[Discussion] Ryusei no Kizuna - Nino, Ryo, Toda Erika

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[Discussion] Ryusei no Kizuna - Nino, Ryo, Toda Erika

Post by marienella_m » Jul 22nd, '08, 22:59

Offiicial site: http://www.tbs.co.jp/ryuseinokizuna/

Cast: Ninomiya Kazunari, Nishikido Ryo, Toda Erika, Miura Tomokazu
Original story: Higashino Keigo (Galileo, Byakuyaku, Tegami, G@me etc)
Screenwriter: Kudo Kankuro (IWGP, Kisarazu Cat's Eye, Tiger and Dragon etc.)

Novel's synopsis: by yanie
Ryusei no Kizuna (literally translated: Meteor Bond)
Author: Higashino Keigo

Published in Shuukan Gendai magazine from September 16th, 2006 to September 15th, 2007. And published as a novel book by Kodansha in March 5th, 2008.

Catchy phrase:
"14年後、彼らが仕掛けた復讐計画の最大の誤算は、妹の恋心だった"
"14-nen-go, karera ga shikaketa fukushuu keikaku no saidai no gosan wa, imouto no koigokoro datta"
"14 years later, their biggest miscount in their revenge plan is, their sister's love"

Synopsis:
Ariake is a family of five, living under the same roof. But their relationship situation is quite different than other common families.

The father, Ariake Yukihiro, is the western food restaurant owner, ARIAKE, a specialist in Hayashi rice (hashed beef rice; contains beef, onions, and button mushrooms, in a thick demi-glace sauce which often contains red wine and tomato sauce). He has 2 birth sons, Koichi (Ninomiya Kazunari) and Taisuke (Nishikido Ryo). I have no information about their birth mother, but she probably has died.

The mother, Yazaki Toko, in the past, was working in the entertaining trade (night club, etc), she got pregnant coz of her work and she gave birth to Shizuna (Toda Erika). Toko live in the Ariake's house as a mother and a wife, but for some particular reasons, Yukihiro and Toko doesn't register marriage to the ward office. However, Yukihiro adopted Shizuna as his own daughter, and so in school she used the name, Ariake Shizuna. (Yes... that means Koichi and Taisuke are not related by blood at all with their sister, Shizuna.)

When Koichi, Taisuke and Shizuna were in elementary school, on one night, they went out of house to see the meteor rain. When they returned to the house, the 2nd child, Taisuke saw someone suspicious coming out of the house. While the first child, Koichi, found their parents' dead body. The police cannot find the murderer. And the siblings joined an orphanage.

14 years later, due to a cause and other(like childhood trauma/cheated by bad people and to keep surviving), the siblings become a group of swindlers, fooling rich men to get their money.

Koichi (Ninomiya Kazunari) is the mastermind, he does the detailed research and plans. When he got out of the orphanage, Koichi had work in a company once, but the company went bankrupt, the president commited suicide, and Koichi had to be responsible to pay the company's debts. Then Koichi decided to swindle rich men's money. And he continue the work together with his brother and sister. Koichi care about his younger brother and sister deeply, and do anything to protect them.

Taisuke (Nishikido Ryo) is a specialist in disguise (salaryman, executive, etc). He work on the front line, meeting with their targets directly.

Shizuna (Toda Erika) work on the front line together with Taisuke, and her main task is to seduce the targets.

One day, the three get to know the Togami-tei restaurant owner, Togami Yukinari, a young man. When Yukinari's father, Togami Masayuki, show up, Taisuke immediately recognized him as the guy who suspiciously came out of their house on the night their parents murdered. The siblings soon concluded that Togami Masayuki is the murderer of their parents and starts to plan revenge.
Their suspicion got stronger when they tasted Togami's foods. When he was a child, Koichi was taught how to make Ariake's cooks by his father. When he tasted Togami's cooks, he can immediately recognized it as Ariake's taste, and so he concluded that Togami has stolen the Ariake's recipe.

The first step of the revenge plan is, Koichi told Shizuna to get close to Togami Yukinari to steal the man's heart. Unexpectedly, Shizuna fell in love with Yukinari for real. And Taisuke who often move around together with Shizuna, realized this first...
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Post by kandysakura » Jul 22nd, '08, 23:14

this would be an amazing drama!!!!
but i have a feeling its a rumor. especially since its coming from LJ, and the entry didnt even have a link of where this news came from
i'll keep my fingers crossed

EDIT

never mind, i found this while reading the comments on that entry. apparently theres even a newspaper article for this annoucing Nino's new drama.

http://tenjostyle.livejournal.com/28804 ... mode=reply
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Post by marienella_m » Jul 22nd, '08, 23:19

the links ive posted are screenshots from Sankei Sports, but here is the online article.
http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/080723 ... 000-n1.htm

ive added the LJ link because of the summary. but the drama is definitely confirmed.:)

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Post by kandysakura » Jul 22nd, '08, 23:27

if thats the case, then YAY~! xD
its going to be wierd seeing ryo in a drama aside from Last Friends.
i swear that drama scarred me for life... well, the impression of ryo anyways..
now i cant even picture him doing another character! xP
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Re: [Discussion] Ryusei no Kizuna - Nino, Ryo, Toda Erika

Post by chokubi » Jul 23rd, '08, 03:06

marienella_m wrote: Screenwriter will be Kudo Kankuro of IWGP, Kisarazu Cat's Eye, Tiger and Dragon etc.
That's it man, gonna keep a look out for this one. Thanks for the info Marienella_m.

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Post by atskv9 » Jul 23rd, '08, 05:25

I realize it's swindlers so I hope it doesn't end up being too much like Kurosagi... Anywho, looking forward to Erika using her seduction :roll

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Post by aishoni2 » Jul 23rd, '08, 05:56

don't worry atskv9. Its Kudo Kankuro, Ninomiya and Higashino-san.
It will never end up like the lame-excuse-of-a-dorama that was Kurosagi.
^_^V
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Post by hateytb » Jul 23rd, '08, 06:35

OMG! OMG! i'm so excited for this drama!!
cant wait to see Toda Erika!!
especially as a swindler using seduction!!

i thought Kurosagi was pretty good
so i dont think that people hard work of creating it can be described with just one word, especially not that word..

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Post by Salz » Jul 23rd, '08, 07:07

i totally luv the writers and all drama they have done is amazing^^
cant wait for this one....
before i heard rumor that Toma might have drama with Nino but turn out it is Ryo....
but still excited to c how Ryo performance in this one...

