TOKIO’s Matsuoka Masahiro stars in drama “Koukousei Restaurant”

TOKIO member Matsuoka Masahiro (34) is set to star in the newly announced NTV drama series “Koukousei Restaurant.” This will be his 7th time starring in the network’s Saturday 9:00pm time slot, setting a new record.

Matsuoka plays a former chef who gets appointed as a temporary teacher for an unambitious high school class in a rural town. The story is based on an actual teacher in the Mie prefecture who became the talk of the town after opening a restaurant with his students.

Matsuoka’s previous dramas in NTV’s Saturday night time slot include the “Psychometrer Eiji” series. Before this new series, Matsuoka was the lead actor in that slot six times, tying him with Nishida Toshiyuki (63) and Mizutani Yutaka (58).

“Koukousei Restaurant” will premiere in April.

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