Actress Erika Toda, 20, and actor Shota Matsuda, 23, were on hand recently at an event announcing the simultaneous production of the Fuji TV serial drama, "Liar Game Season 2" (which begins in November, Tuesdays at 9 p.m.) and the movie "Liar Game: The Final Stage" (directed by Hiroaki Matsumoto and scheduled for release Feb 6, 2010).
The show skyrocketed to popularity since its start in April of last year, moving from 11 p.m. on Saturdays to a prime time slot, and is now celebrating a second season and plans for the creation of a movie. The second season will focus on the semifinals of the white-knuckle brain game, while the movie will document the finals competition.
When asked what she would do if she won the 5 billion yen grand prize, Toda replied, "I'd buy a house in some place like Okinawa, then save the rest," while Matsuda said, "I'd make a movie theater and name it after myself. Then I'd only show movies I made."
Toda's character is a university student who plays the game to the bitter end despite being repeatedly fooled. When tested with the game at the event, she lost hands down. On the other hand, Matsuda made it to the final two, keeping up appearances for his swindler character.© Japan Today