[Discussion] Innocent Love - Horikita Maki (Fall 2008)

Discuss Japanese drama series here.
Post Reply
Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

[Discussion] Innocent Love - Horikita Maki (Fall 2008)

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 20th, '08, 19:06

Title: イノセント・ラヴ
Title (romaji): Innocent Love

Genre: Romance
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2008-Oct to 2008-Dec
Air time: Monday 21:00



Synopsis

Akiyama Kanon had a turbulent childhood ever since the murder of their parents with her brother charged as the murderer. This is a story of a young woman who, despite undergoing many hardships, still faces life with exuberance and determination while finding love along the way.



Cast

Horikita Maki as Akiyama Kanon
Kitagawa Yuujin
Kashii Yuu
Fukushi Seiji
Narimiya HIroki
Uchida Yuki

Popular actress Maki Horikita has picked up her next lead drama role. She will star in the tentatively-titled "Innocent Love," scheduled to air in Fuji TV's flagship Monday night time slot this fall. As the title suggests, the show will be a romance story.

The script is an original work written by Taeko Asano, whose most recent hit was "Last Friends" this past spring. Like that show, "Innocent Love" will focus on the lives of modern youths. The shows also share a director (Yusuke Kato) and a producer (Toshiyuki Nakano).

The story centers around the tragic heroine Kanon Akiyama (Horikita). As a child, she lost both her parents to a murderer, and her older brother was arrested as the prime suspect. Shunned by her town as the sister of a killer, she heads to Tokyo and picks up a job as a housecleaner. There, she has a fateful encounter with a man, but the road to romance is fraught with difficulty.

This will be Horikita's first time starring in Fuji TV's key time slot. Last year, her popularity skyrocketed due to a starring role in "Hanazakari no Kimitachi e." Currently, she appears in the NHK taiga drama "Atsuhime." That series doesn't finish filming until the end of September, so she will briefly be shooting simultaneously for "Atsuhime" and "Innocent Love."

"Innocent Love" will premiere in October.

Source: Sponichi Annex - Tokyograph
Last edited by Nomanymore on Aug 26th, '08, 03:58, edited 2 times in total.

Please Buy From Amazon By Clicking Below To Help D-Addicts Forum:
kawaiimomo
Posts: 129
Joined: Mar 24th, '07, 19:13

Post by kawaiimomo » Aug 20th, '08, 21:44

i'm really excited about this drama! hope i won't dissapoint cause it is a getsu and all! but i'm just happy to see maki back in a drama! it's been seriously a year! anyways i'm also crazy as to know who will be the lead guy! i think Hiroshi Tamaki or Satoshi Tsumabuki would be good as prince charming!

User avatar
nikkibell84
Posts: 214
Joined: May 31st, '07, 06:51
Location: Louisiana

Post by nikkibell84 » Aug 22nd, '08, 19:37

:-) This is good news. I was wondering what Horikita Maki would do next

User avatar
tavon1
Posts: 106
Joined: Jul 21st, '08, 23:24
Location: Maryland
Contact:

Post by tavon1 » Aug 22nd, '08, 19:49

I just can't wait. This is going to be a good drama

User avatar
vis
Posts: 170
Joined: Feb 20th, '05, 02:05
Location: Sweden

Post by vis » Aug 22nd, '08, 19:58

I'm so thrilled ^^ I hope it'll be some hot young man who'll be her love interest in the new drama XD

Any chance of seeing her in long hair again? One can always hope :P Though I don't think her hair's grown out much yet.
Credit to beautifulxmess for the lovely avatar/icon.

User avatar
Rori
Posts: 831
Joined: Jan 6th, '07, 03:43

Post by Rori » Aug 22nd, '08, 20:08

The plot sounds interesting but I don't really like Maki so I'll check out the drama at least; do with most anyway. I lived through Hanakimi.

Yes, it would be nice to see her with long hair again.
ava: juneylovely/genieforyou-lj

User avatar
kozumifan
Posts: 1731
Joined: Apr 6th, '07, 02:30
Location: Here

Post by kozumifan » Aug 22nd, '08, 20:46

hmm.. i still want yamapi as the guy :lol

i like the plot, and because it's maki, im deffinitelly going to watch this
and i still want her with short hair :lol
Image
Image Image

User avatar
NewLife
Posts: 12
Joined: Oct 7th, '07, 04:37

Post by NewLife » Aug 22nd, '08, 21:10

hope it's gonna do well ..

fuji tv with the news .. and Maki's pic ... do u think it's from\for the drama ?

http://www.fujitv.co.jp/fujitv/news/pub ... 8-224.html
Image

User avatar
Tadanga
Posts: 172
Joined: May 31st, '07, 10:27
Location: Casablanca

Post by Tadanga » Aug 22nd, '08, 22:23

Looks more like a publicity shot since it is a bit far off the house cleaner look she's supposed to play.

