Details

  • Title: 雪之丞変化
  • Title (romaji): Yukinojo Henge
  • Also known as: An Actor’s Revenge
  • Format: Tanpatsu
  • Genre: Jidaigeki
  • Viewership ratings: 09.7
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast date: 2008-Jan-03
  • Air time: Thursday 21:00-22:45

Synopsis

Nakamura Yukinojo gains popularity in Edo’s kabuki scene as a handsome onnagata (a male actor who plays female roles). But hidden behind the placid expression of his stage face is a deep grudge for the men responsible for dishonoring his parents’ names and leading them to suicide when he was still a child. When he discovers that the mastermind behind those crimes has come to see him act onstage, he begins in earnest to plot his revenge. With the help of a renowned Robin Hood-like thief named Yamitaro, he makes out his first target: the daughter of the man who orchestrated his parents’ demise.

Cast

  • Takizawa Hideaki as Nakamura Yukinojo/Yamitaro
  • Toda Erika as Namiji
  • Takaoka Saki as Ohatsu
  • Ichikawa Sadanji as Nakamura Kikunojo
  • Osugi Ren as Matsuuraya Seizaemon
  • Honda Hirotaro as Nagasakiya Saburobei
  • Izumiya Shigeru as Wakita Isshosai
  • Nakao Akira as Dobe Sansai
  • Shimada Kyusaku as Kadokura Heima
  • Ishii Kenichi as Hiromiya Tokuemon
  • Kashima Noritoshi (嘉島典俊) as the newsboy
  • Era Jun (江良潤) as the Nakamuraza Troupe clerk
  • Kato Kazuko as Matsushima
  • Imamura Keiko as Osada
  • Masuko Shizue as Fujikawa
  • Sogawa Rumiko (曽川留三子) as Tamashima
  • Hannojo (帆之亟) as Gisaku
  • Ichikawa Sajiro (市川左字郎) as a kabuki costar
  • Ryu Kotaro (竜小太郎) as a kabuki costar
  • Oshima Usaburo (大島宇三郎) as the priest
  • Kimura Shogo (木村彰吾) as Jintaro
  • Kawana Chiaki (川奈千晃) as Hiromiya’s wife
  • Emi Hiroshi (江見啓志) as the Dobe Family servant
  • Kosugi Yukihiko (小杉幸彦) as the Nakamuraza Troupe’s doorman
  • Matsuda Machiko (松田真知子) as an audience member
  • Tanaka Mitsutaka (田中允貴) as Kikunojo’s attendant
  • Toyofujimi (豊藤美) as the shamisen player
  • Sakuragawa Shichiko (櫻川七好) as the entertainer
  • Midorikawa Yuki (翠川ゆき) as a geisha
  • Fujima Asayo (藤間朝誉) as a geisha
  • Sasaki Mika (佐々木美加) as a geisha
  • Kawagishi Kanae (川岸叶枝) as an attendant
  • Yamashita Ayako (山下絢子) as an attendant
  • Tobita Hikari (飛田光里) as Yukitaro
  • Matsubara Hirono (松原ひろの)
  • Nakamura Masato (中村正人)
  • Saito Keisuke (斉藤圭祐)
  • Shimazaki Ryuichiro (島﨑隆一郎, 島崎隆一郎)
  • Shimazaki Yayoi (島﨑弥生)
  • Aiba Takaharu (相場貴晴)
  • Satonaka Ryuji (里中龍児)
  • Sukegawa Yoshitaka (助川嘉隆)
  • Takeshiba Joji (竹柴正二) as the kyogen writer
  • Shibata Masatoshi (鏡味仙太) as the tsukeuchi
  • Kagami Senta (鏡味仙太) as a street performer
  • Kagami Senji (鏡味仙次) as a street performer

Production Credits

  • Original writing: Mikami Otokichi (三上於菟吉) Yukinojo Henge (novel)
  • Screenwriter: Nakajima Takehiro (中島丈博)
  • Producer: Yaguchi Takayuki (谷口卓敬), Yasuhara Yuto (安原裕人)
  • Director: Mayuzumi Rintaro (黛りんたろう)
  • Music: Sumitomo Norihito

Notes

  • The drama is based on a 1935 film of the same name, but the story is better known by the 1963 remake directed by Ichikawa Kon, which featured Hasegawa Kazuo as Yukinojo/Yamitaro.

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