Monday, September 12, 2016

Yamada Ryosuke to star in FujiTV Autumn 2016 Gekku drama "Cain to Abel"

Hey! Say! JUMP's Yamada Ryosuke will be starring in his first FujiTV Gekku drama (Mondays 9pm) when he appears in the upcoming Autumn 2016 "Cain to Abel" due to start in October. This will also be his first romance drama to date. The concept of the drama comes from the 4th chapter in the Book of Genesis from the Bible's Old Testament where Adam and Eve's elder son Cain enjoys the love of God which leads his younger brother Abel to feel jealous and desire his father's recognition.

In the drama, Yamada will play a salaryman named Takada Yu who works in a property development company. Since young, Yu's father has been showering love and attention on Yu's elder brother who was good in his studies and is not concerned about his younger son. Due to this, Yu is hungry for his father's love and hopes to gain the latter's approval and recognition while feeling jealous of his elder brother. One day, Yu happens to meet a woman and gradually falls for her. However, the ironic thing is that she happens to his elder brother's girlfriend.

Yamada commented that he is feeling the pressure since the Gekku timeslot is one which the viewers have high expectations of but he hopes to be able to act well and put up a good performance. There are a lot of firsts for him this time i.e. first time in a Gekku, first time being in a leading role for a FujiTV drama, first time wearing a business suit and first time in a romance drama so he can't really imagine how things will turn out. Nonetheless, he hopes to show a new side to himself through this drama.

Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi / Sponichi / Oricon

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