It was reported that Ikuta Toma will join the cast of NHK’s Taiga drama “Gunshi Kanbee” that stars V6‘s Okada Junichi. Ikuta plays the role of a Christian daimyou Takayama Ukon, who also happens to be a master of tea ceremony and a samurai, and will later lead Kanbee to path of Christianity. Although Ikuta’s character won’t be present until the later part of the drama, Ikuta hopes that he’ll leave a vivid impression once his character comes-out.
Gunshi Kanbee’s producer said that Ikuta was chosen for the role because he will surely leave an impression of being cool, smart and a man of faith. Ikuta will reportedly start filming his scenes soon.
Also present in the drama’s film preview held at Shibuya in Tokyo is Shibata Kyouhei who will play Kanbee’s (Okada) father. Rounding-up the casts, are: Uchida Yuki, Kiritani Mirei, Takaoka Saki, Minamisawa Nao, Yoshimoto Miyu, Hayami Mokomichi, Fukikoshi Mitsuru, Shobutei Koasa, Ryu Raita, Shiomi Sansei, Tanaka Tetsushi, Tanaka Kei, Hamada Gaku, Takahashi Issei, Tsukamoto Takashi, Nagai Masaru, and Matsuzaka Tori.