[J-DRAMA] New Live Action GTO - Talk UP!

EXILE band member Akira will replaces Takashi Sorimachi as the title character in the remake of the 1998 drama. Miori Takimoto will play the heroine Azusa Fuyutsuki, and Hitomi Kuroki will play Sakurai Ryoko, the principal. Yuu Shirota will play Ryuji Danma, a friend from Onizuka's biker gang days who now lives with him. Students in Onizuka's "Class 2-4" will be played by Haruna Kawaguchi, Shō Takada, Shintarō Morimoto, and Taishi Nakagawa. Yūsuke Yamamoto and Ryōsei Tayama round out the cast; Yamamoto will play the part of Toshiyuki Saejima, policeman and bad influence on Onizuka, while Tayama will play Hiroshi Uchiyamada, the loud-mouthed vice-principal and Onizuka's nemesis. The series will premiere in July on the Fuji TV network and will run on Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m.

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I have no idea who any of these actors/actresses (minus Yuu Shirota) are really. I love the 1998 series and wished that it could have made it over to the US (but at least the movie made it over) I hope this version will be well received. I wonder if any of the old cast would make a cameo.
 

Aoiblue

Raxbait: Hip
I actually just recently watched GTO myself. Great series, terrible movie.



Gotta say, they got the blonde hair down so that is nice.
 

heroizumi

Hey, I'm Eian.
Oo looking forward to this, I hope they do the first version justice.

And oo~ Yamamoto Yusuke~~~!! I haven't seen anything else with him since Ouran High School Host Club!











Ending with watttttt Akanishi Jin is married?! LOOOOOL
 

djmon25

Member
The manga was awesome, anime was good too (with original japanese dub, not english dub), and enjoyed the old Live Action.... but with other remakes of old jdoramas recently, i'm a bit skeptical about this. well hoping for the best.
 

90210Girl

Class of 2005
I read the manga and LOVED THE **** OUT OF IT.

So.. consider me interested.
READING it now. I bought vol. 1 and 2 from B&N last weekend. I loved it every since I heard of it in 2005. Driver's High, Last piece and Poison was my ****.

Wasn't to impressed with the feature film though. It was just you know, boring.

The manga was awesome, anime was good too (with original japanese dub, not english dub), and enjoyed the old Live Action.... but with other remakes of old jdoramas recently, i'm a bit skeptical about this. well hoping for the best.
How so? Name em.

Ending with watttttt Akanishi Jin is married?! LOOOOOL
Yes, he's been married. A little late though don't you think, jk. His wife, Meisa who is a good model but ok singer if 6 months pregnant.
 
Ehh! How did I miss Yusuke?!!! XD

All of you who haven't, go watch the 1998 ver with Takashi Sorimachi!

Interesting tidbit, Sorimachi married Nanako Matsushima, who played Fuyutsuki. =]
 

Jacky392000

Open Your Amazons!
just saw it and it is AWESOME! :buttrock: I really like AKIRA as Onizuka. can't wait for next week already.
 

Kazuma

あたりまえ
Just saw it subbed, pretty good start, didn't expect Nagasawa Nao to be in it which is a bonus!
 

Inui Takumi

The Ends JustiΦ's the Means
I heard about this show and decided to check out the original from 1999, which will give time for english subbed episodes of the new show to pile up. And, yeh, I'm loving it. I haven't been into a drama like this in a while. Onizuka is such a good character.
 

toranoko

Member
Watched it this weekend with... Japanese subs. It was okay.

Actually, it was fun. But I have very fond memories of the original, so I'm not sure how this new one is going to hold up.


Also, there was a sub topic on d-addicts, but the link went to a shady looking site with another link to adfly or something. I'm just going to settle for using the Japanese subs, my poor understanding of Japanese, and a dictionary. :laugh:
 

Solari

New Member
Have not read the manga nor watched the anime.

Watched the first ep of this drama and loved it! It was pretty good, and some parts were funny!
Onizuka is so different from the sensei character AKIRA played in Tumbling.

after that, I went to watch the 1998 version 1st ep. I can clearly see the similarities and differences. Interesting.
edit:the same hammer??? o-o

*looks at wiki*
:O_O: Tokuyama Hidenori was in the 1998 version as a student
 
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I just finished watching ep1. It's pretty awesome, although I'm miss Poison playing when Onizuka is gonna do something awesome.

On another note, yes, Nao is playing one of the teachers. On her facebook, she posted pics of her GTO script book. And Yuki Yamada, aka GokaiBlue, is playing Kouji Fujiyoshi, one of Murai's friends.
 

Jacky392000

Open Your Amazons!
episode 2 just ended and I'm starting to find AKIRA as Onizuka-sensei really hot. :wub: :laugh: Anko-chan also became such an adorable gal and I hate Miyabi-chan so much at this point...
 
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