[2012 J-Drama] Clover
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TV Show: Clover
■ Romaji: Kuroba
■ Japanese: クローバー
■ Network: TV Tokyo
■ Episodes: TBA
■ Release Date: April 13, 2012 --
■ Runtime: Fridays 24:12


Plot:

Hayato (Kento Kaku) comes back to his hometown after he left during his elementary school days. Hayato is now transferred to hometown high school as a freshman. He rebuilds friendships with his childhood friend Tomoki (Takahiro Miura) and Kenji (Suzunosuke). Hayato is good at fighting and frequently gets into trouble. With his strength and help from friends, Hayato attempts to move past his earlier troubles.


Notes:
1. Based on the manga "Clover" by Tetsuhiro Hirakawa (first published in Weekly Shonen Champion April, 2007).


Cast:

Kento Kaku as Hayato Misaki


Takahiro Miura as Tomoki Nara


Kasumi Arimura as Yui Akiyama


Suzunosuke as Kenji Hanayama


Sho Aoyagi as Itta Akai



Official Website:
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/clover/


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Posted 2/16/12
Cast Announced For Drama Series "Clover"



The core cast for the upcoming drama adaptation of Clover, a manga centering around the friendship of a group of delinquent youths, was announced February 16, 2012. Taking on the role of lead character Misaki Hayato will be Kaku Kento. For Kaku it will be his first opportunity to perform a leading role in a drama series. He commented, "I am going to do my best to help create a great production that, through Hayato's straight-ahead and direct lines, will leave the viewer with a feeling of exhilaration." He will also be sporting Hayato's trademark cornrow hairstyle. "I feel a link with Hayato to myself when I was a grade twelve high school student, in his way of putting friendship first and unwillingness to bend to the things he cannot accept," Kaku continued, "Ever since reading the original story, I've been drawn into the world of Clover."

In support, performing the parts of Hayato's childhood companions Tomoki and Kenji, will be Miura Takahiro and Suzunosuke, repectively, while Arimura Kasumi will take the role of Akiyama Yui, an honor student and plain girl in class, but one who masquerades as the flashy and sexy Reina after school. Aoyagi Shou will play the part of motorcycle shop worker Akai Itta.

The series will begin airing April 13, 2012.
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