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Kanjani8’s Maruyama to star in police drama

11:31 JST June 13, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Kanjani8’s Ryuhei Maruyama is going to play a police investigator in upcoming drama series “ストロベリーナイト (Strawberry Night)”, it was revealed on June 12, reports Sankei Sports and Oricon.


It has been reported Maruyama will play detective Yuda, a member of a murder investigation team lead by a woman detective.  The drama’s main character, the team leader, will be played by actress Yuko Takeuchi.  “Strawberry Night” is based on popular book series of the same name, written by Tetsuya Honda.  It is also the first police drama Maruyama will work on.


“I feel nervous about being able to play a part in a drama that’s based on such a popular book.

“I hope I can stay in character as senior policeman Yuda, make sure I enjoy becoming what he is and how he lives,” said Maruyama.


It has been reported detective Yuda will be the bright, mood-maker of the investigation team.  26-years-old Yuda is new to the team, and has been training as a policeman ever since graduating from high school, influenced by his policeman father.


Maruyama has been a busy actor lately, having finished playing the lead in the theatre show “Gilbert Grape” in January, and securing a role in next year’s “Wild7” movie.  It has been reported the drama’s producers had cast Maruyama because he was a Kanjani8 member who shows high acting potential.


The drama will go on air in Japan from January 2012.

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  1. Yan
    15:40 JST June 14, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    OMG. This makes me so happy I just leapt out of my chair to cheer lol.
    So many Kanjani8 member’s dramas and movie lately~

    • 23:19 JST June 14, 2011 at 11:19 PM


      Cool eh!
      It’s so cool to see them on TV, on billboards, in movies ❤

      Thanks for coming by again 🙂

      Momo xoxo

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