Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi to star in drama special “Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai”


Arashi member Ohno Satoshi (30) will star in a New Year’s drama special on Fuji TV, titled “Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai.” The drama is based on a popular novel by Higashigawa Tokuya, the same author who wrote the “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de” novel that was adapted as a drama series (currently airing) starring fellow Arashi member Sakurai Sho (29).

Like “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de,” the story combines comedy and mystery. Ohno plays the role of Tarui Shotaro, an ordinary guy who dreamed of becoming a hero when he was a child, but now gets by as a part-time worker. The unexpected story unfolds when one day, the daughter of a yakuza boss asks him to plan a make-believe kidnapping.

Sato Ryuta plays Shotaro’s co-worker who helps him with the kidnapping. Kanjiya Shihori plays Satsuki, the eldest daughter of the Hanazono yakuza clan, while Narimiya Hiroki plays Satsuki’s college senpai who joined the Hanazono clan after graduation. Takahashi Katsumi plays the head of a rival organization who has fallen in love with Satsuki. Kitaoji Kinya plays Satsuki’s father and the head of the Hanazono clan.

Filming will start at the end of this month. The drama will be aired during the New Year period, but a specific time and date have not been announced.

Sports Hochi


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