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[Discussion] Kareinaru Spy (Tomoya Nagase, ...)

Posted: May 21st, '09, 00:42
by Issy
Ok, i always wanted to start a new Tomoya's drama thread and here is my chance. :P
at the moment, not lots of Info but here what we got so far (thanks raven_frost for the info :cheers: )
as in drama wiki

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Title: 華麗なるスパイ
Title (romaji): Karei naru Spy
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Action, comedy
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2009-Jul-18 start
Air time: Saturday 21:00
Theme song: Taiyo to Sabaku no Bara by TOKIO

Synopsis

Yoroi Kyosuke is a convicted swindler who is recruited by the government to serve as a spy against terrorists. Dorothy, also a member of Kyosuke's team, has been established as an elite spy with previous experience as part of the UK's intelligence agency MI6.

Cast
Nagase Tomoya as Yoroi Kyosuke
Fukada Kyoko as Dorothy
Anne as Hirahara San-kyu (3-9)
Sekai no Nabeatsu as Kurusu Kenichi
Tomochika as Elise
KIKI as Josephine
Takada Junji (高田純次) as Hirahara Genichi
Emoto Akira as Mr. Takumi
Terajima Susumu as Kiriyama Seiichi
Watari Tetsuya as Prime Minister Yoshizawa
Fujiwara Kazuhiro (藤原一裕) as Osamu
Ito Kazue as Hirahara Izumi

Guests
Inoue Mao as Yoshizawa Ami (ep1)

Looking forward to its discussion with everyone. :-)

Posted: May 21st, '09, 00:50
by lenrasoon
i read about his new dorama! this news made my day^_^ i missed him so much

now i'm curious about the cast, who will be Mrs. Bond Girl? lol

Posted: May 21st, '09, 00:55
by Issy
lenrasoon wrote:i read about his new dorama! this news made my day^_^ i missed him so much

now i'm curious about the cast, who will be Mrs. Bond Girl? lol
my head already spining trying to think who would be his bond girl(s). not to mention his other co-stars. :goggle:

Posted: May 21st, '09, 04:34
by Salz
yayyy new Nagase drama<333
i cant wait for the rest of the casts^^

Posted: May 21st, '09, 10:01
by 2404
:cheers: :cheers: New Tomoya drama - I just can't wait!!! :cheers: :cheers:
The story sounds extremely intriguing, hope it will turn out just as awesome as I'm imagining right now :lol
I really love swindler characters, so it's going to be wonderful to see Tomoya playing someone like that :wub: :wub:

Posted: May 21st, '09, 10:24
by charia-chan
It sounds really good, looking forward to this one.
The story sounds kind of dark, but then in the end it says it's a comedy, I hope they create a good mixture!

Posted: May 21st, '09, 10:59
by wapuro
Nagase becomes a superspy in new drama

TOKIO's Tomoya Nagase is starring in a new drama on NTV next season. The show, currently untitled, is described as a comedy revolving around a superspy character.

Nagase plays Kyosuke Yoroi, a swindler serving a 30-year sentence after being caught for more than a dozen cases of fraud. However, the government sees that Kyosuke's skills can be put to use, so it arranges for his release under the condition that he becomes a spy to help fight against terrorists. His character is a bit clumsy and gets easily carried away, but he also possesses athleticism and sex appeal.

Each episode will tell one story, with different guests appearing each week. As part of his spy work, Nagase will be dressing up in various disguises, such as a pilot, a doctor, and a Korean actor resembling Bae Yong Joon. He will also be equipped with an array of gadgets, such as a ring that turns into a pistol and a shoe that doubles as a cell phone.

With Nagase filling in the "James Bond" role, his spy team will also have a beautiful "Bond girl"-type character named Dorothy.

Ryoichi Kimizuka is in charge of the screenplay. NTV will start airing the series in July, putting it in the network's Saturday 9:00pm time slot.

credit : tokyograph

wow...it's been a while since i see tomoya's drama.....^^
i'm curious who will be the bond girl......errr.....the dorothy hehehe^^
otanoshimi....summer kitaaaa~~~~

Posted: May 21st, '09, 11:17
by Karate-ka
Its about damn time man, im realy curious anout this.

