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11:56 pm - 04/07/2012

Oricon ranks the most anticipated spring dramas

On April 6th, Oricon revealed the results of their survey and unveiled the most anticipated drama of the upcoming season.

It has become a regular custom for Oricon to ask 1,000 men and women before the start of every new season about their most anticipated upcoming drama. The end results aren’t that surprising considering the steady popularity of idol group Arashi. Two of their members are starring in a spring drama and both of them made it onto the top of the ranking.

Reaching first place by a large margin was ‘Kagi no Kakatta Heya‘ (Fuji TV), starring Ohno Satoshi as a peculiar otaku obsessed with locks and keys who helps solving crimes that happened behind closed doors. Both men and women voted it as their most anticipated drama of the spring season. One woman commented that she’s anticipating the drama since she read the original, while one man is looking forward to a drama that breaks away from the typical formula of Fuji TV’s Monday dramas.

Second place went to ‘Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri‘ (NTV), starring Aiba Masaki in the drama adaptation of Akagawa Jiro’s very popular mystery novel. For women it comes right after ‘Kagi no Kakatta Heya’, while men seem to be a bit more skeptical about the drama resolving around a useless detective and his ingenious partner, a speaking cat with three colors of fur (‘calico’ or ‘mi-ke’ cat). A woman in her thirties said that she’s looking forward for the drama to make her laugh while enjoying solving the mysteries together with the protagonist. Of course fans of the original novel are also anticipating the drama adaptation.

Kanjani8’s Nishikido Ryo ranked third with his upcoming drama ‘Papadol!‘ (TBS), in which he is going to play himself. It’s going to be an enjoyable home comedy about a popular idol who marries a single mother (Yuuka) and struggles to balance both of his lives. At the same time they are planning to show the other side of the idol business. Naturally, all the members of Kanjani8 are going to make an appearance in the drama. A teenage girl commented that she’s intrigued by the drama’s premise of mixing reality with fiction.

Which fall drama do you anticipate the most? (men+women)

01 – “Kagi no Kakatta Heya” (Fuji TV) — Ohno Satoshi, Toda Erika
02 – “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri” (NTV) — Aiba Masaki, Fujiki Naohito
03 – “Papadol!” (TBS) — Nishikido Ryo, Yuuka, Kawashima Umika
04 – “37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku” (Fuji TV) — Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, Mizukawa Asami, Tanabe Seiichi
05 – “Legal High” (Fuji TV) — Sakai Masato, Aragaki Yui
06 – “ATARU” (TBS) — Nakai Masahiro, Kitamura Kazuki, Kuriyama Chiaki
07 – “Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose” (TBS) — Takenouchi Yutaka, Wakui Emi
08 – “Toshi Densetsu no Onna” (TV Asahi) — Nagasawa Masami, Mizobata Junpei, Takenaka Naoto
09 – “Soup Curry” (TBS) — Morisaki Hiroyuki, Yasuda Ken, Oizumi Yo, Totsugi Shigeyuki, Otô Takuma
10 – “Kaeru no Oujo-sama” (Fuji TV) — Amami Yuki, Ishida Yuriko

Which fall drama do you anticipate the most? (just men)

01 – “Kagi no Kakatta Heya”
02 – “Legal High”
03 – “37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku”
04 – “Toshi Densetsu no Onna”
05 – “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri”
06 – “Mirai Nikki-ANOTHER:WORLD-”
07 – “Kaeru no Oujo-sama”
08 – “Soup Curry”
09 – “Hancho 5″
10 – “Papadol!”

Which fall drama do you anticipate the most? (just women)

01 – “Kagi no Kakatta Heya”
02 – “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri”
03 – “Papadol!”
04 – “ATARU”
05 – “Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose”
06 – “37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku”
07 – “Legal High”
08 – “Soup Curry”
09 – “Kaeru no Oujo-sama”
10 – “Toshi Densetsu no Onna

Source: Tokyohive

So guys, which drama on the list are you most looking forward to?
ashiya90 7th-Apr-2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Papadol! :D
ajisaitea 7th-Apr-2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
I love your icon.

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wieauchimmernun 7th-Apr-2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
I am looking forward to Aibas and Ohnos drama,
Ataru and maybe the one wih Takaki
sumeriko 7th-Apr-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
yes!! I am so looking forward to all top three drama, esp Kagiheya(Oh-chan's drama) >
hpswf1 7th-Apr-2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
I wait ATARU and 37-sai de Isha, and will look at Ryo's
kawaii_beela 7th-Apr-2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
looking soooooo forward to kagiheya, mikeneko, papadoru and mou ichido kimi ni propose<333333 this season has such great dramas lined up<3 next week will be epic!!
inachan89 7th-Apr-2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
Don't know what the other dramas re about so i guess Ohno's one (even if it's another detective drama). To tell the truth Aiba's one doen't really attract me...sorry Aiba-chan,you re adorable but your acting isn't my cup of tea!!
rosemaine 7th-Apr-2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
give him another chance!
inachan89 7th-Apr-2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
oh i'll watch it(it's Aibaby after all!!) but i'll keep my hopes down so maybe i'll be pleasently surprised^^
lovu_lovu_aiba 8th-Apr-2012 12:42 am (UTC)
honestly, I agreed, but I'm glad you will watch :D
we can't NOT watch Aiba *puppy eyes*

