JE has always hammed it up for the TV screens when it comes to dramas, pairing JE idols like Kame and Pi, Takky and Ryo, Jin and Taguchi… But Uchi, Kame and Tegoshi in ONE drama? Let the JE fangirl-dom implode! More picspam and drama info under the cut!
“The live-action drama adaptation of Tomoko Hayakawa’s manga “Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge” was confirmed on Sunday. KAT-TUN’s Kazuya Kamenashi (23) will play the lead role and will be joined by Hiroki Uchi (23) and NEWS member Yuya Tegoshi (22).
The comedic story revolves a group of handsome young men who are offered free lodging if they can turn the owner’s niece into a proper lady. Kamenashi plays the short-tempered Kyohei Takano, while Uchi and Tegoshi play two of his housemates. Aya Omasa (18) has been cast as the niece Sunako, a solitary girl with low self-esteem. As the men work together to change Sunako, she and Kyohei begin to form a romantic relationship.
The cast also includes ballet dancer Shuntaro Miyao (25). TBS will premiere the series on January 15, airing every Friday at 10:00pm.”
OMGSPAZZ. I LOVE THIS MANGA. I also watched the animation and it was friggin hilarious. Imagine Hana Yori Dango, only more morbid and twisted. And without the stereotypical evil, rich-ass mother. I mean, it’s got all the elements that would definitely make it a hit: four bishounen (flower boys) and one odd, creepy girl.
“Four handsome young students (Takano Kyohei, Oda Takenaga, Toyama Yukinojo and Morii Ranmaru) are offered free use of a house on the condition that they transform the girl who already lives there into a lady. But there’s a catch! Nakahara Sunako, is a gloomy, morbid, weird girl who is also an avid horror movie maniac.”
Kame plays the lead male role named Kyouhei, who’s always had a “problem” with his crazy, dazzling good looks. Girls flock him from all over, perhaps even more so than a celebrity. With his prince-like appearance, everyone just wants a piece of him! But behind closed doors, he’s very temperamental, a glutton and does not care about anything else but earning money. I was a bit taken aback when I heard that Kame was chosen for this role. No offense to Kame, but looks wise he may be good looking and charismatic, but Kyouhei is in a different level on its own (plus he’s REALLY tall in the manga). He’s the very definition of manly and cool. Kame may be able to pull off his arrogant vibe, but Kame’s more of an “emo” actor (well, except for his role as a goofy boxer), if you know what I mean. Whereas Kyouhei is more of a schizophrenic LOL. Idunno, we’ll see.
Tegoshi Yuya plays Yuki, the incredibly cute and innocently sweet boy whose idea of fun is cuddling with pandas and teddy bears. LOL he literally dreams about them! He cries when he’s scared, and eating ice cream makes him one happy puppy. Because of his girly looks, he is often forced to dress up as a girl (depending on the situation), which gives Yuki esteem issues. Totally the opposite of Kyouhei.
I think this role is MADE for Tesshi. He’s practically a girl!
Uchi plays the role of Takenaga, a rich, cultured and smart guy (bookworm!) whose idea of fun is having tea and doing flower arrangements LOL. Again, Idunno, I can see Uchi playing the pimp role of a character named Ranmaru!
Ballet dancer Shuntaro Miyao (rumored to have dated Keiko Kitagawa) plays Ranmaru, the cassanova slash playboy who can seduce any girl with his dashing good looks and sweet words. He likes older women and often gets into trouble for his polygamous nature. Sounds very Akira of HYD, eh? I think it’s quite random that they pick this guy for this role. He obviously looks a bit more mature than the other boys in the cast. But the drama hasn’t been aired yet so we’ll see if this cast rumors are true.
Aya Omasa (18) plays Sunako a very creepy girl whose best friends consist of an anatomical mannequin (whom she named Hiroshi) and a skeleton couple. She spends her time holed up in her dark room watching “Splatter” bloodshed banned movies and gets serious nosebleeds when she meets “dazzling” people—thus her relationship with the four becomes a riot. But there’s a reason for her “creepiness” as we’ll find out throughout the drama. Finally a new face! I thought for a second they’re going to cast Maki who played a similar role as Kotani in Nobuta!
“Yamato Nadeshiko” means personification of an “ideal woman,” ideal in the historical context of patriarchal, traditional culture of Japan.
This is gonna be a fun drama!! OMG can’t wait! I couldn’t believe it myself, but here’s the preview: THE WALLFLOWER!
Creds: Tokyograph, anime.mikomi.org, Wiki