Japan finally has their “MARS” version!
It was reported that Kis-My-Ft2‘s Fujigaya Taisuke will star in the upcoming TV adaptation of “MARS~tada kimi o aishiteru~“. Written by Soryo Fuyumi, “MARS” is a popular manga that was also adapted into TV drama in Taiwan back in 2004. It tells the pure love story between Aso Kira and Kashino Rei.
In the drama, Fujigaya will be playing the role of Rei, a troubled playboy and professional motorcycle racer, who meets an introverted art student named Kira (Iitoyo Marie). The drama also stars Masataka Kubota as Kirishima Masao, a sociopath who has a secret longing for Rei as well as Kira.
Rounding-up the cast are Yamazaki Hirona, Inaba Yu, Maeda Goki, Suzuki Yuuka, Ayano Mika, Okunaka Makoto, and Kikawada Masaya.
Though I’m happy that Japan will be having their own version, I’m not sure that Fujigaya is suitable for the role. Physically, my image of Rei is way above Fujigaya, I’m not belittling him but really, it’s beyond. Also, the promos for this drama screams bromance between Kirishima and Rei and not the supposed love story between Kira and Rei. I think that they’ll be changing a bit in the storyline, though I’m not really sure about that. Also, the actress is really young, I’m not sure if she can perfectly portray Kira’s complicated life. Anyway, I’ll hold all the judgement for now and let’s see what they can do about this.
“MARS~tada kimi o aishiteru~” will air on Jan 24, 2016 at 12:55 past midnight (JST).