Sho Sakurai , Yuko Oshima to co-star in TV drama “Blackboard”

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 木曜日, 1月 26, 2012 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Arashi’s Sho Sakurai(櫻井翔),30, and AKB48’s Yuko Oshima(大島優子),23, will appear together in a television drama for the first time. In April, TBS plans to air a 3-episode miniseries, and Sakurai and Oshima have been cast in the first episode.

The miniseries, titled “Blackboard ~ Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoushitachi~,” revolves around teachers in different time periods having to deal with the problems of that era. For example, the first episode stars Sakurai as Shirahama, a junior high school teacher who taught his students about “dying for your country” during wartime. After later losing his right arm in the war, he returns to teaching but is burdened and conflicted by what he taught his students in the past.

Oshima will play one of Shirahama’s colleagues, an English teacher. She becomes an eventual love interest for him, though it seems to develop into a love triangle with his older brother’s wife (Rie Miyazawa).
This is the first time that an AKB48 member has appeared in a drama starring an Arashi member. Filming will take place between February and March, but it is said that initially their schedules were so busy there was only one day when they were both available. However, their schedules were later adjusted, and the production team gave up on filming on location (due to the time required just to travel) and instead constructed a nearly 2,000-square-meter set in Yokohama that reportedly cost 100 million yen.

The second episode of “Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoushitachi~” will star Koichi Sato (佐藤浩市),51, as a teacher during the 1980s having to deal with school violence. Shida Mirai (志田未来),18, will play a delinquent student, and Shihori Kanjiya  (貫地谷しおり) ,26, will play another teacher at the school.

TBS plans to broadcast “Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoushitachi~” over three consecutive nights in April.

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