Monday, February 24, 2014
Cast announcements for NTV Spring 2014 drama "Yowakutemo Katemasu ~ Aoshi-sensei to Heppoko Koukou Kyuuji no Yabou"
Ninomiya plays the role of Tamo Aoshi who returns to his alma mater to teach for a year and is tasked with taking care of the school's baseball team. However, the school is focused more on sending its students to prestigious universities thus the baseball team consisting of 5 members only is weak due to lack of training and limited time and resources devoted to it. It also has the dubious reputation of not having won any matches since its establishment and registering 20 errors in just one match. Despite this, the team will aim to enter the national championships under Aoshi's coaching. His students who are also part of the baseball team will be played by Fukushi Souta, Hey! Say! JUMP's Nakajima Yuto, Yamazaki Kento, Hongo Kanata, Mamiya Shotaro, Sakurada Dori, Suzuki Katsuhiro, Yanagi Shuntaro and Hiraoka Takuma. Arimura Kasumi who will also play a student, will be the team's manager while Yakushimaru Hiroko will play the owner of a cafe frequented by the baseball team who is also Arimura's mother in the drama.
Source: Model Press