It’s still two weeks away from the premiere of the next Fuji TV Getsu 9 dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made (From Five to Nine), which is two weeks too long for me so I’ll have to snack on cute OTP appetizers until then. Starring Yamashita Tomohisa and Ishihara Satomi, the dorama is an adaptation of the same name manga by Aihara Miki, who has a decent engrossing illustrative style but whose storytelling ranges from mildly infuriating to straight out spitting blood rage inducing. 5-ji kara 9-ji made isn’t as awful as Hot Gimmick but is also not a story I was particularly wanting to see get a live-action adaptation.
With that said, anything that unites Yamapi and Satomi in a renzouku and playing OTP gets a pass from me, not to mention the adaptations of mangas these days tend to deviate a lot from the source material. I barely recognized the dorama version of Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu from the source manga after the first episode. So please, go right ahead and deviate from the source material, but keep all the hot smexy adult romance stuff. The promo team is already on fire in sending out the two leads to shoot adorable magazine press as evidenced by all these recent cute pics.