Hideaki Takizawa (27) has picked up his first starring role in a serial drama since 2005. He will share the screen with Ryo Nishikido (24) in a TBS series tentatively titled “Orthros no Inu,” named after the two-headed dog from Greek mythology.
The thrilling human drama has Takizawa playing the role of a mysterious and ambitious man with a wicked heart, who possesses the power to heal pain and illness with the touch of his hand. Nishikido, on the other hand, plays a high school teacher with a gentle heart, but who has the ability to kill with his touch. The two happen to meet, resulting in a battle of good and evil.
Takizawa’s last starring role in a series was in the 2005 NHK taiga drama “Yoshitsune.” Before that, he played the lead in Fuji TV’s “Boku Dake no Madonna.”
TBS will broadcast “Orthros no Inu” on Friday nights at 10:00pm, starting in July.