Sunday, October 29, 2017

New supporting cast line-up announcement of 2018 NHK Taiga drama "Segodon"

NHK held a press conference on 3 October to announce a new batch of supporting cast members for its upcoming NHK Taiga drama "Segodon" starring Suzuki Ryohei which will begin its run from 7 January 2018. The drama features the lifetime of Saigo Takamori (Suzuki) who was regarded as a hero in the Meiji Restoration era and experienced two banishments to islands and three marriages during his lifetime. He was credited for his part in overthrowing the Tokugawa Bakufu and realising the Meiji Restoration while his last days were spent fighting the new Meiji government.

The list of new members in the cast include:

Nikaidou Fumi - Aikana who was saved Saigo when he was banished to Amami Oshima and later became his wife

Nishikido Ryo - Saigo Juudou, the third son of the Saigo family

Mimura - Masu, the wife of Okubo Toshimichi (Eita)

Itoida Jun - Katsura Hisatake, the younger brother of Akayama Yukie and had supported Saigo throughout his lifetime.

Tanaka Michiko - Tama, the daughter of a farmer's family which had left the Satsuma domain

Fujiki Naohito - Abe Masahiro, the top elder of the Bingo Fukuyama feudal lord who had great analytical powers to read the political trends

Onoe Kikunosuke - Gesshou, the 23-year-old abbot of Jojuuin

Matayoshi Naoki - Tokugawa Iesada who was the 13th Edo Shogun

Mine Raita - Zusho Hirosato who tried to help Shimazu Narioki to get the Satsuma Domain out of financial difficulties

Sano Shiro - Ii Naosuke who was the feudal lord of Omi Hikone

Ibu Masato - Tokugawa Nariaki who was the former fuedal lord of the Mito Domain

Sources: / Sanspo / Sponichi / Oricon 1 / Oricon 2

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting if they make Okubo as the "bad guy" here as he will be played by Eita. His Tatewaki was too weak in Atsu Hime, but I know that it typical for taiga that the main character will always be a kindhearted and peace loving. I wonder how I'll feel watching Eita as Okubo interacts with Tatewaki character, after 50 eps watched him as Tatewaki in Atsu Hime.