Posted: May 21st, '09, 14:27
by fleng
AWW HELL YEAH! A NEW NAGASE DORAMA...!!

haha cant wait for it, always love his comedic timing, one of the funniest, angriest and quirky actor evar.

Posted: May 21st, '09, 14:37
by Nomanymore
My most looking forwards drama next season XDD~~

Posted: May 21st, '09, 14:52
by Issy
It's seems that everyone is SO excited about this drama and really looking forward to it :cheers:
I know it's a bit early, but i am wondering which fansubbing group will be picking up this project. :scratch:

Posted: May 21st, '09, 18:10
by Super Saiyan
I read this on Tokyograph this morning and I'm so excited for this drama. And dramawiki lists Fukada Kyoko as one of the cast members, so she might be casted for the role of Dorothy. Sweet! I know what drama is going to be my favorite next season... :-)

EDIT: And I want a theme song by TOKIO. I really need a new single. XD

Posted: May 21st, '09, 21:17
by lenrasoon
Super Saiyan wrote:I read this on Tokyograph this morning and I'm so excited for this drama. And dramawiki lists Fukada Kyoko as one of the cast members, so she might be casted for the role of Dorothy. Sweet! I know what drama is going to be my favorite next season... :-)

EDIT: And I want a theme song by TOKIO. I really need a new single. XD
OMG Fukakyon with Nagase it would be awesome! but i think there is no confirmation yet

and i'm worried too about subs for this drama (i know is too soon lol), i hope someone pick this project *i wanted to know Japanese language at times like this*

Posted: May 21st, '09, 21:32
by Issy
Super Saiyan wrote:I read this on Tokyograph this morning and I'm so excited for this drama. And dramawiki lists Fukada Kyoko as one of the cast members, so she might be casted for the role of Dorothy. Sweet! I know what drama is going to be my favorite next season... :-)

EDIT: And I want a theme song by TOKIO. I really need a new single. XD
if this true, it would be her 2nd time acting with tomoya after Futari in a drama. i like their pairing alot.

i was also wondering about getting a theme song by TOKIO. they have not released anything since amagase and it's about time. TOKIO do release theme song every time any of their member stars in a drama, so this one should be no exception.

and I am very confident that this drama will be picked up by one fansub group for sure.
It's so hard to wait for July to come. :P

Posted: May 21st, '09, 22:01
by Nomanymore
It'd be nice to see Kyoko is a different type of role ^^ hope there'll be confirmation soon!

Posted: May 23rd, '09, 17:00
by Semaru
I am so excited about this series! I have been wondering when Nagase would be a new show! He is always so incredible and funny :D

Posted: May 26th, '09, 14:40
by thienly
Another interesting drama that is a must for this summer ....Nagase seems to play the same character again like My boss is my hero ...clumsy ...and so forth

Posted: May 26th, '09, 15:10
by Issy
Semaru wrote:I am so excited about this series! I have been wondering when Nagase would be a new show! He is always so incredible and funny :D
NOT TO FORGET, SOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOT :wub:

Posted: May 26th, '09, 18:26
by a2a
Since I've learned about this series I've been anticipating it the most for this summer! I missed Nagase. Utahime was ages ago (or so it seems to me)!
Also I love spoofs and spies so this drama is guaranteed to entertain me for sure!
Even the title is hilarious!

Posted: May 28th, '09, 10:22
by Naiya
According to tokyograph the female lead will be Anna.

Model and actress Anne (23) will be taking on her first heroine role in a television series this summer. She has been cast as the female lead in NTV's spy comedy that stars Tomoya Nagase.

Anne's character is a reporter for an evening newspaper, who is also the daughter of a family that runs a restaurant in Nagase's neighborhood. She becomes part of the spy team under the name Dorothy. Because Anne has an international modeling career, the show's producer felt that she would be a good choice for the "Bond girl" role.


http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-4869

I'm soooooooooo looking forward to watch this series.

Posted: May 28th, '09, 10:41
by sahansah
^ Cooool. Does anyone know anything bout Anne? Has she been in any other dramas or something? Any pics? lol, wanna see how she looks like

Posted: May 28th, '09, 10:46
by wapuro
she is the daughter of Ken Watanabe,
an international model

Posted: May 28th, '09, 10:50
by fleng
Wow he's acting with Anne Watanabe.. lol talk about coming full circle. Nagase in IWGP with Ken Watanabe was one of the best on/off "pairing" lol.

