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2:50 pm - 01/17/2013

Popular drama ‘ATARU’ to be continued with a movie

On January 6th, TBS offered a pleasant surprise for the fans of the popular drama ‘ATARU‘ at the end of its four-hour long special episode.

The drama – starring SMAP’s Nakai Masahiro – is going to be continued even further with an upcoming movie titled ‘ATARU THE FIRST LOVE & THE LAST KILL‘ (tentative).

Not much information is known about the movie adaptation other than TOHO is going to distribute it nationwide and that its official website can be accessed via

‘ATARU’ is an original drama by scriptwriter Sakurai Takeharu and features Nakai Masahiro as the lovable ‘Chokozai’ aka ‘Ataru’, who is suffering from the savant syndrome. Chokozai helps two detectives – played by Kuriyama Chiaki and Kitamura Kazuki – solve various difficult cases by using his extraordinary memory and deductive skills. The drama started off with a high television rating of 19.9% and even recorded a single-episode rating of 21.7% during its run.

Therefore, TBS offered it a special episode that aired on the 6th. It was split into two separate stories titled ‘Suteyama Tanteisha Monogatari ~’Anan Kota-kun Yuukai Jiken’ ni Chokozai tachi ga Idomu!!~‘ and ‘ATARU Kanzen Shinsaku Special – New York Kara no Chousenjo!!‘. The latter featured guest stars such as Horikita Maki, Okada Masaki, and AKB48’s Shimazaki Haruka.

exdream1999 17th-Jan-2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
So here for the movie!

The ending to the special was an excellent cliff-hanger; and Okada better be back as Ataru's brother because he was great.

gambareletsgo 17th-Jan-2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
I loved ATARU~
More Chokozai x Ebina!

Is Tama-chan in this? I hope so!
edneichon 17th-Jan-2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I still dont get it, how does Nakai manage his shedule/time, amusing.
miyukixrinn 18th-Jan-2013 12:08 am (UTC)
he basically dont have much (or none at all during worst cases) private time ^^;;
iheartkimura 18th-Jan-2013 01:35 am (UTC)
It really is amusing! But apparently he's on a little break right now because he was spotted in Singapore^^
edneichon 18th-Jan-2013 01:48 am (UTC)
i saw the rumor on the net, so its true, im happy he is on a little break, he deserves it :D
bear100 18th-Jan-2013 01:06 am (UTC)
when i see kaoru, i can't help but be reminded of naoto from persona 4 since i'm playing it now.
dramajewels 18th-Jan-2013 01:10 am (UTC)
Looking forward to this movie. I really enjoyed the series. I'm sure Nakai-san will make time for it to be great.
iheartkimura 18th-Jan-2013 01:38 am (UTC)
Yay glad it will become a movie!
I won't be able to see it till 2015 probably >_____>
but I have lots of patience.
saiyanwizard 18th-Jan-2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Work, movie! My favorite drama of 2012!
stole_away 23rd-Jan-2013 08:23 am (UTC)
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