Haruka Ayase stars NHK‘s next Taiga drama as a female warrior who bravely fought at the Battle of Aizu using her rifle. The TV drama series “Yae no Sakura” is the 52nd Taiga drama which is a historical fiction television series by NHK beginning in 1963.
The story is based on the character of Yamamoto Yaeko – who was a Japanese woman of the late Edo period who lived into the 20th century; skilled in gunnery and took part in the defense of Aizu during the Boshin War.
NHK’s official channel began streaming three different previews of the upcoming drama which features a background of the story, behind-the-scenes footages, interview from casts and production staff, and impressive visual effects. The TV drama will begin airing on January 6, 2013. Check out the previews below. What do you think?