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Saturday, April 07, 2018

Tanaka Kei to star in new TV Asahi Spring 2018 drama "Ossans Love" along with Yoshida Kotaro & Hayashi Kento

Tanaka Kei will be starring in the new TV Asahi Spring 2018 drama "Ossans Love" (Middle-aged men's love) which will begin its run from 21 April in the Saturdays 11.15pm timeslot. The drama series is the continuation of the SP shown at the end of 2016 which attracted a lot of attention for its hillarious yet heart-pounding romance. Besides Tanaka, Yoshida who also appeared in the SP will continue to appear in the drama series while Hayashi Kento joins the cast for the first time.

Tanaka plays the lead character Haruta Souichi, a 33-year-old man who loves women especially those who are well-endowed and craves to get married one day even though he is not popular with girls. One day, he suddenly finds himself receiving confessions of love from his middle-aged boss Kurosawa Musashi (Yoshida) who is married and his handsome flatmate Maki Ryouta (Hayashi) who is also his junior at work. Although he had never considered the two of them in the romantic sense, he is still greatly disturbed by the revelations and doesn't know how to react because he has never experienced being fought over all this while. Kurosawa is a very serious guy at work and very much admired by his subordinates but is hiding the fact that he is a gay. For the sake of Haruta, he is even willing to divorce his beautiful wife of 30 years and goes all out to win Haruta's heart. As for Maki, he is well-liked by the female staff in the company for his good looks and great qualifications. He didn't actually have the intention of confessing his feelings to Haruta but goes ahead to do so when he gets wind of Kurosawa's advances towards Haruta.

Tanaka commented when they were doing the SP, he was very intrigued by the interesting storyline and had enjoyed the filming so much that they were talking about how good it would be to make a sequel. However, he was surprised that they would be doing a full series this time. Especially since Yoshida will be the "heroine", he believes that the drama will be even more powerful this time and pledged to go all out to "love" his "heroine".

As for Yoshida, he joked about his first "heroine" role and said that he was both excited and nervous. He praised his co-star Tanaka for being so good at acting and a nice guy so he jokingly said that he was worried that he might actually end up falling for the latter for real as the filming progresses. Hayashi who is working with Tanaka for the first time and had played father and son with Yoshida in the past, said that he was so excited about their characters' relationships this time. Especially since the relationship between him and Yoshida will be different this time, he pledged to go all out to fight for Tanaka with Yoshida in the next three months.

Sources: Oricon / Sanspo

1 comment:

MousySara said...

Wonder how it’s gonna be a continuation since the changed the kohai and Haruta already rejected his boss. Looking forward to watchit. Hope there’ll be subs.