Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ohno Satoshi to star in a love comedy for the first time through NTV's Spring 2016 drama "Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi"

Arashi's leader Ohno Satoshi will be starring in a love comedy for the first time as he takes on the leading role in the NTV Spring 2016 drama "Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi" (The most difficult romance in the world) beginning its run from April in the Wednesdays 10pm timeslot. He plays Samejima Reiji, the heir to a traditional ryokan who has developed his business and is making inroads into the hotel industry. Although he is great at making his customers satisfied and is nicknamed the darling of the hotel industry, he is haughty, childish, unable to observe his surroundings when interacting with people and has no talent in pleasing the opposite sex. As he doesn't realise his own faults and why he is unpopular with women, Samejima has a tough time when he falls in love for the first time and tries to overcome his handicap in romance. The drama will be an original story written by Kaneko Shigeki who had been responsible for works such as "Propoosu Daisakusen" and "Kyou wa Kaisha yasumimasu".

Ohno commented that he had his reservations about starring in a romance drama but felt more assured as this is a love comedy rather than a pure romance story. If it had been a true-blue love story, he wouldn't have been able to take it on as he feels embarrassed about it. As he has to speak lines which he has never said in real life, he feels that this will show a different image of him. Ohno also revealed that although he was quite interested in the title of being a CEO and had dreamed of having a namecard with the CEO title, he wasn't as keen in the work that a CEO does so he's glad to be able to try being a CEO in this drama without actually having to work as one.

Filming begins at the end of February and the rest of the cast will be announced at a later date.

Source: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi / Sponichi


Aqi said...

I'm glad to find another original story this time. I also really enjoy a love comedy story, though I prefer a bigger portion of the romance part. Now waiting for the whole cast to be revealed especially who will be the heroine. And I assumed they placed it on Wednesday10 based on the genre? they usually put drama starring Johnny's on Saturday9 right.

Anonymous said...

The heroine is Haru.

Aqi said...

Really? already confirmed? if its true the heroine is Haru then I think I will watch it :) Haru in love comedy story seems interesting. I imagine it probably like 'Date', with the character being reversed, Ohno with Yoriko's character and Haru with Takumi's character.