Hanakimi 2 male cast announced

I’m watching this purely because of Aoi, Shohei, Tomo, and Renn.

Although it will be interesting to see if any of these young actors make a career out of this drama like so many did before them, including; Yamamoto Yusuke, Okada Masaki, Ituka Toma, Oguri Shun, Shirota Yu, Kimura Ryo, Igarashi Shunji, Mizobata Junpei, Kato Keisuke, Suzuki Ryohei, Daito Shunsuke, Takeda Kohei - to name a few.

Names I’m going to look out for are: Nishii Yukito, Katoono Taiki, Asaka Kodai  and Matsushima Shota.

On my account theres 4 Tokusatsu actors compared to 6 (3 post Hanakimi with Kamen Rider KIVA, and Engine Sentai Go-Onger)

The main cast of the upcoming “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~ Ikemen Paradise” remake is finally announced! Along with AKB48′s Atsuko Maeda, newcomers Nakamura Aoi  (20) and Miura Shohei  (23) will play the most important roles in the series.

The “Hana Kimi” remake was announced by Fuji TV last month, with Maeda replacing Horikita Maki from the original 2007 series as Ashiya Mizuki. Nakamura and Miura are likewise taking over the roles that were played by Shun Oguri and Toma Ikuta, as Izumi Sano and Nakatsu Shuichi respectively.

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~ Ikemen Paradise
Nakamura’s thoughts about his role, “I’m aiming to not just portray Sano as an ikemen by appearance, but also show his hidden passion and strong willpower.” Miura then comments about replacing Ikuta for the role of Nakatsu, “I’m feeling happy and pressure at the same time. I’d like to become as foolish as possible in order to portray the role of Nakatsu to the best of my abilities.”

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e ~ Ikemen Paradise

Most of these were visually identified and are still pending confirmation. Characters played by each additional cast members is yet to be announced.

(note: Names in Gold  are the characters suspected or stated on the actors offical page)

I don’t know many – but that was the same for the first Hanakimi and that launched a few popular names. Also some named on this list are young. Sixteen years old playing sixteen year olds, that’s almost unimaginable. Then again Renn is 26 and Nishii is sixteen. Some how that works out right?

Kotani Shotaro
Okazaki Kazuhiro (Tenimyu ~ 2 Season, Fudoumine member)
Kawahara Kazuma (Decade [Blade], Leangle) 
Kurihara Goro
Takami Ozora
Asaka Kodai (ex Johnny’s Jr. member)
Kasai Shige
Yamamoto Ryosuke
Nishii Yukito (D2 Memeber - was Ciel Phatomhive in Kuroshistuji 2nd musical, was in Kokuhaku as the murderer, is in Pole Dancing Boys and has played a pervert) (Senri Nakao, previously Kimura Ryo’s role “The gay character”)

image Picture crd Blog.
Yanagishita Tomo (D-Boys Member) (Kayashima Taiki, previously Yamamoto’s role “the Ghost Boy”)
Suzuki Katsuhiro (Noe Shinji, previously Igarashi Shinjii’s character)
Ando Ryu (PUREboys member)
Miyajima Kusuto
Matsushima Shota (Amuse member – Softboy, Ooku, Q10)
Mamiya Shotaro
Okayama Tomoki (Atashinchi no Danshi as Okura Akira, the youngest son)
Kanai Sonde (Misaki One!)
Katoono Taiko (JUNON Super Boy Contest Winner 2010
Kiriyama Renn (Kamen Rider W/Shotaro) ( Nanba Minami the dorm leader, previsously, Hiro’s character) YES!

 Picture crd. Blog (Is it me or does he not look like Kimito’s (DiEnds) twin in this pic?)

Mitsushima Shinnosuke (younger brother of Mitsushima Hikari – Love Exposure, Akunin) (Tennoji)
Tokuyama Hidenori (Kickhopper, The Bee) (Masao Himejima, Oscar the third dorm leader)
Horii Arata (D*Date Memeber)
Maeda Gouki (Horipro – Gokusen 3)

Sato Yuki/Sato Tomohito (Gatack) (Makoto, previously Shirota’s character)

“Hana Kimi 2011” will air on Fuji TV every Sunday at 9pm and is scheduled to begin sometime in July.

Source: Sanspo (Link 2), Sponichi Annex, and 2ch via tokyohive and tokyograph

~ by fiibii on June 16, 2011.

2 Responses to “Hanakimi 2 male cast announced”

  1. Really? Yanagashita Tomo?! (TAKUMI KUN?!) as Taiki? I want to look forward to that! <3

  2. Gonna watch this for Renn. I don’t like Maeda Atsuko, but the rest of the ikemen are worth watching.

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