TV Tokyo to produce third “Jyouou” series

A third season of the "Jyouou" drama series is now on its way. Gravure idol Mikie Hara (23) will reprise her starring role from the second season, joined by several new cast members.

The original "Jyouou" drama aired in 2005 with Hiromi Kitagawa (29) as the lead, and was adapted from Ryo Kurashina’s manga of the same name about young hostesses in Roppongi competing for a large cash prize and the title of number one. Last year, Hara took over the reins for the "Jyouou Virgin" series, based on the manga’s sequel. The third season, titled "Jyouou 3 ~Special Edition~," will continue the story from "Jyouou Virgin."

The male lead this time will be played by Gota Watabe (24), while Mayu Sakuma (25) and AV star Kirara Asuka (21) play main characters. Other confirmed cast members include Megumi Nakayama, Ai Haneda, Rika Kawamura, Mitsuyoshi Shinoda, Takeshi Kongochi, Reon Kadena, and Megumi Kagurazaka.

"Jyouou 3" will naturally air in TV Tokyo’s "Drama 24" time slot (Friday 12:12am), starting on October 8. The show’s theme song will be sung by Ayabie vocalist Aoi.

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