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Posted by ustar TH STAFF Friday, November 28, 2014

Goriki Ayame, Hirosue Ryoko and more added to cast of 'Taishi Kakka no Ryourinin'

Goriki Ayame, Hirosue Ryoko, Nishida Toshiyuki, Takenaka Naoto

The live-action adaptation drama of manga 'Taishi Kakka no Ryourinin', written byNishimura Mitsuruand illustrated byKawasumi Hiroshi, will air as Fuji TV'sNew Year drama special on January 3, 2015. The additional cast members who will be joining Arashi's Sakurai Sho have been revealed.

As previously reported, Sakurai will play the protagonist, aFrench chef 'Osawa Ko' who works at theJapanese Embassy in Vietnam. The heroine 'Ran', an original character to the drama,will be played by Gouriki Ayame. In the manga series, Osawa has 2 assistants; one who is Vietnamese and the other Japanese. For the drama, the 2 assistants were merged into one, creating a half-Vietnamese, half-Japanese female character named 'Ran'. This will be Goriki's first time playing the role of a foreigner.

Besides Goriki, the story's key person, ambassador 'Kuraki Kazuya' will be played by Nishida Toshiyuki, Kuraki's interpreter and Vietnamese language specialist 'Furuta Seiichi' by Okura Koji, the bureaucrat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 'Eguchi Satoru' by NEWS' Kato Shigeaki. In addition, Takenaka Naoto will play 'Murakami Shinzo', the head chef of the five-star hotel that Osawa used to work at, andHirosue Ryokowill play Osawa's wife 'Hitomi'.

'Taishi Kakka no Ryourinin' is a gourmet manga that follows the life of a chef who cooks for important people from different countries at the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam. It was serialized in 'Morning' from1998 to 2006.

Source & Image(s): Comic natalie1,2

  1. Goriki Ayame
  2. Hirosue Ryoko
  3. Nishida Toshiyuki
  4. Takenaka Naoto
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