User avatar
marienella_m
Posts: 533
Joined: Dec 15th, '04, 16:52

Post by marienella_m » Aug 22nd, '08, 23:48

i hope to see Maki with an expressive, intense actors like Yamada Takayuki or Koide Keisuke. if it's possible i want her again with Fujiwara Tatsuya because they were such a nice pair in Tokyo Daikushu. i also like to see her with Shun, this time with more romantic and serious scenes.

User avatar
junsuxriin
Posts: 5
Joined: Aug 23rd, '08, 08:30

Post by junsuxriin » Aug 23rd, '08, 08:41

it'll be great if the male lead is Kenichi Matsuyama, Satoshi Tsumabuki or Fujiwara Tatsuya (all from Horipro =P) because i think they will fit the guy image (rich guy with nice house/condo where maki works as housecleaner) AND have will have great chemistry with Maki :wub:
but there are rumors that the male lead is Kitagawa Yujin 北川悠仁 from singer duo Yuzu..
秋山佳音◎堀北真希
藤 竜之介◎北川悠仁
青山 翠◎香椎由宇
藤 郁之介◎高田翔
藤 孝匡◎上川隆也
藤 蜜香◎小沢真珠
寺田 美代子◎室井滋
鹤见ジョナ◎仲里依纱
青山隼人◎飒太
but i guess its still rumors as it is not confirmed yet.. :wub:

plumblossoms
Posts: 14
Joined: Aug 27th, '07, 06:51

Post by plumblossoms » Aug 23rd, '08, 09:24

Horikita Maki as a main role? I'm so excited for this = ) I wonder who the other tentative actors are. Thank you for sharing!

LoveWillB4U
Posts: 52
Joined: May 4th, '06, 06:27
Location: Hawaii

Post by LoveWillB4U » Aug 23rd, '08, 14:34

Of all the dramas posted up so far on the fansub map, I am looking forward to this one the most. I'm sure a bunch of fansub groups are thinking of doing this one so I won't have to worry ^_^ I would love to see Maki with long hair! She looks good with short hair but she should try long hair too!
Currently Subbing:
Completed Dramas: Gakko ja Oshierarenai! [ENG]
http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_63522.htm

User avatar
sleepyzzz
Posts: 155
Joined: Oct 8th, '06, 15:17
Contact:

Post by sleepyzzz » Aug 23rd, '08, 15:07

Same here! This is the only drama in the next season that has caught my eye! As for her hair, I suspect that it will still be on the shorter side - she was only recently filming Hana Kimi so probably not enough time to grow it out long?? We can only speculate....hahaha :lol
Yasashii sekai...ramblings on my favourite J-dramas/yuri anime & manga
Currently crazy about: K-ON!!, Hard to Say I Love You, Girl Friends and Angel Beats :wub:

User avatar
Karate-ka
Posts: 653
Joined: Sep 19th, '07, 15:18
Location: Netherlands, in a town called Brunssum

Post by Karate-ka » Aug 23rd, '08, 18:27

Im Looking forward to this... I hope so much this drama is going to be good the screen writer is the same one as the one last friends so hopefully.
Pretty white t-shirt and pair of jeans, thats all real man need ya know(No they need a job and a Diploma)
Image

User avatar
tavon1
Posts: 106
Joined: Jul 21st, '08, 23:24
Location: Maryland
Contact:

Post by tavon1 » Aug 23rd, '08, 21:31

yeah and that was a good drama. I hope it makes Maki more popular.

spiderio
Posts: 11
Joined: Mar 1st, '07, 08:00
Location: Indonesia

Post by spiderio » Aug 25th, '08, 05:20

makiiiiiiiiiiiiii

i cant wait

User avatar
nikkibell84
Posts: 214
Joined: May 31st, '07, 06:51
Location: Louisiana

Post by nikkibell84 » Aug 25th, '08, 18:46

Has there been any word on the other cast members for this show? I'm really wondering who will play the brother and who will play the male lead. :scratch: About the Kitagawa Yujin rumors: has he even acted before?