Hopefully she can act :| . Nagase had awesome with sweet looking girls like Saki Aibu and Aragaki Yui.. Dunno about Anne Watanabe.. she looks more like Iron Face Teacher bwahaha....

Posted: May 28th, '09, 10:55
by sahansah
ohhh thanks wapuro daughter of Ken Watanabe huh? Can't wait :D

Posted: May 28th, '09, 11:16
by 2404
Yay! :cheers:
Finally some news about the rest of the cast in the drama. Thank You so much for the info Naiya dear! :-)
I'm also excited to see Anne's acting, haven't seen her in anything yet...
I really hope she can "live up to his father" and perform beautifully with Tomoya :D

Posted: May 28th, '09, 11:19
by hafizadam
It's seems that everyone is SO excited about this drama and really looking forward to it cheers
I know it's a bit early, but i am wondering which fansubbing group will be picking up this project. scratch
check the Fansub Wiki http://fansub.d-addicts.com/Jdrama_Fans ... ummer_2009

(Hard & Soft) Querbeet (announced May 27)

:)

Posted: May 28th, '09, 12:44
by Issy
wapuro wrote:she is the daughter of Ken Watanabe,
an international model
Thanks alot dear Naiya for this info. it's so great to see you back.

as for Anna, i knew Ken Watanabe has a model daughter but i did not imagine that i would see her acting alongside with baby. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
not sure of her being international model though. :scratch:

Posted: May 28th, '09, 16:18
by Naiya
Thanks for the info hafizadam. Querbeet did great jobs in the past.
It’s a pleasure to see that this group picked up the drama.

As for Anne, besides her carrier as an international model there aren’t much news around, only a few bits f.i. at wiki’s like about her age (23) and three movies she was involved in. But doesn’t that mean she must have some acting skills? Guess we just have to wait and see ourselves if she really was “a good choice”.
At least I know she doesn’t always look like an “Iron Face Teacher”.

Posted: May 29th, '09, 13:03
by tobashinki
Looks cool..
Looking forward to it..

Posted: May 29th, '09, 21:17
by MisS Lonliah
This seems promising ^^
I'm happy that Querbeet fansub group is going to sub this, coz I really appreciate & trust their work :-)

Posted: May 30th, '09, 04:39
by peachydomo
I am definitely looking forward to this drama! I remember how ridiculously hilarious My Boss My Hero was and the premise sounds like a lot of fun. YAY! :D

Posted: Jun 10th, '09, 11:55
by lenrasoon
I'm so happy, Fukada Kyoko is confirmed to join in Kareinaru Spy!!

it would be good to see them together again! ^___^

http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-4915

Posted: Jun 13th, '09, 23:28
by mikautada
the CM is here!!
sorry for the low quality..but it definitely looks funny!! :mrgreen:

Posted: Jun 13th, '09, 23:51
by lenrasoon
mikautada wrote:the CM is here!!
sorry for the low quality..but it definitely looks funny!! :mrgreen:
\o/ the CM looks very funny!!! thanks for posting^^

i'm so anxious now lol :w00t:

Posted: Jun 14th, '09, 00:10
by 2404
:D :D
The CM looks really GREAT, thanks for posting the link, mikautada!! :cheers: :cheers:
I can't wait to see more of that "spy action" :lol :lol
Oh, how I wish it was July already... :P

Posted: Jun 17th, '09, 14:42
by ryoko11
The commercial was pretty funny, and this is definately the drama I'm most looking forward to this summer. Great news that Querbeet is subbing. They always do an awesome job! :)

Posted: Jun 21st, '09, 11:25
by yanie
The CASTS list revelation here is complete already!!! :blink
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/&#33775;&#40599;なるスパイ

Kyosuke Yoroi: Nagase Tomoya (TOKIO)
Dorothy: Fukada Kyoko
Kurusu Ken'ichi: Akanishi Jin (KAT-TUN)
Osamu: Mukai Osamu
Alice: Ishibashi Anna
Josephine: Katase Nana
Kiriyama Seiichi: Tanihara Shosuke
Hirahara Sanku: ANNE
Hirahara Gen'ichi: Furuta Arata
Hirahara Izumi: Takashima Reiko
MISTER TAKUMI: Takahashi Katsunori
Prime Minister Yoshizawa: Takada Junji

I can only say... awesome! XD I love most of the cast!

