Yukie Nakama to star in the upcoming NHK period drama “Tempest”

Pictured is the cast for the stage play of “Tempest” starring Yukie Nakama in the main role of Mazuru/Neion Son (真鶴・孫寧温). The play, based on the novel by Naha-born author Eiichi Ikegami, will become a 10-episode BS period drama (BS時代劇) on NHK that is projected to start airing in July 2011. Synopsis of the stage …

Yui Aragaki to star in first period film

Those of you waiting to see Yui Aragaki don a kimono in a jidaigeki can look forward to an upcoming film called “BALLAD: Namonaki Koi no Uta.” Yui will play the part of a princess and the film will mark her first in a period drama set during the Warring States period of Japan’s history. …