Post Reply MatsuKen goes crazy for money in "Zeni Geba"
Posted 12/12/08 , edited 12/12/08
George Akiyama's 1970 manga series "Zeni Geba" is being turned into a live-action drama on NTV this winter. Rising actor Kenichi Matsuyama has been given the lead role. This is his second starring role in a drama series, after last year's "Sexy Voice and Robo."

Also known as "Money Crazy," the original manga tells the story of a young man who loses his sick mother as a child due to poverty. As a result, he becomes completely obsessed with money. The drama version follows the same premise, but is set in the present day instead of during the 1970s. Screenwriter Yoshikazu Okada is in charge of the script.

NTV will begin shooting the series in mid-December. The show will premiere in January, occupying the network's Saturday 9:00pm time slot.

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Posted 12/19/08 , edited 12/19/08
i'm really excited for this!! another interesting role for my fave asian actor.
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Posted 12/19/08 , edited 12/19/08
waaah finally matsuken news XD I also can't wait for this drama!
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Posted 12/20/08 , edited 12/20/08
Title: 銭ゲバ
Title (romaji): Zeni Geba
Also known as: Money Crazy
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Drama
Broadcast network: NTV
Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-17 to 2009-Mar
Air time: Saturday 21:00

Gamagori Futaro is an unattractive young man who loses his sick mother as a child due to poverty. He subsequently becomes obsessed with money and is willing to do anything for it. While working for a millionaire he shows his knack for business and in a plot to acquire his company he marries his daughter. After their marriage he kills his father-in-law and takes over his business empire. With his new-found status he makes victims out of everyone around him.

Matsuyama Kenichi as Gamagori Futaro
Miyagawa Daisuke
Kinami Haruka
Suzuki Hiroki
Takuma Seiko
Saito Ryusei
Okunuki Kaoru
Mitsuishi Ken
Shiina Kippei

Production Credits

Original writing (manga): Zeni Geba by George Akiyama
Screenwriter: Okada Yoshikazu
Producer: Kono Hidehiro
Director: Otani Taro

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Posted 6/4/09 , edited 6/5/09
I just finished watching it. I highly recommend it for all!
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