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Kyoko Fukada will play Shingo Katori’s first love in movie

16:28 JST March 4, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Actress Kyoko Fukada (28) will join the original TV drama cast of “こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 (Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari-koen-mae Hashutsujyo)” in their upcoming movie, it was revealed on March 3, reports Oricon and Cinema Today.

The TV drama series aired in 2009, starring SMAP’s Shingo Katori, and was based on the long-running manga series of the same name.  It follows Kankichi “Kan-san” Ryotsu (Katori), a cop who keeps finding trouble.  Kan-san’s fellow police officers Reiko Catherine Akimoto (Karina) and Keiichi Nakagawa (Mokomichi Hayami) watch over him, and his boss Daijiro Oohara (Masatou Ibu) growls at him.

In the movie, Kan-san finds himself reunited with Momoko (Fukada), a girl he had admired during primary school, and falls in love with her.  Shortly afterwards, the Police Commissioner’s granddaughter is kidnapped.  After finding out Momoko is involved in the incident, Kan-san goes all out to solve the case for her.

It has been reported shooting is still going on, and is expected to finish by mid-March.  The film itself will be released this summer.

The “こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 (Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari-koen-mae Hashutsujyo)” comedy manga series first appeared in weekly manga magazine Shonen Jump in 1976, and currently holds the record for the longest-running manga series in history.

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