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Sunday, April 09, 2017

Johnny's WEST to star in new Netflix drama "Honoo no Tenkousei REBORN"

The 7 members of Johnny's WEST will be starring in the new Netflix drama series "Honoo no Tenkousei REBORN" (Blazing Transfer Student) which will consist of 8 episodes and be shown in 190 countries this winter. The drama which is based on the same-titled manga by Shimamoto Kazuhiko, was serialised in Shuukan Shonen Sunday between 1983 and 1985 and also marks the first drama featuring a Johnny's Jimusho group which will be shown to an international audience. However, the story will be amended to feature the seven members as new transfer students to a mysterious elite school named Tanebi Gakuen and they all happen to have the same first name Kakeru. They are then sent to various schools nationwide to pose as transfer students where they will work on secret missions to solve the problems facing the schools while vying with one another.

Johnny's WEST which celebrates their 3rd anniversary this year, is taking on their first leading roles in a drama this time, Members Shigeoka Daiki commented that this drama is a great chance for more people to know about their group while Kiriyama Akito said that they will work hard to entertain everyone with their unique charms and humour.

Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Eiga.com

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