Ryosuke Yamada to star in Winter 2018 drama

Ryosuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP) will be starring in the upcoming Winter 2018 drama もみ消して冬~わが家の問題なかったことに~ (Momikeshite Fuyu: Wagaya no Mondai Nakatta Koto ni).  This NTV drama will begin airing in January of 2018 on Saturdays at 10 pm.  Momikeshite Fuyu will be a family comedy following the elite Kitazawa siblings.  Yamada will be the lead role of Shusaku Kitazawa, the youngest of the three siblings and a Todai (Tokyo University) graduate policeman.

Announced Cast:

  • Ryosuke Yamada – Shusaku Kitazawa
  • Haru – Chiaki Kitazawa
  • Yukiyoshi Ozawa – Hirofumi Kitazawa
  • Baijaku Nakamura – Taizo Kitazawa


Taizo Kitazawa (Baijaku Nakamura) works as a middle school principal. He has three children. His first child, Hirofumi (Yukiyoshi Ozawa), is 38 years old and works as a heart surgeon. His second child, Chiaki (Haru), is 27 years old and works as a lawyer. The youngest child, Shusaku (Ryosuke Yamada), is 25 years old and works as a police officer. He is ambitious and has a strong sense of justice.

In order to keep happiness in the Kitazawa family, the family uses any means they can. Shusaku comes into conflict between love for his family and professional ethics.

(via asianwiki)

Cast Comments:

Ryosuke Yamada as Shusaku Kitazawa (25)

In this drama that portrays a slightly different type of family love, I think how we go about creating this kind of family is very important.  I have acted with Haru in the past, but this time she will be playing a different role of a strong older sister so I looking forward to seeing her character.  This is my first time acting with Ozawa, but upon meeting, we could see similarities in our faces.  Shusaku is the type to hide his emotions and has the lowest position within the family, so I am thinking of various ways to portray this character.  I have not acted in a comedy in a long time, so I will tackle this drama seriously while I enjoying myself.  I think we will be able to create an enjoyable drama that will make the audience laugh.

Haru as Chiaki Kitazawa (27)

Chiaki has a very strong sense of justice and will not admit to being wrong so I think people will be surprised by this character.  The characters are serious in odd situations so I am a bit worried that I will laugh during the filming.  We still do not know how the story of the Kitazawa family will progress so I am looking forward to it.

Yukiyoshi Ozawa as Hirofumi Kitazawa (38)

I think that with these three people acting as the Kitazawa siblings and Baijaku as the father, the cast will create an amazing drama.  While Hirofumi does love his family, he also loves himself so he is a bit of a shifty character.  It will be interesting to see Shusaku be made fun of by Hirofumi and Chiaki.  Through the power of the cast and staff, I hope that the Kitazawa family will become the ideal family to be talked about in 2018.  I will work hard to create such a drama.

(via ntv.co.jp)