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Post by aishoni2 » Jul 23rd, '08, 08:03

hateytb wrote: i thought Kurosagi was pretty good
so i dont think that people hard work of creating it can be described with just one word, especially not that word..
sorry, but that was my personal opinion on that particular drama. Although it does revolve around the same attractive subject (eg. swindling & revenge), the scriptwriter, book adaptation and actors themselves promises a better performance. Sorry for the rant but that was because i've read others who commented that this is "a poor man's version of Kurosagi" which it is definitely NOT.
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Post by Egg-chan » Jul 23rd, '08, 15:14

I'm so excited for this XD.. NINNOOOOOOO :wub: And I love Erika tooooo.. Ryo is good too :P
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Post by Rori » Jul 23rd, '08, 15:17

Cannot wait for this!

Toda, Nino and Ryo all in one.

I'm really looking forward to this. :wub:
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Post by suboshiyui » Jul 23rd, '08, 15:26

Just a heads up to everyone :D

Akira SHOCK! Fansubs will be subbing this series, once it begins in October. Our two current outstanding dramas (Papa to Musume no Nanokakan and Osen) should be complete by that time. However, we're recruiting for translators now if anyone is interested in helping sub this drama.

We look forward to doing a great job for everyone :D

Edit: We'll be collaborating with STORMY team on this project now! :D We intend to do a weekly release, so we look forward to working with them and doing an awesome job on this project!
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Post by morai_naki » Jul 23rd, '08, 16:42

KUDO KANKURO.
Enough said.

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Post by justlisax3 » Jul 23rd, '08, 17:24

news clip:

i really can't wait for the drama. :mrgreen:
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Post by totally_0bsessed » Jul 24th, '08, 03:55

yatta! Another Nino drama! :cheers:
And Kudo Kankuro! Even better! Im so looking forward to this... :lol

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Post by kandysakura » Jul 27th, '08, 23:29

suboshiyui wrote:Just a heads up to everyone :D

Akira SHOCK! Fansubs will be subbing this series, once it begins in October. Our two current outstanding dramas (Papa to Musume no Nanokakan and Osen) should be complete by that time. However, we're recruiting for translators now if anyone is interested in helping sub this drama.

We look forward to doing a great job for everyone :D

Edit: We'll be collaborating with STORMY team on this project now! :D We intend to do a weekly release, so we look forward to working with them and doing an awesome job on this project!
sweet! thanx for deciding so quickly!
btw, this is just a suggestion,
but seeing as the project stormy is doing now, Maou,
and how alot of the fans have the inability to use the better choice of quality in videos,
i think its better to hardsub with the 704x396 version.
its probably not that big of a problem, but i think the two groups should take it into some consideration.
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Post by suboshiyui » Jul 27th, '08, 23:34

kandysakura wrote:
sweet! thanx for deciding so quickly!
btw, this is just a suggestion,
but seeing as the project stormy is doing now, Maou,
and how alot of the fans have the inability to use the better choice of quality in videos,
i think its better to hardsub with the 704x396 version.
its probably not that big of a problem, but i think the two groups should take it into some consideration.
:D Excellent idea! We're actually considering doing two version. The 704 and 1280 version, that way everyone is happy :D

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Post by yanie » Aug 4th, '08, 05:04

I gathered the NOVEL's plotline from Japanese wikipedia and some Higashino Keigo's websites. This plot spoiler contains no ending and I think its only the first 1/5 of the story.

Doozo...
Ryusei no Kizuna (literally translated: Meteor Bond)
Author: Higashino Keigo

Published in Shuukan Gendai magazine from September 16th, 2006 to September 15th, 2007. And published as a novel book by Kodansha in March 5th, 2008.

Catchy phrase:
"14年後、彼らが仕掛けた復讐計画の最大の誤算は、妹の恋心だった"
"14-nen-go, karera ga shikaketa fukushuu keikaku no saidai no gosan wa, imouto no koigokoro datta"
"14 years later, their biggest miscount in their revenge plan is, their sister's love"

Synopsis:
Ariake is a family of five, living under the same roof. But their relationship situation is quite different than other common families.

The father, Ariake Yukihiro, is the western food restaurant owner, ARIAKE, a specialist in Hayashi rice (hashed beef rice; contains beef, onions, and button mushrooms, in a thick demi-glace sauce which often contains red wine and tomato sauce). He has 2 birth sons, Koichi (Ninomiya Kazunari) and Taisuke (Nishikido Ryo). I have no information about their birth mother, but she probably has died.

The mother, Yazaki Toko, in the past, was working in the entertaining trade (night club, etc), she got pregnant coz of her work and she gave birth to Shizuna (Toda Erika). Toko live in the Ariake's house as a mother and a wife, but for some particular reasons, Yukihiro and Toko doesn't register marriage to the ward office. However, Yukihiro adopted Shizuna as his own daughter, and so in school she used the name, Ariake Shizuna. (Yes... that means Koichi and Taisuke are not related by blood at all with their sister, Shizuna.)

When Koichi, Taisuke and Shizuna were in elementary school, on one night, they went out of house to see the meteor rain. When they returned to the house, the 2nd child, Taisuke saw someone suspicious coming out of the house. While the first child, Koichi, found their parents' dead body. The police cannot find the murderer. And the siblings joined an orphanage.

14 years later, due to a cause and other(like childhood trauma/cheated by bad people and to keep surviving), the siblings become a group of swindlers, fooling rich men to get their money.

Koichi (Ninomiya Kazunari) is the mastermind, he does the detailed research and plans. When he got out of the orphanage, Koichi had work in a company once, but the company went bankrupt, the president commited suicide, and Koichi had to be responsible to pay the company's debts. Then Koichi decided to swindle rich men's money. And he continue the work together with his brother and sister. Koichi care about his younger brother and sister deeply, and do anything to protect them.

Taisuke (Nishikido Ryo) is a specialist in disguise (salaryman, executive, etc). He work on the front line, meeting with their targets directly.

Shizuna (Toda Erika) work on the front line together with Taisuke, and her main task is to seduce the targets.

One day, the three get to know the Togami-tei restaurant owner, Togami Yukinari, a young man. When Yukinari's father, Togami Masayuki, show up, Taisuke immediately recognized him as the guy who suspiciously came out of their house on the night their parents murdered. The siblings soon concluded that Togami Masayuki is the murderer of their parents and starts to plan revenge.
Their suspicion got stronger when they tasted Togami's foods. When he was a child, Koichi was taught how to make Ariake's cooks by his father. When he tasted Togami's cooks, he can immediately recognized it as Ariake's taste, and so he concluded that Togami has stolen the Ariake's recipe.

The first step of the revenge plan is, Koichi told Shizuna to get close to Togami Yukinari to steal the man's heart. Unexpectedly, Shizuna fell in love with Yukinari for real. And Taisuke who often move around together with Shizuna, realized this first...

my comment:
So I guess, the little sister is going to go against her brothers? :roll
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Post by marienella_m » Aug 4th, '08, 05:28

thanks for the summary yanie!! the story is very interesting indeed..

