Ryo Yoshizawa (吉沢亮) was announced to star in the 2021 NHK taiga drama Seiten wo Tsuke.
Yoshizawa will portray Shibusawa Eiichi, who is known as the “Father of Japanese capitalism.” Eiichi appears on the new 10,000 円 bill.
A “taiga drama” is what NHK names it’s annual tv dramas based on historical fiction. The 1-hour drama typically lasts one year.
Seiten wo Tsuke will be the 60th installment of NHK’s taiga dramas.
Regarding the role, at a press conference, Yoshizawa stated “I am honored to be the 60th star of the historic Taiga dramas. In the past, the main character has been played by someone of top class in both name and real life.”
The production’s producer wanted to highlight Eiichi’s youthfulness and charm. He felt confident this would be a powerful drama.
Yoshizawa previously portrayed Ryusei Sakuta/Kamen Rider Meteor in Kamen Rider Fourze.
Article Sources Nikkan Sports