celticmoon
Posts: 83
Joined: May 11th, '07, 05:48

Post by celticmoon » Aug 25th, '08, 20:26

Kitagawa Yujin rumors are confirmed. He will be playing the male lead.

http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/080826 ... 019-n1.htm

Apparently he had some minor acting experience before he bacame famous with his music.

jaemin
Posts: 24
Joined: Jul 14th, '07, 20:10

Post by jaemin » Aug 25th, '08, 20:47

I've no idea who Kitagawa Yujin is?? Hopefully, he and Maki will have great chemistry together.
I feel kinda disappointed though since I's hoping they are going to choose Yamapi or Jin or Shun or Tamaki. Anyway, I need not to be biased towards Kitagawa Yujin cuz in fact, I haven't seen any of his drama before. Is Innocent Love his acting debut??

User avatar
NewLife
Posts: 12
Joined: Oct 7th, '07, 04:37

Post by NewLife » Aug 25th, '08, 20:58

oh God .. all my dreams just flew away .. i hope the drama won't go down coz of him :unsure:


still shocked :cry:
Image

User avatar
kozumifan
Posts: 1731
Joined: Apr 6th, '07, 02:30
Location: Here

Post by kozumifan » Aug 25th, '08, 21:00

how sad :(
but with maki-chan, everything will be alright!...:lol
Image
Image Image

celticmoon
Posts: 83
Joined: May 11th, '07, 05:48

Post by celticmoon » Aug 25th, '08, 21:17

jaemin wrote:I've no idea who Kitagawa Yujin is?
Kitagawa Yujin is a member of the popular folk music duo Yuzu. He has not done any acting since his rise to fame, and again, according to the article I posted earlier though, he had some minor acting experiences before becoming popular/famous with Yuzu, which was around ten years ago. So who knows how good his acting is.... However, I'm sure this will bring some interest to the drama, as it's really surprising news. I never would have expected Kitagawa to make an appearance in a drama, let alone playing the lead in Fuji's Getsuku.

By the way, other cast members:

Kashii Yuu
Fukushi Seiji
Narimiya HIroki
Uchida Yuki

User avatar
NewLife
Posts: 12
Joined: Oct 7th, '07, 04:37

Post by NewLife » Aug 25th, '08, 21:59

thank u celticmoon .. well .. watch him in youtube and u'll like him .. not bad singer at all .. sings better than the J.Jr :mrgreen: .. and maybe he acts better than them :roll
Image

User avatar
crocus
Posts: 222
Joined: Jul 17th, '08, 05:41
Location: Europe

Post by crocus » Aug 25th, '08, 22:10

celticmoon wrote:
jaemin wrote:I've no idea who Kitagawa Yujin is?
Kitagawa Yujin is a member of the popular folk music duo Yuzu. He has not done any acting since his rise to fame, and again, according to the article I posted earlier though, he had some minor acting experiences before becoming popular/famous with Yuzu, which was around ten years ago. So who knows how good his acting is.... However, I'm sure this will bring some interest to the drama, as it's really surprising news. I never would have expected Kitagawa to make an appearance in a drama, let alone playing the lead in Fuji's Getsuku.

By the way, other cast members:

Kashii Yuu
Fukushi Seiji
Narimiya Hiroki <=== :D
Uchida Yuki
oh, good... at least they got nari in here... now i have a reason to watch this drama... :-)

User avatar
tsurashi313
Posts: 255
Joined: Jul 24th, '07, 18:30

Post by tsurashi313 » Aug 25th, '08, 22:21

Oh Kashii Yuu! I really like her. :D But don't know if it's gonna convince me into watching this. :) It seems interesting though and I hope this drama does its best.
Watching: Flower Boy Next Door, Galileo 2

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 25th, '08, 22:29

This is gonna be interesting since he's totally new :blink at least now I like his singing :D Let's hope for the best for the drama.

User avatar
kozumifan
Posts: 1731
Joined: Apr 6th, '07, 02:30
Location: Here

Post by kozumifan » Aug 25th, '08, 22:36

Oh! Narimiya Hiroki!!
this gotta be good then! he's great :lol
Image
Image Image

User avatar
NewLife
Posts: 12
Joined: Oct 7th, '07, 04:37

Post by NewLife » Aug 25th, '08, 22:40

who is gonna be the brother .. Fukushi Seiji or Narimiya Hiroki ? .. and the other one what do u think he is gonna be ?
Image

User avatar
crocus
Posts: 222
Joined: Jul 17th, '08, 05:41
Location: Europe

Post by crocus » Aug 25th, '08, 23:18

kozumifan wrote:Oh! Narimiya Hiroki!!
this gotta be good then! he's great :lol
yes, he is my motivation for this drama... :lol

