i just spent the last 15 minutes reading through the last 10+ pages, and THANK GOD the jdrama vs. tdrama comparisons have died down. seriously they were giving me a headache. sorry if i'd sound rude, and im not singling anybody out, but if you don't like the way jboys look, then please don't come here to give them a bashing ne~ try as i may to ignore them, it is very difficult. plus it gets very frustrating and depressing at best... so I BEG YOU, no more.
-------- and on to the Jdrama!
i kinda agree that for the drama to hold more ikemen power, i think it needed more JE boys. but then, 1. the production would run out of money, 2. All the boys would want screen time (oh we all know how JE boys are)
and if there were more JE boys in the cast 3. NO ONE BUT MAKI AND SHUN WOULD BE LEFT IN THE GROUP IKEMEN PHOTO
but seriously, i find that anybody who has a significant role here has impressive acting chops. i may not have seen all of them in a drama, but they act in a way that makes me familiar to them, because i can see the similarities they have with the manga characters' personalities. (i am yet to form that opinion for the akiha/karasuma photgrapher though. and the hibari squad.. *kicks them off. too HYD for my taste*) in this first ep though, sano and nakatsu are a little bit different personality wise, but i think when they get over the conflict, they will revert to the personalities they have in the manga.
i really wonder how they're gonna set up episode 2. they mixed and matched ep 1 so skillfully that somehow i dont know what to expect even though i've read the manga and saw the preview.