Nobunaga Chef confirmed for Golden Time, Tamamori is happy.

Yesterday it was confirmed that a continuation of the Asahi TV drama Nobunaga Chef starring Kis-My-Ft2’s Yuta Tamamori is going to be airing from July onwards in the Thursday “Golden Time” Timeslot(approximately 8pm ~ 9pm). Nobunaga Chef was first aired last year in January on Friday nights at 11:15pm. It’s a story about a French chef named Ken who time-slips back into the warring period of Japan(wow this sounds familiar!) and becomes Oda Nobunaga’s main chef. Mitsuhiro Oikawa, Mirai Shida, Sei Ashina and Bokuzo Masana from the first season have also been confirmed to re-appear in the new season. When Tamamori was asked for comment about the announcement he said he was “very happy” about it but also felt like there was “a lot of pressure” on him to do his best.

What is with the hype about time-slipping back to the warring period of Japan? I was talking to someone this morning about Nobunaga Concerto and they told me there was another drama last year about a doctor who went back into the warring period of Japan through a time-slip as well. It seems like it’s a really classic theme or something but I only just found out about it yesterday. All of that aside Tamamori was great in Pin to Kona and I think he’ll have no problems shining in the new season of this drama either. It will probably have a pretty positive impact on his career too with a Golden Time timeslot. I want to watch this one when it starts airing so I guess I’m going to have to go search for uploads of season 1 and start from there. Has any seen this drama? If you feel like it tell me what you think of it in the comments.

3 thoughts on “Nobunaga Chef confirmed for Golden Time, Tamamori is happy.

  1. well, i’ve seen the drama..
    but i’m afraid my comment will be so biased XD

    i’m kinda a fan of his, so, i started watch his drama from “you’re beautiful” japan version, there’s him, fujigaya taisuke and yaotome hikaru, and he’s quite ok acting it, i watch nobunaga chef..

    his cooking act is okay, there’s a rumor i heard that he got this role because the producer/director of nobunaga chef saw him on “ikinaro ougon densetsu” show, where he must survive with only ¥10.000

    for the acting some of my friends said it’s not good, though maybe i’m biased i love his acting in nobunaga chef too ^_^

  2. I did see Nobunaga no Chef, and I enjoyed it very much. It managed to be clever and sometimes funny, other times quite suspenseful. Tamamori did an excellent job. He is clearly gifted. Do watch it if you can, It’s only 9 episodes, I think, and will help for the new one.

    When you spoke of Nobunaga Concerto, I had of course an impression of deja vu. I like Oguri Shun, but I don’t really see him playing a high school kid [he was really one in the first “Great Teacher Onizuka” in ’98, he was small and skinny then]. May be they should start thinking of something else than “time slip”. If one drama is successful, there are always too many imitators.

    The doctor drama you mention is Jin [season 1 in 2009, season 2 in 2011]. This was a very good, very interesting drama, both because of the historic content [just before the Meiji revolution] and because of the problems this 21rst century doctor encountered, having to make do with 19th century means. He met several significant characters of the time, in particular Sakamoto Ryoma, who played a significant role in the drama [and of course in history] as well as others. The only reproach I have was that Ryoma was played by Uchino Masaki. He was quite good, but much too old, Sakamoto Ryoma having been murdered in 1867 at 31.

  3. I watched Nobunaga no Chef too. I liked it as well. I found that I wanted to blitz through the episodes as quickly as possible–mainly because I was enjoying it. The dishes he created were interesting as well. It’s not my ultimate favourite, but it is a lighthearted show & enjoyable to watch.

    As for Jin, although Masaki was old for the role, he brought that role to life. It was really entertaining! I would say that there were more problems with Jin than Nobunaga no Chef. There were too many limitations to overcome for Jin, & considering the time period, it should have been impossible to perform the medical miracles he did given the level of technology of the time. Nobunaga no Chef, on the other hand, was quite lighthearted & the limitations of the time could be overcome. Maybe it’s because it’s cooking as opposed to medical treatment…after all, even the fanciest of gourmet cooking involves boiling, steaming, baking/roasting or stir-frying (I know i’m missing a few others). medical treatment however varies with technological advancement.

    On a whim, I decided to watch the Korean version, Time-Slip Jin, which I was not particularly happy with. To me, it seemed like a cheesier version of Jin. Maybe I haven’t watched enough kdramas to fully appreciate the differences in cultural programming, but I found I just wanted to get it over with. I still have 3 episodes left to watch, & they have been unwatched for the last couple of months now. I don’t even know when I’ll get back to it, considering there are so many more interesting shows to watch. 🙂

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