02 February 2013 @ 02:14 am
[Subs] Akechi Kogorou VS Kindaichi Kousuke  
Akechi Kogorou VS Kindaichi Kousuke

The two most famous Japanese mystery characters have come together to solve a crime. A year ago, a man was trying to commit suicide by jumping off a police station building. He was rescued by two man who happened to be the well known Akechi Kogoro and Kosukue Kindaichi. The famous duo were asked to be the witness and to provide information for police record. From the surface, it was a simple case of suicide. however, soon after the incident, The police lieutenant committed suicide in his office. Slowly from the gathered evident, the two most unlikely case are being linked. (endimiontakayama)

Nagase Tomoya
Matsuoka Masahiro
Uchiyama Rina
Hirata Mitsuru
Horikita Maki
Yo Kimiko
Zaizen Naomi
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18 November 2012 @ 06:24 pm
[Translation] Nagase's new drama "Don't Cry, Hara-chan" to start in January  

Nihon Television "cools down" this coming January with its announcement of new Saturday night drama "Don't Cry, Hara-chan" starring Nagase Tomoya. The drama tells of the love story between Echizen, a plain woman working at a fish paste factory, and "Hara-chan", the protagonist of her manga who suddenly springs to life in the real world. Nagase, who hasn't starred in a drama role in two years and taking on the role of "Hara-chan", commented on his role with "Just as Echizen beats at the stress of her daily life by drawing manga, I'll beat this drama with all my thoughts and feelings about acting that have been building up these last two years!"

The manga version of "Hara-chan" was also unveiled, and when Nagase was asked if he thought it resembled him, he replied with "Oh, it's quite excellent. I have pretty much no artistic talent, so I'm rather jealous (laugh)." "Hara-chan" as a character spends most of his time at izakayas grumbling about life and getting drunk. With every day following the same pattern, all he ever feels is anger, while lacking the courage to do anything about it. As he cries, all he can do it tell himself to shape up and stop crying, which explains the title "Don't Cry, Hara-chan." Through drawing this manga, Echizen is able to let off stress by expressing her grudges and discontent with her own life, things she normally wouldn't be able to tell anyone else. But then one day, a miracle happens. Suddenly, "Hara-chan" comes to life in human form, which begins the love story between Hara-chan and Echizen.

About his character, Nagase said that "He's like, as naive as a baby, totally straight-forward about everything, but once he's turned 3D, reality hits him hard. In that, there's a really heart-breaking yet exciting story that can be told." Hara-chan is sultry, gloomy, and always racing ahead fruitlessly. But in his role as the hero who saves Echizen from her daily life, Echizen goes from being annoyed at his appearance to slowly but surely coming to accept him. Along with Echizen, we'll come to discover the true beauties of the world, and the miracles of life that exist in each and every moment. But surely the story of someone from the real world and a manga character can't end happily, can it? Just what will the pair's fate be in the end?

Both reality and the world of the manga will be sketched in front of us for this drama. Reading the script, Nagase described it as "It's certainly an out-of-this-world storyline, but I feel like the two realities are mixed really well, which I think makes it just one example of the 'correct' way to handle a story of this type." "Don't Cry, Hara-chan" marks his first serial drama in the last two years. It's being produced by Kawano Hidehiro, the same producer of the 2006 drama My Boss, My Hero, also starring Nagase, and which brought in an average viewer rating of 19.1%. "I'm really curious to see all the new things we can accomplish working with the same team [as My Boss, My Hero]," stated Nagase.

The script is being handled by Okada Yoshikazu, of whose hit morning NHK drama "Chura-san" was awarded the Mukouda Kuniko and Hashida awards, and whose hit morning drama from just last year, "Ohisama", and recent drama "Saigo kara Ni-banme no Koi" have been beautiful examples of adult love stories. Other staff members on the team with producer Kawano include those from "Youkai Ningen Bemu," a deep and heart-breaking drama which broached questions such as "what is human?" As an actor who's taken on all kinds of roles in all types of stories, Nagase will join this top-class team, creating a new hero never before seen in "Don't Cry, Hara-chan!"

--start date, January 18th, 2013
Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. (Nihon Television)
---really quick translation, but wanted to get this out so everyone knew! <3