Yamada Takayuki to play Toyotomi Hideyoshi in FujiTV Autumn 2014 drama " Nobunaga Concerto"
Yamada Takayuki will be playing the role of Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the upcoming FujiTV Autumn 2014 drama "Nobunaga Concerto" starring Oguri Shun and beginning its run from 13 October. This is the first time in 12 years since Yamada appeared in a Gekku drama and his last appearance was in 2002's "Lunch no Joou". Apparently, it was his buddy Oguri who made the offer to Yamada directly over the phone and the latter quickly accepted it after reading the original. However, the relationship setting between Nobunaga and Hideyoshi will be different from history where Hideyoshi's lord was Nobunaga as he will be a spy planted by Imagawa Yoshimoto at Nobunaga's side in this drama.