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Post by Ladymercury » Aug 4th, '08, 16:48

suboshiyui wrote:Just a heads up to everyone :D

Akira SHOCK! Fansubs will be subbing this series, once it begins in October. Our two current outstanding dramas (Papa to Musume no Nanokakan and Osen) should be complete by that time. However, we're recruiting for translators now if anyone is interested in helping sub this drama.

We look forward to doing a great job for everyone :D

Edit: We'll be collaborating with STORMY team on this project now! :D We intend to do a weekly release, so we look forward to working with them and doing an awesome job on this project!
Will there be MQ releases for this project? I noticed STORMY only releases Maou in HQ, which is literally impossible for me to watch on this computer without lagging. Will their be any compassion to us running on extinct dinosaurs for computers? :lol

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Post by xAsianDramasx » Aug 4th, '08, 20:08

aishoni2 wrote:don't worry atskv9. Its Kudo Kankuro, Ninomiya and Higashino-san.
It will never end up like the lame-excuse-of-a-dorama that was Kurosagi.
^_^V
you shouldnt say good dramas r lame :O
even if thats ur opinion you should know alot of people will not agree with that and its quite rude, like me u should just praise dramas people hav worked hard on or just dont say anything if its not something nice :-)

anyway omgggggg!! this drama is gonna be goood!! ((hopefully)) it has Ryo in!! love him and nino and toda!!

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Post by plumblossoms » Aug 4th, '08, 20:36

Oh new drama! Awesome = ) I'm curious how it's going to be compared to Kurosagi. Can't wait to see it :-)

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Post by Ladymercury » Aug 4th, '08, 21:10

xAsianDramasx wrote:
aishoni2 wrote:don't worry atskv9. Its Kudo Kankuro, Ninomiya and Higashino-san.
It will never end up like the lame-excuse-of-a-dorama that was Kurosagi.
^_^V
you shouldnt say good dramas r lame :O
even if thats ur opinion you should know alot of people will not agree with that and its quite rude, like me u should just praise dramas people hav worked hard on or just dont say anything if its not something nice :-)
Then what is the purpose of opinion? Opinion is both praising and jeering. Its not rude if someone says Kurosagi was lame, it was their opinion. :roll

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Post by hateytb » Aug 4th, '08, 21:15

xAsianDramasx wrote:
aishoni2 wrote:don't worry atskv9. Its Kudo Kankuro, Ninomiya and Higashino-san.
It will never end up like the lame-excuse-of-a-dorama that was Kurosagi.
^_^V
you shouldnt say good dramas r lame :O
even if thats ur opinion you should know alot of people will not agree with that and its quite rude, like me u should just praise dramas people hav worked hard on or just dont say anything if its not something nice :-)

anyway omgggggg!! this drama is gonna be goood!! ((hopefully)) it has Ryo in!! love him and nino and toda!!
well, at least the person edit it to the word lame instead of the word crap..

thanks for the summary of the story!
it sound interesting indeed!! :cheers:

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Post by suboshiyui » Aug 4th, '08, 22:26

Ladymercury wrote:Will there be MQ releases for this project? I noticed STORMY only releases Maou in HQ, which is literally impossible for me to watch on this computer without lagging. Will their be any compassion to us running on extinct dinosaurs for computers? :lol
:D Yep! We'll be releasing a 704 and a 1280 version of the series.

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Post by xAsianDramasx » Aug 4th, '08, 22:41

Ladymercury wrote:
xAsianDramasx wrote:
aishoni2 wrote:don't worry atskv9. Its Kudo Kankuro, Ninomiya and Higashino-san.
It will never end up like the lame-excuse-of-a-dorama that was Kurosagi.
^_^V
you shouldnt say good dramas r lame :O
even if thats ur opinion you should know alot of people will not agree with that and its quite rude, like me u should just praise dramas people hav worked hard on or just dont say anything if its not something nice :-)
Then what is the purpose of opinion? Opinion is both praising and jeering. Its not rude if someone says Kurosagi was lame, it was their opinion. :roll
read their other comment and the person only sed that bcuz this people was sayin that kurosagi was better or summin? :| I just dont like it when people say bad things about dramas that r acto good just bcuz its being compared to a drama they like, that is also my opinion :-)
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Post by xAsianDramasx » Aug 4th, '08, 22:43

hateytb wrote:
xAsianDramasx wrote:
aishoni2 wrote:don't worry atskv9. Its Kudo Kankuro, Ninomiya and Higashino-san.
It will never end up like the lame-excuse-of-a-dorama that was Kurosagi.
^_^V
you shouldnt say good dramas r lame :O
even if thats ur opinion you should know alot of people will not agree with that and its quite rude, like me u should just praise dramas people hav worked hard on or just dont say anything if its not something nice :-)

anyway omgggggg!! this drama is gonna be goood!! ((hopefully)) it has Ryo in!! love him and nino and toda!!
well, at least the person edit it to the word lame instead of the word crap..

thanks for the summary of the story!
it sound interesting indeed!! :cheers:
lol yhhh haha, but I thought it was harsh the way they sed "lame excuse of a drama" i mean, calm down :blink

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Post by Ladymercury » Aug 4th, '08, 23:41

xAsianDramasx wrote:
Ladymercury wrote:
xAsianDramasx wrote:
you shouldnt say good dramas r lame :O
even if thats ur opinion you should know alot of people will not agree with that and its quite rude, like me u should just praise dramas people hav worked hard on or just dont say anything if its not something nice :-)
Then what is the purpose of opinion? Opinion is both praising and jeering. Its not rude if someone says Kurosagi was lame, it was their opinion. :roll
read their other comment and the person only sed that bcuz this people was sayin that kurosagi was better or summin? :| I just dont like it when people say bad things about dramas that r acto good just bcuz its being compared to a drama they like, that is also my opinion :-)
But you see, that's your opinion. Just because you don't like what someone said about your favorite drama doesn't give you the right to tell them what they can or can not say. If you don't like what they said, ignore them, our counter it with a logical reasoning as to why you think such and such drama isn't bad.

If I got pissed off for every single person that said one of my favorite dramas were crap, I wouldn't be in this fandom very long, or would I?
suboshiyui wrote:
Ladymercury wrote:Will there be MQ releases for this project? I noticed STORMY only releases Maou in HQ, which is literally impossible for me to watch on this computer without lagging. Will their be any compassion to us running on extinct dinosaurs for computers? :lol
:D Yep! We'll be releasing a 704 and a 1280 version of the series.
Thank god! Great news!

