Monday, October 23, 2017

Minamino Yoko to take over Saito Yuki's role in NHK Taiga drama "Segodon"

Minamino Yoko will be taking over Saito Yuki's role in the 2018 NHK Taiga drama "Segodon" starring Suzuki Ryohei which will begin its run from 7 January in the Sundays 8pm timeslot. This will be Minamino's 2nd appearance in a Taiga since 1988's "Takeda Shingen" and she will be playing the role of Ikushima who was ordered by Shimazu Nariakira (Watanabe Ken) to teach Atsuhime (Kitagawa Keiko) as she was going to marry the shogun.

Minami is currently in the midst of acting in the stage play "Tosaborigawa" starring Takahata Atsuko which is expected to run till 2 December. She will be joining the filming of "Segodon" from mid November during her off-days from the stage play performances. As for why Minamino was selected to take on the role, NHK did not reveal any details behind this decision.

Sources: Sanspo / Sponichi

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