User avatar
atskv9
Posts: 730
Joined: Aug 6th, '07, 00:09

Post by atskv9 » Aug 25th, '08, 23:23

Ah, I hope Nari is Maki's brother :-) It'd be really sweet to see him caring for her.

off topic: btw, tsurashi313, I like your Nastia icon :D

User avatar
crocus
Posts: 222
Joined: Jul 17th, '08, 05:41
Location: Europe

Post by crocus » Aug 25th, '08, 23:24

NewLife wrote:who is gonna be the brother .. Fukushi Seiji or Narimiya Hiroki ? .. and the other one what do u think he is gonna be ?
i wonder... how old is the brother role? mid/late 20s? if yes, then, may be either fukushi or nari... but i'm more interested on finding what will nari be... hmmm... i wonder...

User avatar
tsurashi313
Posts: 255
Joined: Jul 24th, '07, 18:30

Post by tsurashi313 » Aug 25th, '08, 23:34

Although I don't like Narimiya, he is a good actor from what I saw from the one episode I watched in Honey & Clover (best out of those four...). If I do decide to watch this, I can imagine him playing a very convincing brother, I think...

@atskv9 - Thank you! She's just so amazing to me, lol. :D
Watching: Flower Boy Next Door, Galileo 2

User avatar
HPriest
Fansubber
Fansubber
Posts: 245
Joined: Oct 17th, '06, 23:04
Contact:

Post by HPriest » Aug 25th, '08, 23:48

put a translation of that sanspo article on pori-chan.com ..well most of it.
Japanese people (at least on 2ch) aren't really happy with that cast.

:-(
My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hpriestsubs
My Twitter: @hpriestsubs
-
Subbing: dele (7/8)
-
Done: Puzzle, LIMIT, CRISIS, Thrill!, Kurokawa no Techo, Koori no Wadachi SP, BORDER: Shoudou Spin-Off, Okusama wa Tori Atsukai Chui, BORDER Shokuzai SP, anone, BG, Innocent Days, Black Revenge (all here)

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 25th, '08, 23:59

^ argh I can totally imagine that... :( hope they'll still decide to watch it.

celticmoon
Posts: 83
Joined: May 11th, '07, 05:48

Post by celticmoon » Aug 26th, '08, 00:10

HPriest wrote:Japanese people (at least on 2ch) aren't really happy with that cast.
:-(
Well, are 2ch people ever happy with anything? Lol. It definitely isn't the strongest cast (popularity/fame-wise) for GetsuKu, but it seems okay to me. I'd say it's a stronger cast than Tokyo Tower had at the time it aired, though there haven't been any announcements about any veteran actors/actresses for this one so far.

User avatar
crocus
Posts: 222
Joined: Jul 17th, '08, 05:41
Location: Europe

Post by crocus » Aug 26th, '08, 00:11

i agree with hpriest n nomanymore... hope they'll revise it... for that time slot? i'm expecting some other castings...

User avatar
crocus
Posts: 222
Joined: Jul 17th, '08, 05:41
Location: Europe

Post by crocus » Aug 26th, '08, 00:14

celticmoon wrote:
HPriest wrote:Japanese people (at least on 2ch) aren't really happy with that cast.
:-(
Well, are 2ch people ever happy with anything? Lol. It definitely isn't the strongest cast (popularity/fame-wise) for GetsuKu, but it seems okay to me. I'd say it's a stronger cast than Tokyo Tower had at the time it aired, though there haven't been any announcements about any veteran actors/actresses for this one so far.
well, the bet for tokyo tower was on its storyline and plot wise... so, i would put my bet on this drama storyline also... hope it will give me something that i won't regret...

User avatar
HPriest
Fansubber
Fansubber
Posts: 245
Joined: Oct 17th, '06, 23:04
Contact:

Post by HPriest » Aug 26th, '08, 00:26

Maki's whole haters club seems to be on the loose at 2ch. :D
When people start calling her balloonfish, you know that the topic is lost. :roll
Still kinda amusing to read all the anit-Maki post.. *cough*
My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hpriestsubs
My Twitter: @hpriestsubs
-
Subbing: dele (7/8)
-
Done: Puzzle, LIMIT, CRISIS, Thrill!, Kurokawa no Techo, Koori no Wadachi SP, BORDER: Shoudou Spin-Off, Okusama wa Tori Atsukai Chui, BORDER Shokuzai SP, anone, BG, Innocent Days, Black Revenge (all here)

User avatar
NewLife
Posts: 12
Joined: Oct 7th, '07, 04:37

Post by NewLife » Aug 26th, '08, 00:31

HPriest : now i got it ... all that " eeeeeh " on thier site when they hear about any infos about her ... well .. they're not bad cast at all ... realy liked them ..
Image

User avatar
candy_hearts
Posts: 15
Joined: Aug 8th, '08, 14:52
Location: U.S.A.

