Osamu Mukai to Star in S -Saigo no Keikan- Police Show
posted on by Egan Loo
Actor Osamu Mukai (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile, Paradise Kiss) will star in the live-action television adaptation of the police manga S -Saigo no Keikan- (S: Final Cop) next January. In this story about the NPS ("National Police Safety rescue") special assault police squad, Mukai will play a police officer for the first time. It is also the first project in which he will have multiple action sequences in each episode.
Mukai's character is Ichigo Kamikura (pictured far right), a former boxer who is now a hand-to-hand combat specialist. Gou Ayano (Gatchaman, Kamen Rider 555, Gantz II: Perfect Answer) will play Iori Soga, a steely calm sniper with "miraculous" sharpshooting skills.
The live-action series is based on a story by manga/television writer Yōichi Komori (Umizaru, After School Midnighters, Dog Police) and artist Yutaka Tōdō. The manga has been running in Shogakukan's Big Comic magzine since 2009, and Shogakukan will publish the 11th compiled book volume on September 30.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web