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9:29 am - 11/25/2012

Aiba Masaki Declares Abstinence and Aims for High Ratings for “Last Hope”

Arashi‘s Aiba Masaki, who will be playing the role of a doctor for the 1st time, is rumored to be so devoted in character internalization. Rumor has it that he even declared a “temperance” in hopes that his prayer for the drama’s “smashing success” will be answered.

As reported,

Aiba Masaki will be playing an unusual physician for his next year’s drama, “Last Hope“. In the said drama, Aiba has the ability diagnose his patient’s ailments by merely listening to his/her heartbeat using a stethoscope. Aiba even has the staff call and introduce him to a real doctor so he can learn more about his character.

According to an informant, Aiba is studying how to wear the white coat, use a stethoscope, make diagnosis, and is even memorizing some medical terms. Aiba is so serious with his role that he wanted this drama to be his “masterpiece“.

That’s not all. Aiba also checked all drama DVDs with medical theme including Fuji TV’s “Shiroi Kyoto” starring Karasawa Toshiaki that was broadcasted last 2003.

Furthermore, Aiba is also watching TV Asahi’s “Doctor X” where Ryoko Yonekura plays the surgeon named Michiko Daimon. Aiba is reportedly impressed by Yonekura’s character portrayal. According to the same informant mentioned above, Aiba thinks the Yonekura’s role is appealing that he is aiming to be male version of Yonekura’s Doctor X. Even though a physician and surgeon is clearly different.

In addition, there is one more thing that Aiba is betting on this drama…

“It was heard that Aiba declared to abstain from drinking until the drama is over. It has been known to few that Aiba is quite a drinker in Johnny’s. Officials are keeping on tenterhooks to see if Aiba can indeed give-up drinking.

Tokyo Sports via Johnny’s-Watcher and jenewsdaily

inachan89 25th-Nov-2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
It's nice that he's so serious about it^^ but do you need to exercise to wear a coat?lol
arara_chan 25th-Nov-2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
I wondered about this too xDDD
tomoeicemaiden 25th-Nov-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I wonder if he stopped smoking too
45s 26th-Nov-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
lol ikr?
annhh 27th-Nov-2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
LOL mte
urubaby21 27th-Nov-2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
probably every morning in his cereal.
mikarocker 25th-Nov-2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
Even if he doesn't manage to completely quit drinking it's definitely nice that he's putting so much work into this role.
synthesizia 25th-Nov-2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
Who else originally thought he was abstaining from sex? I was like DAYUM that is some dedication!
asth77 25th-Nov-2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
I came here just for that
riapi 25th-Nov-2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
me!!! man.. and i thought i'll get some juicy stories how he is like an energizer bunny that it'll really be a big deal to cut sex off in his system. dayum.
inachan89 25th-Nov-2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
totally my first thought when i read the word "abstinence" lol
izabera 25th-Nov-2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
I did too lol
joyeuxnoel 25th-Nov-2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
Yep. That's what I thought when I read "abstinence".
arara_chan 25th-Nov-2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
Me xD It was my first thought xD
chibi_hime 25th-Nov-2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
That was my first thought too! This was my reaction:

And then the article puts the info alllll the way at the bottom.
ashling_1986 25th-Nov-2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA I thought the same :'D
edneichon 25th-Nov-2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
lol! yes, i enter this post just to see if someone wrote that XD
I love jay and silent bob btw *i feel like singing their rap*
arara_chan 25th-Nov-2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
It's nice that Aiba works this hard and is so serious :) I'm rooting for his drama to be a success! :) I will definitely watch it <3
statr 25th-Nov-2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
They should get him that Doctor who kind of looks like him, the one introduced in Gussan's show a few years back.
ministryofbees 26th-Nov-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
love323able 25th-Nov-2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
i'm excited and happy for aiba
but at the same time im not, idk i just feel it's going to be a boring drama

