Just a itsy-bitsy blunder.
Kanjani8‘s Nishikido Ryo starrer, “Gomen ne Seishun“, issued a formal apology on the show’s website after their “Horikoshi” remark from the drama’s third episode. In the issued apology, the production apologized to Horikoshi administration for using the school’s actual name that might have caused misunderstandings to the viewers.
In a certain scene from the 3rd episode, seven male students of Heisuke (Nishikido Ryo) had a group study session at Heisuke’s home. During the study session, Erena (Nakamura Shizuka), Heisuke’s sister-in-law, made an appearance to give the boys onigiris and says that they can ask for her help if there’s any trouble. When one of Heisuke’s students ask her to teach them, she replies, “that’s impossible since I’m from Horikoshi”. In the drama, Erena is an ex-gravure idol and Horikoshi is known for their “performing arts” course for those in the entertainment business.
The said remark by Erena amused some viewers but it also gave the impression that the school is not suited for studying.
A lot of Johnny’s have attended and graduated from Horikoshi including Yamashita Tomohisa, Yamada Ryosuke, Chinen Yuri, Nakajima Yuto and more.