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[2012 J-Drama] GTO
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Posted 9/18/12
Kiritani Mirei and others join the cast of the upcoming ‘GTO’ special



On September 18th, it was announced that actress Kiritani Mirei will be appearring in the upcoming two-hour drama special of ‘GTO‘ (Fuji TV).

Kiritani is going to portray a young woman named ‘Fujisaki Shinomi’, who is a caretaker at the ‘Smile Duck’ orphanage and a possible former girlfriend of ‘Onizuka Eikichi’. She commented, “I’m happy to be able to participate in the hottest drama of this hot summer!!”

‘GTO’ is based on a popular manga of the same name by Fujisawa Toru and already the second drama live-action adaptation after the classic that aired in 1998. The remake starring EXILE’s AKIRA recorded an average rating of 13.2% over a total of 11 episodes.

As reported, the special will revolve around the impending closure of the ‘Smile Duck’ orphanage and the fight against the corrupt politicians involved in this case. With the addition of a new love interest, we can expect a love fight between ‘Shinomi’ and ‘Fuyutsuki Azusa’ (Takimoto Miori) over ‘Onizuka’.

Other new additions to the cast include Masu Takashi as a member of the National Diet who is striving to get children out of the orphanage and back to their parents, Hayama Shono as the handsome student ‘Wakui Mayu’, and Kurokawa Mei as ‘Ageha’. More details about their characters can be found in the previous article.

Fuji TV is going to air the ‘GTO’ special at 9:00 pm on October 2.
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