anyways i am sure excited for new arashi song \O/
ashling_1986 25th-Nov-2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
Aibaby, it was not necessary to go to that extreme ;___; (I don't know how much he drinks, but anyway). No more outings in town to drink with your fellow bandmates? :( *says bye to drinking OTP stories* LOL
But it's so encouraging and touching to see him so devoted to this role :'D
maytevb 26th-Nov-2012 03:29 am (UTC)
Well, he's always taken his acting jobs very seriously (I don't care what people say about his acting) and this new role shouldn't be the exception... but this rumor comes from a tabloid, so who knows how much truth there is to it, really.
islandgurl84 26th-Nov-2012 01:52 am (UTC)
I though Aiba was gonna give up sex for the duration of the drama shooting!
Can't wait for sexy Dr. Aiba to lite up my screen!
dyan1219 26th-Nov-2012 04:36 am (UTC)
I just really love this guy <3
citrine047 26th-Nov-2012 05:39 am (UTC)
lol so it's true then
whited_79 26th-Nov-2012 08:01 am (UTC)
oh Aiba...if only you're a good actor...between you and Ohkura, I could never stand the horrid acting in Mikeneko Holmes, if not for the fact, the cat is sadly, the best actor among you three...*sigh*
lilly0 26th-Nov-2012 12:11 pm (UTC)
*g* I just finished watching this drama last week. I can't really judge Aiba's acting in Mikeneko Holmes objectively, because I pretty much disliked the drama. I think that it didn't bring forward the best out of the cast, simply because there were so many things off: the scriptwriting, how they spent six episodes on the I-don't-want-to-be-a-detective crisis, too many side-characters, who were in the picture all the time - more than Aiba, annoying characters etc.
I haven't seen any drama I liked with Ohkura yet (sadly). As for Aiba, I liked Bartender. :D
I agree, the cat lightened up the drama - and Prince Fujiki Naohito :D Oomase Aya did alright too. <3

Edited at 2012-11-26 12:12 pm (UTC)
whited_79 27th-Nov-2012 09:49 am (UTC)
as for Ohkura's dramas, I do like Yasuko to Kenji...Mabo is awesome anyway...

as for Aiba, though I do like some of his dramas, the consensus in my mind is that he really can't act well, be it My Girl or Bartender or fact, bartender was pretty much saved by everything else if we can overlook his acting...
adeztya 27th-Nov-2012 02:25 am (UTC)
Totally agree. Matsuko's appearance was the only thing that made me finished watching this drama.
annhh 27th-Nov-2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
+1 the acting :D that was really something else.
a_cheshire_grin 26th-Nov-2012 09:01 am (UTC)
I can't wait for this drama. Aiba-chan is a great actor, who also takes his job very serious. It makes me sad that he is so underrated! I'm looking forward to "Last Hope"! Good luck, Aiba-chan! <33
lilly0 26th-Nov-2012 09:10 am (UTC)
*lol* Just like some of the comments above, I thought Aiba would give up sex :D

Good luck for your new drama, Aiba! I'll check it out, though I don't like medical dramas, but I'd like to see how he is doing in it. (I liked Bartender, but pretty much disliked Mikeneko Holmes)
keiko_artemis 26th-Nov-2012 10:31 am (UTC)
uhm rather than abstinence from about acting class instead?

don't get me wrong I love Aiba-chan but I would really want him to step up on his acting skills. With his dedication to the job he could achieve way more.

Edited at 2012-11-26 10:32 am (UTC)
queencrystallia 26th-Nov-2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
honestly ~ i think that it is just that aiba didn't get a good script . i think that he has the ability to touch with his words. my girl was his best drama and he did a good job in it if you ask me. mikeneko isn't his best role but he is not horrible. acting class? lol i dun think you have to go that far.
this comes from someone who is allergic to bad acting , aiba didn't give me any allergy
lovestormbaby 26th-Nov-2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
As much as I love him, I do agree that out of his dramas, I liked My Girl the best. His emotions there are overwhelming. But I personally don't like Mikeneko. I kinda agree that its problem lies with the script (it's really messy and I don't get why his brother and sister joins in every case), but he does need to learn a bit more about acting. I would love to see him in a different role though, something that is different from his image. And I have to applaud his dedication at acting. I remembered how he learned how to mix cocktails for bartender.
keiko_artemis 27th-Nov-2012 07:59 am (UTC)
I'm not saying that Aiba has a bad acting skills, but he could do better and bag a compelling role if he learn techniques to execute his character more than he usually does. Acting school is not necessarily for bad actors but it actually hones ones ability and strengthen them. It provides perspective to what kind of emotion is needed and where to pull them to deliver the lines with impact. And given that his character in his new drama is a doctor which most likely differ on the ones he had previously starred, he has to show a diverse way of acting to make the viewers see him as the character and not Aiba Masaki.
rosesnwine88 26th-Nov-2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
rooting for aiba.i hope the story's good. :)
stole_away 26th-Nov-2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
well, he is dedicated to his work which is good ^^
annhh 27th-Nov-2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
Despite his bad acting I believe he could really deliver as a doctor. I might check that out.

on a side note.. I can't believe I watched Mikeneko Holmes all the way.
drigby 29th-Nov-2012 03:20 am (UTC)
As much as I love Aiba, I am taking a wait and see attitude towards his new drama. I was too scarred by watching Mikeneko real time and subbed (all for the love of Aiba). I am sorry to say that he can't act.
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