Japanese actor-singer Sho Sakurai in Winter 2010 issue of Dramatic TV Life Magazine. It features behind the scene stories of comedy drama series Tokujo Kabachi!! – also known as Legal Eagle, First Class – which he co-stars with actress Maki Horikita. The show has just ended on TBS Network.
Sakurai is a member of boy band Arashi. It’s common for J-pop idols to branch out into acting. All the members of Arashi have worked in some movies and TV series – Jun Matsumoto and Kazunari Ninomiya are probably more active as actors instead of musicians these days.
Meanwhile, Tokujo Kabachi!! centres around two young employees in a law firm. The duo are often in conflicts at the start because of different values but grow to respect each other in the end. Sounds like a typical workplace TV drama, doesn’t mean it’s bad but I won’t expect much.