Special Drama Depicting Shotaro Ishinomori's Life Announced!: Sexy Zone's Kento Nakajima to play Shotaro
A Special Drama "Shotaro Ishinomori Story" that depicts the life of Shotaro Ishinomori the creator of Kamen Rider Series, Kikaider, Cyborg 009 and more will be aired on August 25. It will star Kento Nakajima (Sexy Zone) will play the role of Shotaro Ishinomori followed by Fumino Kimura playing the role of Yoshie the sister of Shotaro.
Since the young age, Yoshie used to support Shotaro who wanted to become a Manga Artist. She was the only one who can understand him. She is three years elder to him.
When Shotaro had to shift to Tokiwasou, even Yoshie decided to shift with him. She was called the Madonna of Tokiwasou by fellow manga artists. But at the age 22 she developed Chronic Asthma and died. After that many characters modeled after her had appeared in Shotaro's Manga.
Other than the relationship with his sister, it also depicts how Shotaro became a Manga artist when his parents were against his decision. While being supported by Yoshie & others, how he brought many Hero works to the world.
Fumino Kimura's Interview
- What was your first Impression when you first heard about playing the role Yoshie?
I had heard that for Ishinomori-san, the presence of his sister was pretty big. I was a bit anxious whether I'll be okay to play this big role in the famous 24hour TV.
- Have you ever touched Shotaro Ishinomori-san's Works till now?
There are many times. In school, Cyborg 009 was placed in library and so I have read the Manga. I love the female figure depicted by Ishinomori-san. Like the female character dying in the middle, hitting the butts of man and more. I feel that the presence & effects of his sister were pretty big.
- This is the time you are working with Nakajima-san. How is he according to you?
It's sad that we have met once in a Variety before the filming. So till the filming ends, I want to be able to talk even about daily things. The other day, I saw him dancing at "THE MUSIC DAY". I have got power to face anything. (laughs).
- How much enthusiastic are you about this drama?
I had a lot of pressure of playing the role of a women who was the great power to Shotaro Ishinomori-san. When women of same age see the program, I want them to feel that even they can support a person in this way. In have played Yoshie-san with this in mind.
Kento Nakajima's Interview
- How did you felt when you about that you are going work with Kimura-san?
I was very happy. I have watched many Drama in which she had appeared. Among these I have a impression of her presence being a flower in those. I had only met her few times so even now I can't look at Kimura-san's eyes who is sitting beside me (laughs).
- Nakajima-san had joined the filming first and played Ishinomori-san. What do you feel now?
This is the first time I'll be played a person who existed. I'll be depicting Ishinomori-san's Complete Life. So I feel the responsibility & pressure.
- In the end what are you enthusiastic about?
On the first day when I joined filming, Producers & Directors have said "For now it is okay if you play while being active & relaxed". I was able to remove the burden from my shoulders and was able to play. The filming is still in the early stage so from now the relationship with Yoshie-san played by Kimura-san will become dense. While grasping the whole life, while grasping the whole life of Ishinomori-san, I would like to play it with fun.