A Hong Kong local disrupted filming for upcoming live action movie of 金田一少年の事件簿 (Kindaichi Shonen Jinkenbo), it was revealed on September 19, reports Nikkan Sports.
It has been reported on September 12, Hey! Say! JUMP’s Ryosuke Yamada and the cast and Nihon TV crew of upcoming movie 金田一少年の事件簿 香港九龍財宝殺人事件 (Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo – Hong Kong Kowloon Zaihou Satsujin-jiken, The Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Mystery) had been shooting on location in Hong Kong when a local man approached the set, and shouted at them.
“Don’t let the Japanese film here!”
Paparazzi also caused some disruption during the night shoots on the same day. It has been reported when one photographer got too close one actor, a Japanese crew member who tried to stop it got injured after his head and the photographer’s camera collided. A Nihon TV public relations representative had said it was only a minor injury.
Kamenashi, Hey! Say! JUMP’s Hikaru Yaotome, Kis-My-Ft2’s Yuta Tamamori, Toshiya Miyata and Kento Senga will spend most of September performing the stage show, which has been performed by Johnny’s talents since 2004. The coming of age story features songs, dance, flying acrobatics, and even boxing.
Afterwards, Kamenashi told reporters at the rehearsal he was happy there were not any problems during the rehearsal.
“It was my first time going through the whole show on stage. I was a little nervous.”
It has been reported Kamenashi was not the only person who was nervous. The production team have been double checking all safety measures for their lead man ever since Japanese kabuki performer Somegoro Ichikawa had broken some bones after falling during his own stage performance.
“You have no idea what could happen so we’re doing our best to keep an eye on things and I need to keep reminding myself that what I’m doing is dangerous. I hope Somegoro-san make it back on stage as soon as possible,” Kamenashi said.
This DREAM BOYS season will feature flying acrobatics for the first time since 2010. The stunt was taken out of last year’s season because frequent aftershocks from the March 11 Japan Earthquake had meant it was not safe enough to carry them out. It has been reported fans will get to see some new flying acrobatic sequences too, and Kamenashi said he can do them because his fans are there watching him.
“To be honest, today was the first time I’ve been able to pull off this stunt. It makes a huge difference when there are people in the seats, they give me confidence,” he said.
It has been reported one reporter at yesterday’s rehearsal noticed Kamenashi had the longest time in the air, and said to the Johnny’s talent that “you’re dropping ‘Kame-jiru (referring to his sweat)’. Are you concerned some of it might fall on your fans?”
“I know. But I take a shower at least four times a day so don’t worry,” Kamenashi said.
Kamenashi also said he was looking forward to how fans would react to his performance with Yaotome, Tamamori, Miyata, and Senga this season.
“The five of us made this stage to bring out the best in us, and I think you’ll be able to see different parts of it throughout the show.”
To see a video of the rehearsal on morning TV, click here.
Producers and writers have been waiting years for Ryosuke Yamada to get old enough to play the lead in popular detective series “金田一少年の事件簿 (Kindaichi Shonen Jinkenbo)”, which will air on TV this winter as a special drama, reports Yomiuri Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, and Sponichi Annex on July 24.
It has been reported Yamada is the fourth Johnny’s talent to play the lead role of high school detective Hajime Kindaichi, following in the footsteps of Tsuyoshi Domoto (KinKi Kids) who starred in the first special drama in 1995, then Jun Matsumoto (Arashi), and Kazuya Kamenashi (KAT-TUN). The series was also made into a movie in 1997.
The drama is based on the manga series of the same name, which has been running for 20 years.
The upcoming show will be based on the manga’s current story, “金田一少年の事件簿 香港九龍財宝殺人事件 (Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo – Hong Kong Kowloon Zaihou Satsujin-jiken, The Hong Kong Kowloon Treasure Murder Mystery)”, which started being published in weekly manga magazine Weekly Shonen Magazine on July 11 this year. It has been reported the manga’s co-creator Shin Kibayashi (also known under the alias Seimaru Amagi) will be writing the script for the drama.
The story will take place in Hong Kong, where Kindaichi accompanies his friend Miyuki who is getting ready for an international fashion show. One day, Miyuki is kidnapped. As he tries to get a grip on the situation, he meets Yang Lan, another model who looks identical to Miyuki. As the two try to find Miyuki, someone is murdered the night before the fashion show.
“I’m extremely happy to be able to play a character who many of my seniors have played in the past. I think this will be a huge production, with the story being set in Hong Kong, so I promise to work as hard as I can. I want to bring out a Kindaichi Hajime that only I can produce,” Yamada said.
Drama producer Hiroko Hazeyama had said at least half of the drama will be shot in Hong Kong, and will involve an international cast and crew. It has been reported a Kindaichi drama starring Yamada had been planned five years ago, but production was postponed because Yamada looked too young at the time.
“The manga’s writer had wanted him (Yamada) to play the part for years, and that’s how this project came along. He has that cheeky boy personality Kindaichi Shonen needs,” she said.
It has been reported the drama will be filmed in Hong Kong from mid-September, and take about two weeks. Yamada had started to train for the action sequences, as well as learning some Chinese.
If you’re interested in checking out the manga’s website of the same story, click here. I can’t say for sure the manga will be the same as the movie, but it’s better than nothing!