Matsumoto Jun’s “99.9” drama returns for SEASON II with new heroine Kimura Fumino

Matsumoto Jun as lawyer Miyama Hiroto is back! Popular TBS drama “99.9: Keiji Senmon Bengoshi” is confirmed for SEASON II to be shown from January year. The first part was aired in April 2016, this becomes the first TBS Sunday drama in 6 years to get a sequel since the “Jin” drama series. During its run, the drama gained an average rating of 17.2%.

In the drama, Matsumoto plays unconventional young lawyer, Miyama Hiroto who works with Sada Hatsuhiro played by Kagawa Teruyuki. Eikura Nana will not be reprising her role in the sequel. Kimura Fumino will be playing the new heroine Ozaki Maiko, a former judge.

“99.9” in the title refers to the conviction rate of criminal cases in Japan (probability of being convicted at trial on prosecution). In the sequel, the truth behind a case which happened 26 years ago will be revealed and also the reason why Miyama wanted to become a criminal lawyer. Maiko becomes a member of the Madarame Law firm where she clashes with Miyama and faces off with her former boss who has something to do why she decided to quit as a judge.

“99.9: Keiji Senmon Bengoshi” will be airing starting January 2018! Look forward to it!

(via Oricon)

  • Comments

    • Himi Tsu

      Shame on me because I still have to finish season 1 :) (Well more like I’m waiting for the subber I follow to continue, though I know that completed subs are available already).

      That’s a nice news :D Quite logical knowing the good ratings it got, but it’s too bad Eikura Nana won’t stay in the cast.

    • light

      Nice, i liked it and it clearly wasn’t finished with the first season =)
      Too bad about Eikura, i guess she will be busy with her baby?

    • Rika

      Very happy and proud for/of Jun. He really steps up his game imo!

      Also, I like TBS dorama choices atm a lot more than Fuji. So, good for them, I think!

    • HoneyDew

      will miss Eikura Nana… I like her more than Fumino…

    • He is the first Arashi member to have a seasoned drama. Congrats Jun.

      • ミカ♡( ๑॔˃̶◡ ˂̶๑॓)✧

        Hana Yori Dango (Jun) & The Quiz Show (Sho) both had second seasons ^^

        • Nikki ok

          sho was only in the second season of his drama tho
          only jun was in both hyd seasons

        • Ah yes, I totally forgot about HYD.

          I love the Quiz Show! But Sho was only in the 2nd season.

          • ミカ♡( ๑॔˃̶◡ ˂̶๑॓)✧

            Ack I failed to remember haha

    • Dalooshe

      King MJ gettttt itttttt B-)

    • Nikki ok

      yessss, loved this drama, jun should really take on more drama roles

    • rshina

      good luck~
      I really like Eikura Nana though…

    • Stander452

      very pleasant news~~
      i finished S1 with my family months ago..we were wondering if they will make sp or S2
      since his father case wasn’t explained clearly..
      definitely gonna watch it..

    • monica_monami

      i want eikura nana. i know she wants to focus on her family but but but i love her in the story. :( this feels like when galileo change the heroine frm shibasaki kou to yoshitaka yuriko. she is pretty but i just dont feel the chemistry. i hope it wont happen to this new season of 99.9. pls.

    • counteraction

      Sad to see Nana’s not reprising her role, I enjoyed her character and wanted to see the continuation of Jigsaw Senpai’s one-sided love, lol.

    • Taima-kun

      it sucks that Eikura Nana won’t be coming back, it’s like a certain flair is removed from the group’s funny vibe
      nevertheless i’m still hyped for season 2! clearly there’s more to the story with regards to his father’s case

    • Midna

      Sad that Nana isn’t coming back. :( But yay! More Jun!

    • Historia Lenz

      I was squealing with excitement until I read the release date… Anyway, still a great news! Can’t wait to see Miyama-sensei again! :)

    • G

      I hope Jun wins Best Actor this time. I also like Ohno but I think Jun should have won instead.

      • Maiks

        Oh yes. Ohno’s acting is always the same. Either he acts himself, Kaibutsu-kun or his role in Pikanchi movies.

        • Rising Sun

          Maou and Kagi Heyo tho.. This 2 dramas proved how Ohno is a better actor than Jun.

          Plus, Ohno winning is by the votes of professional / not fan votes so he rightfully deserved that.

          • Blu

            Ohno won by fan votes though. I like Ohno generally as an actor better than Jun but his acting in Sekamuzu was a disappointment. Jun did way better, he was robbed.

    • Mayura

      It’s Matsujun and Kagawa whom I liked best in this drama. <3

    • shirogane

      noo I liked Eikura Nana! I didn’t really like Kimura that much from what little i’ve seen of her.

    • Karen Khoo

      Kimura Fumino is on the rise! Watched a few of her shows… Siren , Boku, Unmei no Hito Desu etc.
      She has that serious vibe. I’m not sure whether the second season will be as comical as the first. :/

    • K.

      I hated this drama but I will watch it because I love Jun…

    • goingtojpn

      Jun was wearing a wool had on the last VSA, which means he has shorter hair XD