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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?
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) >
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