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5:07 pm - 11/16/2012

‘ATARU’ to return with a special drama on New Year’s Day

On October 25th, it was announced that the TBS drama ‘ATARU‘, which aired in the spring will be returning with a special drama on New Year’s Day.

‘ATARU’ is starring SMAP’s Nakai Masahiro as the lovable ‘Chokozai’ aka ‘Ataru’ who is suffering from the savant syndrome. He commented, “I’m glad that I can act as Chokozai again, but this feeling of joy is also mixed with a certain anxiety. I hope we all will have a lot of fun at the set again.”

The drama tells the story of ‘Chokozai’, who helps two detectives – played by Kuriyama Chiaki and Kitamura Kazuki – solving with various difficult cases using his extraordinary memory and deductive skills. The drama was a big success with ratings as high as 21.7%.

In the special drama, the younger brother of Chokozai, ‘Tasuku’ becomes the prime suspect in a serial murder case that resemble the 1997 crucifix murders in America. Though Chokozai returned to America in the final episode of the drama, he will come back to Japan in order to help out his brother.

The producer of the drama explained that it was a miracle that he managed to get all of those busy actors together again for the special. He said, “It’s such an inexpressible feeling, I cannot describe it with words. I was moved to tears.” The drama’s main theme is the bonds between family and friends. He continued, “I hope we can send out a warm message and give all viewers a great amount of energy for their start into the new year.”

amiegroove 17th-Nov-2012 02:15 am (UTC)
the greatest news of today!
enneagram_four 17th-Nov-2012 02:28 am (UTC)
wonder who will play the brother?
zgzgirl 17th-Nov-2012 02:48 am (UTC)
Great newss. I really like this drama.
Glad to see Ataru in action once again
stole_away 17th-Nov-2012 02:52 am (UTC)
OMG, finally!!! I've been waiting for this!
csaca 17th-Nov-2012 04:11 am (UTC)
chaosmeleon 17th-Nov-2012 05:12 am (UTC)
Yaaaaay! 楽しみにしています!
heckzx 17th-Nov-2012 06:07 am (UTC)
Ah cannot wait! Loved the series a lot
saiyanwizard 17th-Nov-2012 07:33 am (UTC)
YATTA!!!!!! So excited!!!!!!
traviell 17th-Nov-2012 10:24 am (UTC)
inachan89 17th-Nov-2012 11:40 am (UTC)
Still have to watch the drama,but i have high expectations after reading these comments^^
stbluemoon 17th-Nov-2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
Heard the announcement a while ago, but I'll gladly celebrate again -- Yeessss!! :DDDbb
shunluv 17th-Nov-2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
just finish the drama few weeks ago and it is awesome<3
as expected from the same team behind Trick and SPEC xD

and at the time when they mention his brother i thought why he never appear i the drama, so this is why xD

now im still waiting for Kagiheya SP :P
asth77 17th-Nov-2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
that's cool of those actors to come back together!
I know those are quite popullar and busy poeple...
ayaryo 17th-Nov-2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
Kind of hoping Spec's cast would make an appearance XD
010101 18th-Nov-2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
itisleezone 19th-Nov-2012 09:58 am (UTC)
Looking forward!! ^^
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