Monday, July 2, 2012

‘Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou’ announces additional cast members for its movie


On June 30th, additional cast members for the movie adaptation of the Johnny’s Jr. and AKB48 collaboration drama ‘Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou’ was unveiled on the last episode of the NTV show. This movie, scheduled to hit theaters nationwide in October, will feature Johnny’s Jr. members Iwamoto Hikaru, Sakuma Daisuke, Abe Ryohei, Watanabe Shota, Fukasawa Tatsuya, and Miyadate Ryota in addition to AKB48’s Team 4 members Kato Rena, Takeuchi Miyu, Kawaei Rina, Takahashi Juri, and Ichikawa Miori.

The theatrical version of this drama will also feature original cast members – Morimoto Shintaro, Matsumura Hokuto, and Kyomoto Taiga from Johnny’s Jr., Shimazaki Haruka, Oba Mina, and Mitsumune Kaoru from AKB48, and Uchi Hiroki, Kis-My-Ft2’s Miyata Toshiya, and Hey! Say! JUMP’s Takaki Yuya. In related news, Morimoto and Shimazaki is making more appearances as actor and actress as Morimoto will also be featured in Fuji TV’s upcoming drama “GTO” and Shimazaki in Television Tokyo’s drama ‘Majisuka Gakuen 3‘.

‘Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou’ is a school comedy drama written by AKB48’s very own producer Akimoto Yasushi and features a story of the trials and tribulations when a boy’s high school, that has a lot of delinquents, and a prestige girl’s high school, where all students are from high-class families, combine into one school.

Shiritsu Bakaleya Koko’ to be adapted into a movie


On June 8th, it was announced that the currently running Johnny’s Jr. and AKB48 collaboration drama ‘Shiritsu Bakaleya Koko‘ (NTV) will be turned into a movie.
‘Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou’ is a story of the trials and tribulations when a boys’ high school full of young delinquents and a prestigious girls’ high school full of wealthy young ladies, are combined into one school. Just like the drama, the movie is going to star Morimoto Shintaro, Matsumura Hokuto, and Kyomoto Taiga from Johnny’s Jr., and Shimazaki Haruka, Oba Mina, and Mitsumune Kaoru from AKB48, among others.

Morimoto commented, “I’m really glad that we immediately proceeded with the filming for the movie and that the circle of friends that we were able to build during the filming of the TV drama won’t to get interrupted. I’m going to tackle it with high motivation and full effort, so that it will become a very nice movie.

Shimazaki commented, “I challenged the filming and the education of the Bakada guys with everything I’ve got. The movie is going to be even more powerful and I hope that a lot of people will watch it.
Also reprising their roles in the movie will be Uchi Hiroki, Miyata Toshiya, Takaki Yuya, and many others. The production won’t be changed either, with AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi penning the original story, Matsuda Yuko (‘Gokusen’) working out the script, and Kubota Takashi (‘BADBOYS’, ‘Kimi to Boku’) sitting on the director’s chair.

The movie version of ‘Shiritsu Bakaleya Koko‘ is scheduled to open in cinemas nationwide in October, 2012.

Opening and ending song of ‘Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou’ to be provided by Kis-My-Ft2 and Maeda Atsuko


On April 6th, it was announced that Kis-My-Ft2 and Maeda Atsuko from AKB48 will provide the opening and ending song for the upcoming dramaShiritsu Bakaleya Koukou‘. The opening theme song will be Kis-My-Ft2’s new single “Shake It Up” and Maeda Atsuko’s solo 2nd single “Migikata” will be the ending theme song. The release date of both singles is as yet undecided.

‘Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou’ is a story of the trials and tribulations when a boy’s high school that has a lot of delinquents and a prestige girl’s high school, where all students are from high-class families, combine into one school. Kis-My-Ft2’s Miyata Toshiya and AKB48 research student Mitsumune Kaoru were cast in the drama as fixed charaters. Uchi Hiroki and Kitahara Rie from AKB48 team B will also make appearances in the drama.

“Shake It Up” is a fun, danceable song. Miyata showed his delight being cast in the drama and commented “The song is very upbeat and makes me feel like dancing. I would like all the cast and staff to remember the dance, and same as “Bakaleya”, I want to do “Bakasawagi”(liven up with dancing and singing).
Maeda Atsuko’s “Migikata” will be her second solo single. The ballad song is about ‘heart-wrenching girl feelings’. Maeda states “Migikata is my favorite song. I am glad it has been chosen as the ending theme for the drama, which my junior members are starring.
Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou” will be aired on NTV from April 14th at Saturday 12:50AM.