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11:05 am - 09/04/2013

SEXY ZONE's Sato Shori to have his first lead role in NTV drama, 49!

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It's been revealed that Sexy Zone's Sato Shori will get his first drama lead in NTV's '49' written by popular scriptwriter Nojima Shinji.

Sato will play 'Kagami Dan', a shut-in who is not very good at both studies and sports. However after a certain occurrence, the soul of his dead father enters his body. His father's quality of doing everything skillfully allows him to become popular and good at sports. The drama will also star Jinguji Yuta (Johnny's Jr.), Yasui Kentaro (Johnny's Jr.), Yamamoto Maika, Nomura Masumi, and Konno Mahiru.

Sato expressed, "It's a drama that has catchy parts and the kind of atmosphere I like. From when I first read the content, I thought it was a really good drama and made a 'guts pose' in my mind."

Producer Ueno Hiroyuki explained that he chose Sato to play the lead because he's a 'rare find', "He shines even brighter when put in the center. Since this drama depends on the lead, if the lead doesn't function, the drama won't succeed. There are not much people who can shoulder this position today. In that sense, I believe he's a 'rare find'."

NTV will air '49' every Saturdays from 12:50 am to 1:20 am starting October 5.

Other Johnny's Jr. included in the drama are Teranishi Takuto, Morita Myuto, Shimekake Ryuya, Takahashi Fuu, Abe Aran, and Haniuda Amu.

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eevaleena 4th-Sep-2013 08:56 am (UTC)
I'm going to watch this for Yasui-baby. Wonder what kind of role he'll play this time!
tegomass_ayane 4th-Sep-2013 09:26 am (UTC)
Omggg i'll definitely watch this yo!
subarunee 4th-Sep-2013 09:27 am (UTC)
I'm here for the Jrs!!!~~~

8 Jrs... And will be the first dorama for the 3 or them,Congratulation~
motusama 4th-Sep-2013 09:31 am (UTC)
And Teranishi Takuto o/
mamoswine1 4th-Sep-2013 11:44 am (UTC)
I think when I watch this I will see a male version of Paruru
fuu1130 4th-Sep-2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
xanithofdragons 4th-Sep-2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
I haven't decided yet if I want to try to watch this for the Jrs, especially for Yasui. But the premise does sound interesting.
sakinah95 4th-Sep-2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
I've only seen him in Hungry! drama before, so gotta watch this because I wonder what did the producer mean by 'rare find'...
doramaonna 4th-Sep-2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
Ummm, not denying he is good but maybe it is too soon!
l_no_sekai 4th-Sep-2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
the pic was taken 2 years ago when he was 15, fyi.
nowadays, it's pretty common to see johnny's 17yo get promoted to be a lead role.
doramaonna 4th-Sep-2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
I was not thinking of his age but the fact he did just 2 dramas with not such big roles! Being lead is completely different thing!
fuu1130 4th-Sep-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
excited for Yasui!! ^3^
anamtk 4th-Sep-2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
I'll watch this for Yasui, Myuto, Shime e Shori...*-----*
rim1789 5th-Sep-2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
I was already sold because of the Juniors, but now ? Lol I m really curious about this plot
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