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5:18 am - 11/04/2013

Arashi's Matsumoto Jun to star in Winter 2014 Gekku "Shitsuren Chocolatier"


Arashi's Matsumoto Jun will be starring in the FujiTV Winter 2014 Gekku "Shitsuren Chocolatier" (The out-of-love chocolatier) which begins its run from January 2014 in the Mondays 9pm timeslot. The drama is based on the same-titled shoujo manga by Mizushiro Setona which has sold more than 1 million copies to date and won the 36th Kodansha Manga Sho (shoujo manga category).

Matsumoto plays the role of Koyurugi Souta who was attending a confectionery school during his senior high school days and had fallen in love at first sight with his senior Saeko. The two of them began dating near Christmas but Souta was suddenly dumped by Saeko one day before Valentine's Day even though he had been preparing some handmade chocolate for his girlfriend who loves chocolate. In order to win Saeko back, Souta decided to head to France to learn how to become a chocolatier and later becomes known as the Prince of Chocolate.

Matsumoto expressed excitement at learning the various techniques to making chocolate and hopes to have enough time to make full preparations for it. He also commented that since the theme of the drama was being out of love, he hopes to convey the joy of being in love and the sadness of being out of love at the same time through this drama.

baka_neko3 3rd-Nov-2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
i have never read the manga or whatever, but i might just watch this because Jun's in it.. i'm in one of those Jun-period atm... XD
otai 3rd-Nov-2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
Mizushiro Setona is the best <3 I can totally recommend her "After School Nightmare" manga to everyone!
maimailove13 4th-Nov-2013 12:49 am (UTC)
Never read the manga either. But Matsujuuuuuun! <3
taciturndream 4th-Nov-2013 03:06 am (UTC)
Read two chapters of the manga, I can totally see MatsuJun playing this part. I just hope the manga's couple isn't the one you could expect, I dislike Saeko. -_-
nadzsanz 4th-Nov-2013 05:21 am (UTC)
ne... is saeko is the heroin ?
taciturndream 4th-Nov-2013 08:09 am (UTC)
Kinda, at least from those two chapters. At least I see her as both heroine and a girl I think she is a bitch. -_- There's another girl but I dunno if she'll play a bigger part.
nadzsanz 4th-Nov-2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
even just a 'character', i hate it!..been dump and try to win her back? what?==
if the other girl play bigger part, the story must be interesting.. hope it be that way..
moondust33 4th-Nov-2013 06:03 am (UTC)
Is he playing a senior high school student??
I mean Matsujun looks young for his age, but tbh I don't think he looks young enough to play a high school student anymore :s

Otherwise the story seems interesting enough ^^ I'll definately check it out ~
taciturndream 4th-Nov-2013 08:13 am (UTC)
Nope, as far as I read he spends 5 years -after school (or uni? can't recall)- in France, so he is an adult alright.
anon01ran 4th-Nov-2013 08:15 am (UTC)
Never read the manga, but I'll definitely watch it <333 :3
mintceres 4th-Nov-2013 10:55 am (UTC)
yes yes yes yes yes
jun x food = this is going to be good. and if it's only for hand porn and chocolate porn
___varying 4th-Nov-2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
Lol one more culinary skill for Matsujun to add to his arsenal.
Sounds cute! Hope there are lots of closeups of pretty chocolate.
arashic5 4th-Nov-2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
So this is why jun is loosing weight! And I was really digging his more bulkier self. Anyway I will definitely watch this! if I can get through natsuniji, I can mostly check this out only for jun <3
enorcsi 4th-Nov-2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
I'm expecting him to open a restaurant once he retires from Arashi. I'll visit for sure (provided I'm still alive by then :P)
rosemaine 5th-Nov-2013 07:25 am (UTC)
where can I suggest Jun to dye his hair to lighter brown :DD
p_e_n 6th-Nov-2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
chocolate make everything good again
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