On the 24th, it was announced Kuroki Meisa would star in next year’s NHK Taiga drama “Yae no Sakura”. Although the popular actress Kuroki has played the heroine in many dramas before, this is her first time acting in a Taiga drama. Kuroki famously had a sudden marriage with Akanishi Jin, and is expecting a baby in October.
Kuroki, even after her marriage, has continued her activities as an actress. However, for Akanishi, the papers are blank. Due to suddenly marrying Kuroki, Akanishi’s country-wide tour was cancelled. Further, he is to pay the all of the fees cost by cancelling the tour, and was forced to step down from the Fuji TV’s remake of “GTO”, scheduled to start in June. It’s unclear if promotion will increase for Akanishi, who is currently awaiting the premier of Hollywood movie he acts in, “47 RONIN”, due next year.