So the cast for the drama adaptation of the manga SHITSUREN CHOCOLATIER (Heartbroken Chocolatier) has been finally announced: Matsumoto Jun as Sota; Ishihara Satomi as Saeko, his senpai and unrequited love; Mizukawa Asami as Kaoruko, his co-worker who likes him; Mizuhara Kiko as Erena, his sex friend; and Mizobata Junpei as Olivier, his half-French colleague and friend.
My thoughts in bullet points (because it’s easier to read that way):
- Switch: Asami and Satomi. Asami would fit more in the role as the senpai.
- Not bothered: The “sex scenes” that are much talked about as early as now when they’ve only started filming. It’s part of the plot and Jun is an actor.
- Brilliant: Casting Kiko as the sex friend considering previous rumors about them. It would ignite the audience’s curiosity and hopefully boosts the ratings of this getsuku drama.
- Interesting: Casting Asami, previously rumored with Aiba. Bets are up if she will be appearing on VS Arashi for promos.
- Curious: As this manga is ongoing, who will Sota end up with among the three girls?
Please let it be Saeko just coz I like Satomi the most.
- Happy: Casting Mizobata Junpei (HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT) as Olivier. Double Jun, double fun!
- Pattern: This is the second role that we see Jun, also Arashi’s resident chef, in the kitchen.
- Winner: Meiji, which Jun is endorsing. It’s a marketing coup.
- Wish: It would be perfect if they use Sho’s solo, Sugar & Salt, as the theme. The song’s melancholic, heartbroken tone fits the drama theme. Sugar = Chocolate & Salt = Heartbreak. Sho & Jun. Perfect.
wanna feel your love Kogoeteru
Nukumori wa Dare no mono?
I wanna feel your love Negau namida
Ukande wa kieru And you were mine
– Sugar & Salt (Sakurai Sho/LOVE/2013)
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