Criminologist Himura and Mystery Writer Arisugawa


Hideo Himura
  • Arisu Arisugawa

Hideo Himura

Actor Name: Takumi Saito

A prospective professor of criminology. He conducts fieldwork for the police and assists them in investigating murder cases. Himura's obsession with crime has even led him to publicly declare that he has ever wanted to kill a person. He is an enigmatic person who keeps much hidden within.

Interview with Takumi Saito

Q: How did you feel when you found out that you landed this role? Is there anything you want to achieve with this drama?
A: On Nippon TV, I have previously appeared in a LIVE programme called 'Rajikaru!!', where I had to take a bath in a hot spring, and read out viewer messages amongst other activities that were quite different from acting. This time, I am very glad to have been cast as the lead role in a drama, and I wanted to share this joy with the crew working on this programme. I am really thankful to them for choosing me amongst so many other actors.

Q: What is your impression of the original novel, "Hideo Himura Series"?
A: As we are producing a drama based on the ongoing popular series by Alice Arisugawa, I wanted to try to bring out the greatness of this work. I think it is a stylish piece of work, and I feel that the character "Hideo Himura" is very unusual as his personality is made up of the characteristics of various detectives from many different movies and dramas. I hope to showcase how sophisticated this Japanese detective is. I don't feel a lot of pressure, as I enjoy playing this role.

Q: About acting alongside Masataka Kubota
A: We have worked together several times on previous projects, and even from before, I was surprised by his abilities as an actor, and I wondered how great an actor he would become. We are buddies in this drama, so I am looking forward to bringing out off-screen chemistry to the drama this time too.

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