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1:07 pm - 06/28/2013

Kamenashi Kazuya to star in new drama "Tokyo Bandwagon"

Kamenashi will be starring in the upcoming drama "Tokyo Bandwagon" (tentative title), which will air every Saturday at 21:00 JST on NTV starting October 2013.

The drama is a family drama, and Kamenashi will be playing Hotta Ao, the main character. The storyline - based on the novels by Shoji Yukiya - will revolve around the Hotta family who runs a second-hand bookstore in Tokyo, as they are involved in a series of peculiar incidents.

Hotta Ao is a 26-year-old freelance (?) travel tour guide. The gap between his apparently superficial speech and conduct and the sorrowful expressions he accidentally shows makes him a playboy helplessly loved by women, but when he meets the University student Makino Suzumi, he wholeheartedly falls in love.

Choosing Kame

Producer Ikeda said the reason behind choosing Kame is because in his other dramas, like Youkai Ningen Bem or Nobuta wo Produce, he had cool and lonely characters. But beside acting, if he has to choose he'd say that Kame's a person with a strong duty and human feelings, a "hot" person (opposed to "cold"). He wanted to place a character with a "hot" personality in a big family like Hotta's.

Kame on "Tokyo Bandwagon"

Kame's Comment: "I want to build a family and human relations (in this drama) that can make everyone think "family is good". I'm really looking forward to meet a new family via Tokyo Bandwagon too."

Drama Screenwriter: Oomori Mika (My Boss My Hero, Buzzer Beat)
Producer: Ikeda Kenshi (Quiz Show, Kaibutsu-kun)

source : KAT-TUNworldwide, youtube

jae_bias_bitch 28th-Jun-2013 09:33 am (UTC)
omg who's the actress that will act with him ?
abyssinian13 28th-Jun-2013 09:44 am (UTC)
so far, there has been no announcement about his co-stars for the drama..
aibada 28th-Jun-2013 12:05 pm (UTC)
I haven't announced it yet. crossing my fingers for Ayase Haruka
aibada 28th-Jun-2013 12:09 pm (UTC)
cast0shadow 28th-Jun-2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
omggg tatta hitotsu no koi reunion, yes please!
sibylblack 28th-Jun-2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
+ 1
ina 28th-Jun-2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately that sounds fairly impossible as she is the main lead in the year long taiga drama on NHK, and filming for that won't probably be over by September when filming for Tokyo Bandwagon starts.
wandergypsy 28th-Jun-2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
TattaKoi reunion 💜💜💜

Edited at 2013-06-28 08:53 pm (UTC)
amaelamin 28th-Jun-2013 09:47 am (UTC)
Saw this a couple days ago and I'm still not sure how to feel about it... on the one hand, the summary they've got there doesn't sound all that close to the book, but I do love Kame, and I think he could potentially be a good Ao... I think it's going to come down to the casting for the other characters. Also, the book's narrated by Ao's grandmother, but she's dead, and she doesn't interact with the other characters 99% of the time, so... I wonder if they're just going to write her out?
abyssinian13 28th-Jun-2013 10:04 am (UTC)
hi!!!have you read and finished the book?with the way you described it, i hope they don't make too many drastic changes for the adaptation..
amaelamin 28th-Jun-2013 10:10 am (UTC)
I've read the first one, not the rest of the series... I wonder how much of it they're going to adapt, maybe I should hurry up and read the rest. It's really good, though, so I hope they don't mess the drama up!
kuceen 28th-Jun-2013 11:17 am (UTC)
yeah, i hope they still stay true to at least 50% of the book...
i don't want it to be a drama entirely focus on him and his love interest solely, because then it wouldn't be called a family drama, but then...since this is jdrama, it might be a total opposite.
still waiting for the next announcement though...
chizzyrei 28th-Jun-2013 11:27 am (UTC)
I think the rest of the drama announcements has emphasized this drama being a family drama. There's also a bit of a description of the parents and it's focus on family and human relationships, just that there's no direct translation of the articles just summaries from here and there
abyssinian13 28th-Jun-2013 09:50 am (UTC)
finally, after 2 years of waiting, a KAME DRAMA..
cast0shadow 28th-Jun-2013 10:33 am (UTC)
omg new Kame drama. i am ready for this!
ocha_suki 28th-Jun-2013 10:58 am (UTC)
kame's new project, yaaay!!
another KAT-TUN single?
cleotine 28th-Jun-2013 11:13 am (UTC)
Summary doesn't sound toooo interesting but for the sake of Kame I'm going to give this one a try.
sawsan88 28th-Jun-2013 11:28 am (UTC)
OMG finally its been forever<33
aikame29 28th-Jun-2013 12:05 pm (UTC)
at last a kame drama- was waiting for this
ilovekat_tun 28th-Jun-2013 12:33 pm (UTC)
Yay~~ New drama finally^^

I still want him playing a villain though...
6neiro 28th-Jun-2013 02:10 pm (UTC)
Yes! Vote for villain role for kame ♉(ˆ▽ˆ)!!
ohryouchipi 30th-Jun-2013 01:24 am (UTC)
he's been to long acted as protagonist.
kylie1984 28th-Jun-2013 01:01 pm (UTC)
Yay, finally a Kame drama!! \:D/
Kinda looking forward to the he wholeheartedly falls in love part... ;)
doramaonna 28th-Jun-2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
Yes! Kame in new drama! Can't wait! :)
sibylblack 28th-Jun-2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
The synopsis doesn't sound all that interesting but it could be good! And I'm always happy to see Kame act ♥
Now I wonder about the rest of the cast. I hope they announce them soon!
londonshowers 28th-Jun-2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
Kame's face, over the years, has just....
darkangelhome 28th-Jun-2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
Kameee <3 But ı'm still waiting Vampire Knigth announcement :))) Kameeee When you are planning to play in this series? I reallllllyy want to see as Kuran Kaname <3
namira8394 28th-Jun-2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
I really hope the girl is Toda Erika since I like their chemistry on and off screen. Side note, when is Kame gonna do a villain role? xD
blackdevil2722 28th-Jun-2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
Kame's first-ever family-type drama. I'm excited, I hope they pick a damn good female lead for this.
taciturndream 28th-Jun-2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
Yay this sounds like the type of dramas Nino always does, and I'm glad Kame is finally doing something like this! <3
lucyownsjoaquin 29th-Jun-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
finally, i will be watching!
shinigami_wife 29th-Jun-2013 12:40 am (UTC)
OMG This is awesome news! XD
blinkypinky 29th-Jun-2013 06:14 am (UTC)
mrstaguchi100 29th-Jun-2013 11:42 am (UTC)
mimee_mimee 30th-Jun-2013 05:57 am (UTC)
can't wait \(^o^)/
cuizy 1st-Jul-2013 07:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad he finally has a non-manga adapted drama.... but this sounds super boring.....
kawaiikazuya 21st-Sep-2013 08:22 am (UTC)
Yosh!! I miss him!
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