Monthly Switch Johnnys Drama to Start in October!
The talents of Johnny's Jimushou will take on the lead role every 1 month in a 15-minute timeframe mini-drama by Fuji Television, "The Guest in Room 0", starting on 23rd October, it was understood on the 3rd. It's scheduled to run for half a year, and Yokoyama You (28) of Kanjani8 will appear throughout the show as the storyteller.
The drama's stage is set at the hotel "POINT" within the city. The setting is that this Room 0 is a mysterious space in which the "score as a human being" can be known, and which is visited by people who carry various burdens.
The top-batter is Ohno Satoshi (28), who over 4 episodes, will act as a salaryman who enters Room 0 with a hostess. After that, in order of appearance: Kanjani8's Maruyama Ryuhei (25) & Yasuda Shota (24) combination; NEWS's Kato Shigeaki (22); Kanjani8's Murakami Shingo (27); NEWS's Koyama Keiichiro (25); TOKIO's Joushima Shigeru (38) -- each appearing over 3-5 episodes.
Although the same agency produced a similar late night drama "Gekidan Engimono-sha (The Troupe Actors)" from '04-'06 whereby the lead roles rotated among the Johnnys, taking it as a new type of drama, Yokoyama commented excitedly that "If it's late night there will be interesting works."
Sankei Sports 2009.9.4 05:05
I'm sure it's only under the orders of that evil old man that Yoko has to insist it's a new type of drama. It's basically the same format as Engimono. Short stories, mysterious circumstances, blah blah... And wasn't the point of Engimono originally to showcase the juniors? Maybe there aren't anymore outstanding juniors to showcase. 8D But as I've said somewhere else (maybe it was here), if it means more Yoko on screen, I'm not going to complain. He's getting really popular with the networks nowadays!! Yay!! Give the man more dramas!! Make him a regular on every talk show possible!! 行け!横ちょ!♥♥♥
Anyway, FujiTV has something on it on their news update page here. So other than salaryman Ohno (ROFL!!! I wanna see this.) :
- Maru & Yasu will appear as a comedy duo (expected. But YamaDa is cute so Yay!!) who aren't selling well.
- Kato will act as a doctor (the title of the story arc is "98-point Hot-blooded Elite Doctor and Girl with the Incurable Disease". So unless Kato is supposed to be the girl....)
- Hmm... Hina's story title is "The Fight For Points, Outburst!? Oyabun (big boss), Aniki, Chinpira". Now I doubt he will be the Oyabun, he's not old and wrinkly enough. He just might be gorilla-like enough to be the Aniki (big brother or senior member in the mob), but I really want him to be the Chinpira (punk, hoodlum, yob). That would be hilarious, and anyway... I really think that if Hina wasn't a Johnny, he'd be a chinpira. Hee hee...
- Koyama is a NEET (Not currently in Employment, Education or Training) (LOL!!!)
- Leader's acting as a useless husband!!! BWAHA!! I can already imagine his "but... but... I'm trying..." look!! Lol!! Leader!! ♥