Friday, October 17, 2014

Sorimachi Takashi to be the lead in new NHK drama "Genkai Shuraku Kabushikigaisha"

Sorimachi Takashi will take on his first leading role in a NHK drama when he appears in "Genkai Shuraku Kabushikigaisha" which begins its run from 31 January 2015 in the Saturdays 9pm timeslot. The drama which consists of 5 episodes, is based on the same titled novel by Kurono Shinichi set in a fictitious village named Tomarimura which is increasingly becoming more isolated due to the closure of shops and termination of bus routes as well as its 50-strong dwindling to become mostly comprised of the elderly.

Sorimachi plays the role of 42-year-old Ouchi Masato who tried to grow organic vegetables in his hometown Tomarimura 13 years ago but ended up chalking up huge debts when the plan did not succeed. He then placed his only daughter (Matsuoka Mayu) in the care of his parents as his wife had passed away and moved to Tokyo to become a taxi driver. With the death of his father, Masato returns to Tomarimura to begin farming again and to take care of his mother and daughter. However, he becomes embroiled in daily arguments with his daughter due to her inability to secure a job and having to help out with the farming. Just then, a mysterious management consultant played by Tanihara Shosuke appears at Tomarimura which eventually leads to the villagers banding together to rejuvenate their hometown again.

Filming began in Yamanashi Prefecture last month.

Source: Sanspo

1 comment:

chan said...

Unbelieve! He never have been take a lead in NHK Channel.Although he used to be great actor in 90s.