Sunday, March 12, 2017

Male supporting cast lineup announced for TV Tokyo drama SP "Hagoku"

The male supporting cast lineup for the new TV Tokyo drama SP "Hagoku" starring Beat Takeshi and Yamada Takayuki has been announced. The drama SP will be shown at 9pm on 12 April.

In this drama SP set in 1942, Takeshi will be playing a prison warden named Urata Susumu who works at Kosuge Prison in Tokyo and has no purpose in life other than stop his prisoners from escaping ever since his wife died during an earthquake. One day, he is informed that a former inmate at Kosuge named Sakuma Kiyotaro (Yamada) who used to respect him a lot and was sent to another prison in Akita to serve his life sentence had escaped. 3 months later, Sakuma comes to Urata's house and reveals that he was subjected to inhumane treatment at the Akita prison and wants to launch a lawsuit against them. However, Urata tells on Sakuma which results in the latter being caught and sent to the prison in Abashiri, Hokkaido. Subsequently, Urata gets transferred to Abashiri to become the chief warden and meets Sakuma there again.

Matsushige Yutaka will be playing Otasaka Yo, the chief warden at Kosuge Prison while Terajima Susumu will be playing Nishina Hisashi, the chief warden at Sapporo Prison. Watanabe Ikkei will be playing Tajima Kohei who is an interpreter and Katsumura Masanobu will be playing Izumi Goro, the supervising warden at Abashiri Prison. Ikeuchi Hiroyuki plays Fujiwara Yoshita who works as a specialised warden at Abashiri, Nakamura Aoi plays Nomoto Kinnosuke, a warden at Abashiri and Hashizume Isao plays Nukui Chiyoshi who is the chief warden at Abashiri. Other co-stars include Uesugi Shuhei, Watanabe Kunito, Mizuma Ron, Dankan, Iwata Maru, Ashikawa Makoto, Tamura Koji and Uchimura Haruka.

Source: Oricon

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