Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Arashi’s Sakurai Sho & AKB48’s Oshima Yuko to co-star in TBS special drama

It was announced that Arashi member, Sakurai Sho will star in TBS’ special drama “Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoushi tachi~” which will be aired in the beginning of April, and will co-star withAKB48’s Oshima Yuko for the first time.  This will be a three consecutive night drama which will show the society of three different era by featuring the teachers in each time.
Sakurai and Oshima will star on the first night which will be set at a junior high school in Tokyo after World War II.  Sakurai’s role will be a junior high school teacher named “Shirahama” who loses his right arm during the war.  After his sense of value during the prewar collapsed, he starts being anguished between the militarist education which he has adhered, and new democratic education after the war.
Oshima will play Sakurai’s co-worker, an English teacher named “Ichihara”.  Though “Ichihara” who tries to look out the future in the democratic education, and “Shirahama” who tries to maintain his prewar sense of value stubbornly, are in conflict with each other at first, gradually, “Ichihara” starts falling in love with him.
The second night will be set in 1980’s with the theme of school violence, and Sato Koichi and Shida Mirai will star in.  The third night will be set in the present day, and the cast members for the third night are still unknown at this moment.
Source: Sports Hochi + Sanspo

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