Saturday, May 5, 2012

EXILE's Akira Stars in GTO Drama Remake

We have reported weeks ago that Jin Akanishi was booted out from the Great Teacher Onizuka live-action remake. Nikkan Sports recently reported that EXILE's Akira will replace Akanishi in the titular role.

The original creator of the manga series, Tohru Fujisawa strongly advocated for an actor similar to the wild persona of the story's title character.

According to the newspaper, Kansai TV is producing the series for its broadcast premiere on the Fuji TV network this July, and it will run on Tuesdays at the 10:00 p.m. timeslot.

AKIRA started his career as an actor in the movie 'Hana Yori Dango F' in 2008, 'Chanto Tsutaeru' in 2009, and also showcased his acting skills through NHK Taiga drama 'Gou 〜Himetachi no Sengoku〜 last year.

via Anime News Network, tokyohive

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