Amazon is set to release a new Amazon Original drama series entitled Dareka ga Miteiru (Somebody’s Watching) on Amazon Prime Video on September 18, 2020. The 8-episode series will drop worldwide in over 240 countries and territories.
The series was created by Kōki Mitani and Shingo Katori, two veterans in the Japanese entertainment industry, in collaboration with Amazon.
Both Mitani and Katori appear in the series, with Mitani as we’ve never been him before and Katori bringing humour to the screen. And just before the series drops this Friday, a special new promotional video was released on Amazon Prime Video Japan’s YouTube channel.
Dareka ga Miteiru is a situational comedy centred on Katori’s character, who despite messing up all the time you still can’t hate them, and Mitani’s character, who will draw viewers in with all the happenings around him. It also stars a host of other colourful characters that only add to the madness.
Kōki Mitani’s new and unique way of filming
What needs to be highlighted when it comes to this series is the unique way of filming that Kōki Mitani’s brought to the shoot. The set is put in front of an audience and any sounds that come from them is kept in scene. Having an audience behind the camera adds a level of pressure to the shoot, most of which is shot without cuts. Mitani had it so that whatever happens the shoot wouldn’t stop, giving it a live feel with raw reactions from the crowd kept in. The show also features performances from a live band, Mitani himself warming-up in front of the audience, and more. Mitani described how they were able to get the best reactions from the crowd every time.
Plenty of silly solo performances thanks to Mitani and Katori’s trust of each other
Mitani is sure to give Katori plenty of time to shine too with solo performances. The two of them have worked together on numerous films, dramas, and theatre shows these past 20 years, during which they have built up a relationship of mutual trust.
Dareka ga Miteiru Special Promotional Video
Dareka ga Miteiru will launch worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on September 18, 2020.
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Dareka ga Miteiru (Amazon Original)
Release Date: Worldwide September 18, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Japan Page: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B08H53YRZ6