Kanjani8’s Maruyama Ryuhei stars in sci-fi miniseries “O-Parts”


Kanjani8 member Maruyama Ryuhei (28) will star in a sci-fi drama miniseries on Fuji TV later this month. This will be his first lead role in a television drama. The tentatively titled “O-PARTS” will be aired over four consecutive nights, from February 27 to March 1 at 11:00pm each night.

In the year 2141, Japan successfully builds a basic time machine that can send data to the past. However, an evil organization further develops the technology, making it possible to send objects back in time as well. The organization begins a plan to send 5 terrorists back to the year 2012 in order to assassinate the ancestor of an important person from their time. The future government, alerted to this fact, uses its time machine to notify the government of 2012 about the plot, telling them to recruit 5 people in order to seek out the terrorists.

The government in the present day (2012) decides to choose 5 ordinary youngsters, including the unemployed Kakizawa Yuichi (Maruyama). He suddenly finds himself teamed up with the Internet-addicted Asuka (Ito Ayumi), the hikikomori Yuma (Sometani Shota), a former university professor (Kawashima Junya), and a mysterious young woman named Yuki (Kutsuna Shiori).

Other cast members include Takanashi Rin, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, and Yoshida Kotaro.

The drama’s title is an abbreviation of the phrase “out-of-place artifacts,” referring to objects from the future brought to the present day that do not belong there.

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