeki falls into deep despair. A couple days later, Shigeki receives a phone call. The caller gives him the name and address of the man who killed his daughter. After hesitating, Shigeki goes to the apartment that the caller told him about. There, Shigeki discovers a video showing his daughter’s brutal murder. He then faces Atsuya, who just came home to his apartment. Shigeki kills Atsuya. The media goes into a frenzy covering the story. Public opinion is divided between Shigeki’s actions. Shigeki chases after the main culprit Kaiji.

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