Thursday, February 9, 2012

Odagiri Joe to Star as Rock Musician and Father in Drama Series “Kazoku no Uta”

Actor Odagiri Joe (35) will star in a Fuji TV drama series this spring, titled “Kazoku no Uta.” The series will be broadcast on Sundays at 9:00pm, beginning in April.

Odagiri plays the role of Hayakawa, a rock musician who was once extremely popular but who has now faded from public memory ever since his band broke up 13 years earlier. His only regular work that remains is a 30-minute live radio show early in the morning and occasional fan events.

One day, he encounters three young girls who are his daughters, and he ends up having to live with them. However, he can’t let his situation be publicly known, especially to his record company that wants to find a way to end its contract with him. Through his living with the three girls, Hayakawa matures as a person and as a father.

Yusuke Santamaria plays Hayakawa’s manager, while Kanjiya Shihori plays a photographer named Yoko who secretly has feelings for Hayakawa. Otsuka Nene plays Asako, a former photographer who is like an older sister to Yoko and who is familiar with Hayakawa’s glory days as a musician.

The three actresses playing Odagiri’s daughters have not yet been announced.

Source : Oricon via tokyograph

Anime “Saint Seiya” to Return to Television After 23 Years

It has been announced that a new series of former popular anime “Saint Seiya Ω (omega)” will begin airing on TV asahi starting in April.

Saint Seiya‘ is a popular manga series written by Kurumada Masami, which was serialized on “Weekly Shonen Jump” during 1986 ~ 1990 thenbeen adapted as TV anime during in October 1986 ~ in April 1989 on TV asahi.

The series tells the story of five magical warriors named the ‘Saints’ that fight in sacred armor whose designs are inspired by various constellations that each warrior adopts as their guardian symbols. The five warriors seek to defend the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena in her battle against other Olympian gods that want to dominate Earth.

The manga and TV anime gained wide recognition both in Japan and internationally.

For the new series, “Saint Seiya Ω” will center around “the new generation character” named ‘Kouga’ who chases after the back of legendary Saint, ‘Seiya’. The story will feature Kouga and his fellows’ persisting battle against the evil warrior ‘Mars.’  Reportedly, there will also be a female warrior, and the main character from the previous series ‘Seiya’ and his fellows will make appearance.
“Saint Seiya Ω” will start airing on April every Sunday at 6:30 am ~ 7:00 am on TV asahi.

Source : Web The Television via tokyohive

Sato Takeru to Appear in NHK’s Documentary Special Program

It’s been announced that actor Sato Takeru (22) will be featured on the March 31st broadcast of NHKBS Premium for their documentary special titled, “Hadaka ni Shitai Otoko ‘Sato Takeru’.”

This documentary will mark Sato’s first time as a documentary character and will feature his trip to Verona and Venice, Italy for his upcoming stage debut for “Romeo and Juliet“. This stage play will open their curtains in Tokyo on April 29th at Akasaka ACT Theater and run until the final performance on May 27th.

This film will also capture Sato’s challenge on medieval dance and fencing in Italy. He will also visit his alma mater in his hometown (Saitama Prefecture) and will look back at his high school days during when he was scouted to the entertainment industry. The documentary will also show scenes with his cat as well.

Regarding this film, Sato stated, “Being able to go to Verona became a part of large existence in me. It’s rare for me to actually show myself on the screen so I would be happy if people would be able to know more of me through this documentary.”
“Hadaka ni Shitai Otoko ‘Sato Takeru’” will be broadcasted on April 7th on Saturday at 10:30 P.M. JST.

Source : tokyohive
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