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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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Hurrayyy for a new Sakurai Sho drama called “The Quiz Show”… This is actually the 2nd season as there was a 1st one made last year but with a whole different cast.

Sho plays a host on a quiz show. There are different guest that come on the show in order to get the “Dream Chance”, which is getting whatever you wish for to come true. But the questions come out very easy and just based on common sense and knowledge. BUT as the game progresses, the questions become more intimate and are actually questions based on your on life. Of coz mostly things that you dont want people to know about.

But Sho’s character also has a past of which he cannot remember anything about. And the show’s producer who is played by Kanjani8’s Yokoyama You is one character to look out for as it seems maybe he knows abt Sakurai’s past and is that evil what i would call “Do-S” man. haha..

OHHH the drama’s theme song is sang by Arashi too!

The 1st epi guest was Aikawa Sho.

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I muz say how impressed i was by Nino’s acting skills in this special. He plays a 22 year old cerebral palsy. Juz graduated from vocal school, he’s trying to land a job as a salesman juz like his late father. His mother is wif him every step of the way taking care and looking after him. This is actually based on a true story of Bill Porter.It’s a story of a man believing in going door to door to sell his products.

Nino’s juz amazing in this. Reali reali amazing. I nv can believe how well that man can act. I tot it was so real. Every moment, every movement touched me completely. I cried, rooted for him and laughed with him. It was reali a beautiful drama. I love Kato Rosa too. She’s juz a delight to watch. And also Higuchi Kanako who played Nino’s mum was amazing at her role.

If u have not watched this yet, go watch it. Prepare tissues too! haha

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Nino has been on a roll.. this is goin to be his 2nd SP this year.. I still have not watch “Door to Door” yet but i know he reali gave an extrodianary performance. This is some news of his new drama SP.

Source: Tokyograph

Kazunari Ninomiya, Mao Inoue play couple in drama special
Sat, April 11, 2009 (12:12am EDT)
Arashi’s Kazunari Ninomiya (25) and actress Mao Inoue (22) will co-star in a drama special on TBS. The story is based on two novels written by professional windsurfer Natsuki Iijima, who died of cancer in 2005.

During Iijima’s battle with cancer, he wrote an essay titled “Gan ni Ikasarete,” which formed part of the basis for the 2007 film “Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara,” a biography of Iijima that starred Takao Osawa and Misaki Ito. Around the same time, Iijima penned a novel also titled “Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara,” as well as a sequel titled “Kamisama ga Kureta Namida.” The drama special is based on those two books, which sold more than 450,000 copies combined.

The drama is also being called “Tengoku de Kimi ni Aetara.” Ninomiya plays the main character, a psychiatrist working in the counseling room of a cancer treatment center by the beach. While tending to the patients, part of his job involves taking dictation from them when they want to send a letter to a loved one.

Inoue plays the psychiatrist’s wife and mother to the couple’s twin daughters. Other cast members include Nobuko Miyamoto as a nurse, Yusuke Santamaria as a surgeon, and Naoto Ogata as the owner of a surf shop.

The broadcast date for the drama has not yet been determined.

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At first, it was the manga that got me addicted. It’s still ongoing, the manga. So den my sister had recommended me to watch the drama too. I was addicted man!! haha.. It’s actually pretty different from the manga. Well same in some sense but overall a fresh outlook too. This drama has 10 episodes. Sato Takeru who plays Shibata Kento really grew on me. I love this guy! haha.. He has so much personality and so upbeat. I love his “EHHH” face. haha..It’s prob every girl’s dream to have a butler as charming and handsome as Mizushima Hiro and Sato Takeru. haha. I think overall, the cast is much fun and lively!

Source: Dramawiki


The story revolves around a young woman named Mei, who was rescued as a young girl by someone calling himself her “butler.” With only a vague memory, though, the experience seems like just a dream. But one day, after her parents’ accidental death, he appears: Rihito comes from a line of outstanding butlers, and he has been appointed to serve her! Now her ordinary life has completely flipped, as she discovers that she’s actually the heiress to a fortune, and is forced to transfer to St. Lucia Girls’ Academy, where all the students have butlers! As a result, her childhood friend Kento decides to enroll in a butler school so that he can stay close to her.


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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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Omg!!! Sho is goin to have a new drama… ahhhhhh I cant keep up anymore!!!! haha Arashi has so much goin on for them!!! But it’s goin to be great to be able to watch a Sho drama since Yamada Taro!!!

