Masato Sakai (39), Yui Aragaki (25), Junnosuke Taguchi of KAT-TUN (27), Masaki Okada (24), and Ken Matsudaira were in a movie house in Tokyo for the completion screening and presscon of Legal High 2 (starts October 9, Wednesday at 10PM JST).
Sakai will be reprising his role as Kensuke Komikado; the quick-witted lawyer who has never lost a case he himself has handled. Sakai admits that this is a very exhausting role for him and comments: "These are the times when I either memorize my dialogue, or recite my lines every single day. I make it a point not to over-exert myself since it gets really tiring. I do not speak outside of my role. I also don't smile. I lower my tension as much as possible".
They started filming in late August. He even has a dialogue this time that will remind people of Hanzawa Naoki.
"I'll kick your a$$ even if you didn't kick mine! I'll kick the a$$ of people who insist on their innocence! I'll just kick the a$$es of anyone and everyone!"
The first season was broadcast in the spring of 2012, with the final episode getting 13.4%.
- 倍返しってレベルじゃねーぞｗｗｗIt's not on the level of double payback, yo! www
- どこまで半沢ネタを突っ込んでくるのか楽しみI'm looking forward to how much Hanzawa references they're going to inject in this one
- ただのクズじゃねーかThe character's just a scumbag, huh
- とりあえず初回の視聴率は高いwAnyway, I think the first episode's ratings will be high
- ちょっと面白いと思ってしまったｗI thought that was a bit funny w
- 脚本さえしっかりしてたら問題ないThere won't be any problems if the script's properly written
- 古美門こそ堺の代表作半沢はわりとすぐ忘れられそうI think Komikado is Sakai's defining role.
People might immediately forget about Hanzawa.
- このドラマ本当に面白いか？Is this drama really that good?
- 半沢の休憩時間に台本覚えてたらしいな半沢だって長ゼリフあるのにどんな脳の作りしてんだろI heard he memorized the script during his break times in Hanzawa's filming.
To think that he also had those insanely long lines in Hanzawa, I wonder how his brain is constructed.
- 脚本次第だよなスペシャルは糞すぎたけどそれ以外はまあ合格It'll depend on the script.
The special was so horrible, but everything other than that gets a passing mark.
- ＞第１シリーズは最高１３・４％（最終回）を記録したどのくらい伸びるか見物だな>Season 1 final episode getting 13.4%.
I'm looking forward to see how high it will go up from this.
- 半沢以上の数字はもう絶対に不可能だし今後何やっても落ち目扱いされるだろうね堺はIt'll definitely be impossible to get higher ratings than Hanzawa, and people will say that Sakai "is on the decline" in whatever he'll be doing.
- 半沢より古美門のが好きだわI prefer Komikado to Hanzawa
- リーガル・ハイがそれほど視聴率取れなかったのは音楽やないま見てそう思ったLegal High didn't get high ratings because of the music.
That's what I thought after watching it again now.
- 立て続けで半沢とリーガルとか、セリフ多すぎて死ぬんじゃないの大丈夫かよ堺Will Sakai be alright? Won't he die from too much dialogue now that he's doing Legal High right after Hanzawa?
- 家帰れてるのかニヤニヤはDoes Mr. Guy Smiley still get to go home?
- 前回の数字が大したことないから楽にやれるんじゃないの？誰も半沢みたいな数字がとれるとは思ってないだろうし。Won't they be more relaxed now due to the low ratings of Season 1? I don't think anyone is expecting them to get ratings as high as Hanzawa's.
- リーガルハイって火9の恵まれた枠でも数字取れなかったんだよなボーナスステージで11%とか12%程度のドラマが続編とか･･･フジもやるねえSo Legal High wasn't even able to grab the ratings in the Tuesday-9 time slot, huh?
And a drama that got 11%~12% due to the low competition gets a sequel... Not bad by Fuji.
- 半沢まで堺とリーガルの存在知らなかった俺みたいなの結構いるだろうからリーガル2はかなり視聴率上げそうI think there were a lot of people who didn't even know of Sakai's and Legal High's existence until Hanzawa, like me, so I think Legal High 2 will get high ratings.
- SPがクソつまらなかったのが、ちょっと心配だな生瀬＆小池は一応出るみたいだけど、前作みたいにラスボス扱いじゃないみたいだしIt's a bit worrying how the SP was so damn boring, though. It seems that Namase and Koike will still be in the drama, but it seems like they won't be the last bosses here like in Season 1.
- 半沢効果で20は固い少なくとも前作も視聴率以上に面白いドラマだったWe can actually book it at 20% thanks to the Hanzawa effect.
At least the previous season's ratings were not indicative of how fun the drama actually was.
- ブラックユーモアを面白いと思えないヤツはリーガル見ても面白いと思えないだろうなぁ半沢好きなヤツがリーガルに嵌るとは思えないPeople who don't find black humor funny probably won't enjoy Legal High.
I don't think the people who liked Hanzawa will get hooked on Legal High.
- 半沢にしろ古美門にしろ、セリフ覚えるの大変そうだわWhether it's Hanzawa or Komikado, I'm positive that remembering all those lines is really difficult.
- これの脚本て相棒の脚本家だよな？This has the same scriptwriter as Aibou, right?
- ゴーリキみたいな実力のないゴリ押しと違うから、良い世間では喜んでるやつも少しはいるしThis is good since this doesn't have the existence of the overhyped, over-pushed, talentless Gouriki.
It also seems like there's a small portion of the general public who are happy about this.
- やられてなくてもやり返すワロタｗ"I'll kick your a$$ back even if you didn't kick mine!"
- 待ちに待ったリーガルハイ２があと一週間で始まる正直春のスペシャルからこれだけを楽しみに来たからワクワクThe highly anticipated 2nd season of Legal High will be starting in a week, huh.
I'm really excited as this was the only one I've been looking forward to since the special drama in spring.
- 半沢は堺のほかにも役者が揃ってたじゃん近藤とか、浅野とか、悪役たちがよかったし。リーガルは堺だけではどうかなHanzawa's other cast members were good, like Kondo, Asano, and the villains.
I wonder how Legal will do with just Sakai.
- むしろ半沢がリーガルハイの引き立て役になったな楽しみだIt looks like Hanzawa is helping Legal High by giving it a push.
I'm excited about this.
- リーハイはほんと好き嫌い別れるよなー個人的には半沢より面白いんだがwPeople's thoughts of Legal High are really either hot or cold.
I personally think it's better than Hanzawa.
- リーガルハイ見てないんだけど２から見ても物語についていけるだろうか？I didn't watch Legal High 1, but will I still be able to follow the story even if I start with 2?
- ガッキーって写りによって変になる場合多いけどいい写真だとやっぱ超絶にかわいいはーThere are a lot of times when Gakky looks weird depending on the way she was photographed, but she's super cute in these good pictures.
- 一期は年寄りにはきつかったかもな堺ファン以外の女受けもThe elderly probably had a hard time with Season 1.
It probably wasn't that popular with the women too, other than the Sakai fans.
- 数字取れそうな男の俳優って久しぶりだな。It's been a while since we had an actor who really feels like he can draw in the ratings.
- おかえりコミカドWelcome back, Komikado
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