Seriously?? Mukai Osamu plays as OSAMU? LOL! :lol Dorothy, Osamu, Alice and Josephine are written in katakana, so I typed them in italic. I'm predicting the character's names in katakana are spies, and that their names are just code names.

The official site: http://www.ntv.co.jp/pre/thespy/
had only announce Nagase, Fukada and ANNE. But Wiki is accurate and reliable most of the time. It only makes mistake 20% of the time, I think. Wikipedia has also listed Hayami Mocomichi and Karina as Katori Shingo's co-stars in KochiKame BEFORE the official announcement was out... and around 1-2 days later, the official news came out^^ So let's just hope this list is also true XD

Posted: Jun 21st, '09, 11:42
by Salz
LOL wow soooo Mukai gonna have three dramas this season??????????
yay so many Mukai<33333
lol he play Osamu XD
the cast list is tooo awesome lol..

Posted: Jun 21st, '09, 13:24
by Issy
yanie wrote:Kiriyama Seiichi: Tanihara Shosuke
:w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:

I can't believe my luck. one of my most favourite guy is acting with my ichiban favourite guy. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Posted: Jun 21st, '09, 15:07
by lenrasoon
OMG i'm sooo happy right now, Mukai Osamu and Tanihara Shosuke acting together with Nagatomo made my day!!! :D

i'm just not happy with one person "Akanishi Jin", wth really? but i'll try to ignore it...

Posted: Jun 21st, '09, 15:14
by furransu
im so excited to see fukada kyoko!! she's one of my favourite actresses haha :D

and its gonna be subbed too.. so im happy~!

Posted: Jun 21st, '09, 17:37
by nikogaku
All the names save for Nagase, Fukakyon and Anne (3 names which have been already been confirmed, of course) have been removed from Japanese wiki. New name added - Watari Tetsuya for the prime minister. Do bear in mind that anyone with a registered account can edit any Wiki entries.

Too bad because it would have been awesome having Takada Junji as a prime minister. :lol

Posted: Jun 21st, '09, 19:02
by Arantius
lets hope Akanishi will not in this :whistling:

Posted: Jun 21st, '09, 22:45
by yanie
Ack, too bad, the list was deleted and apparently the prime minister will not be played by Takada Junji XD So I guess it's highly possible the rest of the casts are wrong too^^;;

Posted: Jun 21st, '09, 23:36
by Issy
yanie wrote:Ack, too bad, the list was deleted and apparently the prime minister will not be played by Takada Junji XD So I guess it's highly possible the rest of the casts are wrong too^^;;
there is NO Tanihara then? :cry:

Posted: Jun 22nd, '09, 00:17
by yanie
Issy wrote:there is NO Tanihara then? :cry:
We don't know that yet, for sure, the official news today had only announce the actor who play the prime minister's role. Just keep your fingers crossed that the one you want to be true is true^^ There's still possibility that some of the names listed in wiki yesterday is true, even if they're just a rumor.

Posted: Jun 22nd, '09, 18:52
by Harle
I can't wait to see the rest of the cast ^^

Posted: Jun 23rd, '09, 02:45
by nikogaku
3 more confirmed cast members - Sekai no Nabeatsu, Tomochika :D and License's Fujiwara Kazuhiro.

Posted: Jun 23rd, '09, 03:12
by yanie
According to WIKI, Nabeatsu will be Kurusu Ken'ichi, Fujiwara will be OSAMU and Tomochika will be ALICE. So we can scratch Akanishi, Mukai and Ishibashi Anna from the list already. Seem like the other casts announced previously on WIKI are wrong too.

I feel bad that I posted that list. I'm very sorry, minna!>_< *bow*

Posted: Jun 23rd, '09, 21:09
by marienella_m
Image

is that Inoue Mao? :w00t: she may be the guest for the 1st episode.:)

Posted: Jun 23rd, '09, 22:06
by lenrasoon
OMG NAGASE LOOKS SO HANDSOME! *swoons*
i love that hair and the cute smile, the smile!! i missed that :wub:

really no matter who are cast in this drama i'm already satisfied with nagatomo <3

that's Inoue Mao-chan in the picture? :w00t:

btw, thanks for the picture marienella_m!

