Arashi’s Masaki Aiba (38), who announced his marriage to Sho Sakurai (39) on September 28, will play the lead role in a drama series for the first time in three years in “Wada-ke no otoko tachi” (TV Asahi), which starts on October 22.
“Aiba plays a delivery service worker who becomes unemployed due to the Corona disaster. Aiba will play the 37-year-old protagonist, who is unemployed due to the Corona disaster and is a delivery service worker turned Internet news reporter. Aiba plays the 37-year-old protagonist, a delivery service worker turned online news reporter who lost his job due to the Corona disaster. Kuranosuke Sasaki plays a TV newsman who remarried his late mother, and Yasunori Danda plays his grandfather, a newspaper reporter. Considering the content of the drama, it would be a good idea for Aiba to use the news of his marriage as an advertisement. (A staff member of a drama team at a commercial TV station)
However, the drama will not be aired until However, the drama will be aired in the “Friday Night Drama” slot and will start at 11:15 p.m. However, the drama will be broadcast in the “Friday Night Drama” slot, starting at 11:15 p.m. Marriage The drama will be aired in the “Friday night drama” slot and will start at 11:15 p.m. It is expected that the “wedding gift” will boost viewer ratings, but the broadcast time is from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The show will be aired from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., which is outside of the “Golden Prime Zone” (GP Zone).
The last time Aiba played a lead role in a serial drama, “Boku. The last drama series “Boku to Shippo to Kagurazaka” (Telecho), in which Aiba played the leading role, was broadcast in the same frame as this one, and the average viewer rating for all eight episodes was 5.3% (Video Research, Kanto region). The average rating for all 8 episodes was 5.3% (Video Research, Kanto region), which is on par with the average. As expected. Aiba. The average rating for all 8 episodes was 5.3%, which is on average. If the announcement of the marriage had been made earlier, it would have been in the same slot. If the wedding announcement had been made earlier, it might have been shown in the GP slot.
(Same as above). In addition to Aiba In addition to Aiba, the following are the only two dramas starring celebrities belonging to Johnny’s office, broadcast stations, and dates.
In addition to Aiba, there are only two other dramas starring celebrities from Johnny’s that will be aired on commercial broadcasters in October, at the following stations and times: “Samurai Kaasan” (starring Shigeru Jojima of TOKIO, starting on October 12, 2012, on Nippon Television Network, starting at midnight on Mondays)
Disappeared First Love” (starring Shunsuke Michie of Naniwa Boys and Ren Meguro of Snow Man, starting October 9) Starts October 9. (Starts on October 9, 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays on the Telecho network)
Including Aiba’s drama, there were only three dramas starring Johnny’s, and zero dramas in the GP band.
Incidentally, the drama starring Johnny’s talents for the July period was “She’s Kire” starring Kento Nakajima (27) of Sexy Zone, a remake of a Korean drama. (27) starring Kento Nakajima of the Sexy Zone. (Fuji TV), a remake of a Korean drama starring Kento Nakajima (27) of the Sexy Zone, and a new series of Detective 7 (Telecho) starring Noriyuki Higashiyama (54) of Shonentai, a popular series, and #Family Wanted (TBS) starring Daiki Shigeoka (29) of Johnny’s West.
In the next January term, “Tonari no Chikara” (Telemundo) starring Jun Matsumoto (39) of Arashi is scheduled to be broadcast in the GP band. Still, the October GP is generally expected to have high viewership ratings. GP for the October season However, in the October season However, there seems to have been a good reason for the disappearance of dramas starring Johnny’s talent from the GP band for the October season, when high viewership ratings are generally expected.
“Since the death of Janie Kitagawa, the founder and former president of the company, there have been a series of departures of the talent belonging to the company. “Since the death of the founder and former president, Janie Kitagawa, there have been a series of departures of the talents affiliated with the company. Of those who left the company, Ryo Nishikido and Tomohisa Yamashita, formerly of Kanjani Eight, and Tomoya Nagase, formerly of Tokio, were at the level to star in commercial TV GP dramas. Of those who left, former Kanjani Eight members Ryo Nishikido, Tomohisa Yamashita, and Tomoya Nagase of TOKIO were capable of starring in commercial TV dramas. So, it must have caused some damage to Johnny’s.
According to some reports, Fuji TV has offered Takuya Kimura to play the lead role in a GP drama series for the October season. According to some reports, Fuji TV offered Takuya Kimura the lead role in the drama “Kyoba,” which aired on two consecutive nights last year and this New Year’s It is said that he was rejected because he was too busy. The current situation of Johnny’s is that Kimutaku is the top talent who can play a leading role in a TV drama. It is expected that the younger generation It is expected that the younger generation will rise to the occasion,” said a sports newspaper reporter in charge of broadcasting.
Another reason is the rise of good-looking actors from other entertainment agencies.
“The other reason is the rise of handsome actors from other entertainment agencies. The reason is the rise of handsome actors from other entertainment agencies. This is why it takes time for them to establish themselves as actors.
On the other hand, other agencies On the other hand, other agencies train their actors from the beginning. In fact, the list of lead actors for the October GP In fact, the list of leading actors for the October season of GP shows that Masataka Kubota, Tsuyoshi Ayano, Kei Tanaka, Yuya Yagira, Shun Oguri, Hidetoshi Nishijima, etc., are all leading actors. All of them are All of them are actors who have grown up through their career. Stardust Promotion, to which Kubota and Yagira belong, and Tristone Entertainment, to which Ayano, Tanaka, and Oguri belong, are particularly good at discovering and nurturing young actors. In terms of video works, their momentum has surpassed that of Johnny’s.” (Film industry insider)
In March 2023, Johnny’s has announced a “22-years-old retirement system” for their talent who have failed to make their CD debut. If only those who want to be actors can start full-fledged training before then. Even if they don’t make their CD debut, they will be able to discover “gems” with extraordinary acting ability. If they start training actors in earnest, even if they don’t make their CD debuts, they may be able to unearth a “gem” with extraordinary acting ability.
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