Cast Ninomiya Kazunari as Yamada Taro Sakurai Sho as Mimura Takuya Kikuchi Momoko as Yamada Ayako Matsuoka Mitsuru as Yamada Kazuo Oshinari Shugo as Sugiura Keichi Fukiishi Kazue as Torii Kyoko Otsuka Chihiro as Nakai Masami Shibata Rie as Ikegami Maria Musaka Naomasa as Ikegami Ryunosuke Tabe Mikako as Ikegami Takako Utsui Ken as Ichinomiya Yoshizawa Hisashi as Ehara Makoto Fukui Hiroaki as Osaki Shinosuke Yamada Shintaro as Ando Masaki Kojima Haruna as Usui Kotone
Description The story about Yamada Taro, 山田太郎ものがたり, is a Japanese manga series created by Ai Morinaga 森永あい, published in 1996-2000 by Kadokawa Shoten. The manga was made into a comedy TV series and aired on TBS last year. The story is about a freshman on a scholarship at Ichinomiya Private Senior High School.
Taro Yamada is a very intelligent, handsome and athletic boy who together with his friend, Takuya Mimura, are the most popular boys at school. What the other students dont know is that Taro is extremely poor and lives in a small house with his sick mother and his six brothers and sisters and works part-time to support his family.
Taro is played by Kazunari Ninomiya 二宮和也 while the role of Taros best friend, Takuya Mimura is played by Sho Sakurai 櫻井翔 who are both from Jpop group Arashi. Playing the female lead of Takako Ikegami whos only goal is to get a tama no koshi (to marry a rich husband) is new actress Mikako Tabe 多部未華子.