TV A sahi’s “Doctor X ~ Gekkai Daimon Michiko ~ SP” starring Ryoko Yonekura as the surgeon Michiko Daimon aired last July 3 and got an average audience rating of 22.0%. “Doctor X” is a popular drama series that already aired 3 seasons so far. The first season in 2012 got 19.1%, 2nd season got 23.0% and the 3rd season had 22.9%.
For the SP, Beat Takeshi plays Kantaro Kurosu, the hospital director of Kurosu Medical Centre, Japan’s first drug development hub. He requests Michiko to perform surgery on national figure skater Kojiro Himuro played by Hey! Say! JUMP’s Kei Inoo who is suffering from a complicated disease CTEPH (chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension). Whether she is able to perform the surgery successfully is one of the highlights of the story.
The regular cast are also back including Yuki Uchida, Ittoku Kishibe, Kenichi Endo, Masanobu Katsumura, Kosuke Suzuki and Toshiyuki Nishida.
Ahead of the airing of the Special, it was also announced that the drama will air its 4th season “Doctor X 4 – Gekai Daimon Michiko ~” which will start airing in October, Thursdays at 9pm. The story will continue from the latest SP episode.
The new drama series is set at a university-affiliated hospital which deals with its reputation being affected by struggling factions, cover ups, and medical errors. Toshiyuki Nishida’s character Shigekatsu Hiruma is appointed as the new director of the hospital.