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Ohno Satoshi's "MAOU" drama
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Arashi's Ohno will be appearing for the first time in a drama series & first lead role... TBS channel's "MAOU" (Devil)

It has been revealed on the 8th that the popular group, Arashi's leader, Ohno Satoshi (27) will be appearing for the first time in a drama series with his first lead role in TBS channel's "Maou" (Friday, 10pm) starting in July. It's a double lead role with Johnny's Jr. Ikuta Toma. This work is a remake of the popular suspense drama that was aired last year in Korea. Ohno will show us a new side of himself by taking on the challenge of a lawyer who is plotting revenge on the person who killed his blood relatives.

As Arashi's leader, Ohno is active in concerts and variety shows, and will now be ready and waiting to tack on this drama series debut.

"Maou" is a suspense drama aired on Korea's KBS last year. This act of revenge where a man, whose family was killed without mercy, takes a gamble with his entire life caught the attention of many, to the extent that a gathering was opened for thousands of core fans called the "Maou Tribe", bringing forth a social phenomenon within Korea. This time that popular work will be remade, with Ohno taking on the challenge of the role of a lawyer who is a vengeful demon with an angelic mask.

Speaking of Ohno, we know of his brilliant sense for stage play. He stepped onto his first stage performance for the Shounentai's "PLAYZONE" in 2001, then widened his scope by moving from tough roles filled with ad libs to performances of an assassin, with his talents guaranteed to produce quality work. Started in 2003, the stage play "Puu series" that he starred in has also gained high praise.

Producer Takahashi Masanao explains the reasons for this casting: "He's known for showing his gentle and slightly spaced out character in variety shows but, there should be many who have noticed the mysterious, unique charm hidden deep inside. To have him play the role of a laywer who has the face of a cruel, vengeful demon = devil under the face he shows to others will, without a doubt, make it far more frightening."

For the sake of this role, Ohno has cut his hair and dyed it black. He says with great spirit, "As it's my first drama series I'd like to have fun acting in it but, because it's such a special setting, it looks like I may turn stoic in my daily life too (laughs). I've never taken revenge before, nor have I considered it. It's a tough role but, I will do my best to live up to everyone's expectations."

On the other hand, Ikuta who has stepped into the limelight with a great leap with the popular drama "Hanazakari no kimitachi e ~IKEMEN PARADISE~" last year will play the double lead role of the detective who is pursuing the mysterious series of murders. He has performed with Ohno in stage plays in the past but, it's their first collaboration in a drama. He says with high spirits, "I'd like to do a drama that will be thrilling, new, something that will have great depth for everyone."

The bottom simply brings up other reputed Korean drama remakes.

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Source: Sponichi

Arashi's Ohno: first lead role in a drama as a vengeful demon

Arashi's leader, Ohno Satoshi (27) will fulfill his first lead role in his first appearance in a drama series. "Maou" will start on TBS in July as a remake of the "Maou" that was aired on Korea's KBS, the suspense drama that created a social phenomenon. He will turn into a cruel, vengeful demon (devil), so he and Ikuta Toma (23) who will play the double lead role as the detective with a dark past will show us a breathtaking battle.

Ohno is a kind lawyer who usually saves the weak. However, in order to wreck vengeance on the one who murdered his beloved younger brother, he uses his brilliant mind to progress with his plans. On the other hand, Ikuta, who became a passionate detective due to his dark past, investigates the mysterious murder cases that began with an arrival of tarot cards. Their breathtaking battle will develop.

Ohno has displayed his talents through variety shows, stage plays, as well as the opening of his exhibition in February this year with his art and figurines, but surprisingly it's his first time as a regular in a drama series. Smiling, he says, "When I heard about the drama appearance, I thought it was a prank. I really laughed inside. Must be a lie..." Without delay, in order to play his role, he had his hair dyed black at a salon but, even then, he says, "I thought it was a prank and searched for TV cameras."

The drama was aired in February, 2007 on Korea's KBS, and was a suspense drama that created a social phenomenon in Korea to the extent of having a gathering open for thousands of drama fans called the "Maou Tribe". Producer Takahashi Masanao (33) tells us the reasons for this casting: "Besides the gentle face that Ohno-san has during variety shows, he also has mysterious charm where he produces art pieces, so it will be far more frightening for a person like him to play this role. On the other hand, while Ikuta-san has a noble face, his passion is his charm. The ultimate struggle to the death between these two will be the highlight [of the drama]." Ikuta also says with high spirits, "This is a new challenge for me." Filming is expected to begin the end of this month.

PS: Takahashi Masanao was the producer for Yamada Tarou Monogatari.
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If you want to see the video of Ohno's new haircut, click this: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v9261999mE9Jrhdw?searchId=206214962669796153&rank=5

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In addition, it's been confirmed that ARASHI will sing the theme song for leader's drama MAOU.

The title is called "TRUTH"

credits to: http://enshinge.livejournal.com/
source: La Boo
Proof:



5th line - Theme song: Arashi "truth" (J-Storm)



Moreover, NEW single is expected to release on 27th August called Truth.

It will be theme song for maou.

Single will include “green” as a coupling song.
>> credits to: http://juntoshi.wordpress.com/
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oh-chan.. matteru yo!
or is it supposed to be the other way round?! haha..
i am looking forward for this. never really watch him playing serious. so i'm excited to learn this side of him.
it's tough i think.. but surely he will go for it! ganbare yo.. captain..
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Wow this is so exciting. They both look so cool in the video. Love Ohno's haircut. It makes him look cute.
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heart attack.. can't wait for this.. really!!! ike riida!!
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Yay!!!! can't wait for the drama!!!!
Hope it will be a interesting and bloody drama... hehehehehehehehehehe.... lol
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i cant 4 this drama to come out.
ohno-chan & toma-chan collabrations :))

ohno new hair cuts suit him.
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OMG. go ohno ur the best!! (:
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~kya!

I'm so excited~ Riida and toma=magical

and Arashi is doing the song . Awesome sauce.
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This is so exciting!!! I saw the Korean drama and I have to say I loved it!!! I am looking forward to hearing the new single too!! Wahh can never et enough Arashi!!!! Thank you for the info!!!
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I saw the preview and i love Riidaa's voice in it, waiting for first episode :)

Thank you jamiesteban for sharing! XD
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i am definitely looking 4wd 2 dis drama...can't wait
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woah~ exciting ne?
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This is cool! I just finish The Devil (Korean ver.) not long ago and it was totally great bcux of the acting!! let's see how this is gonna go!!!
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AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! <-------- SCREAMING FAN!!!!!
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did minna watch the first episode already? ^___^ if you haven't it's on CR!
Too bad oversea fans can't help with the ratings..
The tv rating for ep. 1 was only 14%... >< Apparently there was some other show on that everyone watches that day in Japan :P
but WOW THE
FIRST
EPISODE
WAS
SOOO
GOOOD.
=)
and when he was in the shower.... X3

what did you everyone think of the first episode?
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