Eita (28) will be starring in a new Fuji TV drama series this summer, with Mitsushima Hikari (25) playing the heroine of the story. The two just played a married couple in Miike Takashi’s upcoming movie “Ichimei” – a remake of the classic film “Seppuku” which will be competing at the Cannes Film Festival this month.
The drama series, titled “Soredemo, Ikite Yuku,” revolves around a man (Eita) whose younger sister was killed by a friend, who meets the friend’s sister (Mitsushima) 15 years after the incident. Both of their families have been burdened with grief, but through their meeting they struggle to find a brighter tomorrow.
This is Eita’s first drama series since his father passed away in February. However, he indicated his desire with this role to express his own struggle of starting from sadness and despair and working to find hope.
“Soredemo, Ikite Yuku” will air on Thursdays at 10:00pm, starting in July. Oda Kazumasa (63) will provide the theme song, “Tokyo no Sora,” while pianist Tsujii Nobuyuki (22) will be handling the show’s background music.