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14 June 2009 @ 04:02 pm
News - Yabu Kota to be in Ninkyo Hekper  
Some details are now out about Tsuyoshi Kusanagi's new comedy series, "Ninkyo Helper," which starts filming this week. One major cast addition is Meisa Kuroki, who will take on the heroine role.
"Ninkyo Helper" stars Kusanagi as the boss of a yakuza group. As part of training, his group's parent organization orders all of its subordinate bosses to work as nursing helpers at an elderly institution. This includes Kusanagi, as well as Kuroki, a female yakuza boss who starts out as Kusanagi's rival. Ken Matsudaira has been cast as the leader of the parent gang, and Yui Natsukawa has been cast as the director of the nursing organization.Kota Yabu (of Hey! Say! JUMP), Shunji Igarashi, and Jutta Yuki will appear as yakuza underlings, while Yusuke Yamamoto and Riisa Naka play helpers at the institution.
The show will air on Fuji TV on Thursdays at 10:00pm, starting in early July.

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