[NewS] Kato Shigeaki in new drama “Hokaben” as a lawyer







Shigeaki Kato co-stars in “Hokaben”

NEWS member Shigeaki Kato has joined the cast of NTV’s drama series “Hokaben,” set to premiere on April 16. Adapted from a manga by Hiroyuki Nakajima, the show stars Aya Ueto as a novice lawyer.

Kato will play Riichiro Katase, an elite attorney who comes from a family of lawyers. Full of pride, ambition, and intelligence, he happens to work at the same law office as the idealistic rookie Akari (Ueto), whom he has been attracted to for a while.

Ueto and Kato previously appeared together in the sixth season of “3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi Sensei,” which ran from 2001 to 2002.

The cast of “Hokaben” also includes Kazuki Kitamura (as Akari’s boss), Ryo, Naho Toda, and Megumi Nakayama.


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