Monday, May 24, 2010

Yamada Yu finally lands a lead role

Yamada Yu (25) has been given her first starring role in a drama series. She will play the protagonist in TV Asahi's "Gakeppuchi no Eri ~ Kono Yo de Ichiban Daiji na 'Kane' no Hanashi," based on a semi-autobiographical essay by mangaka Saibara Rieko("Bokunchi," "Mainichi Kaasan").

"Gakeppuchi no Eri" describes the turbulent life of Eriko (Yamada), who has been extremely poor since childhood, due to the debt left by her parents. Despite constant misfortune, she aims to achieve happiness and money by moving to Tokyo to pursue life as a manga artist.

Saibara herself will make a guest appearance on the show.

The show premieres in July and will air on Friday nights at 9:00pm. (Tokyograph)

Haha, I'm not in a very Yamada Yu-ish mood now because I'm watching Mei-chan no Shitsuji...

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