* Title: ドン★キホーテ
* Title (romaji): Don Quixote
* Format: Renzoku
* Genre: Drama
* Episodes: TBA
* Broadcast network: NTV
* Broadcast period: 2011-July-09 start
* Air time: Saturday 21:00
* Theme song: BEAUTIFUL DAYS by SPYAIR
Strange circumstances result in Shirota Masataka (Matsuda Shota), a child welfare officer at Kyohama Child Counselling Centre, suddenly switching souls with Sabashima Jin (Takahashi Katsumi), the hellish boss of the yakuza organisation Sabashima-gumi who even silences crying children. The two men find themselves in completely different worlds. Masataka had been a faint-hearted young man until then, but the soul swop transforms him into a hero who saves children that have turned to juvenile delinquency in spite of his aversion to them.
* Matsuda Shota as Shirota Masataka
* Takahashi Katsumi as Sabashima Hitoshi
* Narumi Riko as Matsuura Sachiko
* Uchida Yuki as Sabashima Ayumi
* Matsushige Yutaka as Hyodo Daisuke
* Kobayashi Satomi as Mizumori Mineko
* Miyake Hiroki
* Ichikawa Miwako
* Konno Mahiru
* Watanabe Kenkichi (渡辺憲吉)
* Tamura Ai (田村愛)
* Yamane Kazuma
* Kawakita Mayuko (河北麻友子)
* Aoki Ken (青木健)
* Ueda Mao (上田眞央)
Credit : JDrama Weblog
Popular young actor Matsuda Shota (25) is confirmed to be starring in a drama series this summer. He will be in a currently unnamed series in NTV’s Saturday 9:00pm time slot, making this his first lead television role during golden time (7:00pm-10:00pm).
In this unusual story, Matsuda plays a child welfare official working at a child consultation center, while Takahashi Katsumi (50) plays a charitable yakuza boss. These two lead completely different lives, but one day, their souls are suddenly switched. As a result, Matsuda begins dispensing odd advice about the “rules of society” and other things. While his colleagues naturally see this as a problem, the children gradually come to rely on him.
Narumi Riko (18) will also have a main role as one of the youths at the center. Kobayashi Satomi (45) and Uchida Yuki (35) have also been cast. Oishi Tetsuya (“BECK,” “Death Note”) is in charge of the script, and Nakajima Satoru (“Deka Wanko”) is directing.
The series is scheduled to premiere in July.
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cool hair..(ironically speaking)
I'll watch this
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