Big Bang’s Seungri has been cast in Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo.
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo, also known as Kindaichi Case Files, will air on NTV Japan as a two-hour special movie. Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo is a Japanese mystery manga that chronicles the adventures of Hajime Kindaichi, who is a crime-solving high school student.
Seungri will play the role of Kim Rondon (or Ryongdong). His character is a student from Korea who works part-time at a hotel in Hong Kong. Seungri shared his thoughts on being cast:
“This is my first appearance in a Japanese drama! I’m very honored and pleased about it.”
“Kindaichi Case Files is famous as a manga and drama series. I’m nervous to act with international stars. I want to do my best and I hope the filming will be fun. Please treat me kindly.”
Joining Seungri in Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo is Hey!Say!Jump! member Yamada Ryosuke, who will play the lead role of detective Kindaichi Hajime, Taiwanese actor Wu Chun, Hong Kong actress Vivian Hsu, Eric Tsang and Kiritani Kenta. The film will air in January of 2013.
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