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Post by Daiichu » Aug 4th, '08, 23:48

Egg-chan wrote:I'm so excited for this XD.. NINNOOOOOOO :wub: And I love Erika tooooo.. Ryo is good too :P
lol somehow ran across you! wooooott. you would be in this thread now wouldn't you?
ITS OK CUZ IM EXCITED TOO AND I CAN'T WAIIIIT.

STUPIT SCHOOL WILL START AT THAT TIME THOUGH ARGH

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Post by xAsianDramasx » Aug 5th, '08, 00:16

Ladymercury wrote:
xAsianDramasx wrote:
Ladymercury wrote:
Then what is the purpose of opinion? Opinion is both praising and jeering. Its not rude if someone says Kurosagi was lame, it was their opinion. :roll
read their other comment and the person only sed that bcuz this people was sayin that kurosagi was better or summin? :| I just dont like it when people say bad things about dramas that r acto good just bcuz its being compared to a drama they like, that is also my opinion :-)
But you see, that's your opinion. Just because you don't like what someone said about your favorite drama doesn't give you the right to tell them what they can or can not say. If you don't like what they said, ignore them, our counter it with a logical reasoning as to why you think such and such drama isn't bad.

If I got pissed off for every single person that said one of my favorite dramas were crap, I wouldn't be in this fandom very long, or would I?
okii, i will ignore it next time :salut: :lol

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Post by yanie » Aug 5th, '08, 02:13

I don't think this drama is comparable to Kurosagi, or even Maou. Higashino Keigo's mystery stories has its own class. So I'd rather compare this with other Higashino-sensei's works, e.g Byakuyakou, Galileo, or g@me... I prefer to compare it with Byakuyakou... I think the theme is closer... youth, childhood trauma and revenge.

From Japanese blogs, all I read our praisal and positive comments from Japanese people who has read the book. Some said its one of Higashino's Best 5. Some who wasn't satisfied with Higashino's previous piece, didn't expect much from this one, but turned out they like this one very much. They said, its such a touching and awesome story, that made them cry even just by reading it.
However, Kudo Kankuro said, they've prepared a surprising ending which is different than the novel's ending, for the drama. And also, since people who has read the novel already know the murderer, the drama will focus on how to show the audience the beauty of the siblings' love and bond, how they grow to adults and how they solve their differences.
Most people who read the novel were really moved with the strong bond between the siblings, just like the title, the story really focus on the siblings' bond.

Just a bit more info on the characters...
Koichi was 11 when their parents got murdered. He is very smart and a genius.
Taisuke was 9 when their parents got murdered. He is a very kind and nice(yasashii) brother.
Shizuna was 6 when their parents got murdered. She is kinda spoiled/selfish but very brave.

Can't wait to see Nino as "Aniki" (eldest brother)!! And really looking forward to Nino-Ryo-Erika's chemistry as siblings.

I think I'm getting the novel too... since Kankuro-san said the ending will be different than the novel...

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Post by Ladymercury » Aug 5th, '08, 02:24

Ah, so g@me was one of his works? That movie was pretty good, I should rewatch it to get a feel of it. The suspense did have me on my feet.

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Post by yanie » Aug 5th, '08, 02:45

Ladymercury wrote:Ah, so g@me was one of his works? That movie was pretty good, I should rewatch it to get a feel of it. The suspense did have me on my feet.
Yup, loved that movie! Also Hirosue Ryoko's 98 movie, Himitsu; Yamada Takayuki-Sawajiri Erika's Tegami; and NHK drama, Tokio (Kokubun Taichi and Sakurai Sho), these are also based on Higashino's novels.

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Post by aishoni2 » Aug 5th, '08, 07:39

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Ladymercury wrote:
xAsianDramasx wrote:
you shouldnt say good dramas r lame :O
even if thats ur opinion you should know alot of people will not agree with that and its quite rude, like me u should just praise dramas people hav worked hard on or just dont say anything if its not something nice :-)
Then what is the purpose of opinion? Opinion is both praising and jeering. Its not rude if someone says Kurosagi was lame, it was their opinion. :roll
read their other comment and the person only sed that bcuz this people was sayin that kurosagi was better or summin? :| I just dont like it when people say bad things about dramas that r acto good just bcuz its being compared to a drama they like, that is also my opinion :-)
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hateytb wrote: i thought Kurosagi was pretty good
so i dont think that people hard work of creating it can be described with just one word, especially not that word..
sorry, but that was my personal opinion on that particular drama. Although it does revolve around the same attractive subject (eg. swindling & revenge), the scriptwriter, book adaptation and actors themselves promises a better performance. Sorry for the rant but that was because i've read others who commented that this is "a poor man's version of Kurosagi" which it is definitely NOT.
and i still think Kurosagi is lame... well more than lame but people get offended by the word "crap" and blatant spew of rant :dopey: :flamed:

Thanks yanie for the plot spoilers. Lovely.
I've watched G@me and a little bit of Galileo but this one sounds a bit more angsty.. maybe not as angsty as Byakuyakou. I'm more curious on Kudokan take on Higashino Keigo's story. Hoping that he'll insert his quirky flair in this like all of his previous dramas (Tiger & Dragon, Kisarazu Cat's Eye, IWGP etc..etc..). Particularly excited that Nino got to work with both writers :mrgreen:. He's known for taking extra care to bring out the chemistry needed for the characters in his drama (read about it on a H magazine interview) so I'm sure he'll be an awesome "aniki"
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Post by yanie » Aug 5th, '08, 08:00

Ha... quirky flair... sou da ne~ I wonder how a writer like KudoKan handle Higashino's mystery stories... they're of totally different genres, I believe. Should be interesting indeed to look forward to :lol

Anyway, a result of lurking 2ch... Fans are talking about who should be Togami Yukinari, the 28 years old executive, that Toda Erika's character fallen in love with. From readers comments, it seem like Yukinari is a very likeable character and had moving lines/scenes towards the ending, some even favorited this character more than the siblings. A rumor stated its gonna be Eita, another rumor stated Narimiya Hiroki and another one, Tsukamoto Takashi. Most fans think Eita suits the role the most and really hoping Eita will be casted for the role. (me too, Eita kudasai! xD)

An interesting opinion by some fans, that Nino and Ryo looks too different to be brothers, and think that TBS should've cast the Matsuda brothers instead^^ Hmm... I definitely don't hate that idea :roll Ryuhei and Shota's ages suits the characters perfectly too.

