Netflix Drama “Johnny” To Be Reshot Due To Keisuke Koide Scandal; Investigation Launched

It has been announced that Netflix drama series “Jimmy ~Aho Mitai na Honma no Hanashi~” will be reshot with a new lead actor following light of Keisuke Koide’s scandal last month.

The drama was original scheduled to be broadcast on July 7, and details have been left up in the air since Koide’s alleged “inappropriate relationship” with a girl under the age of 18, including alcohol consumption and sexual activity, the details of which appeared in a weekly magazine in June.

Additionally, Zakzak reports Osaka Prefectural Police have finally launched their investigation into Koide, who is suspected in violating the youth ordinance.

Based on the life of comedian Jimmy Onishi, the 9-episode drama was to be shown in 190 countries via Netflix. It is produced by popular Japanese TV comedian and host Sanma Akashiya and is based on Akashiya’s real-life encounters with the titular comic.

Akashiya’s agency Yoshimoto Kogyo, who is backing the project, has announced that the same crew and cast will be reshooting necessary parts of the drama that show Koide, pushing back the broadcast date. Details of who Koide’s replacement is and when it will be aired will be decided when it’s completed.

Netflix has revealed Yoshimoto initiated the plan to reshoot the drama and change the broadcast date.

(via Oricon)

  • Comments

    • Skai

      This scandal really hit Koide hard…
      I wonder if he can ever make a comeback now.

      • yamakita

        Prolly not, which is too bad. This drama actually looks fun.

    • Karen Khoo

      Keisuke Koide is one of the most talented actors out there besides Hiroki Narimiya who retired from the industry UGHH MY KOKORO=/

    • SlyMoonFox

      Good

    • ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

      Must be super expensive to reshoot though? like dang.

    • annie

      he’s super talented but this is a serious crime & he’s gotta take ownership

      also, why is there a drama dedicated to jimmy onishi??

      • H

        He’s an icon

      • ssdf

        jimmy is also a painter

    • neko

      I can see the video :(

    • Bell

      What a lot of pressure on whoever they bring in to replace Koide. I can’t help but root for him.