Matsujun’s new drama…

By popular demand, a post about Matsumoto Jun at last ;)

Film: Myu no Anyo Papa ni Ageru
Release Date: 30th August 2008
Director: Yoshino Hiroshi
Cast: Matsumoto Jun, Karina
TV Network: NTV

From d-addicts:

The drama is based on a true story of Yamaguchi Hayato (25), a young man who learns he has a rare illness known as CIDP, which affects the nervous system. He begins to lose the functioning of his limbs, but he is determined to fight the illness with the support of his wife and his 2-year-old daughter, Myu-chan.

Random comments
I just discovered that this has aired in Japan. Very timely too, as me and Kinga had recently been moaning to each other (yet again) about how annoying it is that Jun is doing stuff with his boyband rather than satisfying our J-drama needs. I’m not sure this is actually a series - it says SP (special) somewhere on the page so I think it’s just a TV film rather than a series. Hopefully, I’ll be able to rely on Kinga, my J-drama guru, to find out more about it *grin*
It could be very interesting to see Jun in a part like this. On the other hand it could be a horribly soppy, barely watchable kind of thing too for all I know (no video clips that I could find *sigh*). I’ve not been too impressed with the disability/illness themes in J-drama so far (saw First Kiss and Summer Snow), so that makes me a bit cautious. Clearly anything new with Jun is good news though :)

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