Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke to star in NTV 24 Jikan Terebi drama SP "Okasan, Ore wa daijoubu"
Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke will be starring in the NTV 24 Jikan Terebi charity event's drama SP "Okasan, Ore wa daijoubu" (Mother, I am fine) which will shown at 9pm on 22 August. The drama which is based on Shimizu Kumiko's novel "Soccer Boys Ashita e no Kizuna Kimi no tame nara ganbaru", features Yamada as a member of a senior high school's soccer team who suffers from an acute brain tumour and how he tries to overcome his illness in order to get back on the pitch. This will be Yamada's third appearance in a 24 Jikan Terebi drama SP but this is his first leading role in such a SP. Co-stars include NEWS member Masuda Takahisa who plays Yamada's elder brother as well as Akai Hidekazu and Yasuda Narumi who play his parents.