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Live Action TV Drama of Manga Otomen Announced

by dtshyk
May 25, 2009 8:43 PM | 31 Comments
Kanno Aya's Shojo Manga "Otomen" was announced to get a live action TV drama adaptation. It will be aired from August 1st.

Cast
Masamune Asuka: Okada Masaki (Profile)
Miyakozuka Ryo: Kaho (Profile)

Source: Fuji TV

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I wanted an anime... :c

Nov 3, 2012 11:30 PM by Twitchy-Tail

I like anime more than drama but at least it's popular enough for a drama? :P I hope they'll decide to make an anime adaption when the are more volumes cauz I would totally love an anime ^^

Nov 9, 2010 11:20 AM by Animefanx3

Watched it all (since i have it on DVD) --
LOVED Ariake >W< Koji Seto fits him so perfect!! (in my opinion)
But i really didnt like Asuka's rival, Tonomine in the Jap Drama =A=
In the manga, he reminded me of Uryuu Ishida XD
I guess since I've watched Hana Kimi Jap Drama -- the guy who played Tonomine was the -gay- one...so i reaaaaally couldn't take him seriously as an Otomen which sucked D8
But nevertheless -- Tachibana is REALLY tan in the drama, isnt he? <cute>
teehee

Oct 4, 2010 11:22 PM by R0LAN

I really need to see this~
<3

Mar 19, 2010 10:09 AM by Gonee

Looks interesting. Hopefully I'll have time to watch it.

Aug 17, 2009 12:19 AM by kyrori

I've seen the drama and I didn't think it was bad. I actually really liked it but I did get confused at some parts. I have never seen a J-Drama before but there were some parts that made me feel like I was watching a comedy, and some parts that made it seem like a live-action anime. Is all J-Drama like that? Those parts seemed a bit cheesy to me but I still liked it anyway. At that time there were no subs so I had to watch it RAW. Since I had read the first volume I figured I knew enough to follow the story in the episode. I did understand most of it except that there's a smallish kid that seems to follow Asuka and Juta later in the first episode and I had NO IDEA who he was supposed to be. Any one else know? (I did think he was pretty cute though.)

Aug 16, 2009 10:28 PM by AnimeQueendom

Deleted my old post here since I sounded so bitchy.

An anime would be great. I'll look into the adaption.

Jun 24, 2009 10:41 PM by BlackAssassin

Mhia said:
He played Sekime in the JP Hana Kimi drama, if you've watched it / remember him.

I'm a little nervous about the guy playing Asuka. Especially since I think really low of most of the actors that were in the japanese adaptation of Hana kimi. He'll definitely have to prove himself a good actor in Otomen, or else it will really fail as a drama (like how Hanakimi and H&C failed as adaptations--in my eyes)

An anime would totally be preferred, but anything Otomen related is <3

Jun 1, 2009 8:18 AM by katsup

Ruby_Moon said:
but who the heck is that guy playing Asuka?


He played Sekime in the JP Hana Kimi drama, if you've watched it / remember him.

keitorin said:
Hopefully they'll eventually make an anime. I admit I'd prefer it over the drama, but I'll still watch the drama.

This too~

May 27, 2009 3:41 PM by Mikaaa

KanjiiZ said:
If the drama is successful, I don't see why it won't get an anime. I have to say though that if there WAS an anime adaption, it would get a crappy time slot and no one would watch it. If it were to get in the Honey and Clover slot, then it would be as Dexter says "Success!".

Do you mean Noitamina? it has it's pattern of ups and downs. and since right now it's in its "up" stage with Higashi no Eden, I'm afraid it'll be a "down" if they were to do Otomen next season -__-

anyways, back to drama, I've heard of Kaho (dunno about her acting skills tho), but who the heck is that guy playing Asuka?

May 27, 2009 4:42 AM by Ruby_Moon

shinkeikaku said:
KanjiiZ said:
If the drama is successful, I don't see why it won't get an anime. I have to say though that if there WAS an anime adaption, it would get a crappy time slot and no one would watch it. If it were to get in the Honey and Clover slot, then it would be as Dexter says "Success!".

Yeah, no one will watch the anime adaptation of a stupidly popular, award-winning manga series that has sold a couple million copies.


The manga's success does not always mean the success of the anime.

May 26, 2009 10:52 PM by ArtRodriguez

KanjiiZ said:
If the drama is successful, I don't see why it won't get an anime. I have to say though that if there WAS an anime adaption, it would get a crappy time slot and no one would watch it. If it were to get in the Honey and Clover slot, then it would be as Dexter says "Success!".

Yeah, no one will watch the anime adaptation of a stupidly popular, award-winning manga series that has sold a couple million copies.

May 26, 2009 10:15 PM by shinkeikaku

If the drama is successful, I don't see why it won't get an anime. I have to say though that if there WAS an anime adaption, it would get a crappy time slot and no one would watch it. If it were to get in the Honey and Clover slot, then it would be as Dexter says "Success!".

May 26, 2009 8:47 PM by ArtRodriguez

Hopefully they'll eventually make an anime. I admit I'd prefer it over the drama, but I'll still watch the drama.

May 26, 2009 3:25 PM by Tabibito-san

Yay, another shoujo manga adaptation! I can't wait for this :)

I also wonder if it will be a half-hour or full-length drama. I look forward to watching it.

May 26, 2009 11:10 AM by MagicalEmi

noooooo~~~ T-T
why oh why it couldn't have been an anime adaptation? T-T
drama adaptations usually sucks. if it's one of those midnight half-hour shows, it's going to be horrible. but even if it airs during golden time, there's a chance that it'll still suck T-T
Otomen deserves better than this. T-T

May 26, 2009 10:57 AM by Ruby_Moon

i'd like to see this as an anime o_O

May 26, 2009 10:28 AM by chryseis

cool. need to read this.

May 26, 2009 9:56 AM by windy

Nice! I'll definitely watch it but it would be nice if they do the anime too.

May 26, 2009 8:49 AM by valechan84

OMG! Otomen is great, I'm looking foward to it!

May 26, 2009 6:51 AM by Sunao

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