Ashida Mana becomes the youngest lead star in Japanese drama history

January 31, 2011 @ 9:20 am
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At six years of age, popular child actressAshida Mana will be a lead star in upcoming special drama, "Sayonara Bokutachi no Youchien" (NTV), which will be broadcasted in March. As a result, Ashida will be the youngest lead star in Japanese drama history.

The drama will be about five kids who are about to graduate from the kindergarten, and it'sdescribedas a "Kindergarten version of 'Stand By Me'". The title of the drama was named after a song which has been sung by kids at the graduation ceremony at kindergartens, and at the end of the drama, the kindergarteners will sing the chorus to the song

For the special drama, the same staff from NTV's drama, "Mother", which is the show that made Ashida Mana popular, will unite again.Ashida, who will be entering into elementary school this spring (in her real life), commented, "I have very fewopportunitiesto co-star with people in my age group, so I'm looking forward to staying with them."

The special drama is projected to be yet another touching drama on the resume of Ashida.

Source & Photo: Oricon Style


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