23 February 2011

News round-up

As I work through responding to everyone in the comments of my last post I need to catch up with a bunch of news that has recently come out.

First off Kanjani8 members Yokoyama Yu and Murakami Shingo will be regular members of a rotating line-up of hosts for NTV's Hiru Nan Desu! lunchtime variety program. The day they will be on the show will be on Thursdays.

Tokyo Graph article. (English)

Next Nishikido Ryo will finally get his chance to be the lead actor in a drama series. He will be playing the role of a father in the spring drama Inu wo Kau to Iu Koto ~Sky to Wagaya no 180 Nichi~ on TV Asahi. The drama will start airing in April.

Tokyo Graph article. (English)

Then another drama cast that has been announced is that Ohkura Tadayoshi and Nakajima Kento will be in a drama together on TBS titled Umareru. They will be brothers and have two other siblings, one of them is an older sister that will be played by actress Horikita Maki.

I honestly can't see any of them looking alike enough to be ever considered related but yeah for Nakaken in getting a role that he should get decent screen time with this time around.

Tokyo Graph article. (English)

Then finally Masuoka Masahiro will be starring in a spring drama on NTV. The drama is titled Koukousei Restaurant and is based off of a true story about a retired chef who is hired as a temporary teacher.

Tokyo Graph article. (English)

I'm personally hoping that with this drama we'll get a Johnny's or two for students, especially since it'll be a high school drama.


Anonymous said...

Seems like it's gonna be a JE filled drama season. I would love to see some jrs in Mabo's new drama

Kismy said...

Wow, lots of Kanjani8 members.
Looking forward especially to Ryo´s drama and the one where Kento will appear. I hope for a bigger role for him this time.

Anonymous said...

Nakaken has a lot of raw talent so I'm glad to see him in another role.