It has been confirmed that Arashi’s Jun Matsumoto (26) will star in Fuji TV’s Monday night drama series next season. He will be the first member of the group to appear in a drama during that time slot, and this will be his first lead role in a full-length Fuji TV series.
The drama, titled “Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku,” is an original love story by “Buzzer Beat” screenwriter Mika Omori. The female lead is being played by Yuko Takeuchi (30), who starred in “Lunch Queen” and “Fukigen na Gene,” both also written by Omori.
In the show, Matsumoto plays a struggling actor who has developed a complex due to his father, a famous actor. The character is described as being “tsundere,” a term referring to people who are normally cold in personality but become overly fawning when they are around their love interest. In this case, that love interest is an older woman being played by Takeuchi, whose character is said to be spirited, but also mysterious due to certain circumstances.
“Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku” will air Monday nights at 9:00pm, starting in July.
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