Edit: English translation by daelite & edited by inala . Thanks ♥
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【放 送】 毎週（金）0:12～ 【4/9（金）スタート！】（テレビ東京系列・一部地域を除く）
NEWS member Kato Shigeaki has his first lead role in a weekly drama and he's caught up in the troubles of his neighbors!? ...Troubleman
TROUBLEMAN starts this April 9th and follows an original script written by movie director SABU (who has worked on films such as "Kanikousen" and "Dangan Runner"). This is his first attempt a television show.
And the lead role for this drama will be played by NEWS super idol Kato Shigeaki, who has lots of experience not only in singing and dancing but in his acting career as well!
This story tells the tale of a man (Kato Shigeaki) who is one day suddenly caught up in the troubles of his city apartment neighbors. This snowballs as he gets deeper and deeper into the various problems his strange neighbors have, and it's a refreshing serious comedy drama.
At first glance the apartment complex may seem totally normal, but the problems that occur are completely unexpected so please look forward to hearing more about this drama!
Broadcast: Every Friday starting at 12:12 AM, starting April 9th on TV Tokyo
NEWS member Kato Shigeaki, follows Yamapi in getting a lead role for a weekly drama
Posted 2010.2.13 05:05
It was announced on the 12th that NEWS member Kato Shigeaki will play the lead role in the TV Tokyo drama "Troubleman" which starts April 9th (Fridays at 12:12AM).
Out of the 6 member group NEWS, Kato Shigeaki is the second to play the lead in a weekly drama after Yamashita Tomohisa. He spoke of his goals saying he plans to "Work hard to act the part".
*It's a comedy about a man who gets wrapped up in the problems of his apartment neighbors and the story turns into a comedy as he suddenly gets involved in the issues of other neighbors as well. The script and producing are going to be done by movie director SABU known for popular cult films like "Dangan Runner" and "Kanikousen". This is SABU's first try at television drama.
Fellow NEWS member Tegoshi Yuya worked with the same director for his lead role in the 2005 film "Shissou". Kato Shigeaki promises(?), "Tegoshi told me that SABU-san was a wonderful person so I'm looking forward to filming this drama already. I'm going to work hard to make sure I don't become a troubleman on the set".