Satoshi Miki has a new film out, Ore Ore (or It’s Me, It’s Me), out this year and also this TV series. It’s a late night murder mystery, with half hour episodes and the typical Satoshi sense of humour.
The story is that a mystery author has hit writer’s block just as he’s about to start on his 100th novel. Looking for inspiration, he starts to investigate a strange murder in a country town, assisted by his... well, by his assistant.
Satoshi Miki’s style of comedy hasn’t changed, and nor has his choice of actors, with Fuse Eri and Iwamatsu Ryo making appearances. Nakamaru Yuichi is the lead actor. I’ve not seen him before, and he has a similar style to Odagiri Joe. At least he does in this. Maybe it’s just because Satoshi Miki directs his male leads in the same way, I don’t know.
The story seems interesting, but we've barely scratched the surface so far. After just one episode, it’s almost impossible to tell how it’s going to go, but after Jikou Keisatsu and Atami no Sousakan, I’m hopeful of another murder mystery that is surreal but still makes sense.