Nishikido RYO and Yamada RYOsuke, that is.
Okay. So it’s probably not that good of an idea to put one really sizzling hot photo of Ryo together with an innocent, cute photo with Yamada, but oh wells.
Good news to all Ryo/Yamada fans!
With boy band NEWS hosting this year’s annual “24 Hour Television” program on NTV, member Ryo Nishikido (24) has been chosen to star in the telethon’s customary drama special. Ryosuke Yamada (16) of Hey! Say! JUMP has also been cast in the show.
The drama is titled “Niini no Koto wo Wasurenaide” and is based on a book by writer Masumi Kawakami. Nishikido plays a young man named Keisuke Kawai, who aspired to become a physicist since he was young. His hopeful parents send him to an expensive college prep school, but at the age of 15, during his third year of junior high, he is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Told that he only has one year to live, he falls into despair, giving up on treatment and even lashing out against his own mother. Ultimately, with the support of his family, he struggles with the tumor for eight years before dying at the age of 23.
Keisuke’s younger brother will be played by Yamada, while his parents are played by Hitomi Kuroki (48) and Takanori Jinnai (50). Yumi Shirakawa (72) plays the grandmother.
“24 Hour Television” is going on the air on August 29-30. “Niini no Koto wo Wasurenaide” will be broadcast on the night of August 29.
Sounds like Erika Sawajiri’s role in One Litre of Tears, right? It’s pretty cool too that he gets reunited with Takanori Jinnai, who played Erika’s hilarious father in 1 Litre.
With Ryo’s stellar acting plus that classic (though oftentimes stereotypical storyline) I bet we’re gonna be crying more than 1 liter of tears! About Ryo’s acting, i think he’s one of the JE idols who can really act, but because of his quiet and mysterious aura it’s easy for him to get typecasted into such roles. I mean, it would be fun to see him play a goofy, silly yet emotional character (like Matsujun in HYD, who I think can play a multitude of roles) . When he played a DV guy in Last Friends, I thought that was a huge step for him as an actor, but it turned out to be a huge letdown.
But he was not to blame entirely, the script was terrible to begin with. His scenes, extremely limited as they were, were repetitive and made like a cardboard character. Add that to queen of annoyingness Masami Nagasawa, the drama will blow up on your face. However, you can tell that he was pretty effective in his creepy role because you’ll instantly get goosebumps when you hear Sousuke’s theme playing in the background, an ominous sign that the wifebeater/stalker is lurking around ready to attack. For me personally, even with or without bias, it’s safe to say that Ryo acts better than KAME (*runs into a corner to dodge pitchforks of Kame fans*)
Yamada Ryosuke. Used to not give a damn about the kid. Well, all of Hey! Say! Jump! or whatever they’re called these days. Used to think they were too… idunno jailbait for pedo fangirls out there, lol. And their songs were too… idunno Barney-Teletubby kiddy for me to take seriously. And the twirling! MY GOODNESS, THE TWIRLING!!! But he’s growing up to be a fine young lad. Can’t believe he’s 16 now. Definitely has potential. I think he and Nakajima Yuuto will be the next flagbearers of JE in terms of acting— it’s too early to say, but if given the right roles and enough training, they could be the next Pi (in terms of getting several drama projects, and with better facial expressions) and Nino.
More RYOs goodness:
They could actually pull off being brothers! Unlike that mini-drama where Uchi and Ryo became bros, I mean come on. It’s more like bro-mance if you ask me.
And since we’re always seeing a gloomy, emo Nishikido, let’s seal things off with a silly Ryo image, one that’s been with Eito for far too long: