Can someone explain to me why Okura had to be killed off when Tanaka Koki of KAT-TUN is coming on in his place?!
translation (thanks to tsuyaka; & for jackoweskia who told me)
"Today it was broadcasted on Asahi TV that KAT-TUN’s Tanaka Koki (Kouki = 23) was decided to gain the role of the new shigotonin at Hissatsu Shigotonin 2009 Friday 9:00PM
To carry out the heroical death of the Device shop’s Genta (Ohkura Tadayoshi from Kanjani8) as his successor his official title is Dressmaking Shop’s REN, his killing techniques are strong, and he killed a bad guy cutting his neck with an abominable red string.
His sempais from Johnny’s Jimusho who are also starring the drama, Shounentai’s Higashiyama Noriyuki and TOKIO’s Matsuoka Masahiro were at the interview at Kyoto’s Shouchiku Kyoto Film Studio. "Tanaka - he said - He seems the kind of guy with a rebellious heart, similar to myself. I want to make him feel at ease .""
for ppl wanting to know what happened to Okura's character, Genta (for spoiler safety reasons)