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Post by daisyamapi » Aug 5th, '08, 08:25

swindlers like kurosagi...
nice actor n actrees..can't wait 4 this one

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yanie wrote:An interesting opinion by some fans, that Nino and Ryo looks too different to be brothers, and think that TBS should've cast the Matsuda brothers instead^^ Hmm... I definitely don't hate that idea :roll Ryuhei and Shota's ages suits the characters perfectly too.
Too perfect would make it just a wee bit predictable. If people just go with the flow, I/we might not get a chance to see Ohno as Maou. In making an impact they have to take some risk so I'm ok with Nino/Ryo (umm.. actually Nino/whoever will do for me :P). As for their looks.. Ryo looking Nino-ish. I'm worried with Ryo performance though.. ^^;;;. He better not be a Yamasagi :fight:
yanie wrote:Ha... quirky flair... sou da ne~ I wonder how a writer like KudoKan handle Higashino's mystery stories... they're of totally different genres, I believe. Should be interesting indeed to look forward to :lol
IWGP was a mystery I think.. I didn't finish it ^^;;;. Kudokan specialty are stories that involves male bonding / friendship theme and since this one will be focusing on the siblings relationship, I'm hoping he'll be able to put his twist on it.
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Post by Salz » Aug 5th, '08, 12:24

yanie wrote:Ha... quirky flair... sou da ne~ I wonder how a writer like KudoKan handle Higashino's mystery stories... they're of totally different genres, I believe. Should be interesting indeed to look forward to :lol

Anyway, a result of lurking 2ch... Fans are talking about who should be Togami Yukinari, the 28 years old executive, that Toda Erika's character fallen in love with. From readers comments, it seem like Yukinari is a very likeable character and had moving lines/scenes towards the ending, some even favorited this character more than the siblings. A rumor stated its gonna be Eita, another rumor stated Narimiya Hiroki and another one, Tsukamoto Takashi. Most fans think Eita suits the role the most and really hoping Eita will be casted for the role. (me too, Eita kudasai! xD)

An interesting opinion by some fans, that Nino and Ryo looks too different to be brothers, and think that TBS should've cast the Matsuda brothers instead^^ Hmm... I definitely don't hate that idea :roll Ryuhei and Shota's ages suits the characters perfectly too.
great rumor :cheers:
i hope they pick Eita too eventhough it is not lead role :wub:
though i also like Nari and Taka but it would be great if they pick Eita :thumleft:
would be interesting to c Erika with Eita as a change...
yeah it would be great if someday Shota and Ryuhei act together :whistling:

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Post by Ladymercury » Aug 5th, '08, 16:33

They could try and make Ryo look like Nino, but they can't do much about the fact that Ryo has a very, uh, large nose, broader chin, and double eyelids.

Nino is standard Japanese, Ryo could sometimes pass for at least a half/quarter.

I wonder how costuming/make up is gonna work this.

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Post by xAsianDramasx » Aug 5th, '08, 17:26

I looooooved kurosagi and hope this drama will be better as it has three of my fave people in! :thumleft: :thumleft:
plus cant wait to see how ryo will be like after his excellent actin as sousuke in last friends

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Post by yanie » Aug 6th, '08, 01:51

A summary of the first scene in the novel...
The 6th grader, Koichi is climbing down from the window on the house's 2nd floor. His younger brother, Taisuke, follows him from behind.

Then suddenly their little sister, Shizuna called them and said, "Shii wants to go too!!" while crying, so they take her with them too. They are going to see the Perseids meteor shower.

However, the weather was bad, so they didn't get to see the meteor shower.

The eldest child is carrying his sleeping sister on his back. The second child is pushing the bicycle. They are going home.

...just to find a shocking scene...

note: "Shii" is how the brothers calls Shizuna.

source: http://blogs.dion.ne.jp/honnoasica/arch ... 54915.html

I wonder who's gonna act the children?? I hope that youngest little sister of Yamada Taro plays Shizuna!! :lol She's 6 and perfect to be little Shizuna^^

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Post by aishoni2 » Aug 6th, '08, 02:21

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:D Yep! We'll be releasing a 704 and a 1280 version of the series.
i think the problem is with using the x264 codec? the high res works fine in my old laptop but not for my sis brand new one... weird. Mutated codec should not be used imo XP, it'll just create frustration for a large number of rule minding people.

aah.. yanie spoilers.. i just can't resist. ^^;;;
she's perfect as chibi Shizuna :)
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Post by mattroilanh_tt » Aug 13th, '08, 08:37

I can't wait for this drama. Does anyone have more information about this?

Is it confirmed that Eita will joint this drama?

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Post by yanie » Aug 13th, '08, 12:42

Well... no additional official informations yet... but I'll try to add some more detailed info of the official infos so far, some rumors and the novel readers opinions.

1. Original book author: Higashino Keigo
Also the original author of Himitsu (made into a movie in 98 starring Hirosue Ryoko), Tegami(a movie starring Yamada Takayuki & Sawajiri Erika), g@me, Byakuyakou, and Galileo.

2. Screenwriter: Kudo Kankuro
Also the screenwriter of IWGP, Rocket Boy, Kisarazu Cat's Eye, Boku no Mahou Tsukai, Manhattan Love Story, Tiger & Dragon, etc.

3. Producers:
Nasuda Jun: Byakuyakou, Namida Sousou, Satomi Hakkenden, Cheap Love, etc.
Isoyama Aki: Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko, IWGP, Kisarazu Cat's Eye, Manhattan Love Story, Tiger & Dragon, Uta-hime, Tokkyu Tanaka 3-gou, etc.

4. Directors:
Kaneko Fuminori:
Keizoku, IWGP, Handoku, Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko, Kisarazu Cat's Eye, Suekko Chonan Ane Sannin, Tiger & Dragon, etc.
Ishii Yasuharu: Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko, Sekai no Chuushin de Ai wo Sakebu, M no Higeki, Hana Yori Dango, Byakuyakou, Kurosagi, Yamada Taro Monogatari, etc.


RUMORS:
1. According to some fans in 2ch's Nino and Toda Erika's threads, they have started the filming since a week ago. But another rumor said, the filming started right on August 12th, which was the peak night where the Perseids meteor shower can be seen clearly.

2. Seem like KudoKan will add more characters which doesn't exist in the original book.


NOVEL READERS' OPINIONS:
1. The focus of the character in the original, is in this order: Koichi(Nino) > Shizuna(Erika) > Shizuna's love interest > Taisuke(Ryo)

2. It doesn't need much of acting skill to be Taisuke, the 2nd brother. Although the actor and the actress who plays Koichi and Shizuna has to has very good acting abilities. But Koichi and Taisuke's conversations are always interesting/funny, so it would be better if Nino and Ryo has good chemistry as brothers.

