I really want to see Ohno's artwork. I've only seen two pieces
I think I read somewhere that Ohno personally prefers stage acting over dramas and that he really wasn't a person that wanted to focus his career on dramas like his other bandmates (Sho, Jun, and Nino). Aiba's fallen out of the drama scene, it seems, cause all he does is varieties....
This's a good Ohno Satoshi interview that covered all that he had done:
There's Freestyle exhibition, teaching a group of deaf youngster to dance for 24hr TV (so touching..) and the making of his artwork. He did said he preferred the stage rather than tv dramas, mainly because stageplay is more direct. As for Aiba, he's an equally talented actor too but maybe his time to shine hasn't arrived yet. I was really impressed with the Engimono he had done with Hina.
i've watched the original and do find Maou had it's slight yet profound differences too. The culture difference made the characters seems more straightforward than the Korean version. Some would love a straight on remake but I prefer an adaptation too. However since the original itself was already a perfect drama, it is tough for them to tweak and add more to the plot. I'm quite satisfied with the pacing and the way they are cutting down the episodes from 20 to 11/12 episodes. Its too early to judge anyway
Btw, HYD & Hanakimi are manga to drama adaptations so liberties on the storyline would be a given. Mawang to Maou is like remaking Infernal Affairs saga
glad you liked it zeox
. I really liked the detective in the original (Uhm Tae Woong as Oh Soo). He was full of pain yet still struggling to keep on living. I hope Naoto (Toma) can pull off the same feeling and it does looked like he will. What's missing are the smiles. The detective had a sunny disposition in the original but Naoto is a bit too serious.
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sorry for the long-winded post