in other news (and somewhat more of mukai osamu), one of my favorite animes, futatsu no spica, is being made into a drama. I like the person who's going to play shinnosuke: daito shunsuke, sano's little brother in hana kimi and the gangster dude guest in love shuffle as seen below).
there's something very oguri shun-ish about him (i like!). i think it's about time he gets to be the lead in a drama. I'm still wondering what role mukai osamu will be playing. I'm hoping he will be lion-san. Takehito Koyasu lent the voice for lion-san in the anime and made me cry more times than I'd care to remember.