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Post by Alecsa-chan » Aug 14th, '08, 07:09

Been reading all your comments. Stayed away from spoilers. What can i say more other than i already love this. Which is weird. But i enjoyed previous works of Higashino Keigo (Byakyuyakou, Galileo, Shukumei, Tegami -all of these were good). Plus i loved Kudo Kankuro's IWGP. Wasn't impressed that much with Kisarazu even though the 2 were similar in a way.

And i would really love to see EITA in this drama too. I have no idea what his character is all about but he's a great actor and i'm sure he could pull out any sort of role.

I'm curious who's going to do the theme song. No offence but i hope it won't be Arashi. It would be nice if some older artists were doing it. Prefereably Mr. Children or Kobukuro. But that's my preference anyway.

Nino and Erika has already started filming? That's incredible as that girl is still filming for Code Blue.
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Post by yanie » Aug 14th, '08, 07:47

I prefer Shibasaki Kou for themesong :P Somehow her songs sounds mystic, dark but gentle. Suits Higashino Keigo's style^^

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Post by Alecsa-chan » Aug 14th, '08, 08:30

Ahh you're right *recalls the ending song of Byakuyakou*. Shibasaki would be great aswel i agree :cheers:

Let's just hope that Johnny doesn't have that much influence on TBS. This i muchly doubt but oh well we'll see.
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Post by aishoni2 » Aug 14th, '08, 08:44

So the directors are already confirmed?
They got nice resume. Tiger & Dragon with Byakuyakou with lots of other dramas that I love.
Just from looking at the people who will be working on Ryusei it seems they are making one mind blowing drama. This kind of making me nervous ^^;;;;. Its really dangerous having too high expectation but the team just screams quality.

I hope Eita will be working on something else with him as the lead instead of another supporting role. I'm ok if he is playing Shi's love interest but am kinda intimidated by his quite presence fighting for the limelight against Ninomiya. Rooting for Nino to eat him all up >DDD

As for TBS and Johnnys.. they love Arashi and Kudokan use "A Day In Our Lives" for Cats Eye (he seems quite comfortable with the jyanis..). Though rather than thinking Johnny's influencing TBS, it works the other way round too. TBS really LOVE Arashi imo. Having Arashi again not a bad thing for me obviously :P but it really depends on how the story goes. A haunting song would be lovely and it hard to imagine Arashi doing so :sweat:
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Post by yanie » Aug 14th, '08, 09:56

These are comments from the casts and staffs:

translated by Yanie
source: http://www.tbs.co.jp/ryuseinokizuna

Ninomiya Kazunari
It has been a long time since my last drama. I will try my best to create the siblings' sincere bond and make it as a drama that will not move everyone's rational mind, but everyone's instinct, instead.

Nishikido Ryo
I will do my best to play the role as the second son who depend himself to his kind and experienced older brother.

Toda Erika
I'm a fan of the original book, so I'm very happy to be able to participate in the drama. I'm looking forward to Kudo Kankuro-san's script.

Miura Tomokazu
Personally, I'm a fan of Higashino's works. It always feels like I'm reading interesting scripts and got addicted to it, whenever I read his works. "Ryusei no Kizuna" is also another of his work which can be imagined as a drama. I've also seen Kudo-san's movies and dramas. He's the messiah of the entertainment world! But I don't think that Miura Tomokazu is someone who has talents in life so I'm very nervous about this.


Original Book
Higashino Keigo


"Regarding the original book"
I didn't expect that it'll be made into a drama this early. I'll say this again, the original story and the drama/movie adaptation are always two different things. But I hope it can be the drama that the audience can enjoy.

"Regarding Kudo Kankuro-san"
Although I'm not in the position to talk about the person that the staffs has chosen, but I think he has rich talents, so just as the audience, I'm really looking forward to it. I loved "MaikoHaaaan!!!" alot.

"Regarding the casts"
I had alot of fun creating the siblings' characters. I'm hoping that they can play the roles even better than the ones I had in mind.


Screenplay
Kudo Kankuro


The last drama I wrote, which was also an adaption of the original, was Ikebukuro West Gate Park. This is definitely a full-scale mystery that I won't write. In any case, I'm currently reading the original book by Higashino Keigo, over and over, until I become dead-tired. It is definitely a fresh world, a worthwhile story that makes my heart beats faster.

I've worked before with Ninomiya-kun in the anime, "Tekkon Kinkurito". We were both the voice actors. I think he totally fits in the role of the naive and reliable eldest son.

On the other hand, I'd like Nishikido-kun to do his best in playing the role with high tension and low IQ.

For Toda-san, I'll say this now, I'll write many inpolite scenes for her. But it's still safe enough, that she won't be hated for it.

I'm a fan of Miura-san, so I'll definitely sit straight when I'm writing his lines.

If you read the original, you'll know the murderer already. So rather than the mystery side, I'll put forward the sentimental part of a glimpse of the daily lives of the 3 youngsters and how the police detective protect them.

It's a story of the 3 youngsters who lost their parents burdened with their unfortunate past, yet they're trying to live their lifes to the fullest. I'm trying to write the element of "although we lost our parents, we can also laugh" nicely better than the usual.


Producers
Nasuda Jun and Isoyama Aki


We've found a novel that can definitely be a popular drama. It is an excellent piece of a full-scale mystery blends with the 3 young siblings' youth.
The script of this masterpiece by Higashino Keigo, will be re-written by Kudo Kankuro-san who is known well for "Creating No.1 Japan's Lively Characters!"

In a glimpse, you'll think that, Higashino Keigo X Kudo Kankuro, is a mismatch. But this a collaboration between two top runners, so we are looking forward to create something new that has never been born in the Japanese entertainment world.

Moreover, beside the written story, we have the best lineup of young actors and actress, that has both real ability and charm acknowledged by the old, the young, men and women; Ninomiya Kazunari, Nishikido Ryo, and Toda Erika.

Besides the good parts of the original, we have also prepared a moving and shocking ending which is different than the original. I think this will be the ultimate entertainment drama, that you can enjoy, so to Higashino's fans, Kudo's fans, the novel readers, those who hasn't read the novel too, please look forward to it!

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Post by yanie » Aug 14th, '08, 11:20

LOL. The producers' comments sounds like a beauty care product advertisement :lol As much I look forward to this drama, I won't expect it as something that has never exist before among dramas... coz it could mean either 2: great success, or disaster. Hmm, I wonder if its ok that the producers boast it as much as that, makes me worried :|

Anyway, seem like Nishikido Ryo's character will be the lively, yet stupid brother? :roll In other words, he might be the comic-relief character.

Reading the comments, I can sense that KudoKan will put in some humor and comedic moments, so I guess it won't be as gloomy and as depressing as Byakuyakou ^_^

Not sure abt ratings, probably more or less the same as Maou and/or Byakuyakou's ratings. But I think its an awards-receiving warranty.

