Masaki Aiba to star in new drama “Bartender”

Published on January 13th, 2011.

Arashi member Masaki Aiba will be starring in an upcoming winter drama called “Bartender”. This will be Aiba’s second lead role since the 2009 fall drama “My Girl”.

The drama is based off of a manga written by Araki Joh and illustrated by Kenji Nagatomo. It was serialised in Shueisha’s biweekly seinen Super Jump magazine and there are 17 volumes in total. It was adapted into an anime which was broadcasted between October and December 2006 and now it will become a live action drama.

“Upon return from Paris, Ryu Sasakura spends some time wandering amiss, but after some time he decides to start anew by becoming a bartender. On a daily basis as a bartender, he helps solve the various problems burdening his customers, including work and love and family troubles, one cocktail at a time.

Furthermore, what will happen to the romantic relationship between Ryu, who seeks the best cocktail, and Miwa Kurushima (Shihori Kanjiya), who is pertinent to his growth as a person. Also in the drama you’ll see the fateful showdown between Ryuichi Kuzuhara, referred to as Mr. Perfect, and Master Goro Kase.” — TV Asahi

Bartender will begin Friday February 4th, 2011 at 11:15 on TV Asahi.

Interesting as Aiba was ranked number 1 person who people would like to go out and drink with. Hey, if he invited me, I’d go out drinking with Aiba. He tends to start to cry and talk about how much he loves, and is grateful he is in Arashi though. :) Kawaii.

I’m pretty excited about this drama, who else is with me? I’d like to see a review on this drama too. I’m looking at you Rokku. :)

  • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

    I’m usually not a fan of live action dramas but I’ll definitely give this one a try :) I did enjoy My Girl though, Aiba is a good actor!

    • http://twitter.com/Ami1982 Amy Miller

      He is my favorite Arashi member. :D I was so excited when I heard he was in My Girl because he is the only one that hasn’t done a lot of drama’s. My girl was ok, but I kinda got bored….but I watched it for Aiba! haha

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Well yeah, it wasn’t one of the best dramas I’ve seen, but Aiba was good :)

    • http://twitter.com/Ami1982 Amy Miller

      You bettah believe Aiba was good! lol.

  • http://twitter.com/yaadayaada Loc Lam | ロックラム

    Haha I’ll do my best!! I’m actually about to review a movie starring an Arashi member soon so stay tune!

    • http://twitter.com/Ami1982 Amy Miller

      lol. :) What movie are you reviewing?

    • http://twitter.com/yaadayaada Loc Lam | ロックラム

      Door to Door starring Ninomiya!

    • http://twitter.com/Ami1982 Amy Miller

      Oh that’s a really good one. He is such an AMAZING actor!

    • http://yonasu.com/ yonasu

      I loved that movie! Nino is the best actor in Arashi for sure :)