Post by candy_hearts » Aug 26th, '08, 00:34

im just happy that she (HM) gets to have a lead role. no actor can ever grow if they dont start somewhere. hopefully she will grow in this series and be a great actress that even 2ch cant disregard!!!!!

User avatar
crocus
Posts: 222
Joined: Jul 17th, '08, 05:41
Location: Europe

Post by crocus » Aug 26th, '08, 00:37

hpriest: haha, i know... i'm not a maki fan but the existence of haters clubs show how popular the star is... just like during ohno recent scandal, how the haters bashed arashi like nobody business and how the supporters fight back is just amazing...

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 00:38

HPriest wrote:Maki's whole haters club seems to be on the loose at 2ch. :D
When people start calling her balloonfish, you know that the topic is lost. :roll
Still kinda amusing to read all the anit-Maki post.. *cough*
I hope Maki fans are still major there huh :unsure: :-)

User avatar
candy_hearts
Posts: 15
Joined: Aug 8th, '08, 14:52
Location: U.S.A.

Post by candy_hearts » Aug 26th, '08, 00:42

there are hater clubs for everyone. not everyone is going to like the same people. i guess thats life.

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 00:45

candy_hearts wrote:im just happy that she (HM) gets to have a lead role. no actor can ever grow if they dont start somewhere. hopefully she will grow in this series and be a great actress that even 2ch cant disregard!!!!!
No more to say :cheers:

noobee
Posts: 383
Joined: Dec 19th, '06, 04:46

Post by noobee » Aug 26th, '08, 00:58

i love horikita maki!
This user's account has been suspended. Because the user has ignore the mod's warnings to not reply with short useless messages, just so a spam link will show up on all his reply messages.

User avatar
nikkibell84
Posts: 214
Joined: May 31st, '07, 06:51
Location: Louisiana

Post by nikkibell84 » Aug 26th, '08, 02:00

Kashii Yuu I'm not sure who she could play. A friend of Maki's character? The brother's childhood friend/girlfriend? Love rival?
Fukushi Seiji Could be the brother. Maybe a friend of the lead guy or Maki.
Narimiya Hiroki I was hoping he would be the male lead, but now I'm leaning more toward brother.
Uchida Yuki Male lead's family member. Someone from Maki's character's past?

User avatar
NewLife
Posts: 12
Joined: Oct 7th, '07, 04:37

Post by NewLife » Aug 26th, '08, 02:46

as i heared .. Kashii Yuu will be Kitagawa's ( the lead male ) Sister ..
Image

User avatar
Rori
Posts: 831
Joined: Jan 6th, '07, 03:43

Post by Rori » Aug 26th, '08, 03:04

Kashii Yu is cast in this? Only seen her a couple of times, first was MBMH where she was alright and the second being Yukan Club where she was just plain horrible. But then, the whole series was cringe-worthy to be honest.

Though yay for Narimiya Hiroki! :cheers: Love seeing him in whatever he does.
ava: juneylovely/genieforyou-lj

User avatar
Salz
Posts: 487
Joined: Apr 26th, '05, 07:00

Post by Salz » Aug 26th, '08, 03:30

omg Fukushii Seiji??
i love this guy...
happy to c him again after Nodame^^
is Nari going to be the male lead or the brother??

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 03:32

Salz wrote:omg Fukushii Seiji??
i love this guy...
happy to c him again after Nodame^^
is Nari going to be the male lead or the brother??
Kitagawa Yuujin (of YUZU) is the male lead, not Nari.

User avatar
marienella_m
Posts: 533
Joined: Dec 15th, '04, 16:52

Post by marienella_m » Aug 26th, '08, 03:44

here's the official announcement from Fuji:
http://www.fujitv.co.jp/fujitv/news/pub ... 826il.html

Kitagawa - Nagasaki Junya (長崎殉也), pianist, Kanon's ideal man
Kashii - Sakurai Mizuki (桜井美月); Junya's childhood friend, villain
Fukushi -Akiyama Yoji (秋山耀司); Kanon's older brother, accused of killing their parents
Narimiya - Segawa Subaru (瀬川昴); Junya's best friend
Uchida - Segawa Kiyoka (瀬川聖花); Junya's fiancee
Last edited by marienella_m on Aug 26th, '08, 04:47, edited 1 time in total.

