April 21 2021

Atsushi Ito, Nozomi Sasaki, & Ren Kiriyama cast in NHK drama “Shiroi Dakuryu.”


Atsushi Ito
Nozomi Sasaki, and Ren Kiriyama are cast in NHK drama series “Shiroi Dakuryu.” The drama series is based on 2019 novel  “Shiroi Dakuryu” by Kojiro Koyabu. In the drama series, Atsushi Ito will play pharmaceutical researcher Kazuki Yoshinami. Ren Kiriyama will play his friend & colleague Wataru Kashiwagi. Nozomi Sasaki will play newspaper reporter Tomoko Kawahara.

“Shiroi Dakuryu” will consist of 8 episodes and first air August 22, 2021.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Kazuki Yoshinami (Atsushi Ito) is a pharmaceutical researcher at a university. His friend Wataru Kashiwagi (Ren Kiriyama) is also a pharmaceutical researcher at the same university. They are rivals, but talk to each other about their dreams. One day, Kazuki Yoshinami has a groundbreaking discovery. This leads to Kazuki Yoshinami and Wataru Kashiwagi becoming involved in a competition among companies over patents. Newspaper reporter Tomoko Kawahara (Nozomi Sasaki), who is Kazuki Yoshinami’s childhood friend, becomes aware of this.

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