Sexy Zone member Sato Shori to star in NTV' new late-night drama

September 2, 2013 @ 9:26 pm
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It's been revealed that Sexy Zone's Sato Shori will get his first drama lead in NTV's '49' written by popular scriptwriter Nojima Shinji

Sato will play 'Kagami Dan', a shut-in who is not very good at both studies and sports. However after a certain occurrence, the soul of his dead father enters his body. His father's quality of doing everything skillfully allows him to become popular and good at sports. The drama will also star Jinguji Yuta (Johnny's Jr.), Yasui Kentaro (Johnny's Jr.), Yamamoto Maika, Nomura Masumi, and Konno Mahiru

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Sato expressed, "It's a drama that has catchy parts and the kind of atmosphere I like. From when I first read the content, I thought it was a really good drama and made a 'guts pose' in my mind.

Producer Ueno Hiroyuki explained that he chose Sato to play the lead because he's a 'rare find', "He shines even brighter when put in the center. Since this drama depends on the lead, if the lead doesn't function, the drama won't succeed. There are not much people who can shoulder this position today. In that sense, I believe he's a 'rare find'.

NTV will air '49' every Saturdays from 12:50 am to 1:20 am starting October 5.

Source: Mantan Web
Image: Johnny's net


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· Posted September 3, 2013 @ 11:03 am

isn't it like the korean drama '49 days'? i think the story is similar 

Ji-Hyun's (Nam Gyu Ri) life seems to be storybook perfect. Her parents adore her and her friends all seem to admire her. Ji-Hyun is also engaged and set to marry her fiance Min-Ho (Bae Soo Bin) in just a few days. Meanwhile, Lee-Kyung (Lee Yo Won) is a woman who is completely distraught over her life and frequently contemplates suicide. She works the night shift at a convenience store, while sleeping in the afternoons.

On a fateful day, Lee-Kyung gets off a bus and wanders around. She then stands in front of a busy street and attempts to kill herself by walking into oncoming traffic. At that time, somebody saves her life by pulling her back. At this moment, Ji-Hyun, who is driving nearby, hits her breaks, but can't avoid the semi-trailer truck that has stopped in the middle of the road.

Moments later, Ji-Hyun walks out of her car in a daze. She is shocked to see herself being carted into an ambulance. The only person who seems to notice her standing in the road is a man on a motorcycle. The man on the motorcycle is the Scheduler (Jung Il Woo) - an angel of sorts who awaits to take souls to their final destinations.

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