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 03:51

wow.. one is childhood friend, other is fiancee! it's going to be hard for Maki huh ^^;
Still wonder how Nari's character related to Maki or any of them...

User avatar
Salz
Posts: 487
Joined: Apr 26th, '05, 07:00

Post by Salz » Aug 26th, '08, 03:56

Nomanymore wrote:
Salz wrote:omg Fukushii Seiji??
i love this guy...
happy to c him again after Nodame^^
is Nari going to be the male lead or the brother??
Kitagawa Yuujin (of YUZU) is the male lead, not Nari.
what???
i dun even know this guy :scratch: :scratch:
now all my dream is crushed :cry:
when im expecting many of my fav actor such as Shun, Matsuken, Hiro etc as male lead or even better Nari than the guy....
i hope his acting skill is good though so i might change my mind later.....

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 04:03

Salz wrote:
Nomanymore wrote:
Salz wrote:omg Fukushii Seiji??
i love this guy...
happy to c him again after Nodame^^
is Nari going to be the male lead or the brother??
Kitagawa Yuujin (of YUZU) is the male lead, not Nari.
what???
i dun even know this guy :scratch: :scratch:
now all my dream is crushed :cry:
when im expecting many of my fav actor such as Shun, Matsuken, Hiro etc as male lead or even better Nari than the guy....
i hope his acting skill is good though so i might change my mind later.....
well, he's a singer, not an actor, so can't have high expectation... :-(
At least let's hope there'll be chemistry ...

User avatar
Rori
Posts: 831
Joined: Jan 6th, '07, 03:43

Post by Rori » Aug 26th, '08, 04:05

Salz wrote:
Nomanymore wrote:
Salz wrote:omg Fukushii Seiji??
i love this guy...
happy to c him again after Nodame^^
is Nari going to be the male lead or the brother??
Kitagawa Yuujin (of YUZU) is the male lead, not Nari.
what???
i dun even know this guy :scratch: :scratch:
now all my dream is crushed :cry:
when im expecting many of my fav actor such as Shun, Matsuken, Hiro etc as male lead or even better Nari than the guy....
i hope his acting skill is good though so i might change my mind later.....
Speaking of... does this male lead even have a DramaWiki profile? Granted, I've only googled him twice but it'd be nice to get a look of his face to see if I recognize him from someplace or another.
ava: juneylovely/genieforyou-lj

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 04:08

Rori wrote:
Salz wrote:
Nomanymore wrote: Kitagawa Yuujin (of YUZU) is the male lead, not Nari.
what???
i dun even know this guy :scratch: :scratch:
now all my dream is crushed :cry:
when im expecting many of my fav actor such as Shun, Matsuken, Hiro etc as male lead or even better Nari than the guy....
i hope his acting skill is good though so i might change my mind later.....
Speaking of... does this male lead even have a DramaWiki profile? Granted, I've only googled him twice but it'd be nice to get a look of his face to see if I recognize him from someplace or another.
uhm I don't think he has one ^^;

Here's a recent pic, maybe it'll do
Image

from the official site diary
http://www.senha-yuzu.jp/diary/

or go search yuzu on youtube, you can even see him performs! lol
Last edited by Nomanymore on Aug 26th, '08, 04:14, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
marienella_m
Posts: 533
Joined: Dec 15th, '04, 16:52

Post by marienella_m » Aug 26th, '08, 04:09

some people at 2ch are speculating that the relationships between the characters maybe similar to that of Asano Taeko's hit drama, Kamisama mou Sukoshi Dake..

