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Tsukamoto Takashi to star in a serial drama for the first time in about 5 years

March 2, 2013 @ 3:10 am
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It was announced that actor Tsukamoto Takashi will star in a new WOWOW drama "Haitatsu Saretai Watashitachi."

The drama is written by scenario writer Isshiki Nobuyuki ("Watashi wo Ski ni Tsuretette"), based on his personal experience in overcoming depression. It will be a human comedy that depicts meeting, parting, and revival with love and humor.

Tsukamoto will play the protagonist, a 32-year-old man  "Sawano", who loses his job while suffering from depression, and his relationship with his wife and 6-year-old son is not going smoothly either. One day, at a ruin he visits in order to commit suicide, he finds 7 letters which were abandoned 7 years ago. He decides to deliver those letters, making it as the countdown of his life, and gradually, he starts discovering the importance of lives.

His co-stars will include Kuriyama Chiaki and Hasegawa Kyoko. Kuriyama will play a hairdresser who was abandoned by her mother when she was little. She will be the one who Sawano first delivers one of the letters to. Reportedly, there will be a love scene between Kuriyama and Tsukamoto. Meanwhile, Hasegawa will play Sawano's wife.

This will mark Tsukamoto's first starring serial drama in about 5 years since his last one, "Kansa Hojin" (NHK: June in 2008).

In the drama, Tsukamoto will play a man who is married and has a child, but in a real life, he is also the father of 2 children. "If I didn't marry at the age of 25, and didn't have 2 children, I would not have been able to play the role in the way I did." Tsukamoto said.

WOWOW drama "Haitatsu Saretai Watashitachi" will start airing on May 12th (total 5 episodes).

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