The female cast of TV Tokyo’s 2012 “Shinshun Wide Jidaigeki” has partially been revealed. Tokiwa Takako, Manda Hisako, Itaya Yuka, and Tanaka Misato have been added to the roster, joining lead actor Uchino Masaaki.
As previously announced, the historical drama revolves around the swordsman Horibe Yasubei, who was one of the Forty-seven Ronin. Tokiwa will play Horibe’s wife Hori. This will be the first time that Uchino and Tokiwa have acted together.
Manda has been cast as Riku, the wife of Oishi Kuranosuke (Tachi Hiroshi), while Itaya has been cast as Kaya, the wife of Horibe’s close friend Yoshikawa Sanemon (Murata Takehiro). Tanaka will play Aguri, the wife of Asano Takuminokami (Ichikawa Somegoro).
The 7-hour-long drama will be broadcast on January 2nd. Nakajima Miyuki is providing the theme song.