Ishihara Satomi Joins Matsumoto Jun and Eita in Filming the Lucky 7 SP

I wonder who thought of the brilliant idea to cast Ishihara Satomi, who just wrapped up the J-dorama Rich Man, Poor Woman with Oguri Shun, in the upcoming Lucky 7 SP co-starring with Matsumoto Jun. Seriously? I didn’t make this shiz up! Somewhere Inou Mao is screaming no fair and yelling “hey, that’s MY exclusive territory to toggle between these two guys”. Lucky 7, which aired earlier this year in January, was one of the more hyped up getsuku’s in recent memory. Starring not only Jun but Eita as well to double down on the leading men, it also included in the cast Matsushima Nanako who was just experiencing a career revival. She rolled into Lucky 7 right from finishing Kaisefu no Mita, which turned from weird odd family rehabilitation drama with roboty housekeeper into a 40+ ratings juggernaut that hasn’t been seen in years in dorama land. Overall Lucky 7 got decent review and ratings, so it was to my surprise to hear 6 months later that it was filming an SP. This does give me hope that my beloved RMPW will get an SP as well, but I won’t hold my breath for an announcement anytime soon. Back to Satomi pairing up with Jun as her new love interest in the Lucky 7 SP, apparently Jun and Eita are back to being their oddball buddy detectives hired to crack strange cases and this time they get embroiled in some financial skulduggery. My Koala sense tells me Satomi isn’t your average OL and probably will play more than just a love interest in the story. At this point I’m just guffawing at how Jun and Satomi look together, not to mention filming must include down time where they make fun of Shun and crank call him. At least that’s what I would do.

What would Hyuga Toru think when he finds out one of his best homies is macking on his girl? Tee hee. Somewhere Shun/Jiun fanfic writers are still working their magic to scrub their shared leading ladies out of the picture and allow the bromance to flourish in wild abandon.


Ishihara Satomi Joins Matsumoto Jun and Eita in Filming the Lucky 7 SP — 8 Comments

    • Yes it’s a Special and it’s usually only one episode but more in the length of a movie. It’s actually pretty odd that this drama is getting one but I suppose we shouldn’t complain(think we can thank those boys above). I was shocked to read the news a few days ago but it’s made me want to pick up the drama and see if I can keep my eyes open this time.
      And it’s not surprising to me at all that Satomi was cast, though its delightful news. For she’s had a really good rapport with the other Arashi guys before RMPW aired. It’ll be nice to see her with Jun. Haven’t had that luxury yet, though for biw, tey look terribly odd together. I have to admit RMPW was the first time I’ve actually liked her in a drama so I hope this is a steady stream of likable roles for her, cause she honestly so adorable it would be nice to look forward to her work for once.

      • they were together (very briefly) in kimi wa petto…actually i think Eita was in that one briefly too. Love SP reunions.

  1. I did enjoy lucky 7 but I didn’t like how they ended up with Nitta. Suddenly Matsujun’s character is some martial arts pro and Nitta just becomes a secondary character. I get it that Eita was most likely busy with theater and movies but still. I loved the scene where Nitta just beats the crap out of Matsujun’s rookie detective wannabee.
    Yamada Yu is most likely keeping a eye out for her hubby now, no flirting with pretty female co-stars.

  2. Hi there. I am having trouble finding websites that show Japanese Drama. Any suggestion? mysoju i think is gone. dramastyle’s link are sometimes awful (especially if it is a kinda old drama) dramacrazy seems to have limited collection. someone in this blog mentioned PRIDE, i checked it out. i can only watch it in Youtube and the video quality is awful 🙁 despite that, i managed to finish it and now i am a bonafide (though its late) a huge Kimura Takuya fan 🙂 can you also suggest other KimuTaku movie or drama worth watching?? Oguri Shu seems to me is the equivalent of some sort now a days of KimuTaku… Thanks!

  3. kyaaa..
    I love Lucky Seven, I’m new to JDrama too, and I just realize that a dazzling creature exist, it’s Eita! haha…
    Glad to see them back together

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