Aiba Masaki leads next getsu9’s 30th anniversary drama “Kizoku Tantei”

We get early confirmation for next season’s getsu9 drama! To mark its 30th anniversary, Arashi’s Aiba Masaki will be starring in the new drama “Kizoku Tantei” (The Aristocrat Detective) starting April. It is based on the novel of the same name published by Shueisha.

Joining him are Takei Emi, Namase Katsuhisa, Igawa Haruka, Takito Kenichi, Nakayama Miho, Nakama Yukie and Matsushige Yutaka.

Check out the details of the drama and Aiba’s interview below.

Aiba plays a young man whose age, family, academic background, address, and even real name is unknown. He identifies himself as an aristocrat and does detective work as a hobby. He enjoys talking to women involved in the cases and professes that “entertaining a beautiful woman is an aristocrat’s entertainment”. He is gentlemanly in behavior and attends to “ladies first”.

He however leaves the actual investigations to his servants – Yamamoto (Matsushige Yutaka), maid Tanaka (Nakayama Miho) and chauffeur Sato (Takito Kenichi), as he delights in chatting with women. Rookie investigator Kotoku Aika (Takei Emi) finds herself on the same cases as as the aristocratic detective. She is repulsed by his way of doing things and scrambles to get ahead of him in solving cases.  Igawa Haruka plays Kitami Kiriko, Kotoku Aika’s mentor who inspired her to become an investigator.

After 15 years since “Home & Away” (2002), this will be Nakayama’s first appearance in a getsu9. She’ll be wearing a maid’s costume for the drama which will likely attract the attention of the viewers.

Aiba who is back to getsu9 after 2015’s “Yokoso, Wagaya e” for its 30th anniversary commented that he hasn’t played this type of role before, but thinks that he can enjoy playing this “attacking” role. He added that he is nervous because the servants of the aristocrat are truly amazing actors.

(via Oricon)

  • Comments

    • Cathy

      Looks interesting. Hopefully rating will be better than the past few Getsu9 dramas.

    • lol

      Yay Aiba in suit xD..i hope the story will be good..and please get enough rest too

    • Bah

      Hoping the character is not just an dimwitted aristocrat. That’ll be a cliche especially for Aiba who’s known for being a tennen.

    • aisasami

      Fuck yes, Nakayama!!! I been watching a lot of her 80’s dramas later like “Mama wa Idol!!”. She is also a great singer. To bad her comeback is going to be short-lived as she doesn’t act nor sing anymore.

      • kamben is here

        I loved Mamadoru ;)

        • aisasami

          It’s really cute and has a good story, I enjoyed it although I did have problems with the fact that Miho (17) was playing a wife to actor who was in his early 30s. But, I just let that fact slide while watching. I love Goto Kumiko too in that show.

          • kamben is here

            Ah okay…so she was 17 at that time. O.O I thought she was older than that! Oh, is Goto Kumiko the one who played the daughter? I remember looking up on some info about the girl who played the daughter. I found out that she’s married to non-japanese or something and is no longer in the business…

            • aisasami

              Yeah, Miho was 17 when that drama came out. Although, she looks so much older!!

              Kumiko the one who plays the daughter. She married in 1995 and now living in Switzerland with her former race car driver husband. Her boy is now like 18 and is a race car driver too. She only appears in a few commercials here and there. But she is like Miho, retired and living abroad.

              • kamben is here

                Wow I think she’s totally cool, love her acting ^___^
                I see, so they are both not as active nowadays.

    • light

      Sounds kinda like Nazodi, but I hope it will have better cases cause in that one they were pretty meh…well good luck Aiba!
      I hoped for a Nino drama but at least there will be a new single, lately it’s been quiet for Arashi standards lol

      • Midna

        I need a Nino drama so badly !!!

        • light

          I hope he isn’t stuck in movies only, it takes so long to see them if you don’t live in Japan lol

      • Bah

        Is it the same writer as Nazodi? The premise looking pretty similar. I did enjoyed nazodi because Sho&Keiko interaction but the story can get pretty dumb…

        I’m hoping for a Nino getsuku too. He’s had a lot of very good FujiTv dramas (Yasashii Jikan, Haikei Chichiuesama, Freeter) but no getsu9 yet.

        • light

          Same scriptwriter i think? Yeah the interactions were funny but the story itself wasn’t nothing much.

          I love those 3 dramas, i hope his next one will be on their level =)

        • Nino never acted in Gatsu9 dramas before? Thats a shocker for someone who technically the best actor from J&A.

    • Good luck, my bae.
      It’s gonna be a little weird seeing him do this role but I’m looking forward to how he does it.

    • kashiyuka

      all these actors but aiba is the lead…

      • kamben is here

        I love Aiba but his acting is pretty….ugh.

      • goingtojpn

        exactly ugh…

    • __

      With those looks?

    • Nuraqilah Powzy

      Anybody knows what role Nakama Yukie is in this drama???