The Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) is continuing to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a television drama special called “Hanayome no Chichi” (“Father of the Bride”). Yanagiba Toshiro (50) will star as the awkward but sincere father, and Kanjiya Shihori (25) and Osamu Mukai (29) will play the daughter and son-in-law, respectively.
The story is set against the beautiful scenery of Yamakoshi, Niigata, which is also known for bullfighting. Yanagiba plays a man named Satoshi who raises fighting bulls, while Kanjiya plays his deaf and mute daughter Mio. Osamu plays her fiance Maru, a charming young man from the lower part of town.