Hana Sugisaki is cast for the lead role in NTV drama series “It’s Love: Yankee-kun and White Cane Girl” (literal title of “Koi Desu: Yankee-kun to Hakujou Garu”). The drama series is based on webcomic “Yankee-kun to Hakujou Garu” by Uoyama. Hana Sugisaki will play Yukiko Akaza. She has a vision impairment and walks with a cane. She meets delinquent boy named Morio Kurokawa.
“It’s Love: Yankee-kun and White Cane Girl” first airs October, 2021 (takes over NTV’s Wednesday 22:00 time slot after “Police In A Pod“).
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Yukiko Akaza (Hana Sugisaki) attends a high school for blind. She has amblyopia, which causes her to recognize colors only vaguely and she can recognize large letters with a magnifying glass. When she walks outdoors, she always carries a white cane. Nevertheless, she has a bright personality. One day, Yukiko Akaza happens to meet delinquent boy Morio Kurokawa. At first, Yukiko Akaza doesn’t like him, but she somehow gains an understanding of him. They become attracted to each other.