Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sakurai Sho to star in FujiTV's New Year drama SP "Taishi Kakka no Ryorinin"

Arashi's Sakurai Sho will be starring in the upcoming FujiTV New Year drama SP "Taishi Kakka no Ryorinin" which will be shown on 3 Jan where he will play a chef for the first time. The drama SP is based on a manga serialised in "Morning" between 1998 and 2006 by Nishimura Mitsuru and Kawasumi Hiroshi and features Sakurai as the lead character Osawa Ko, a chef specialising in French cuisine who is warm and serious about his work. Despite working as a assistant head chef in a top-class hotel, Ko feels weird about not being able to see his customers' reactions to his dishes. Just then, he sees a pamphlet asking for interested parties to apply for a chef position at the Japanese Ambassador's residence in Vietnam and decides to work there instead so that he can create dishes with his skills and heart.

Ko's wife Hitomi will be played by Hirosue Ryoko who he met while working at the hotel. The Japanese ambassador Kuraki Kazuya will be played by Nishida Toshiyuki while the translator Furuta Seiichi will be played by Okura Koji. Kato Shigeaki will play a diplomat Eguchi Satoru while Takenaka Naoto will play the French chef Murakami Shinzo who was Ko's boss at the hotel.

Filming started on 1 Nov.

Source: Oricon / Cinema Today / Natalie

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