Tuesday, November 17, 2009
17th November 2009
Yamashita Tomohisa (24) from NEWS will reprise his role as a doctor in 'Code Blue Doctor Heli Kinkyuu Kyuumei 2nd season' that starts in January at the 9pm Monday slot next year. The first season aired on Thursdays at 10pm last summer and this time Fuji TV has moved it to the most prominent spot in its lineup. Furthermore Yamashita was also the lead in a Monday at 9 drama that aired this July and this is the first time in history that anyone has held the spot in the main role with one season separating the two appearances.
Yamapi's power seems unstoppable. In summer, he played a pro basketball player in 'Buzzer Beat Gakeppuchi no Hero'. Currently 'Tokyo DOGS' (lead played by Oguri Shun) is on air and soon the next season will start with Yamashita in the lead again.
Ever since the Getsu 9 slot was established in 1987, there has never been a case of anyone in the lead role separated by a mere season, proving the strength of his popularity. The average ratings for 'Code Blue' that started airing in July 2008 was 15.9%, the highest among dramas on commercial broadcast that season. The special that aired in January earlier this year garnered 23.1% in ratings.
The other young case members, Aragaki Yui (21), Toda Erika (21), Higa Manami (23) and Asari Yousuke (22) will also return in the 2nd season.
'Doctor Heli' are doctors who fly in special helicopters to aid patients as soon as possible and also administer medical treatment while transporting them to medical institutions.
Yamashita commented,"I want to show the importance of these helicopters so that the number of 'Doctor Heli' will increase." Expect a powerful medical drama this New Year.
HEMS in Japan
Code Blue Dramawiki
And this is my chance to re-use this masterpiece (*≧ε≦*)
- On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 8:23:00 AM, wrote...
Maki would look awesome in scrubs.
I hope these two get together on a project sometime soon. It's been too long :P
thanks for the trans.
- On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 9:35:00 AM, luraaa wrote...
Oh thanks for the last pic geek, I was a bit disappointed for seeing Yamapi with another woman again. I'm completely Yamaki biased, so any drama that doesn't involve my OTP will not be seen by me. (or, it depends on the storyline. I'm not that really into medical dramas anyway.) But yeah, I really hope yamaki will do another project. Like Kurosagi II, probably? Why can't they do that? They have one for Code Blue. argh.
- On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:06:00 AM, wrote...
Omg maki chan looks so kawaii and compaitable with yamapi.I really hope to see her appearing in a medical dorama as a doctor.I dun mind falling sick for her
- On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 11:45:00 AM, wrote...
there is really no Stopping Yamapi in his quest to be a "Superstar" lol.
Fuji TV prod are so fond of him and the money he brings and this coming season will be a season of season 2s lol. stick to what makes money is the logic. - I was shocked about this too but nothing seems farfetched when Yamapi is involve. We are talking about a boy who survived korean fangirl mobbing lol. i do digress
I was hopping Maki wud join the cast as well.. Look how she permed her hair to look more mature just like her Prince Pi.. what a good girl. but shes sadly going to work wit Sakurai SHo for this season.. so shes going to go against him kinda. maki why?
there is no greater OTP that Yamaki. We can put that in stone as well.
At least this means Pi's hair will be back to black? please someone say it is so.
Pi and Maki are probbly waiting for the perfect script and storyline to work again. I still believe its not just a mere conincidence that both moved from NTV to TBS to FujiTV.... patience patience...
- On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 12:46:00 AM, grumpy wrote...
Maki should make a guest appearance in the last episode.
She drowns, Pi dives in from the Heli, saves her, CPR, and they go flying into the sunset.
"I've finally found you, Nobuta!"
- On Friday, November 20, 2009 3:04:00 AM, wrote...
xD that would be an awesome finale.
I might be delusional but I really do think NwP could have a sequel. It was one of the most well-written dramas I've seen but the ending was pretty open-ended.