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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.


sweethoney4eva 16th-Apr-2012 03:32 am (UTC)
now i'm waiting who will take the onizuka's role
will other johnny's talent fill in?
banana666 16th-Apr-2012 03:52 am (UTC)
rumours said that kame,matsujun or koki will take the role..
but, who knows..i wish Matsu-nii will take that role coz he's the ultimate onizuka in JE hahahha
b_akakame 16th-Apr-2012 04:42 am (UTC)
Isn't MatsuJun one of his closest buddys, though?
It makes me wonder at who the three he'd be most pissed. LOL
chizzyrei 16th-Apr-2012 11:48 am (UTC)
hahaha. I really wonder. Though he's good friends with Jin and Kame. Now, i can totally see Koki in that role.
b_akakame 16th-Apr-2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
me too!
Although there maybe would be more drama if it was Kame or Jun. *coughs* But well, right now Koki actually seems best for the role if you ask me. :)
ocha_suki 16th-Apr-2012 04:45 am (UTC)
+1 for matsu-nii
whited_79 16th-Apr-2012 04:48 am (UTC)
nobody in JE should...GTO shouldn't even be remade at all!
nalty7 17th-Apr-2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
lalesca 16th-Apr-2012 03:53 am (UTC)
I hope they don't think about getting Kamenashi in his place bc then we'll have a whole new chapter in this soap opera...
eevaleena 16th-Apr-2012 03:56 am (UTC)
banana666 16th-Apr-2012 04:01 am (UTC)
the ultimate AKAMEISA saga chapter 2 featuring Kamenashi Kazuya
ocha_suki 16th-Apr-2012 04:48 am (UTC)
no, some rumors said either kame refused it or couldn't take the offering coz he'll be busy with DB & Johnny WorldStage show ;)
lalesca 16th-Apr-2012 05:10 am (UTC)
thank God he refused or there were other plans, bc I could see the huge drama that it would probably start once people start to say he took GTO from Jin...
chizzyrei 16th-Apr-2012 11:47 am (UTC)
are they not giving him a proper drama that's more appropriate for him? I mean, he's gonna do 1 drama per year right?
kazu_kumaguro 16th-Apr-2012 08:46 am (UTC)
lmao I rather Kame not to suffer more but now you said it, it's actually going to be interesting.
we might get Meisa and Kame confrontation chapter lmao but I guess she is too classy to do that, or at least I want to believe so, I mean, she is married to Jin.
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