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How cool is this… oh OHNO kun u really rock man!!

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Arashi’s Satoshi Ohno (29) drama “怪物くん (Kaibutsu-kun)” DVD box set has beaten US drama “24″ to be the best-selling drama DVD of 2010, figures released from Oricon today have revealed, reports Mainichi Shinbum Digital.

In its first week, the Arashi leader’s drama has sold more than 22,000 copies, 300 more than the “24 season seven” box set, making it the current No.1 in Japan.

”怪物くん(Kaibutsu-kun)” is a story about 怪物ランド(Monster Land) prince 怪物くん(Kaibutsu-kun), played by Ohno, who gets sent to the human world by his father along with his monster companions Dracula, Wolfman, and Franken for training.  It is based on the manga series of the same name, created by Fujiko Fujio in the 1960s, and has already been transformed into an anime series in 1968 and 1980.

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WOOOO!!! I just love these senior+junior kinda thing.. haha.. seeing Nagase + TOMA in a drama together.. cannot wait for that..Just another month to go before it airs!!! Hope it’ll be a nice show to watch.

Source: Tokyograph

Wed, May 19, 2010 (7:10pm EDT)
TOKIO’s Tomoya Nagase (31) is once again teaming up with screenwriter Kankuro Kudo (39) for a new drama series this summer. This will be their third one together, after “Ikebukuro West Gate Park” (2000) and “Tiger & Dragon” (2005).

Titled “Unubore Deka” (“Conceited Detective”), the show is an original comedy about an unusual detective (Nagase) who has a habit of falling in love with every female suspect, and his conceit leads him to believe that they are also in love with him. When he finds evidence of their crimes, he confronts them with an arrest warrant and a marriage proposal at the same time, giving them a choice between the two. Although his actual name will apparently not be mentioned during the show, he is known to everyone as “Unubore” for his conceit.

TBS says that they are lining up big-name actresses to play the guest role of the suspect for each episode. The network also hinted that there’s even a case where the guest will be a male actor.

The regular supporting cast features Toma Ikuta (25) as an actor who is Unubore’s friend, Mika Nakashima (27) as Unubore’s ex-girlfriend, and Toshiyuki Nishida (62) as Unubore’s father. The detective frequents a bar where he and a group of acquaintances are known as the “Unubore 5,” consisting of Nagase, Ikuta, Jun Kaname (29), Ken Yahagi (38), and Mitsugoro Bando (54).

“Unubore Deka” will air on Friday nights at 10:00pm, starting in July.

Source: Sankei Sports

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Ahhhh i must say that the drama that did interest me the most this year were BOSS, Mei-chan no Shiysuji, JIN, Mr Brain & Tokyo Dogs. But my fav is probably BOSS. I wasn’t intending to watch this at all, but since i got it, so i went to watch it AND got addicted to it completely! Fun and interesting at the same time. Here’s the oricon survey results.

Source: Tokyograph

Tue, December 22, 2009 (4:51am EST)
Earlier this month, Oricon conducted several special year-end surveys. Two questions related to television dramas were included: “What was the most interesting drama?” and “Which drama do you want to be made into a movie?” 1,000 men and women between the ages of 10 and 49 participated, and answers were limited to series aired this year on a commercial network.

Most Interesting Drama:

  1. Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji
  2. JIN
  3. BOSS
  4. Buzzer Beat
  6. Tokyo DOGS
  7. Mei-chan no Shitsuji
  8. Ninkyo Helper
  9. The Quiz Show

Most Desired To Be Made Into A Movie:

  1. BOSS
  2. JIN
  4. Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji
  5. Aibou Season 8
  6. Tokyo DOGS
  7. LIAR GAME Season 2
  8. Buzzer Beat
  9. Voice
  10. Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi

“Aibou” and “Tokumei Kakarichou Tadano Hitoshi” have already been adapted to the big screen. A “LIAR GAME” movie is scheduled to open on March 6.

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What an interesting drama!!! I must say very interesting as well as clever. I was never bored at all!!! From the character introduction to the cases, by each episode, i was getting more and more intrigued by the story and plot. I finished watching the drama in less than 2 days. haha.. i even sacrificed sleep just to watch this. haha.

This drama Boss has 11 episodes. I really like the main character Osawa Eriko played by Amami Yuki. Her character is very clever and smart. And she’s hilarious! haha. Also she brings together her separated team into one great team. This is like a detective/police story.

The last part of the story will probably surprise u. It surprised me. When you think its this way, its actually THAT way.. haha.. u’ll get it when u watch it. If u like cool detective/police stories, then you’ll like this. This is abit more with some humour.


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Yatta!!! Aiba Masaki will finally get a lead role!!! haha this is just great man!!! Ahhhhh i have to wait until October though!!!

Source: Tokyograph

Arashi’s Aiba stars in television drama
Sun, August 2, 2009 (5:26pm EDT)

Arashi member Masaki Aiba (26) is set to take on his first lead role in a drama series this fall. He will star in TV Asahi’s “My Girl,” his first series since “Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru” in 2003.

Aiba, who is more known for appearing in variety shows than in dramas, said that he wants to show his fans a “completely different Masaki Aiba” from his usual self.

“My Girl” is based on a manga by Mizu Sahara (an alternate pen name of mangaka Sumomo Yumeka), currently being serialized in Shinchosha’s Weekly Comic Bunch. The comic is described as an “ultimate love story” about a young man named Masamune Kazama (Aiba). During high school, he had a girlfriend four years older than him, but she suddenly left one day. Six years later, he receives news that she has passed away. In addition, she secretly gave birth to Masamune’s child, whom he finally meets and decides to raise.

TV Asahi will broadcast “My Girl” in its Friday 11:15pm time slot, starting in October

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Source: Tokyograph
Fri, May 1, 2009 (12:37am EDT)
Nikkan Sports has finished announcing the winners of its 12th annual reader-chosen Drama Grand Prix. The awards cover the period from April 2008 to March 2009, with the final nominees consisting of the top five from each season.

The TBS thriller “Maou” was voted Best Drama. Arashi leader Satoshi Ohno picked up the title of Best Actor, impressing fans with his acting in that series. Meanwhile, Best Actress was won by a wide margin by Aoi Miyazaki, who starred in the hit taiga drama “Atsuhime.”

NEWS and Kanjani8 member Ryo Nishikido was the top choice for Best Supporting Actor, having played the violent and possessive boyfriend in Fuji TV’s “Last Friends.” Juri Ueno also picked up Best Supporting Actress for the same drama series.

Source: Nikkan Sports 

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Source: Tokyograph
Sun, March 22, 2009 (5:17am EDT)
Readers of TVnavi magazine have cast their votes for 2008’s Drama of the Year, and on Saturday it was announced that the winner is the TBS suspense series “Maou” that starred Satoshi Ohno and Toma Ikuta. Ohno also was named Best Actor for his role in that series.

Aoi Miyazaki was voted Best Actress for “Atsuhime.” Best Supporting Actor and Actress went to Eita and Juri Ueno, who both appeared in Fuji TV’s “Last Friends.” In the Best Newcomer category, Ryosuke Yamada (“One-Pound Gospel,” “Scrap Teacher”) and Manami Higa (“Code Blue”) received the most votes.

Source: Sankei Sports

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