Also known as: Bambino!
Matsumoto Jun as Ban Shogo
Karina as Hibino Asuka
Sato Ryuta as Katori Nozomi
Uchida Yuki as Shishido Miyuki
Sasaki Kuranosuke as Kuwabara Atsushi
Kitamura Kazuki as Yonamine Tsukasa
Ichimura Masachika as Shishido Tekkan
A drama adaptation of a popular comic written by Sekiya Tetsuji. After a year of working at a neighborhood Italian restaurant, Ban Shogo (Matsumoto Jun), an enthusiastic, cocky young college student from Fukuoka, comes to Tokyo to perfect his cooking skills as a chef in Italian cuisine. He discovers he has much to learn and has to continually prove himself to the very competitive, quick and efficient staff at the upscale Italian restaurant.
My Comment :
Well, I watched this drama after so impressed with Matsumoto Jun’s performance in Hana Yori Dango . I am not really an ardent fans of him but I think that he is talented as an actor. He can act.
Bambino! in my opinion, is not one of the best J-doramas but it is pretty enjoyable. The storyline is more focus on Ban’s effort to pursue his dream to become an Italian cuisine chef with very little love story. Ban broke up with her girlfriend as he decided to left his hometown for Tokyo to work and learn in Baccanale, the name of the Italian restaurant in this drama.