On March 8th, TBS revealed the cast and the story for the third episode of their three-night special drama 'Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoshi-tachi~', which will portray the struggles of three different teachers in three different eras.
As it was announced in January, the first episode (which will air on April 5th) is set during the early post war period. Arashi member Sakurai Sho will be playing a soldier who's exchanging the real battlefield for a junior high school, where he'll be working as social studies teacher. Aside from having to adjust to the post war life and the new democratic system, he also has to struggle with his new prosthetic arm after losing his arm in the war.
One of his colleagues, an English teacher, will be played by AKB48's Oshima Yuko, making this the first time for members of Arashi and AKB48 to appear in a drama together. Also appearing in this episode are Miyazawa Rie and child actor Suzuki Fuku.
The next episode (April 6th) will feature Sato Koichi as a unique teacher during one of the most violent eras for schools in the 1980s. One of the "bad students", who is making life and work difficult for the teachers, will be played by Shida Mirai. Also appearing in this episode are Kanjiya Shihori, Kimura Tae, Hayashi Kento, and Sometani Shota.
Additionally, it was just revealed that the final episode (April 7th) will be actually set in modern-day Japan again, and will tackle the story of forbidden teacher-student relationships. Matsushita Nao will play a very devoted English teacher who's offering personal lessons for a pupil (played by Kamiki Ryunosuke), who barely can read or write.
Out of jealousy, the other pupils start to spread a false rumor about an alleged love relationship between her and said pupil. Even though it's a lie, the rumor soon spreads to her coworkers and parents of the pupils. She loves being a teacher, and therefore tries to endure it all, but things become more difficult when the PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) files a complaint against her.
NEWS' Kato Shigeaki will play one of her colleagues, while SKE48's Matsui Jurina will take on the role of a jealous pupil who starts the rumor.
All three episode will air at 9:00 pm.
Source: Sanspo (1,2), Sports Hochi, Cinema Café
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Posted byThursday, March 8, 2012
Matsushita Nao to star in third episode of TBS special drama 'Blackboard'
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