although I like the plot so far, weeee~
mikarocker 7th-Apr-2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
I can't pick xD
This season seems really good.
bunnyrapper 7th-Apr-2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
gingerrangerftw 7th-Apr-2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, look at all these great dramas.
Wow, look at all the exams I have.
oh_chappy 7th-Apr-2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
L-lol ;~;
blackdevil2722 7th-Apr-2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Anticipating "Papa wa Idol" & "Kaeru no Ojou-sama" a lot. Mainly because I think we need more fun-loving comedic shows w/ all the stress we get from daily life & for the 2nd one, because I love to see Oshima Yuko acting in more shows.
ohmiyaplz 7th-Apr-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
So excited for the first three. ♥

Edited at 2012-04-07 06:52 pm (UTC)
go_chan2011 7th-Apr-2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
I can´t wait for Ryo´s drama either^_^
arashic5 7th-Apr-2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Rooting for my bb's toshi densetsu no onna ~
Well obviously outside the top 2
amayayayayaya 7th-Apr-2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Super looking forward to ATARU and 37-sai, and I will be watching Papadol out of curiosity for how they portray JE.

Also watching the Johnny's Jr. drama just for the cast, even though I expect it to be pretty shitty.
endorphin_rush 7th-Apr-2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
i hope more dramas get subbed this season, even if it takes longer than it should to finish it'd be nice if they don't just drop off the face of the planet. I only watched like 1 and a half dramas the past season because of that. >:
crumplelush 7th-Apr-2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Papadol! Most definitely.
hirogime 7th-Apr-2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Positive without fail : “Mou Ichido Kimi ni, Propose”
Looking forward to : The top 4
hmm but Legal High also get my interest since it's Gakki's drama!
mrstaguchi100 7th-Apr-2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
Legal High for Junnooo~
abuchan 8th-Apr-2012 12:20 am (UTC)
Oh! My top 5 dramas are exactly like the men's list!
Yeaaahhh, mystery! That's why I'm into J-drama no K-drama <333
lovu_lovu_aiba 8th-Apr-2012 12:44 am (UTC)
THIS! enough cheesy romance D:
nezuko2109 8th-Apr-2012 12:34 am (UTC)
01 – “Kagi no Kakatta Heya”
02 – “Legal High”
03 – “37-sai de Isha ni Natta Boku”

My anticipation is exactly like the men-only category D:
chizzyrei 8th-Apr-2012 12:35 am (UTC)
Hiyessss for Papadol! I need some more crack in my life.
and gonna watch that Johnnys Jr drama just because of Takaki and the Uchi. gonna watch out how the juniors would fare.
ndoeth 8th-Apr-2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Every dorama in the chart look promising^0^

Papadol coz it's ryo (and eito's member) and he plays himself XD

Mikeneko, not coz of aiba but ohkura will be there :p And the cat!! I LOVE CAT!!

Kagi no kakatta heya, who wouldn't watch one of JE's king of butai's act? And as a detective <3
katzsong 8th-Apr-2012 05:23 am (UTC)
Don't forget Ohno!glasses <3
And yeah I'll watch mikeneko more for the cat, instead of Aiba XDDD
ndoeth 9th-Apr-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
Yeah! Ohno!glasses! XD It's gonna be epic!!

I've been waiting for riida to get a serious but interesting and less children dorama for a looong time^0^

mjspice 8th-Apr-2012 03:36 am (UTC)
01 – “Kagi no Kakatta Heya” (Fuji TV) — Ohno Satoshi, Toda Erika
02 – “Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri” (NTV) — Aiba Masaki, Fujiki Naohito
03 – “Papadol!” (TBS) — Nishikido Ryo, Yuuka, Kawashima Umika

LOL Top 3 that I want to watch! XD
exdream1999 8th-Apr-2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Switch 2 and 1 around and that's pretty much me too!
katzsong 8th-Apr-2012 05:17 am (UTC)
I need new external HDD, definitely. a.s.a.p :3
december_clouds 8th-Apr-2012 07:30 am (UTC)

Why has no one mentioned the most beautiful and perfect Amami Yuki yet?
niini_21 8th-Apr-2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
papa wo idol definitely
musical_malady 8th-Apr-2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
LOL! In the over all list, as far as I know, the top 7 spots have Johnnys in them. But lots of these dramas seem intresting. I am looking least forward to Ryo's drama, but I'll probably give it a chance anyway.
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