[J-Drama 2012] Taira no Kiyomori
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Title: 平清盛
Title (romaji): Taira no Kiyomori
Format: Renzoku
Genre: Jidaigeki
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 2012-Jan
Air time: Sunday 20:00


The 51st NHK Taiga drama recounts the life of Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), a general of the Heian period, who established the first samurai-based government in Japan.


Matsuyama Kenichi as Taira no Kiyomori

Kiyomori's rivals

Tamaki Hiroshi as Minamoto no Yoshitomo

Matsuda Shota as Emperor Goshirakawa
Fujiki Naohito as Saigyo Hoshi / Sato Norikiyo


Nakai Kiichi as Taira no Tadamori
Kohinata Fumiyo as Minamoto no Tameyoshi

Taira clan

Fukada Kyoko as Taira no Tokiko
Nakamura Baijaku as Taira no Iesada
Kamikawa Takaya as Taira no Morikuni
Fujimoto Takahiro as Itou Tadakiyo
Daito Shunsuke as Taira no Iemori
Narumi Riko as Taira no Shigeko / Kenshunmon'in
Kato Ai as Takashina no Akiko
Wakui Emi as Fujiwara no Muneko
Morita Go as Taira no Tokitada
Toyohara Kosuke as Taira no Tadamasa
Nakamura Atsuo as Taira no Masamori
Fukiishi Kazue as Taira no Kiyomori’s mother

Imperial clan

Mikami Hiroshi as Emperor Tobajo
ARATA as Emperor Sutokuten
Dan Rei as Fujiwara no Tamako / Taikenmon'in
Ryo as Horikawa no Tsubone
Matsuyuki Yasuko as Fujiwara no Nariko / Bifukumon'in


Kunimura Jun as Fujiwara no Tadazane
Yamamoto Koji as Fujiwara no Yorinaga
Abe Sadao as Fujiwara no Michinori / Shinzei

Genji clan women

Takei Emi as Lady Tokiwa
Tanaka Rena as Lady Yura


Okada Masaki as Minamoto no Yoritomo
Anne as Hojo Masako
Kato Koji as Usagimaru
Ito Shiro as Emperor Shirakawa
Matsuda Seiko as Gion no Nyougo

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omg it's matsuyama
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Hiroshi Tamaki to play Kenichi Matsuyama's rival in "Taira no Kiyomori"

Just a few days ago, it was confirmed that Kenichi Matsuyama (25) will be the star of NHK's 2012 taiga drama, "Taira no Kiyomori." It was then revealed yesterday that Hiroshi Tamaki (30) will be joining him, playing Matsuyama's rival.

Matsuyama will play the general Taira no Kiyomori, who led the Taira clan to power during the 12th century. Tamaki will play Minamoto no Yoshitomo, who became head of the Minamoto clan. Although the two were on the same side during the Hogen Rebellion in 1156, they later fought against each other during the Heiji Rebellion in 1159. Kiyomori's victory led to the downfall of the Minamoto clan and Yoshitomo's ultimate death.

Although Matsuyama has never appeared in a taiga drama before, Tamaki has previously appeared in two: "Komyo ga Tsuji" in 2006 and "Atsuhime" in 2008.

NHK will begin broadcasting "Taira no Kiyomori" in January 2012.

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Matsuda Shota, Fujiki Naohito, and others join Matsuyama Kenichi, Tamaki Hiroshi in “Taira no Kiyomo

At a press conference on Wednesday, the primary male cast of next year’s NHK taiga drama “Taira no Kiyomori” was revealed. It was already known since November that the series stars Matsuyama Kenichi as the 12th century general Taira no Kiyomori, while Tamaki Hiroshi plays his rival Minamoto no Yoshimoto. The newly announced members include other popular actors, including Matsuda Shota and Fujiki Naohito.

A total of 15 actors are now officially confirmed to be part of the cast. Besides Matsuyama and Tamaki, the casting is as follows:

Matsuda Shota (Go-Shirakawa-tennou)
Fujiki Naohito (Saigyo / Sato Norikiyo)
Nakai Kiichi (Taira no Tadamori)
Kohinata Fumiyo (Minamoto no Tameyoshi)
Mikami Hiroshi (Toba Joko)
ARATA (Sutoku-tennou)
Kunimura Jun (Fujiwara no Tadazane)
Yamamoto Koji (Fujiwara no Yorinaga)
Abe Sadao (Shinzei / Fujiwara no Michinori)
Nakamura Baijaku (Taira no Iesada)
Kamikawa Takaya (Taira no Morikuni)
Fujimoto Takahiro (Fujiwara no Tadakiyo)
Daito Shunsuke (Taira no Iemori)

Filming is planned to start this August. The series will run for 50 episodes, starting in January 2012

Female cast revealed for NHK’s new taiga drama, “Taira no Kiyomori”

The female cast for NHK’s 2012 taiga drama “Taira no Kiyomori” has been revealed!

