Hokuto Wowow Spring Drama 2017

  • Drama: Hokuto: Some Murderer’s Conversion (literal title)
  • Romaji: Hokuto Aru Satsujinsha no Kaishin
  • Japanese: 北斗 ある殺人者の回心
  • Director: Tomoyuki Takimoto
  • Writer: Ira Ishida (novel), Tomoyuki Takimoto
  • Network: WOWOW
  • Episodes: 5
  • Release Date: March 25 – April 22, 2017
  • Runtime: Saturdays 22:00
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


As a child, Hokuto Hashizume (Yuma Nakayama) was abused severely by his own parents. He never experienced being loved. He stayed at a children’s home and then as a teen he met his foster parent Ayako Kondo. For the first time, Hokuto learns what love is and feels happiness, but he becomes a murderer.

20-years-old Hokuto tells his lawyer “Please execute me.”


  1. Based on the novel “Hokuto Aru Satsujinsha no Kaishin” by Ira Ishida (published October, 2012 by Shueisha).
  2. Novel “Hokuto Aru Satsujinsha no Kaishin” won the 8th Chuokoron Bungei Sho in 2013.
  3. To portray Hokuto Hashizume, Yuma Nakayama lost 12 kg from the beginning of filming to the end of filming.


Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Yuma Nakayama.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Suzuki Matsuo.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Jun Murakami.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Yuko Nakamura.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Sairi Itoh.jpg
Yuma NakayamaSuzuki MatsuoJun MurakamiYuko NakamuraSairi Itoh
Hokuto HashizumeTakai SoichiYoshitaka HashizumeMisako HashizumeAsumi Kikutani
Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Satoshi Nikaido.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Toshie Negishi.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Go Riju.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Kenichi Yajima.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Fusako Urabe.jpg
Satoshi NikaidoToshie NegishiGo RijuKenichi YajimaFusako Urabe
Kazuma TomiokaKyoko YoshinagaNobuhiro MotohashiTomochika IkutaSanae Morinaga
Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Kensuke Owada.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Anna Yamada.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Yumiko Fujita.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Riku Ohnishi.jpgHokuto (Japanese Drama)-Kyusaku Shimada.jpg
Kensuke OwadaAnna YamadaYumiko FujitaRiku OhnishiKyusaku Shimada
Masaaki IiokaHaruka SekimotoSatoko OsugiHokuto Hashizume (young)Masashi Iioka
Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Nobuko Miyamoto.jpg
Nobuko Miyamoto
Ayako Kondo

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