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Kamenashi Kazuya, Tamaki Koji & Tabe Mikako to star in NTV autumn 2013 drama "Tokyo Bandwagon"

Kamenashi Kazuya, Tamaki Koji and Tabe Mikako will be starring in the NTV autumn 2013 drama "Tokyo Bandwagon ~ Shitamachi Daizoku Monogatari" which will begin its run from October at 9pm on Sundays. This is the first time in 8 years since Tamaki last appeared in a drama  and he will be playing the unconventional father Ganato of the lead character Ao (Kamenashi). The drama is based on the novel series by Shouji Yukiya and features a four-generation family operating a cafe and used books store which uses its weird family rules to resolve various unusual cases. Ganato who is actually a legendary rocker, likes to appear out of nowhere and says eccentric things with a pet phrase "LOVE dane". On the other hand, Tabe will be playing the role of Makino Suzumi, the heroine who is in love with Ao.

The ending theme song of the drama titled "Searchlight" will be sung by Tamaki and is due to be released on 27 November.

Other co-stars include Hiraizumi Sei who plays Hotta Kanichi, the grandfather of the family and Ganato's father, Kaga Mariko as the grandmother who has become a ghost and will be the narrator in the drama, Mimura as Aiko who is the elder sister of Ao and a single mother, Kaneko Nobuaki as Kon, Aoi's elder brother and a free writer who coops himself at home and Taira Airi who plays Ami, the wife of Kon who used to be a cabin attendant.

Source: Oricon, doramaworld
mindpower23 30th-Aug-2013 06:37 am (UTC)
Why should it always be tied to Kame, the theme song?

If the sales of their single is not so promising, why churn out just for the sake that Kame is in it.

He should be concentrating on his act. It's alright to let other sing.
seelenlicht 30th-Aug-2013 10:04 am (UTC)
Because so far they were always singing for his dramas. This would be the first one without a single, and it's understandable that we're confused about that.

Actually the sales are always better than the single is a tie-in with a drama.

Umm. I don't really get what acting has to do with the singing? He is a part KT, and they have to release singles, so of course it would be nice if it was a single for the drama.

Edited at 2013-08-30 10:08 am (UTC)
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