- 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.”
- Based on the novel “Hokuto Aru Satsujinsha no Kaishin” by Ira Ishida (published October, 2012 by Shueisha).
- Novel “Hokuto Aru Satsujinsha no Kaishin” won the 8th Chuokoron Bungei Sho in 2013.
- To portray Hokuto Hashizume, Yuma Nakayama lost 12 kg from the beginning of filming to the end of filming.
|Yuma Nakayama||Suzuki Matsuo||Jun Murakami||Yuko Nakamura||Sairi Itoh|
|Hokuto Hashizume||Takai Soichi||Yoshitaka Hashizume||Misako Hashizume||Asumi Kikutani|
|Satoshi Nikaido||Toshie Negishi||Go Riju||Kenichi Yajima||Fusako Urabe|
|Kazuma Tomioka||Kyoko Yoshinaga||Nobuhiro Motohashi||Tomochika Ikuta||Sanae Morinaga|
|Kensuke Owada||Anna Yamada||Yumiko Fujita||Riku Ohnishi||Kyusaku Shimada|
|Masaaki Iioka||Haruka Sekimoto||Satoko Osugi||Hokuto Hashizume (young)||Masashi Iioka|
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