Actor Ebizo Ichikawa is cast in new TV Tokyo drama series “Ishikawa Goemon.” The drama series is based on the life of well known outlaw figure Ishikawa Goemon. Ebizo Ichikawa will play the title character. In the drama series, Ishikawa Goemon goes about stealing from the rich and redistributing the stolen items to the poor. Meanwhile, the all powerful Hideyoshi Toyotomi becomes obsessed with taking out Ishikawa Goemon.
“Ishikawa Goemon” will air sometime this year in Japan.