Would like to say, GOOD LUCK, to all the casts and staffs!! Ganbatte kudasai! :salut:

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Post by Ladymercury » Aug 14th, '08, 18:40

NEWS could.. possibly do the intro too, you know. I doubt Kanjani8 would.

A funny Ryo Nishikido? Even in Kanjani8 he's more of " Why do I even exist?! " -- Not really funny XD

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Post by hateytb » Aug 14th, '08, 20:02

@yanie: omg! it does really sound like he adverstisingt a beauty care product!! LOL!

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Post by Alecsa-chan » Aug 14th, '08, 20:12

Ladymercury wrote:NEWS could.. possibly do the intro too, you know. I doubt Kanjani8 would.
Don't see that coming ^^;; NEWS has barely done theme songs and being the fact that Nino is the main character Arashi would absolutely be preferred over NEWS.

But my point is that i don't want this drama to be that much influenced by J&A. Now i don't know. IWGP didn't have a Jyanniz song while Kisarazu had. I wonder when we'll found out more stuff on this because i'm getting quite impatient.

@yanie: thank you so much for posting that translation.
I'm actually glad that Toda is a fan of the novel. I'm not super convinced by her acting skills so that might help who knows.
And looks like Kudo Kankuro is putting many hoopes in Nino.
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Post by Ladymercury » Aug 14th, '08, 20:52

Alecsa-chan wrote:
Ladymercury wrote:NEWS could.. possibly do the intro too, you know. I doubt Kanjani8 would.
Don't see that coming ^^;; NEWS has barely done theme songs and being the fact that Nino is the main character Arashi would absolutely be preferred over NEWS.
True, but still, there's always that possibility.
But my point is that i don't want this drama to be that much influenced by J&A. Now i don't know. IWGP didn't have a Jyanniz song while Kisarazu had. I wonder when we'll found out more stuff on this because i'm getting quite impatient.
Well, it already has been with a double Johnny's casting. To be quite honest, there are a lot of dramas that Johnny's that have been in that they didn't end up doing the theme song to. Like GOOD LUCK, etc. It's known in Japan that these time slots are called the Johnny's spots, that 9 times out of 10 you'll find a Johnny casted in that drama that aired in that time slot. So pretty much J&A has control over that drama -- Does J&A wanna use this opportunity to exploit Arashi/NEWS even more? Maybe. Who knows, maybe they'll make a unit out of Nino and Ryo like they did with Yamapi and Kame :PP

Do you mean Jyaniizu?

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Post by nek » Aug 14th, '08, 21:18

uhh wow. someone who was behind iwgp, kisarazu cats eye and t&g is doing this show? + ryo and erika :E. quite teh winraR

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Post by aishoni2 » Aug 15th, '08, 00:05

Ladymercury wrote:NEWS could.. possibly do the intro too, you know. I doubt Kanjani8 would.

A funny Ryo Nishikido? Even in Kanjani8 he's more of " Why do I even exist?! " -- Not really funny XD
i prefer if Kanjani8 doing it rather than NEWS if they still want to go for the jyaniz but Arashi would be even better *gets bricked*. It really depends on the story. ADIOL by Arashi fits perfectly with Kisarazu.
Ryo not much of a comedian.. it seems like Kudokan kind of giving him a "warning" with that comment.
yanie wrote: Not sure abt ratings, probably more or less the same as Maou and/or Byakuyakou's ratings. But I think its an awards-receiving warranty.
Kisarazu had pretty average ratings too but it still got lots of attention and spawned 2 movies.

Thanks Yanie for the infos!
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Post by yanie » Aug 15th, '08, 01:51

Ladymercury wrote:Well, it already has been with a double Johnny's casting. To be quite honest, there are a lot of dramas that Johnny's that have been in that they didn't end up doing the theme song to. Like GOOD LUCK, etc. It's known in Japan that these time slots are called the Johnny's spots, that 9 times out of 10 you'll find a Johnny casted in that drama that aired in that time slot.
Which slot do you mean? GOOD LUCK is Sunday 9PM. Ryusei is Friday 10PM. I'd say the Sunday 9PM is more of a SMAP slot, most of SMAP members' TBS dramas are on this slot, and there are rarely other Johnnys on this slot, except Dohmoto Tsuyoshi twice, and Okada Junichi once. And according to the media, Sunday 9PM is TBS' primetime slot. The current Sunday 9PM drama is Tomorrow, starring Takenouchi Yutaka and Kanno Miho.

While the Friday 10PM is Johnny's slot, indeed. And I'm quite positive that 90% of this slot's Johnnys drama has Johnnys group/talent as the themesong. And looking back to Tiger & Dragon, starring Nagase Tomoya and Okada Junichi, has V6 as themesong, and not the senpai's group. There MIGHT be a possibility that either NEWS or Kanjani8 will do the themesong. Arashi has released 3 singles this year, afterall xD Well... I can only hope for a miracle that Shibasaki Kou take the job *v*

About your statement that there are many Johnnys dramas that's not using their own group for themesong... yeah, but I think 80-90% of them has Johnnys as themesongs. SMAP is the contrary, 80% of their dramas use other artist's songs as themesongs. I think its becoz SMAP has a different management group than the usual Johnnys management.

Well... to sum it up, I have to admit the chance that the themesong will be sung by either Arashi, News, or K8 is much higher. But I'm still hoping for a miracle *v*

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Post by Ladymercury » Aug 15th, '08, 05:55

Regardless, they are apart of the Jimusho, so it could be considered a Johnny's dominated time slot, even if they're SMAP.

Kanjani8 doing a theme song for this drama is too far fetched. They're marketed mostly as a feel good group who sings feel good songs. Last time they released a "serious" song (Osaka Rainy Blues) ended up being one of their worst selling singles. Wild and crazy kansai boys going serious? Doubt it. NEWS belting out something serious - More believable.

Well, of course. But there's still a healthy amount of Johnny's dominated dramas that have not featured a theme song from that actor's associated boyband. Gokusen 1 had V6 but Gokusen 2 had D-51whatever... etc etc. It depends. I really doubt SMAP has different management. Their management is the Johnny's Jimusho, their talent agency, its no different than other groups. How they are marketed, yes, is different than other groups...

... but hell, they're pushing 20 years debut already and they're pushing into the mid to late 30s. Not really boyband material. I'm really shocked they haven't pulled from the Jimusho, but then again I think that if they did, only Kimutaku would have steady success while Shingo, Goro, and Tsuyoshi would have mild success. Nakai would probably only survive as a TV talent, he really doesn't have much going for him besides that.