Posted: Jun 23rd, '09, 23:13
by atskv9
Yep, Mao-chan! I see her name mentioned in the text at the bottom. She's also confirmed to be in four more tv magazines released the same day. Just read that she is a guest for only one episode (ep1).

Posted: Jun 25th, '09, 19:21
by oO SKY Oo
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a couple of Zoom in clips, Here and here ^^
Tomoya makes a good looking Ojisan,don't you think? :P
Can hardly wait until 7\18 :lol

Posted: Jun 26th, '09, 17:41
by Naiya
Thanks to all for the news and pics. Arigatoo!! :w00t:

Me too, I hardly can wait till the show is going to be broadcasted.

The wait was just toooooooooooo long.

Posted: Jun 26th, '09, 18:54
by miznagase
omg i'm soooooooo looking forward to this drama!!!! :w00t:
i miss watching sexy tomoya!!! :wub:

Posted: Jun 27th, '09, 14:53
by lenrasoon
i loved the videos, thank you oO SKY Oo!! ^_^

Posted: Jul 3rd, '09, 16:03
by Rikayla
Sooooo excited to see Inoue Mao again~ <3

Posted: Jul 12th, '09, 01:30
by raven_frost
From Japan Times"

Tomoya Nagase of TOKIO, takes over Saturday night with his own "genius" crime-fighting character. However, the hero of the new comedy suspense series, "Karei Naru Spy" ("The Magnificent Spy"; Nihon TV, Sat., 9 p.m.), doesn't start out as a crime-fighter — quite the opposite.
When first we meet Kyosuke (Nagase), he is in prison for brilliant schemes.

Obviously, they weren't brilliant enough to prevent him from being caught, but the authorities see some value in his abilities and he is offered his freedom if he comes to work for the prime minister's intelligence division as a spy fighting international terrorism. Kyosuke jumps right into action. There is a rumor that Mr. Takumi (Akira Emoto), the infamous "don" of a notorious terrorist organization, is plotting to assassinate the prime minister (Tetsuya Watari).

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 03:52
by lenrasoon
Had someone already watched this drama? or knows the ratings? i'm so curious >''<

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 06:59
by nikkibell84
lenrasoon wrote:Had someone already watched this drama? or knows the ratings? i'm so curious >''<

I haven't seen a torrent, but I think it came out on the 18th, so. . . it should be available for viewing/downloading soon. Has a sub group picked this one up? Last I heard, it was still not picked up by a group.

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 07:15
by Kazuya_
I haven't seen a torrent, but I think it came out on the 18th, so. . . it should be available for viewing/downloading soon. Has a sub group picked this one up? Last I heard, it was still not picked up by a group.
You should check the fansub map for this info. Two groups are planning on subbing it and announced their intentions early on.

http://fansub.d-addicts.com/Jdrama_Fans ... ummer_2009

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 08:24
by Issy
my fingers are tired from pressing on refresh continuesly. sometimes you see the raw is out on the same day.
will keep on refreshing. :goggle:
btw, anyone saw it live yesterday? any feedback?

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 08:31
by XrayMind
I did get my hands on one raw version last night. But I can't put it up, because the person who converted to 1280x720p forgot to de-interlace it. The video looks terrible. I hope to fix it and put something up soon.

The first show is long, 1 hour and 30 minutes and the raw was 3 gigabytes.

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 08:39
by 2404
Thanks for the info XrayMind - I didn't know the first episode was going to be over one hour long :D
I'm sure the first episode will be really awesome :lol :lol :P

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 08:58
by Issy
Thanks alot Xraymind
hopefully it will be out very soon. I don't mind even if it was 10gb :lol
now runs to clean up her HDD and make some space.

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 09:26
by raven_frost
Managed to find HD screenshots of Ep1 for those who are curious to find out what went on. Too lazy to post them individually.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R2VN9DGQ

Ratings only come out tomorrow but it doesn't really matter does it? If it's good.
Yoroi Kyosuke (Nagase) apparently lives with Hirahara Miku's (Ann) family, and I think along the way she gets suspicious of him and discovers that he is working for the bureau.

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 09:30
by Graucasper
I saw it yesterday. Right before the broadcast, my connection was cut off, so I had to sprint and pay for it to come back on time, but I made it. And the fact makes me happy.

