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9:05 am - 05/31/2012

Meisa Kuroki Shows-Off Baby Bump in "Yae No Sakura" Press Conference

Looking very much pregnant and already in her 5 months, Meisa Kuroki shows-off her baby bump at the recent press conference for the upcoming Taiga drama, "Yae No Sakura".

At the press conference last May 30th, Kuroki was seen wearing a white blazer, which did so little to cover her plump stomach. The singer-actress, who married Jin Akanishi last February, was often seen placing her hand on her stomach during the conference. Kuroki is expected to give birth by mid-October.

In the drama, Kuroki will play Nijiima Yae's rival, which will be played by Ayase Haruka. The NHK drama will start shooting this summer, but Kuroki won't be joining the cast until she have given birth to avoid any complications that might delay the shoot.

"Yae No Sakura" won't be released until Jan 2013, it will be a 50-episode drama that is expected to last for the entire year.

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On May 30th, actress Kuroki Meisa attended a press conference for NHK’s upcoming Taiga drama, ‘Yae no Sakura‘, where they announced the new cast members. The drama stars Ayase Haruka as the lead roles.

Kuroki will play the role of ‘Nakano Takeko’, the rival of Yae(Ayase). Born in Edo, Nakano is a skilled long sword fighter and serves as the assistant trainer of a Swordplay School. However, when the Boshin War begins, she returns to Aizu, and teaches samurai wives how to use the long sword.

I hope to deliver the power of life, the bond of people, the importance of protecting something, and courage to everyone. I also want to learn from this piece of work,” Kuroki expressed.

According to NHK chief producer Naito Shinsuke, they offered Kuroki the role last fall. Regarding Kuroki’s filming for the drama, he declared, “The script isn’t done yet, so we’ll see how things go while making arrangements with the schedule.” When asked, “Since Kuroki-san is pregnant, didn’t you think about a replacement?“, Naito explained, “If there are no obstacles during shooting, she can do it. We’ve started productions after thinking about who we need.

During this press conference, 16 new cast members were revealed. They include Nishijima Hidetoshi as Yae’s older brother ‘Yamamoto Kakuma’, Hasegawa Hiroki as Yae’s first husband ‘Kawasaki Shounosuke’, Gouriki Ayame as Yae’s childhood friend ‘Hinata Yuki’, Matsushige Yutaka as Yae’s father ‘Gonpachi’, Fubuki Jun as Yae’s mother ‘Saku’, Hasegawa Kyoko as Kakuma’s wife ‘Ura’, and Kudo Asuka as Yae’s younger brother ‘Saburo’.

Other cast members include Ayano Gou as ‘Matsudaira Katamori’, the last feudal lord of the Aizu clan, Tamayama Tetsuji as ‘Yamakawa Ohkura’, Aizu’s young general, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki as the chief retainer ‘Kajiwara Heima’, Saito Takumi as Jinbo Kuranosuke’s eldest son ‘Shuri’, Kitamura Yukiya as ‘Akizuki Teijiro’, the leading figure of the ‘Satsuma-Aizu Alliance’, Inamori Izumi as Katamori’s sister-in-law ‘Teruhime’, Nakamura Shido as ‘Sagawa Kanbei’, and Nishida Toshiyuki as minister ‘Saigou Tamono’.

The drama portrays the life of Yae, a woman who barricaded herself with 500 women during the Boshin War in Tsurugajou, Aizu. She later fought the battle with guns, which made her known as the “Joan of Arc during the end of the Edo era”. The script will be written by Yamamoto Mutsumi (Gegege no Nyobo), and the theme songs will be done by Sakamoto Ryuichi.

‘Yae no Sakura’ is scheduled to air 50 episodes starting January of 2013.

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Her baby bump looks wide.  I think she's going to have a girl.  What do you think, arama?

Do you think Meisa is going to have a boy or a girl?


iusta_rum 31st-May-2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
and the daughter: "But daddy you know him is Tomohisa's son" xDDDDD

Edited at 2012-05-31 04:56 pm (UTC)
lilly0 31st-May-2012 04:59 pm (UTC)

Jin: *majorshock* YAMAPI'S? Out of all this little brat. No, darling, you know, all guys want the same.

Poor girl ^^
iusta_rum 31st-May-2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
the daughter: daddy, why you dont trust me?!?!?! I know my relationship with Nishikido's son was a disaster and he cheated on me but Yamashita is different! he is very sweet! please daddy please let me go!!

Im sorry i couldnt resist! XDD hahahaha lets finish here the fanfic!

Edited at 2012-05-31 05:22 pm (UTC)
lilly0 31st-May-2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
The daughter: But everyone is allowed to go out!
Jin: You are not everyone!
The daughter: I tell you, Yamashita-kun is different. I really like him <3
Jin: NO WAY! All men are scum!
The daughter: I HATE YOU, DAD! *runs-into-her-room-and-closes-door-loudly*
Jin: *desperate* Meiiiiiiiiiiiiiisaaaaaa, our daughter loves another man than her daddy!!!!!
Meisa: ><

*lol* Seriously, I can picture Jin like that, not letting his daughter go out ^^
I think only Ryo might be worse than Jin ^^

iusta_rum 31st-May-2012 05:43 pm (UTC)
hahahahahahaha loved it!!!! xDDDDD actually i can see this happening!!

...omg im crying, i should stop laughing. XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
karavanuemura 31st-May-2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
Gosh, this better be a fanfic now. *starts digging Jin-Meisa fanfics*
lilly0 31st-May-2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
No fanfic. Just something our crazy minds made up. So... well... in this case it is a fanfic :D
Though seriously, I can picture Jin-Daddy like that ^^

iusta_rum 31st-May-2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
When i said "lets finish here the fanfic" i was afraid that this fanfic would have ended up with the daughter getting pregnant of Yu Shirota's son or someone of the Akanishi troop xDDDDDDD

asweetsymphony 31st-May-2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
arashiforyou 31st-May-2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
oooohhh! shit just got real! XDD
iusta_rum 31st-May-2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
actually, shit just got fan fic (?) xDDD
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