At a special press conference on May 26th, it was revealed that actress Kato Ai will play the role of Kiyomori’s first wife Takashina Akiko, with Fukada Kyoko acting as Kiyomori’s second wife, Taira no Tokiko, and Takei Emi acting as his concubine, Tokiwa Gozen.

Other characters include Narumi Riko as Taira no Shigeko, Wakui Emi as Fujiwara no Muneko, Tanaka Rena as Yura Gozen, Dan Rei as Fujiwara no Tamako, Ryo as Horikawa no Tamako, and Matsuyuki Yasuko as Fujiwara no Nariko.

“The motivation’s gone up,” said Matsuyama Kenichi - the star of “Taira no Kiyomori” – at the press conference. “Our duties are quite weighty because of how wonderful our male and female cast are, but we’d like to give it our all.”

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Morita Go to star in NHK drama, “Kiyomori”

At a press conference held yesterday, NHK announced the new cast of the drama, “Kiyomori,” including Okada Masaki, Watanabe Anne, and V6’s Morita Go.

Watanabe Anne & Okada Masaki

15 years ago, Go starred in the NHK drama, “Mori Motonari,” and this time will be playing the role of Taira no Tokitada alongside Matsuyama Kenichi, who is slated to play Taira no Kiyomori. At times an assassin, other times simply assisting in the dirty work, Morita will be playing the role of a stubborn but loyal man who works his way up through the clan’s ranks but is ultimately banished.

Other stars of the upcoming drama include Nakai Kiichi, Tamaki Hiroshi, Matsuda Shota, Fujiki Naohito, Ito Shirou, and Fukada Kyoko.

translated by: sociologique

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The casts' look in the drama

Hiroshi Tamaki - Kenichi

Okada Masaki

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NHK taiga drama “Taira no Kiyomori” gets 3rd worst ratings start in history

NHK’s 2012 taiga drama “Taira no Kiyomori” began airing on January 8th. Viewership ratings for the first episode were 17.3% in the Kanto region, and 18.8% in the Kansai region. In the Kanto region, this is the first time since “Komyo ga Tsuji” in 2006 that a taiga drama has premiered with lower than 20% ratings.

“Taira no Kiyomori” is tied with “Shin Heike Monogatari” (1972) for the 3rd worst start in history for an NHK taiga drama. The only ones that have had worse starts are the 1989 series “Kasuga no Tsubone” (14.3%) and the 1977 series “Kashin” (16.5%).

The drama features a star-studded cast led by Matsuyama Kenichi (26), portraying the life of the 12th century general Taira no Kiyomori. The series is planned to run for 50 episodes, ending in December 2012.

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Takahashi Ai & five more actors join the cast of ‘Taira no Kiyomori’

NHK has just announced the latest six additions to the cast of their current taiga drama ‘Taira no Kiyomori‘ starring Matsuyama Kenichi as Kiyomori.

The most interesting addition must be that of former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai, who is also going to be the first ever Hello! Project idol to appear in a taiga drama. It’s Takahashi’s first regular role since she graduated from the idol group last September with the mindset to focus more on her acting career.

In the drama, she is going to play the role of Fujiwara no Ienari’s (Sato Jiro) fourth-born daughter Keishi/Tsuneko, who will also become the wife of Kiyomori’s eldest son Shigemori, played by Kubota Masataka. Kiyomori’s second son Motomori will be played by Watabe Gota, while Nakagawa Taishi is going to portray the young Minamoto no Yoritomo. All four of them are going to make their first appearance in the drama on June 17th.

The other two new additions are Tomiura Satoshi as Emperor Nijo (first appearance on June 24th) and Ukaji Takashi as Minamoto no Yorimasa (first appearance on July 1st).

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Does anyone know what happened to this series? Episode 6 was never subbed, and nothing after that.
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