---Please tell us your thoughts on co-starring with Kotaro Satomi-san as the villain and your thoughts on your "killing" scenes.
K: Well, it's our 4th year and I'm glad to be given this work. When I received a script, I always wonder what sort-of killing will be done this time. Though I really think that last year's head being submerged in the river was already cold blooded (laughs). But it's really fun to open the script and wonder what will happen this time, I get pleasure just by that. Acting alongside Kotaro Satomi, I think that I would learn a lot with his presence; I think that this could provide a dramatic change in the future.
---Pls. tell us what you are looking-forward in hissatsu?
K:Though I participated in hissatsu toward the middle, I still have to learn a lot about this period drama and the depth of the story. Since I have done killing scenes before, I still have to grow on my part. I think that there is still room for improvement and I look forward to each shooting.
---[Question directed to Higashiyama] What do you think about Matsuoka[Matsuoka Masahiro of TOKIO] and Tanaka?
H: I think that both of them are great. If you work with them, you can see their passion with their work, which I think is very professional. Their professionalism also extends to the Kyoto staff that makes work perfect and it shows in their working attitude.
---[For Tanaka]Do you have anything to say to your seniors?
Matsuoka-senpai, congratulations on your anniversary! (laughs) I'll do my best on Ooku.
Higashiyama-senpai, it has been five years since I did my first historical drama with you. When I was in the state where I'm at loss about the in-and-outs of filming, Higashiyama-san helped me with things that I didn't understand. I was really impressed with his attitude as a man and as an actor. On doing a period drama, I though it was cool; I learned new things each time. As for Matsuoka, who once said that I fit in a historical drama, I felt really proud to be doing hissatsu. When they told me that there's gonna be a special, I think it's great and I'm really blessed to work with people in a comfortable environment.