On December 28th, NHK has released three new previews for their upcoming 2013 taiga drama ‘Yae no Sakura‘ starring actress Ayase Haruka.
The previews are available in three different versions with a runtime of two, five, and ten minutes. They serve as a mini guide for the first half of the drama.
They introduce us to the protagonist Niijima Yae (Ayase), a female warrior born and raised in Aizu who bravely fought at the Battle of Aizu with her spencer rifle, the whole setting and most of the important characters related to Yae and involved in the war. Of course it’s not only about the war and its tragedies, but also about the love and hope Niijima Yae experienced in her life.
The first episode of ‘Yae no Sakura’ is going to air on January 6th, 2013.
Check out the three previews with the star-studded cast, Sakamoto Ryuichi’s main theme and state-of-the-art visual effects below!