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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Matsumoto Jun to Star in Bambino!

All you Matsumoto Jun fans have something to look forward to after Hana Yori Dango season 2 ends this spring. A new drama based on the cooking manga "Bambino!" I can't find any info on an English manga release, no groups are currently doing scanlations into English and it is not licensed.

Here is the link to the NTV page advertising the drama. If you can read Japanese you can preview the first 48 pages of the manga here.

Bambino! Manga To Become TV Drama
posted on 2007-01-30 06:47 EST
Cooking manga becomes part of NTV Spring Drama Lineup
Japanese broadcast company NTV has announced that a live-action TV Drama based on the Bambino! manga will begin airing this April. The manga, written by Sekiya Tetsuji, is about a college student named Shougo who moves to Tokyo to develop his cooking skills at an Italian restaurant and become a world-class chef.

The lead character in the show will be played by Matsumoto Jun, who is a member of the popular boy band Arashi. Matsumoto, who has read the original manga, said that he intends to practice Italian cooking techniques for the role.

According to the NTV website for the show, the drama will air on NTV every Wednesday at 10PM starting in April.
from ANN

Manga Covers for the first 6 volumes.

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