Supporting Cast Announced For 2013 Taiga Drama Production

akiraka 31 May, 2012

Much of the supporting cast has been announced for the NHK 2013 Taiga drama production "Yae No Sakura" starring Ayase Haruka as Niijima Yae (Yamamoto Yae), the daughter of a gunnery instructor born in 1845. The most important roles of which will be performed by Nishijima Hidetoshi (as Yae's older brother Yamamoto Kakuma), Hasegawa Hiroki (as her first husband), Kuroki Meisa (as her rival), and Gouriki Ayame (as a close friend since childhood).

All but two of the sixteen new cast members revealed were present at the announcement's publicity event held May 30, 2012. Below is a summary of the remaining cast and characters.

NHK cast summary page for Yae No Sakura

Yae's family:

Matsushige Yutaka (as Yae's father)
Fubuki Jun (as Yae's mother)
Hasegawa Kyouko (as the wife of Yae's older brother Kakuma)
Kudou Asuka (as Yae's younger brother)
*note: the son of former pro baseball pitcher Kudou Kimiyasu and making his acting debut performance.

Roles for various other prominent local characters in the story have been announced for:

Tamayama Tetsuji
Ikeuchi Hiroyuki
Saitou Takumi
Kitamura Yukiya
Inamori Izumi
Nishida Toshiyuki
Ayano Gou
Nakamura Shidou


Tags: yae no sakura, Ayase Haruka, Nishijima Hidetoshi, Hasegawa Hiroki, Kuroki Meisa, Gouriki Ayame, Matsushige Yutaka, Fubuki Jun, Hasegawa Kyouko, Tamayama Tetsuji, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Saitou Takumi, Kitamura Yukiya, Inamori Izumi, Nishida Toshiyuki, Ayano Gou, Nakamura Shidou