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Monday, May 02, 2016

Kiritani Mirei to star in FujiTV Summer 2016 Gekku "Suki na hito ga iru koto"

The production press conference of FujiTV Summer 2016 Gekku "Suki na hito ga iru koto" (Having someone I like) was held online via YouTube, LINE LIVE and Twicast on 1 May which was attended by cast members Kiritani Mirei, Yamazaki Kento, Miura Shohei and Nomura Shuhei. The love comedy which will be shown from July in the Mondays 9pm timeslot, is set at a seaside restaurant where Kiritani's character who aims to be a patissier, goes to work part-time and spends a summer with three handsome brothers played by Miura, Yamazaki and Nomura.

Kiritani plays the role of Sakurai Misaki who hopes to open her own job and works hard at being a patissier to the extent that she has even forgotten the feeling of falling in love and kissing a guy. One day, she is suddenly fired from her job and unsure of what the future has in store of her. Coincidentally, she bumps into Shibasaki Chiaki (Miura) who used to be her first love during their senior school days. Upon hearing what happened, Chiaki offers to let Misaki work part-time at their family's restaurant in Shonan.

Misaki realises later that Chiaki has two younger brothers also living at the restaurant. Toma (Nomura), the youngest brother who is attending cooking school and aims to be a chef, is a playboy while Kanata (Yamazaki), the second brother is a talented chef who doesn't recognise Misaki's skills as a patissier and the two of them are always at odds with each other.

According to FujiTV, more than 600,000 tuned in to the live broadcast online while the photo of the cast posted on Twitter gathered more than 100,000 reactions (40,000 retweets and 64,000 likes) in just two hours. There are plans for videos of the press conference to be released at a later date.

Source: Oricon

Is it just me or do you also think that the setting of this story resembles 2002's Lunch no Joou?

Heroine: Takeuchi Yuko
4 brothers: Tsutsumi Shinichi, Eguchi Yosuke, Tsumabuki Satoshi and Yamashita Tomohisa
Strictly speaking, Tsutsumi only appeared in the beginning and end of the drama so we can consider the family to have three brothers only.
Place: Family-run restaurant
Season: Summer
How the heroine comes to the family-run restaurant: Brought in by the eldest brother

Hmm...just a coincidence???

1 comment:

chan said...

Yeah, This plot was thought a coincidence with Lunch no Joou.