Rumor Round-Up (Digest 018)

Before I concentrate on making recaps tomorrow, here are some rumors that will either amuse or irk you.

Involved parties, are: Ninomiya Kazunari, Yamada Ryosuke, Yamashita Tomohisa, Kamenashi Kazuya, Imai Tsubasa, Tomoya Nagase, Domoto Koichi, Ohno Satoshi, and Machida Shingo.

  • Ninomiya Kazunari is the voice behind Koro-sensei of “Assassination Classroom” movie?

As reported earlier, Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Yamada Ryosuke will star in live adaptation of “Assassination Classroom“. Yamada will play the role of Nagisa, one of the student of Koro-sensei, an alien who is out to destroy the world and it will be up to Nagisa and co. to kill him. Well, rumor has it that the voice behind the CG-made Koro-sensei is none other than Arashi‘s Ninomiya Kazunari. Not only that, the movie’s theme song will be sung by a special unit called “Sensations”, a 9-member group produced by Koro-sensei, who is rumored to be Nino. Why Nino? Well, it’s all part of JE’s “barter system” where if you signed one JE talent for something, someone should go with him as well. Anyway, fans are eagerly waiting for the movie’s stage greeting where the voice behind Koro-sensei is likely to be revealed.

Some fans can really be delusional. haha. Or maybe it’s true after all. Well, I watched the trailer again and even though there might be similarities, if the production was able to make Koro-sensei out of CGs then it’s highly likely that they can also manipulate the seiyuu’s voice to make it sound like Nino’s, not that they did it on purpose. Also, I’m familiar with JE’s barter system, let’s take any SMAP member’s drama for example where someone from Kisumai is likely to be there. However, Yamada is already an established idol, not as big as Nino, but why would Nino be the bartered when he can definitely be the main lead?

  • Yamapi’s acting ability criticized for “Flowers of Algernon”

The modern version of the classic novel is yet to air and there are already criticisms with this Yamashita Tomohisa‘s starrer. One thing people criticized is Yamapi’s acting ability for his role as mentally-retarded turned genius. Even though Yamapi has hit dramas under his belt (SUMMER NUDE highest rating is 17.4% and Code Blue highest rating is 21.2%), his acting ability must be evaluated since most people comment that “he has no expression” and that “he has no intonation in his dialogue”. Furthermore, Yamapi is described for only having good looks and was called the guy version of Horikita Maki.

This rumor is expected since Yamapi has an upcoming drama and that there were negative reactions when he was chosen for the role. As for the Maki comment, Horikita can act, you just have to watch her projects where she’s different from her usual roles. Try Ume-chan sensei among others instead of her usual idol-like dramas.

  •  Surprising best friends in Johnny’s

Bet you didn’t know that they were friends, I’m surprised myself since I didn’t really watched them as juniors. Anyway, KAT-TUN‘s Kamenashi Kazuya and Tackey&Tsubasa’s Imai Tsubasa are friends way back their Junior years and both are Hanshin Tiger’s fan. Next are TOKIO‘s Nagase Tomoya and KinKi Kids Domoto Koichi are friends way back junior high years. The two go on trip in between work eveb after they became famous and when Koichi moved-in to a new condominium unit, his first visitor is Nagase. Last is Arashi‘s Ohno Satoshi and MA‘s (Musical Academy) Machida Shingo known for their “Omachi Combi” way back their Junior years. The two got closer during  “Johnnys Fantasy Kyo to Kyo” where they stayed at the same inn while in Kyoto, they also enrolled at the same high school and dropped-out together, until Ohno debuted in Arashi. Although, there are no news whether they still get together, Machida gave a celebratory message to Ohno for Arashi’s 15th anniversary.


Johnny’s Jrs. should really be nurtured. 

via Cyzo and Johnny’s Watcher 1, 2


6 thoughts on “Rumor Round-Up (Digest 018)

  1. Why would they change the seiyuu’s voice to sound like Ninomiya? That doesn’t make any sense. Just for promotion purposes? I doubt it. The movie is produced by Jstorm so it would make sense if they asked an Arashi member to voice the lead character IF they wanted to. The bartering hierarchy doesn’t even come into mind since they are all under Jstorm.

    Either way I don’t mind who’s voicing the character. Personally I don’t like being called delusional since I did notice Korosensei sounded like Nino and am just curious if it was. Its kinda interesting since there will be a single released by Kurosensei.


    • I was saying that the voice was altered and coincidentally, it sounded like Nino’s. I didn’t say that they might have deliberately changed it to match Nino’s voice.


  2. “Furthermore, Yamapi is described for only having good looks”

    I don’t think high ratings depend on good looking actor. So yamapi’s consecutive box office movie also because his good looks? His looks is outstanding but there are many actors as handsome as him or more good looking than him.


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