Tanabe Seiichi to star in new NHK drama "Saigo no Resutoran"
Tanabe Seiichi will be starring in the new NHK drama "Saigo no Resutoran" (The Last Restaurant) which will be shown from 26 April in the Tuesdays 11.15pm timeslot. The drama which is based on the manga by Toei Michihiko, features Tanabe as a genius chef Sonoba Shinogu who has to handle the demanding orders from various historical figures who travel from the past to the present. There will be 8 episodes featuring a different historical figures such as Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Oda Nobunaga (Takenaka Naoto), Hijikata Toshizo, Cleopatra, Napoleon (Takeda Tetsuya), Sakamoto Ryoma and Joan of Arc (Reina Triendl). As this is the first time that Tanabe is playing a chef, he is very excited about this character and hopes that those who like history and food will be able to enjoy this drama. Co-stars include Kinami Haruka, Suzuki Kosuke, Ishiguro Hideo, Fukuda Mayuko, Ozawa Maju and Yamamura Momiji.