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More cast members revealed for upcoming drama 'GTO'

May 23, 2012 @ 9:55 am
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As reported previously, Fuji TV will be making a remake of popular drama "GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka)" starring EXILE's performer AKIRA. Recently, more cast members for the upcoming drama have been revealed.

Revealed cast members include Takimoto Miori as the heroine "Fuyutsuki Azusa", Shirota Yu as "Danma Ryuji" (Onizuka's friend and manager of a cafe), Yamamoto Yusuke as "Saejima Toshiyuki" (Onizuka's friend and police officer), Tayama Ryosei as the head teacher "Uchiyamada Hiroshi", and Kuroki Hitomi as the principal "Sakurai Ryoko." Also, Kawaguchi Haruna, Takada Sho (Johnny's Jr.), Morimoto Shintaro (Johnny's Jr.), and Nakagawa Taishi have been added to the cast as students in Onizuka's class.

"GTO" is originally Fujisawa Toru's popular manga, which was serialized on "Weekly Shonen Magazine" during 1997 to 2002, and it was adapted as a drama series starring Sorimachi Takashi back in 1998. The drama series became a big hit as it received an average rating of 28.3 % (in Kanto region). It was also made into a movie in 1999.

This time, "GTO"s new series "GTO -SHONAN 14DAYS- " (serialized on "Weekly Shonen Magazine" during 2009 ~ 2011) will also be included in the story. The realistic, universal themes like bullying, conflicts with parents, love, abuse, dreams for the future, and more will be shown through Onizuka's powerful and great activities.

"GTO" will start airing in July on Fuji TV.

Source & Image: Oricon

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