Maki - Fukada Kyoko
Kitagawa - Kaneshiro Takeshi
Kashii - Nakama Yukie
Narimiya - Kato Haruhiko
Uchida - Miyazawa Rie

Kamisama is one of my most favorite heavy dramas, so if Innocent Love is just as touching then im definitely happy!:D im sure they picked Kitagawa for a reason, maybe he has the best chemistry with Maki! :wub:


now that the character description has been announced, Nari's character looked more similar to that of Nakama's role since it looks like he's related to the fiancee. i think he will fall in love with Maki, and that will be interesting if ever.. :P
Last edited by marienella_m on Aug 26th, '08, 04:57, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
tsurashi313
Posts: 255
Joined: Jul 24th, '07, 18:30

Post by tsurashi313 » Aug 26th, '08, 04:14

Nomanymore wrote: uhm I don't think he has one ^^;

Here's a recent pic, maybe it'll do
Image

from the official site diary
http://www.senha-yuzu.jp/diary/

or go search yuzu on youtube, you can even see him sings! lol
Aww, he looks so cute. He probably can look good with Horikita - we need chemistry in these asian dramas. Just hope he can act. :D
Watching: Flower Boy Next Door, Galileo 2

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 04:17

marienella_m wrote:some people at 2ch are speculating that the relationships between the characters maybe similar to that of Asano Taeko's hit drama, Kamisama mou Sukoshi Dake..

Maki - Fukada Kyoko
Kitagawa - Kaneshiro Takeshi
Kashii - Nakama Yukie
Narimiya - Kato Haruhiko
Uchida - Miyazawa Rie

Kamisama is one of my most favorite heavy dramas, so if Innocent Love is just as touching then im definitely happy!:D im sure they picked Kitagawa for a reason, maybe he has the best chemistry with Maki! :wub:
I hope it'll not be as dramatic :(
well I'm still watching Kamisama, but I was spoiled the ending already :cry:

User avatar
NewLife
Posts: 12
Joined: Oct 7th, '07, 04:37

Post by NewLife » Aug 26th, '08, 04:19

WHAT !! .. three Girls Fighting for One Guy .. hope Narimiya will be fighting him for Maki - chan :mrgreen:

Kitagawa : ( he is cool here huh ? )
Image
Image

User avatar
marienella_m
Posts: 533
Joined: Dec 15th, '04, 16:52

Post by marienella_m » Aug 26th, '08, 04:23

Nomanymore wrote:
I hope it'll not be as dramatic :(
well I'm still watching Kamisama, but I was spoiled the ending already :cry:
gosh i hope they wont have the same ending or else.. :cry:

i also wish that Asano wont create a character that will steal the show from Maki, just like what she did with Ryo's character in Last Friends

thanks for that picture Newlife! he's cute!! :wub:
Last edited by marienella_m on Aug 26th, '08, 04:24, edited 1 time in total.

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 04:24

marienella_m wrote:
Nomanymore wrote:
I hope it'll not be as dramatic :(
well I'm still watching Kamisama, but I was spoiled the ending already :cry:
gosh i hope they wont have the same ending or else.. :cry:

i also wish that Asano wont create a character that will steal the show from Maki, just like what she did with Ryo's character in Last Friends
She better not!! lol but I think she won't since there's no Johnny boy in IL !! yay :cheers: :whistling:

User avatar
marienella_m
Posts: 533
Joined: Dec 15th, '04, 16:52

Post by marienella_m » Aug 26th, '08, 04:31

another picture of Kitagawa Yujin from the Sanspo announcement:

Image

another one from the Fuji news:
Image
Nomanymore wrote:
She better not!! lol but I think she won't since there's no Johnny boy in IL !! yay :cheers: :whistling:
good thing that there's no Johnny's in the cast, and that they chose good actors like Nari and Fukushi Seiji.

User avatar
Rori
Posts: 831
Joined: Jan 6th, '07, 03:43

Post by Rori » Aug 26th, '08, 04:36

Ooooooh, thanks for posting all the pics of the lead guy. Nope, never seen him before; looking forward to seeing what kind of job he does. Wasn't too excited for this drama at the start however, but since hearing Nari is in it my interest has increased ten fold. :P
ava: juneylovely/genieforyou-lj

celticmoon
Posts: 83
Joined: May 11th, '07, 05:48

Post by celticmoon » Aug 26th, '08, 05:01

Info from official announcement:

Kitagawa Yujin as Nagasaki Junya - pianist at a church; Kanon's love interest; appears cheerful on the outside, yet carries a dark and sad past
Kashii Yuu as Sakurai Mizuki - Junya's childhood friend; has had feelings for Junya since childhood; bullies Kanon
Fukushi Seiji as Akiyama Youji - Kanon's brother; arrested for being suspected of killing his and Kanon's parents; worries for Kanon who is now all alone
Narimiya Hiroki as Segawa Subaru - Junya's good friend; has a deep source of anxiety which he is unable to confide to anyone; is unable to profess his love to the person he loves <---Last Friends part II?
Uchida Yuki as Segawa Kiyoka - Junya's fiancee; the woman Junya loves; has a key-role in the story

Doesn't say anything about Narimiya and Uchida's characters being related, but judging from their names, I would think they are.

http://www.fujitv.co.jp/fujitv/news/pub ... 826il.html

EDIT: Haha apparently I missed the post on the previous page where this information was already revealed...
Last edited by celticmoon on Aug 26th, '08, 05:09, edited 3 times in total.

