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Johnny’s making guest appearances in final Kinpachi Sensei drama special

11:52 JST March 7, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Kinpachi Sensei (photo thanks to The Television)

More than 150 “Sakura Junior High School graduates” will make guest appearances on the final of the long-running Kinpachi Sensei drama series, reports The Television.

3年B組金八先生・ファイナル〜『最後の贈る言葉』4時間SP〜 (3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei Final ~’Saigo no Okuru Kotoba’ 4 hour special~)” will mark the final of a drama series that had started in October 1979.  For 32 years Kinpachi Sakamoto Sensei, played by Tetsuya Takeda, has taught and helped junior high schoolers as they faced the challenges of their time.

In the final four hour special, the following Johnny’s talents have been confirmed as guests (as of noon March 7):

  • Masahiko Kondo (1st series)
  • Ippei Hikaru (ex-Johnny’s) (2nd series)
  • Shunsuke Kazama (5th series)
  • Kazuya Kamenashi (KAT-TUN) (5th series)
  • Takahisa Masuda (NEWS) (6th series)
  • Shigeaki Kato (NEWS) (6th series)
  • Kota Yabu (Hey! Say! JUMP) (7th series)
  • Hikaru Yaotome (Hey! Say! JUMP) (7th series)

The final show will be aired in Japan on March 27, and a pre-final TV show will air on March 24.

More Johnny’s on guest star list (as of 9am March 8):

  • Yoshikazu Toushin (Johnny’s Jr.) (6th series)
  • Taiyo Ayukawa (ex-Johnny’s) (7th series)
  • Yuma Sanada (Johnny’s Jr.) (8th series)

For full list (Japanese) click here.

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  1. nadie
    05:10 JST March 8, 2011 at 5:10 AM

    ciao,
    thank you very much,
    the news about Massu make me happy,
    please excuse me
    I listened to K chan News, but I do not understand Japanese very well
    K chan went to Yamapi concert ?
    I understand correctly?
    Thanks in advance

    • 09:52 JST March 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM

      @nadie:

      I know! I haven’t seen Massu on TV in ages (>w<)

      I think you're talking about last night's K-chan NEWS?
      Massu and K-chan were talking about having not seen Yamapi's movie "Ashita no Joe" yet.
      Massu had said he was waiting for an invitation to go to one of the movie's events but no one's approached him yet (lol)
      The two of them had talked about whether being a fellow NEWS member meant such things were normal or not.
      K-chan had said you'd think that being in the same group, some of the organisers would leave a few seats reserved for group members, but because the movie's been out for a while now maybe that's not the case for Ashita no Joe.

      Hope that clears up things!

      Momo xoxo

      • nadie
        20:50 JST March 8, 2011 at 8:50 PM

        thank you
        my Japanese is really bad
        I liked Massu in K chan
        I saw Kinpachi sensei on Dailymotion, the series with Massu and Shige
        thanks again..

      • 00:20 JST March 9, 2011 at 12:20 AM

        @nadie:

        That’s alright! If you keep listening, you’ll get the hang of it 🙂

        Really? I have some searching to do on Dailymotion….thanks!

        Momo xoxo

  2. Yan
    07:33 JST March 8, 2011 at 7:33 AM

    Even though I’ve heard of Kinpachi sensei series before, I’ve never watched it. But I wanna watch this! So many of my faves are guesting 😄 On top of it all, there’re Massu and Shige *dances*

    • 09:54 JST March 8, 2011 at 9:54 AM

      @Yan:

      Actually…I’ve never watched an entire series either.
      I’ve watched the odd episode when it was on during series 6, 7, and 8 but that’s about it!

      Maybe I should watch the re-runs they’re showing on tv. But in order to do that I need to buy that DVD recorder I’ve been meaning to get for ages now.

      …anyway, thanks for dropping by again!

      Momo xoxo

  3. Lyan
    14:31 JST March 8, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Oh Kame in a drama!!!!
    wow this is love 😄
    thx for sharing :)))

    • 15:55 JST March 8, 2011 at 3:55 PM

      @Lyan:

      Thanks for reading!
      Yay, so many people coming back! Even if it’s for a second, or part of a big crowd scene I am so going to watch this special.

      Momo xoxo

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