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10:19 am - 04/16/2012

Jin Akanishi dropped from drama

Johnny’s talent Jin Akanishi had been cast as the lead for a drama scheduled to start in July but has been dropped, it was revealed on April 14, reports Nikkan Sports.

It has been reported Akanishi’s agency Johnny’s & Associates had asked producers to drop him, and it is another punishment for the talent’s sudden marriage to Meisa Kuroki.  It is another blow to the talent, who has already had his national tour cancelled.

The drama in question is a remake of the highly-popular “GTO” series, a live action drama made in 1998 based on the popular manga series about an ex-gang member who becomes a high school teacher.  Akanishi had been cast as the lead character before he and Kuroki announced they had gotten married on February 2.

It has been reported Johnny’s had talked to the drama’s producers at Kansai TV early last month, and after some discussions between the two parties they had made their final decision by the end of March.  When Nikkan Sports reporters went to ask for an interview, a Kansai TV representative had said they had nothing to comment about, neither denying or confirming the news.  However, it has been reported a source within the TV company had said the report was true.

“I had heard Akanishi-san was one of the leading candidates for the role, but it’s been made quite clear he’s out of the picture now,” the source said.

“GTO” would have been Akanishi’s first leading drama role since “Yukan Club” five years ago.  It has been reported the TV company is moving ahead with production, and have already started auditioning actors to play school students.

Now, Akanishi’s schedule for the near future is blank.  For the 27-year-old talent who said he left KAT-TUN because he hated how his own ambitions were causing the others trouble, this could be his toughest lesson yet.


eevaleena Re: Jin Akanishi dropped from drama16th-Apr-2012 03:04 am (UTC)
Oh? Really? Those two were rumoured to play Onizuka instead? Wow... I didn't know that! But, if it's true I'd say Koki is more suitable than MatsuJun. Just sayin' ^^

LOL... I know rite? I was surprise when I saw Koki new hair, and the only thing that came up on my mind is "Hey! That's Jin's famous toy-poodle hair!" ^^; And I remember reading somewhere that Koki said he had to keep his hair (long) for some projects later on or something. I thought he was talking about DB2012, but now the possibilities has increase ^^ And, even though I didn't like the idea of the remake, I'd TOTALLY watch it if Koki play Onizuka!
2coco Re: Jin Akanishi dropped from drama16th-Apr-2012 03:16 am (UTC)

Matsujun has a better chance to save this GTO remake than Koki, tbh.
eevaleena Re: Jin Akanishi dropped from drama16th-Apr-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
Well, that's true. I know that MatsuJun could PROBABLY save this remake (tho, I doubt that even MatsuJun could pull off the high ratings like original. No one can anyways), but somehow I'd like to see Koki playing Onizuka. And in terms of Onizuka character's, Koki is more suitable. He had the right look and attitude.
sweethoney4eva Re: Jin Akanishi dropped from drama16th-Apr-2012 03:37 am (UTC)
i doubt that
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eevaleena Re: Jin Akanishi dropped from drama16th-Apr-2012 03:37 am (UTC)
LOLOLOLOL... L'Oreal CM? That's.... a WIN!

Ahhhh... I know what you meant! And yes, I read about Koki "date" with Johnny's too. From what I remember, usually if there's some projects (or planned projects) they usually went out with Johnny right? I remember Kame mention going to Johnny-san house to discuss DB2012 and watch "Hayami-san" dorama with Johnny on TV with that BL scene that makes him uncomfortable. So, yeah. Koki is for sure had some huge projects seeing how he went out with Johnny-san ^^

Oh gawd... don't remind me of that MC "joke" ^^;
rim1789 Re: Jin Akanishi dropped from drama16th-Apr-2012 10:32 am (UTC)
WAIT WHAT ? When did they say that ?

D: I'm failing so hard as a KAT-TUN fan rn. UGH.

Mind telling me about that Koki watching TITANIC with Johnny ? And LOL the one about Kame about DB2012
chizzyrei Re: Jin Akanishi dropped from drama16th-Apr-2012 11:44 am (UTC)
Koki said he watched 3D Titanic with Johnny. Kame also mentioned that they were meeting about DBS 2012 in Johnny's house. When they took a break, it happened to be Hayami's final episode. So they watched it.and there was this gay scene. Lol at Kame's discomfort.

lol now i think if Johnny invites you to something, that means there's work involved as well. He took out NYC for ramen (or was it bbq?) before announcing to them they are gonna be NYC.
rim1789 Re: Jin Akanishi dropped from drama16th-Apr-2012 11:48 am (UTC)
Yep, reminds me of him meeting with Yamapi.

Thanks for explaining :DDDD ^^ Lol.Kame <3 ...And dying at the idea of Koki watching TITANIC 3D with Johnny. Really.

I want a KAT-TUN movie/tanpatsu * get bricked*

kamelli Re: Jin Akanishi dropped from drama16th-Apr-2012 11:19 am (UTC)
Koki and Johnnys Titanic date. WIN!!
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