As we reported earlier, Arashi’s Aiba Masaki is headlining a new drama based off a popular comic series called, “Bartender“. Although it will start broadcasting on February 4th, it’s been recently revealed that a special pre-show will air on January 14th.
The pre-show, which is not a prequel to the drama, merely follows Aiba as he tries to learn more about how to enjoy alcohol from various “Alcohol masters” in the entertainment industry. One of the “Alcohol masters” will be Shimura Ken, who is personally close to Aiba (they co-starred together in “Tensai! Shimura Doubutsuen“); Ken will teach Aiba the mature way of enjoying alcohol.
The pre-show will also closely report on Aiba during the shoot, as well as his training on being a bartender.
Aiba’s cast members have also been announced. Joining him are Kanjiya Shihori as the heroine, Arakawa Yoshiyoshi and Mitsuishi Ken as his co-workers, and Kaneko Nobuaki will play as his rival. Tsugawa Masahiko has also been slotted to play the heroine’s grandfather.
Sounds like a pre-show that can’t be missed!
Source: Oricon style (Nikkan sports)
p/s...ganbare to our Aiba-chan for his new dorama...sure i'll buy the DVD when its out!!!! n not to forget Aiba's otanjoubi this month...24/12/2010...don't forget to buy a cake for our birthday boy!!!!