Masaki Okada is cast in NHK live-action drama series “Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju.” The drama series is based on manga series “Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju” by Haruko Kumota. In the drama series, Masaki Okada will play main character Yakumo. Also cast in supporting roles are Ryo Ryusei, Riko Narumi, Aya Omasa, Ikusaburo Yamazaki. The drama series is set in the early showa period (early 20th century) and follows the life of a rakugo (storytelling) performer.
“Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju” first airs October 12, 2018 in Japan.