OMG! Not only is Galileo being made into a film and will be released on 4 October, they’re also making a SP to be released on the same day! BUT, it won’t be Kou and Masaharu we’ll be seeing as the story will be from 3 years before the time of the drama. Anyway, there will also be an appearance form Masami Nagasawa who plays a student lab assistant!~ I like Masami! Can’t wait! ^_^

Galileo gets SP on same day as film release!

Fri, August 22, 2008 (12:59am EDT)
Fans of the drama series Galileo have one more thing to look forward to. Anticipation is already high for the “Yougisha x no Kenshin” movie, opening in theaters on October 4. Now, Fuji TV is turning it into a double dose: a one-shot special titled “Galileo: Episode Zero” will be aired on the same day as the film’s release.      

The special is set 3 years prior to the drama series, with the story being related to a murder case that was partly referenced in the original show. Detective Kusanagi (Kazuki Kitamura) is looking to solve a murder mystery, and he gets back in touch with his former badminton teammate, the brilliant professor Manabu Yukawa (Masaharu Fukuyama)

The special will also portray an incident from Yukawa’s college days. Popular teen actor Haruma Miura plays the young Yukawa. 

Other cast members include Masami Nagasawa as a student lab assistant and Karina as a mysterious woman tied to the murder case. Fuji TV will broadcast the drama at 9:00pm on October 4 (Source: Tokyograph).