6 members of acting troupe D-BOYS (and its affiliated unit D2) will star in a new TV Tokyo drama series called “D×TOWN,” it has been announced. The series will consist of 6 stories, each starring a different member and each directed by a veteran or up-and-coming movie director. Each of the stories is scheduled to last one month long, so TV Tokyo will broadcast the show from the start of April until the end of September.
The stories will each have the same theme of a “town.” The first, titled “Spiders Now,” will be a youthful tale set in Kokura in Kitakyushu. Igarashi Shunji will play a member of an amateur band called Spiders From Earth. Aoyama Shinji (“Eureka,” “Sad Vacation”) will direct.
TV Tokyo will air the drama series in a late night Friday time slot, beginning April 6. The story details known at this time are listed below.
- Spiders Now (April)
Setting: Kokura, Kitakyushu
Starring Igarashi Shunji, directed by Aoyama Shinji
Cast: NOMA, Adachi Osamu (D-BOYS), Shibukawa Kiyohiko, Mitsuishi Ken, Saito Yoichiro
- Taiyou wa Matte Kurenai (May)
Starring Suzuki Hiroki, directed by Maeda Jiro
Cast: Hamano Kenta, Uno Shohei, Takanashi Rin, Sato Hiroko, Shirota Yu, Kishii Yukino
- Title TBA (June)
Starring Yamada Yuki, directed by Tsukikawa Sho
- Title TBA (July)
Setting: Minatomirai, Yokohama
Starring Seto Koji, directed by Shiota Akihiko
- Kokonone (August)
Starring Endo Yuya, directed by Mishima Yukiko
- Konseki ya (September)
Setting: Koganecho, Yokohama
Starring Yanagishita Tomo, directed by Sasabe Kiyoshi