Who is excited to see “Dr. DMAT“? I do. Aside from being Okura’s fan, I also love medical dramas and as Doctor X have ended, I needed a new dose of Japanese medical drama. Though, I admit, Okura isn’t really the best actor out there so, we’ll see…
Last Jan 7th, Kanjani8‘s Okura Tadayoshi attended the press conference for his upcoming TBS drama, “Dr. DMAT“. It will be Okura’s first drama where he’ll play the titular role.
“Dr. DMAT” is about the activities of Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) where Okura admitted that he didn’t know about DMAT’s existence until he was offered the role. Thus, he felt responsible in telling the story of those (DMAT) who risked their lives.
The drama’s filming has also been harsh; Okura recalled that they filmed in a tunnel in the middle of the night and had to battle with cold and sleepiness. He also added that the “doctor’s language” has been difficult.
Joining Okura, are: Kato Ai, Takimoto Miori, and Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Takaki Yuya.
“Dr. DMAT” will air on Thursday, Jan 9th at 9PM (JST).