NHK BS Premium has shown a sneak peek at the upcoming three episodes of the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan live action TV drama starring Issey Takahashi. The three new episodes will be airing next month on December 27, 28, and 29.
- The Run (Episode 4) will be adapting Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan – Episode 9: The Run
- From Behind (Episode 5) will be adapting the Cheap Trick arc of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
- Mutsu-kabe Hill (Episode 6) will be adapting Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan – Episode 2: Mutsu-kabe Hill
Based on the trailer, it appears that Kyoka Izumi (played by Marie Iitoyo) will be replacing the role of Koichi Hirose in Episode 5. The hands from the Ghost Girl’s Alley can be seen behind Kyoka. The trailer also previews the treadmill battle between Rohan and Yoma Hashimoto (played by Sho Kasamatsu), a mysterious phenomenon occurring in the back of Masazo Kinoto (played by Ennosuke Ichikawa), and Naoko Osato (played by Rio Uchida) in shock upon seeing Gunpei Kamafusa’s shriveled corpse.
The trailer was shown four times on the “Coming Soon to NHK in December” (もうすぐNHK12月号) program. This aired on the following days:
- Thursday, November 25, 2021: 16:53 – 17:00 JST
- Friday, November 26, 2021: 11:07 – 11:12 JST
- Monday, November 29, 2021: 22:55 – 23:00 JST
- Tuesday, November 30, 2021: 18:05 – 18:10 JST
The drama will be airing on NHK General at 22:00 – 22:49 JST. For the latest info on the live action series and to learn more about the first season, check out the wiki page.