As for the Pilot - it was a thorough introduction with some action. Nagase looked really good and in perfect shape (some people seem to pay great attention to the looks, so don't worry). The whole atmosphere reminded me that of MBMH, but I can't say something definite yet.

Only that I'm all bubbly inside. And that preview for the second episode was hilarious.

I don't like to be the first to express my opinion on something like this because I'm not good at it. But I'm really glad for NagaTomo. Though I keep expecting some uber-serious role from him, I'm quite satisfied with this current progect as a good portion of humor is always more than welcome. Besides, I've missed his new works so much that "Heaven's Door" and "Spy" are like "manna from Heaven" (Nagase's own words from the movie *lol*)

I like it pretty much so far though I've managed to understand like 1/4 of what they were saying. Really looking forward to the second episode.

raven_frost, thank you very much!

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 10:19
by furransu
cant wait to watch this lol.. kyoko as dorothy is so cute hehe

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 10:40
by Graucasper
There was a video-game called "No one lives forever" about a female what's-her-name-super-spy. This drama has some bits of that same style - like Dorothy's outfits, some kind of colorful retro. It adds to the plot's charm greatly.

Posted: Jul 19th, '09, 14:32
by lenrasoon
i'm downloading right now, i'm so happy that i'll can finally watch this!!

Posted: Jul 20th, '09, 01:50
by Issy
Just finished watching ep1
even though it was quiet long for ep1 and i thought they could have cut it shorter, but i still enjoyed it.

it was a weird a drama to be honest. with a mixed themes of of Austin Power, James Bond and Pulp Fiction, it was very amusing and fun to watch. it also remineded me of MBMH alot. specially thoese scenes in prison and Yorio funny faces through out the ep.

but i think, we can say that it is a japanese version of Austin Powers movies that suitable for all ages (more or less :P )

but, isn't a bit odd for a spy to have James Bond ringtone on his mobile? :lol :lol :lol

Kyoko as Dorothy was so adorable. i always liked her when she is paired up with tomoya and this time is no exception.

is it me only or other thought of leader when you werewatching mr bomber k. he was very creepy to be honest. poor leader.

and Yes, for "some people who seem to pay great attention to the looks" (great reading on TNT btw :thumright: , but i think it's a girly thing to drol over your fav actor when he is in his hottest look :wub: ), Tomoya looks as gorgeous as Makio in MBMH. :cheers: :wub:

out of all days, my internet had to be slowest at times when i am couting seconds to watch this ep. :crazy:

Posted: Jul 20th, '09, 02:52
by AZRiEN_SUSHiE
e....~
yay....i missed him..

++what is M.O.A

Posted: Jul 20th, '09, 03:21
by MoOoN1990
finish watching it
but i didn't understand any thing
and it's good to see him with the look of MBMH .. i really hate the short hear and the dirty face ..
waiting the translation .. but i want to ask about the man who was driving the car and seeing the yellow birds .. he'snot a japanese ??
i didn't get it

Posted: Jul 20th, '09, 04:26
by hafizadam
nikkibell84 wrote:I haven't seen a torrent, but I think it came out on the 18th, so. . . it should be available for viewing/downloading soon. Has a sub group picked this one up? Last I heard, it was still not picked up by a group.
Querbeet and SBK will pick this drama.
=)

Posted: Jul 20th, '09, 06:54
by chokubi
Ep1 looked pretty decent. I personally like the pairing of slapstick humor with the copycat visual themes. As bad as that should sound, I think that's where the appeal of this show is going to be (for me at least), and it definitely brings out Nagase's character for sure.
I thought some parts of the 1hr32mins were draggy too, especially the whole bus+school trip scenes. For one, because it had little to no humor and the cross necklace+glowy eyes routine became a bit irritating after much repetition.
As for the cast, I would say that Nagase (duh) and Terajima Susumu's characters stood out the most. Their (mostly humorous) dialogues, especially those between the two of them, definitely got most of my attention for ep1. Another character worth mentioning would be that of Watanabe Anne. Seeing her in a drama for the 1st time, I'm surprised by how natural she was in her acting/talking. She should get more air time over Fukada Kyoko IMO. :fight: Other than that, I felt the other characters could've be played by anyone else.

All in all, I would definitely keep watching this. I can only hope that future episodes are not humor-deprived.