Source: Tokyograph

Arashi’s Sho Sakurai has been chosen to star in the NTV drama series “The Quiz Show.” The show is a prime time version of last summer’s late night drama “The Quiz Show,” which starred Jin Katagiri and Shigeyuki Totsugi.

In the new version, Sakurai plays the host of a live TV quiz program. On the show, contestants who achieve 7 correct answers win 10 million yen, and those who get 8 correct answers will have one of their wishes granted by the TV network. But while the questions start off innocently enough, as the game progresses, the questions gradually delve into the contestants’ past crimes or indiscretions, presenting them with the dilemma of having to confess their guilt in order to win.

Sakurai’s character also has a mysterious past. Before becoming the show’s host, an accident had left him in a vegetative state for six years, which also resulted in him losing most of his memories.

The supporting cast includes Kanjani8’s Yu Yokoyama as the show’s director, Aya Matsuura as a rookie assistant director, and Miki Maya as the producer. Broadcast begins on April 18 in NTV’s Saturday 9pm time slot.

Source: Sponichi Annex

Here’s 2 youtube links. The 1st one is the CM and the 2nd one is a news abt his new drama.

Dont u juz love that smirk! haha

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YEAHHH he did!!! He did..

Here’s the youtube link.

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YATTAAAA!!!! Sho ちゃん will be guest starring on Uta no Oniisan!!!! Yeahhhh!!! Episode 7 on 6th March!!! I wonder wat role he’s playing or how long or short his appearance will be! Maybe he’ll appear as Taiyou せんせい!!! haha… Taiyou せんせい is a character from his drama Yoiko no Mikata!

Here’s the source of when Sho will appear on Uta no Oniisan!

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ahhhhhhhhhhhh i cannot wait!!! haha saw the preview and felt that the character was reali so Ohno style. haha… It will be broadcast on 16 Jan 2009 on Fridays at 11.15pm on TV Asahi! YEAHHH!!! Which means it’s TODAY!!!YEAH!!!! haha.. Comedy suits Ohno dunt u think! haha.. Heard that he will sing solo! Not too sure though.

Here’s the preview for those who wants to watch.

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Ohhhhh my lord… Ohno has won best actor for his role in MAOU… sugoei na… He totally deserves it man.. that character was horrifying. haha…

Not onli that, MAOU also won best drama.. pretty cool nei… here’s some info.

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Thank u Ayu ayu for “reminding” to go youtube and look at it.. haha..

OHHH MYYY LOOORDDDD… i see many many funny things.. haha.. playing “pool” games… haha i so so so so cannot wait to watch this special.. i tink it’ll be a 2hr SP.. huuuurrraaayyyy BUT i want more… HAHAHA… Hana Kimi reali rocks.. ahhhh Toma….

*Edit – HAPPPPPPYYYY BDAYYYYY TOMMMAAA.. shucks i’m late.. haha

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YATTTTAAAAA…. it will be showing on 12th October. Hurrrayyyyyy we dont hav to wait veri long for our Toma in my favourite of his roles Nakatsu.. haha..

Here’s the main website for Hana Kimi.

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Kyyaaaa i cant believe i didnt update this in a long long time…

1. Gokusen 1

2. Gokusen 2

3. Nobuta Wo Produce

4. Kurosagi

5. Tatta Hitotsu (Felt abit depressed watching the first episode, so i’m quitting this one)

6. Kurosagi

7. Water Boys 1

8. Water Boys 2

9. Tokyo Tower 2007

10. H2 Kimi To Itahibi

11. Iryu Team Medical Dragon

12. Bambino!

13. Kimi Wa Petto

14. Stand Up!

15. Itazura na Kiss

16. Tokio

17. Yamada Taro Mongatari

18. My Boss My Hero

19. Kisarazu Cats Eye

20. Sushi Ouji

21. Gokusen 3

22. Zettai Kareshi (Halfway through)

23. Change


25. Yasuko to Kenji

26. MAOU

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I’ve been meaning to write abt this since when i was in Perth, BUT i kept forgetting.. haha.. well its old news… When Maou was havin a press conference, a lady in the cast mistook Ohno Satoshi to be in the other Johnnys grp “V6” instead of “Arashi”… haha… The look on Oh-chan’s face is priceless… haha.. Ikuta Toma also tried helping the situation by saying “No… he’s in Arashi..” haha.

