Sunday, May 31, 2015

Karasawa Toshiaki to star in TBS Summer 2015 drama "Napoleon no Mura"

Karasawa Toshiaki will be taking on the leading role in the upcoming TBS Summer 2015 drama "Napoleon no Mura" (Napoleon's Village" which will begin its run from July in the Sundays 9pm timeslot. The praying ceremony for the drama was held at Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture in late April where the cast members including Karasawa, Sawamura Ikki, Asou Kumiko, Yamamoto Koji and Muro Tsuyoshi also took part in the planting of crops in line with the theme of their drama.

The drama which is based on the 2012 book "Roma Houou ni kome wo tabesaseta otoko Kaso no mura wo sukutta super komuin wa nani wo shitaka?" (The man who let the Pope eat rice - What did the super civil servant do to save the depopulated village?) written by Takano Josen who works at the city office in Hakui, Ishikawa Prefecture, talks about how a super civil servant Asai Eiji (Karasawa) who works in the Tokyo Metropolitan Office decides to work at the agricultual and forestry department of Kagura Village in Seika City (fictitious) after seeing that the depopulated village has the potential to get back on its feet. However, this pits him against the handsome city mayor Fukumoto (Sawamura) and the department chief Yamada (Muro) who are bent on pushing for the abolishment of the village. Luckily, Asai gets support from his colleague Yukari (Asou) who works in the same department, a management consultant played by Yamamoto Koji and the village's Shinto priest (Issey Ogata) and tries to use various ideas to solve the problems in the village as he strongly believes in Napoleon's saying "Impossible n'est pas français." (there is nothing impossible).

Source: Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi

1 comment:

chan said...

Why this plot is similar to asadora's NHK that said about conservative village.