Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Supporting cast line-up of TBS Summer 2017 drama "Gomen, Aishiteru" announced

The supporting cast line-up of TBS Summer 2017 drama "Gomen, Aishiteru" starring TOKIO's Nagase Tomoya has been announced. The drama which is a remake of the same-titled 2004 South Korean drama from KBS starring So Ji-sub, features Nagase as the lead character Okazaki Ritsu who was abandoned by his mother Reiko (Ootake Shinobu) when he was a child. One day, when Ritsu gets embroiled into an incident that causes him to suffer a life-threatening injury, he decides to meet Reiko for the last time and do something for her out of filial piety because he doesn't know when his life will end. However, when he sees how much she loves her son Satoru (Sakaguchi Kentaro) who is a idol pianist and the happy and rich life she has compared to him who is wallowing in the low rungs of society, Ritsu vows to take revenge on her. At the same time, he falls for a woman Mita Rinka (Yoshioka Riho) who helps him by chance but he is sad to find out that she is in love with his half-brother who is Rinka's childhood friend.

Ikewaki Chizuru who has not acted in any drama series since 2003's "Ooku", will play Kawai Wakana who was raised in the same orphanage as Riku. Although she is an adult and has a 8-year-old son, she has the intellect of a 7-year-old child only due to an accident she met with during her childhood. In order to prepare for the filming, Ikewaki went to meet three people with similar high order brain dysfunctions to find out more about their lives.

Ohnishi Ayaka, will be playing a genius saxophone player Furusawa Touko who Satoru is in love with and showing off her own saxophone playing skills which she had learnt for 7 years since she was 13. Rokkaku Seiji will be playing a gossip tabloid reporter Kagami Shuhei who knows about Ritsu's birth secret and has an unknown reason for hating Reiko. Last but not least, Nakamura Baijaku will be playing Mita Tsuneo who is Rinka's father and Reiko's manager who used to adore her for her piano playing skills.

Sources: Sponichi / Oricon / Eiga.com

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