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Haha seriously this is one funny funny funny drama.. well for the first episode it is.. haha… i enjoyed the first episode soooo much. Tokio’s lead singer Nagase Tomoya stars in this drama as Sakaki Makio . He plays a 27 yr old who’s next in line to become the Boss of a yakuza gang. Since he is like literally “dumb”, his father makes him go back to high sch to get his diploma, if he doesn’t THEN the position of Boss will go to his younger brother.

Kat-Tun’s Tanaka Koki is also in this drama, he plays Manabe Kazuya who is under Makio’s wing. And NEWS’s Tegoshi Yuya plays Sakurakoji Jun is his classmate. I love it when Makio and Sakurakoji kinda make a plan of how to get that special pudding which onli sells 12 per day. There’s like a war to get these puddings. haha. I love Nagase’s facial expressions is this drama. haha.. Especially that “evil stare me down” look. haha.. This is the gif made by mellowdee@lj.

Well, i’m onli at episode one and there’s 10 episodes in all. Kinda late in watching this since it was broadcasted in 2006. Oh well, better now than never. haha. Did i mention how handsome Nagase realli is.. haha.. He reali is handsome… *swoon*swoon*

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KKKYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAA….. i juz cannot wait… CANNOT WAIT… haha… the trailers are up for the new Japanese drama starring Ohno Satoshi and Ikuta Toma… super super super exciting man…

Ohno looks soooo EVIL.. haha…

Here’s the trailer.

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Aiyo soooo sad, ten episodes onli.. haha… But this is a touching episode. Yamada family has moved back into their old rundown house and Taro declined goin to America to study. He decides to enter an “Air Guitar” contest in order to win a JUMBO hamburger for his family. haha.. of coz he pulls Mimura in and Ikegami joins in. Taro’s siblings den think that it’s their fault that Taro is not goin to America because of money issue. They decide to try to win the first prize of cash in an lucky draw. This is a super touching episode, get ur tissues ready coz i cried so much. AND Ohno Satoshi makes a super SHORT appearance but it was juz adorable. haha. I loved how they used Arashi’s song Happiness to play Air Guitar with. haha..

Really loved this drama, mainly coz of Sho haha but it was reali enjoyable to watch.

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Episode 9 kinda talks abt how Taro is trying his hardest to adjust to “Rich” life coz he sees all his siblings enjoying themselves to the fullest. Mimura is also not really talking to Taro as he feels that Taro is lying to himself. But Ikegami comes to Taro’s rescue and pulls to a supermarket sale and also lets Taro and Mimura both have a chance to talk wif each other. All i can say is that Sho had some absolutely dreamy features here. haha…

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Episode 8 is abt how one of his classmates kinda having a weird crush on him and starts following him around and den he sees that Taro is poor AND starts spreading all kinds of gossip abt it. BUT den again, Taro’s father had inherited a HUGE house from one of his customers, (he sells paintings). Taro wld den be confused as to whether to move in the house to make his siblings happy.

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Loved this episode coz lots more SHO… haha.. This episode is abt whether Taro cld juz get away one day without thinking abt his family. Therefore, his family pushes him to go out and have fun, and so Taro joins his classmates out for a studying session at a temple.

BUT of coz, Taro ends up still thinking of them esp when there is heavy rain as the house is not in the best condition when it rains. All i can say is that i’m biased coz there were lots of nice Sho scenes.. haha.. But this was one heck of an touching episode..

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This episode was pretty fun to watch… Taro and Ikegami get to act in an 40’s or was it 50’s kinda film. It was funny when Taro had a hard time saying that he cldnt live without Ikegami, but had some help from buddy Mimura… Lots of nice nice Sho screen time.. haha…

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This episode shows the various tasks that Taro has to do b4 the Summer vacation ends. Wat reali touched me is that how much he is willing to do for his family. He even got cloth (well actually an old school banner) to make a yukata for his little sister to attend the festival.. kyyyaaaa…. how sweet…

And i guess i got a little biased BUT here’s some nice screenshots of Sakurai Sho. haha.. U dont get to c Sho-chan very cool in reality coz he’s sooo silly on programs.. haha.. I mean he is cool sometimes BUT silly most of the time.. that’s y we all love him nei.. haha

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I’m addicted… i really am addicted to this show. haha.. oh dear me.. haha.. This episode shows the return of Taro’s father who is a wandering artist. And he brings with him lots more chaos.. plus a foreign boy who comes and homestays with them. This episode is all abt finding out y the boy doesnt laugh.

Guess Sho had a bigger role here since his character’s childhood was the same. And yes, the girl still annoyed me.

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