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.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Suzuki Matsuo.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Jun Murakami.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Yuko Nakamura.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Sairi Itoh.jpg
Yuma Nakayama Suzuki Matsuo Jun Murakami Yuko Nakamura Sairi Itoh
Hokuto Hashizume Takai Soichi Yoshitaka Hashizume Misako Hashizume Asumi Kikutani
Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Satoshi Nikaido.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Toshie Negishi.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Go Riju.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Kenichi Yajima.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Fusako Urabe.jpg
Satoshi Nikaido Toshie Negishi Go Riju Kenichi Yajima Fusako Urabe
Kazuma Tomioka Kyoko Yoshinaga Nobuhiro Motohashi Tomochika Ikuta Sanae Morinaga
Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Kensuke Owada.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Anna Yamada.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Yumiko Fujita.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Riku Ohnishi.jpg Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Kyusaku Shimada.jpg
Kensuke Owada Anna Yamada Yumiko Fujita Riku Ohnishi Kyusaku Shimada
Masaaki Iioka Haruka Sekimoto Satoko Osugi Hokuto Hashizume (young) Masashi Iioka
Hokuto (Japanese Drama)-Nobuko Miyamoto.jpg
Nobuko Miyamoto
Ayako Kondo

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