NHK will broadcast its Top Runner on Saturday, beginning with Fukuyama Masaharu. Currently starring in Ryomaden, the program will follow the man who play the national hero, Ryoma, in his day off, relaxing in nature.
The program will be moderated by Michihiko Yanai, whom Fukuyama has worked with before. They will explore the surrounding areas of the Fuji Lake, in Yamanashi Prefecture. The shooting will take place near the West Lake, where Fukuyama said: "I like to walk". It will also feature his photography session and the experience of cave discovery and "I intend to enjoy this moment of relaxation".
When the night approaches, the scene will move into the forest lodge, where they will continue to talk about his role as a musician and his hometown in Nagasaki. He has to think thoroughly before accepting the role in Ryomaden. Fukuyama mentioned "This is my first experience involving in a year long drama, and I want to end it well". He will also touch a little bit on the honeymoon scene with Maki Yoko and also his honest thoughts now that the ending is approaching.
In addition, Fukuyama has produced many hit songs and will show a 'secret lyrics' in one section. The musical activities were done overnight and Yanai thought "You can recognise Fukuyama arrangement like you can recognise my writings". The public will also get a glimpse on his musical production.
Some more pictures taken from Top Runner website. He looks really really tired, to think he had to cook curry as well ...