TV Producer Faces Deadly Challenge in "Meishi Game" TV Drama
WOWOW is taking a look at the dark side of the entertainment industry with a live-action TV drama based on Meishi Game (“Business Card Game”), a novel by Osamu Suzuki about a sleazy TV producer who is kidnapped and forced to play a deadly game by a mysterious madman.
In Meishi Game, Shinichi Tsutsumi plays Kanda, a TV producer of questionable ethics who works on a popular quiz show. Both Kanda and his daughter are kidnapped by an enigmatic man known as X (played by Masaki Okada). X fits the two of them with explosive collars and challenges Kanda to play a ‘business card game’. Kanda must correctly match dozens of business cards to their owners within a 2 hour time limit, or else someone’s collar will explode…
Meishi Game is directed by Hisashi Kimura and features screenplays by Ryohei Watanabe. The series will run for 4 episodes on WOWOW every Saturday during the 22:00 time slot (10:00 PM JST) beginning on December 02, 2017.