It was announced that Yosuke Sugino (27) will play the lead role in the July season drama “Barakamon” (Fuji Television Network). The drama is set on the Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. Sugino will play the role of Handa Seishu, a solitary city-bred calligrapher who grows up through interaction with the people he meets on the Goto Islands. Sugino is one of the most promising young actors of the moment, currently appearing in the NHK historical drama “Dousuru Ieyasu” and the movie “Tokyo Revengers 2: Bloody Halloween – Fate” in theaters.
Sugino is one of the most promising young actors of the moment! Sugino was ranked No. 3 in TV Magazine’s “The Most Promising Actors of the Moment” last year. Some fans call him a “galactic natural” because of his natural side, and many fans have a good impression of him. He is often seen in roles in TV dramas as a “bit of a natural,” according to a person involved in the production of commercial TV dramas.
It was in late January that I spotted Sugino on location for the January drama “Trap War” (Fuji TV), in which he played a serious, honest, but slightly offbeat apprentice secretary to a member of the Diet, who could not stop talking about plants. Sugino, dressed in a suit and carrying a rucksack, is overwhelmingly handsome. His sharp appearance does not suggest that he is anatural .
When his photo book was released in 2006, he once said in response to a reporter’s question, “I’m all in the photo. When asked why he was late for a stage greeting for a movie, he honestly said, “I was at a comic café…” Fans have even said, “You should never put him on a live TV show because you never know what he will say. (Laughs.) “I guess that’s how much she is loved by her fans.”
It seems surprising that this drama is her first starring role, but we would like to see more of her naturalness not only in dramas but also in variety shows.
PHOTO： Yusuke Kondo