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PHANTOM NIGHT (TV series)
Official Website: http://www.wowow.co.jp/dramaw/genya/
From the top-selling writer Keigo Higashino (東野圭吾) comes another TV series based on much anticipated novel "GENYA (幻夜)," which is often and openly rumored to be the sequel of his most famous and popular title "BYAKUYAKOU (白夜行)."
Kyoko Fukada from "Yatterman" (2009) leads the story as Mifuyu - the celestial beauty who is dauntingly obsessed with getting better and the best life of all, and does not choose the means for her ambitions. Masaya, who devotes his body and soul to her, is played by Takashi Tsukamoto, supported by Kyohei Shibata as the detective tenaciously chasing Mifuyu and Masaya's crimes.
Right after a catastrophic earthquake which happened after his father's funeral, Masaya impulsively kills his uncle who blackmailed him by claiming his father owed him substantial money. When Masaya realizes what he has done to his uncle, he notices a beautiful woman, named Mifuyu, is watching him, and instantly he is mesmerized by her beauty and talent. Seeing how disastrous the city is, they decide to move to
Keigo Higashino - Original Writer
Born in 1958, Osaka. While working as an engineer, he made his literary debut with "Hokago" by winning the Edogawa Rampo Prize which goes to the finest work of mystery annually. Since then, his works have received many awards and turned into films/TV series, such as "Suspect X" (2008), "Galileo" (2007), "The Secret" (2007), "The Letter" (2006), making him one of the top mystery writers of the day. The companion piece of "Genya," "Byakuyakou," is turned into a film called "Into the White Night" directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa and will be released in Japan in 2011.
"Yatterman" (2009), "Kamikaze Girls" (2004)
"Outrage" (2010), "Midnight Sun" (2006)
"Hagetaka the movie" (2009), "Abunai deka" series
Original Novel by Keigo Higashino
Adopted by Mutsuki Watanabe
Directors Nobuaki Izaki, Manabu Aso, Tatsuzo Ihara
First release: November 2010
Episodes: 60min x 8epi (Epi 1: 70min, Epi2-8: 50min)
Original title in Japanese: Genya (幻夜)