Yu Aoi for TBS/WOWOW Double Face

September 21, 2012 — 2 Comments

I wanted to use “Yu Aoi Double Face-ing for TBS/WOWOW Infernal Affairs Jdrama” but I thought it was a little extra too long with the information.

So I was checking IMDb, and there was a new credit I didn’t know about, and since I’m not subscribed to anyone’s feed on Japanese entertainment news, and my sources haven’t been as active as they used to, I had no idea what it was about.

The show titled Double Face both Teruyuki Kagawa and Hidetoshi Nishijima will be airing both in TBS and WOWOW — one subtitled Sennyu Sousa Hen (Undercover Investigation, TBS) and the other Gisou Keisatsu Hen (Police Disguise, WOWOW) — with Nishijima starring on the TBS version while Kagawa on WOWOW’s. The gig is that it is inspired by Hong Kong’s Infernal Affairs, and will have you watching both as they are the same story but from different perspectives.

So maybe if you’ve seen the movie, it won’t be all that interesting — but from the broadcasting POV, it’s an interesting project. I don’t think it’s been done before, has it?

Yu-chan will play a role in the WOWOW version, while Wakui Emi and Atsushi Ito will have roles in both versions, and Kadono Takuzo will play a role in the TBS version.

I wonder if anyone is planning to fansub…

Trackbacks and Pingbacks:

  1. Yu Aoi Updated Wiki Entry #2 | personal.amy-wong.com - A Blog by Amy Wong. - May 16, 2013

    […] It was in early July 2012 when Yu Aoi, after years of swirling in the romance rumor mill of the Japanese entertainment industry, announced on her blog that she was in a relationship with actor Suzuki Kosuke [1], who had also made an official statement on his own blog. A month later, by late August, the teaser for Tokyo Kazoku [1] was released with only 15 seconds of footage featuring Aoi’s co-star Satoshi Tsumabuki only. However, it would be the release of the live action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin and Shunji Iwai’s Japanese release of Vampire that would be causing a stir when Aoi was revealed to have cut her long locks of hair [1][2], which apparently didn’t sit well with her management. Finally in September, Yu was the face for Right On’s new campaign, in which she was sporting her spanking new hair [1]. The month ended with the announcement that Aoi would participate in a Japanese remake of Hong Kong’s classic Infernal Affairs, a two-part series titled Double Face [1]. […]

  2. Yu Aoi 2014 Short Takes | personal.amy-wong.com - A Blog by Amy Wong. - May 18, 2014

    […] to the (second) season of Mozu — though it seems to be following the WOW/TBS formula done for Double Face — titled Mozu Season 2 – Maboroshi no Tsubasa (MOZU Season 2 ~幻の翼) that will […]

Leave a Reply