Pin to Kona
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- Drama: Pin to Kona
- Romaji: Pin to Kona
- Japanese: ぴんとこな
- Director: Hayato Kawai, Daisuke Yamamuro, Shingo Okamoto
- Writer: Ako Shimaki (manga), Maki Takahashi
- Network: TBS
- Episodes: 10
- Release Date: July 18 - September 19, 2013
- Runtime: Thursdays 21:00-21:54
- TV Ratings: 7.5%
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Kyonosuke Kawamura (Yuta Tamamori) is the successor to the prestigious Kishima family. He performs as a kabuki stage actor. One day, as he is leaving the theater, Kyonosuke Kawamura hears cheers from girls who are waiting for him. There, Ayame Chiba (Umika Kawashima), who also attends the same high school, approaches him and shouts out "that is not Kagamijishi and I want my money back!"
Due to excessive expectation as the successor of the Kishima family, Kyonosuke becomes sick and tired of kabuki. He plays with best friend Haruhiko Sakamoto (Jesse Lewis) and female fans until late into the night. When he arrives back home, his father Yozaemon (Goro Kishitani), who is a master in kabuki, scolds him. An argument ensues. Yozaemon has never acknowledged Kyonosuke's efforts. That is a big reason why Kyonosuke has become estranged from kabuki. He also can't forgive his father for always placing kabuki as his first priority. His father did not show up when his mother became gravely ill and died.
Kyonosuke then meets Ayame at school. She again complains about his performance. Kyonosuke also learns that Ayame has a favorite actor. He's embarrassed by her complaints. For his next performance, Kyonosuke shows up practice, but he is chewed out by his instructor Matsukichi (Masahiro Takashima). Others, including Shohei Sawayama (Hokuto Matsumura), watch this and make fun of Kyonosuke behind his back. Kyonosuke also hears from his rival Ichiya Sawayama (Yuma Nakayama) that he was shocked at his performance. Kyonosuke feels numb.
- Based on the manga series "Pin to Kona" by Ako Shimaki (first published November 2009 by Monthly Cheese!).
|Yuta Tamamori||Yuma Nakayama||Umika Kawashima||Hokuto Matsumura||Jesse Lewis|
|Kyonosuke Kawamura||Ichiya Sawayama||Ayame Chiba||Shohei Sawayama||Haruhiko Sakamoto|
|Aoi Yoshikura||Mayuu Kusakari||Yutaka Shimizu||Koji Yamamoto||Masahiro Takashima|
|Yuna Sawayama||Chiaki Mishima||Yasu||Kanjiro Sagata||Matsukichi Oiwa|
|Noriko Maeda||Takaaki Enoki||Kyoko Enami||Goro Kishitani|
|Takako Sawayama||Sakugoro Sawayama||Shizu Santa||Sezaemon Kawamura|
Additional Cast Members:
- Takemi Fujii - Riko
- Kamejiro Ichikawa - himself
- Kasumi Yamaya - (ep.1)
- Midori Honda - (ep.1)
- Ryunosuke Suzuki - (ep.1)
- Shingo Yanagisawa - aquarium employee (ep.3)
- Satoru Saito - (ep.4)
- Haruna Kondo - (ep.4)
- Haruka Minowa - (ep.4)
- Hijiri Sakurai - (ep.5)
- Goro Oishi - Takeo Hongo (ep.6)
- Maiko - Mizuki Kirishima (ep.7-8)
- Shiro Sano - Keisuke Chiba (ep.7,9)
- Shigemitsu Ogi - Masaya Okawa (ep.9)
- Kokoro Hirasawa - Ayame Chiba (child)
Source: Video Research, Ltd.