Arashi pumping out a another single would just be murderous. NEWS seems more likely and Kanjani8 is a farcry, especially when we still have Yoko's drama up in the air.

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Post by aishoni2 » Aug 15th, '08, 06:40

Ladymercury wrote:Arashi pumping out a another single would just be murderous. NEWS seems more likely and Kanjani8 is a farcry, especially when we still have Yoko's drama up in the air.
Given only those three options, I still will go for Arashi.. just because :p. Strike while its hot I say. Sell, sell, sell! :mrgreen: Just don't die while overworking yourself Arashi-chan~
Haven't listened to News or K8 much but between those two, K8 is better at performing angsty songs imo, whether they sell or not. That's also based on my love for Subaru's solo "Owari no Nai Tabi". In the end it all comes down to the song compatability with the drama. Right about now I personally don't really care if its JE or not just as long the song goes great with the drama's theme.

off topic.. Yoko drama? what Yoko drama? I want *-*
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Post by Alecsa-chan » Aug 15th, '08, 06:48

@Ladymercury: Actually i think that a Nino x Ryo song wouldn't be that cruel haha. But i somehow can't imagine their voices put up together. It's just me probably.
Now that i'm thinking better. Yamapi mentioned in his jweb about doing some work with the other guys in NEWS and the fans were assuming that they are recording a new single for sure (when they have a photoshoot together or they are filming for a show this is usually mentioned by Yamapi. But this time nothing of that sort has been mentioned.)

If it's true then this single might be the theme song of Ryuusei no Kizuna. i still can't see it coming though.

Dang i want a song by an artist from outside :glare:

And i second the person above: Yoko is having a drama this fall season?!
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Post by atskv9 » Aug 15th, '08, 08:37

yanie wrote:I can only hope for a miracle that Shibasaki Kou take the job *v*
I can wholeheartedly second this :thumleft: After hearing her songs for SekaChuu and SonoToki, I think she'd sound great for a drama like this.

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Post by yanie » Aug 15th, '08, 08:53

Alecsa-chan wrote:And i second the person above: Yoko is having a drama this fall season?!
Off-topic:
Still a rumor at 2ch. The title is "Team Batista no Eikou" (The Glory of The Batista Team). An adaptation of a novel, and the movie adaptation starring Takeuchi Yuko and Abe Hiroshi were made earlier in the beginning of the year. A medical mystery drama, about a medical surgery team, consists of 7 members (doctors, nurse, anesthesia expert, microbiology expert, etc). They did some malpractice, and the main lead, a young doctor(psychologist?) was given a task to investigate who is the one at fault among the team members. An eccentric employee from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare suddenly appears and asserts that the deaths were actually murders. So they have to find who is the murderer among the seven. It has some humor too. I liked the movie.
The drama is decided and Shaku Yumiko as one of the cast is decided as well. But Yokoyama Yu's status is still rumor.

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Post by Ladymercury » Aug 15th, '08, 17:12

It also was to be a veterinarian too. I think no one really knows what the hell it is supposed to be besides the fact that its a medical drama, even the posters on 2ch are like wtf -- Yoko? for Batista? Yeaaah.
Actually i think that a Nino x Ryo song wouldn't be that cruel haha. But i somehow can't imagine their voices put up together. It's just me probably.
Between Nino's mellow voice and Ryo's nasally i dunno wtf it is voice, it'd be a trainwreck of a song. I can assure you that :P

I heard some NEWS fans going on about that Jweb entry. There's also that Lawson contract they have so it could be a new CM or something...

Hahaha, for some reason I want Misuruchi to do the theme song to this drama :3

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Post by Alecsa-chan » Aug 17th, '08, 07:07

Ladymercury wrote:I heard some NEWS fans going on about that Jweb entry. There's also that Lawson contract they have so it could be a new CM or something...
You were right afterall. The new single is for their new CM. But it's now Lawson or Russ-k related this time.

So there will be no NEWS theme song for this drama.

@yanie: Abe Hiroshi? You said he is in that movie?! MUST watch it. And Yoko possible in the drama version would be nice i guess Thank you for the infos! :mrgreen:
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Post by yanie » Aug 21st, '08, 18:45

Me and my friend are currently translating the novel.

Chapter 1 is up!^^
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Post by Alecsa-chan » Aug 21st, '08, 18:58

You and your friend are amazing! :cheers:
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Post by aishoni2 » Aug 21st, '08, 23:50

yanie wrote:Me and my friend are currently translating the novel.

Chapter 1 is up!^^
http://community.livejournal.com/ryuseinokizuna/
OMG! thank you both!
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Post by Rori » Aug 21st, '08, 23:54

Yes, thank you to you and your friend loads, yanie.

Might as well read it to get an idea of what's going on since this drama is a must watch for me.
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Post by yanie » Aug 22nd, '08, 00:57

I read in some blogs, that Nino fans, Ryo fans, and Erika fans are so enthusiastic abt the drama and some really wanted to read the novel, so I thought... why not?^^ I would like to share this with you all. And I think its gonna be fun to discuss abt the novel together too, while we are waiting for the drama :P And I really had fun translating it.
I might need some big push and support from evryone to make me keep going up to the 53rd chapter though :lol

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Post by mattroilanh_tt » Aug 22nd, '08, 06:06

yanie wrote:Me and my friend are currently translating the novel.

Chapter 1 is up!^^
http://community.livejournal.com/ryuseinokizuna/
I visited your website but there is only introduction. Where can I find the chapter 1?

Can't wait for this drama. Hope the 28-year-old executive is handsome if it is not eita.

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Post by aishoni2 » Aug 25th, '08, 05:00

yanie, chapter 3 made me teary eyed a bit.
still no news on the theme song or latest report?
.. Maou almost ending and this will replace it. Fridays are not a good slot for high ratings though. Ganbate Ryusei team!
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Post by garnet07 » Aug 25th, '08, 20:07

One of the dramas I'm anticipating this fall season. Just want to know, it's not a rumor anymore is it? The summary sounds interesting. Oooh, same screenwriter as byakuyakou. Then this will be very dramatic, disturbing and tragic. Hope the drama's quality is as good or even better than Byakuyakou.
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Post by yanie » Aug 26th, '08, 01:15

mattroilanh_tt: you have to sign up to the community as a member.

aishoni: nothing new confirmed yet so far. Just that there are rumors that the drama will start on Oct 17th (so late?) and that the three main leads has done the photo session for the drama's poster yesterday (lets hope its true!)

garnet07: hi garnet!! nice to see you here!^v^ this is the garnet I know right? xD

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Post by crocus » Aug 26th, '08, 01:20

^ yanie, i like ur siggy...

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