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HSJ’s Keito Okamoto to star in drama his father also starred in

11:55 JST February 5, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hey! Say! JUMP’s Keito Okamoto (17) will make his drama acting debut in the final season of “3年B組金八先生ファイナル (3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei Final)”, it was revealed on February 4, reports Sankei Sports.

Okamoto’s father and Johnny’s senior Kenichi Okamoto (41) had also starred in the long-running drama back in 1985, making this the first time a Johnny’s father and son have, in a way, gone to the same school.  However, it does mean Keito’s character is the son of his father’s character.

Drama producers have said Keito will instead play a character who holds the key to this season’s class.  He will play a troublemaker who has been thrown around several junior high schools before being transferred to Sakura Junior High.  In the drama he shuns away from everyone, but Kinpachi sensei (Tetsuya Takeda) does his best to get his new student back on his feet.

It has been reported Keito spoke confidently about his acting debut role.

“I feel very grateful to have been chosen to star in this prestigious show,” he said.

It has also been revealed that Keito had not relied on his father’s name, and had beaten his competition through the show’s audition process.

“This is a show that generations of my seniors have been in.  I want to give it everything I’ve got to overcome that pressure,” he said.

The Kinpachi Sensei drama series have been made since 1979, and this year’s season will be the grand finale to the show’s 32-year history.  Over the years a large number of Johnny’s talents have starred in the show, from Masahiko Kondo (46) to Kazuya Kamenashi (24).

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  1. Dayana
    22:52 JST February 7, 2011 at 10:52 PM

    Arigatou! Can’t wait to watch Keito-kun!

    • 10:51 JST February 8, 2011 at 10:51 AM

      @Dayana:

      You’re welcome 🙂

      I can’t wait for the new drama too!!! I’m looking forward to seeing how Keito-kun acts 😀

      Momo xoxo

      • Dayana
        22:05 JST March 2, 2011 at 10:05 PM

        keep updating about it ne?

      • 23:55 JST March 3, 2011 at 11:55 PM

        @Dayana:

        You bet I will! Can’t wait to see how Keito gets on 😀

        Thanks for coming by!

        Momo xoxo

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