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 05:03

celticmoon wrote: Narimiya Hiroki as Segawa Subaru - Junya's good friend; has a deep source of anxiety which he is unable to confide to anyone; is unable to profess his love to the person he loves <---Last Friends part II?
This made me laugh, for no reason, haha :D

User avatar
marienella_m
Posts: 533
Joined: Dec 15th, '04, 16:52

Post by marienella_m » Aug 26th, '08, 05:10

celticmoon wrote:Info from official announcement:

Kitagawa Yujin as Nagasaki Junya - pianist at a church; Kanon's love interest; appears cheerful on the outside, yet carries a dark and sad past
Kashii Yuu as Sakurai Mizuki - Junya's childhood friend; has had feelings for Junya since childhood; bullies Kanon
Fukushi Seiji as Akiyama Youji - Kanon's brother; arrested for being suspected of killing his and Kanon's parents; worries for Kanon who is now all alone
Narimiya Hiroki as Segawa Subaru - Junya's good friend; has a deep source of anxiety which he is unable to confide to anyone; is unable to profess his love to the person he loves <---Last Friends part II?
Uchida Yuki as Segawa Kiyoka - Junya's fiancee; the woman Junya loves; has a key-role in the story

Doesn't say anything about Narimiya and Uchida's characters being related, but judging from their names, I would think they are.

http://www.fujitv.co.jp/fujitv/news/pub ... 826il.html

EDIT: Haha apparently I missed the post on the previous page where this information was already revealed...
thanks a lot for a detailed translation! :D

i can feel a love triangle between Kanon, Junya and Subaru.. :wub:

User avatar
crocus
Posts: 222
Joined: Jul 17th, '08, 05:41
Location: Europe

Post by crocus » Aug 26th, '08, 05:15

haha... last friend part II... :lol:

User avatar
NewLife
Posts: 12
Joined: Oct 7th, '07, 04:37

Post by NewLife » Aug 26th, '08, 05:20

oh .. Kitagawa has a realy hard part ( thats why they didn't pick up any Johnny's :mrgreen: ) he must do his best .. the cheerful and the sad past part ..
lovers .. friends ..

and . Kashii Yuu .. as Mizuki ( LOL)

thank u all for the translation .. :D [/quote]
Image

User avatar
christaluvsdrama
Posts: 396
Joined: Feb 3rd, '07, 09:20
Location: California
Contact:

Post by christaluvsdrama » Aug 26th, '08, 05:20

I can't wait to watch it, I luv her acting.
:wub: :thumleft: Image :thumright: :wub:
ImageImage
Love will come to you like the blowing of the wind....Quote by me

User avatar
Salz
Posts: 487
Joined: Apr 26th, '05, 07:00

Post by Salz » Aug 26th, '08, 05:38

he does look cute...
i know Maki always have great chemistry with her co-star so i have no doubt bout this one...
just hoping his acting skill is good^^
though im very excited Fukushii as Maki brother^^
they both in Always 2 but dun have screentime together....
i wonder who Nari become??

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 09:39

Salz wrote:i wonder who Nari become??
Let's hope not a second Takeru :blink

User avatar
Salz
Posts: 487
Joined: Apr 26th, '05, 07:00

Post by Salz » Aug 26th, '08, 09:53

Nomanymore wrote:
Salz wrote:i wonder who Nari become??
Let's hope not a second Takeru :blink
let not also hope for the 2nd Ruka bcoz of the burden in his heart thing :whistling:
please dun make him in luv with his best friend :goggle:
that would make 3 luv rival for Maki :glare:

Nomanymore
Posts: 1441
Joined: Jan 11th, '05, 21:04
Contact:

Post by Nomanymore » Aug 26th, '08, 09:59

Salz wrote:
Nomanymore wrote:
Salz wrote:i wonder who Nari become??
Let's hope not a second Takeru :blink
let not also hope for the 2nd Ruka bcoz of the burden in his heart thing :whistling:
please dun make him in luv with his best friend :goggle:
that would make 3 luv rival for Maki :glare:
Nah that'd be too crazy lol
but again, to boost the rating, they can do anything :crazy:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 8 guests