This Monday night October 12th is the premiere of Fuji TV J-dorama 5-ji kara 9-ji made (From Five to Nine), starring a full cast of well known Japanese acting stars who each can and have headline their own doramas. Ishihara Satomi is the English tutor modern female lead being set up on a matchmaking date with Yamashita Tomohisa‘s Shinto monk female lead. She’s clearly not keep on marrying or even dating a monk, however secular the modern ones are now, not to mention she has plenty of other male attention in the form of good friend Furukawa Yuki and colleague Mokomichi Hayami. Fuji TV finally released substantive previews for the dorama and all I can marvel at is how perky and cute Satomi is playing this role, with a great balance of screwball energy and strong personality self-awareness. When she says “Excuse me?” is pitch perfect, not to mention her gorgeous package makes it understandable that so many guys would be buzzing around her wanting a chance.
Drama preview for 5-ji kara 9-ji made: