The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.It seems like not a year goes by without a Higashino Keigo mystery making its way onto screen.In recent years, his stories have also been adapted by Korean and Chinese production companies."Intellectual property" titles are hot commodities in the film and television industry these days, and there are few authors with as much IP value across Asia as Higashino Keigo.First introduced in the 1998 Tantei Galileo short story collection, Detective Galileo refers to eccentric physics professor Yukawa Manabu, who aids the police in cracking difficult cases with his analytical skills and experiments.Detective Galileo's ongoing mysteries span several books published over a decade's time.The TV series tackles mysteries by the episode and places emphasis on Yukawa's sitcom-esque bickering rapport with detective Utsumi Kaoru, played by Shibasaki Kou, as they solve cases together.
Stories in the Detective Kaga series have been adapted for television multiples times, including Asahi TV's 1993 series Nemuri no Mori no Bijo Satsujin Jiken starring Yamashita Shinji and NHK's 2001 Higashino Keigo Mysteries: Akui, which changed the Kaga role to one named Nishihara, played by Hazama Kanpei.
One of Asia's most popular and followed novelists, the best-selling Japanese suspense writer has published over 80 novels and short story collections, and his books have been translated into a multitude of languages.
Besides the prolific production and wide readership that are every publisher's dream come true, the author's works are also highly sought after for film and television.
In 2006, TBS adapted the wrenching story into an 11-episode series starring Yamada Takayuki as Kirihara Ryoji and Ayase Haruka as Karasawa Yukiho, the love for whom he descends into crime to protect.
The production notably reunited the stars, writer and producer of the hit 2004 tearjerker Crying out Love, in the Center of the World for a far darker exploration of the unbreakable bond of young love that connects past and present.
The novel's English version was also shortlisted for the Edgar Award in the U. Besides the Japanese adaptation, The Devotion of Suspect X has also been adapted into films in Korea and China.