The ratings for “Moon Lovers,” the drama series that just ended in the coveted Monday 9 p.m. slot at Fuji TV, were not as high as expected despite the participation of heartthrob Takuya Kimura. Maybe a younger Johnny’s idol, Jun Matsumoto of Arashi, will have better luck with “Natsu no Koi wa Niji-iro ni Kagayaku” (Summer Lover Sparkles in Rainbow Colors).

Matsumoto plays Taiga, the son of a perennially popular actor (Shiro Ito). Taiga has tried to follow in his father’s footsteps but his management company can’t find work for him, and he spends most of his time hanging out with other “unsellable juniors.”

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