I haven't seen this circulating yet, so I'll post. If it's a repeat, apologies.
Nino drama special info: I translated the information posted on the TBS webpage. It's called Door to Door~僕は脳性まひのトップセールスマン ("I'm the top salesman with cerebral palsy") airing March 29th (I believe). From TBS:
Remembered for his excellent performance in "Ryuusei no Kizuna", Ninomiya Kazunari's new lead role will be in the final chapter of the moving drama trilogy. Ninomiya was awarded the 15th Hashida Prize for his performance in the first installment, "Sukoshi wa, Ongaeshi ga Dekita Kana" (aired 22/03/2006). For the second installment, "Marathon" (aired 20/09/2007), he won the monthly Individual Galaxy Prize (September) among others, as well as winning the Individual Broadcast Prize for the first time as an actor at the Heisei 19 Agency for Cultural Affairs Art Festival in the television category. The series finale will be the an adaptation of the story of the life of a man named Bill Potter from northwestern America, who was an active salesman while embracing the obstacle of being born with cerebral palsy.
Because of cerebral palsy, his hands and feet are more or less paralized and he can't speak well. Even though everyone said it would be impossible for him to work, he never gave up. Even though people said "Don't come again," and turned him away, he was never discouraged. If they said no, he would think of a better way to propose things. Before long, he will open the doors of everyone's heart with his bright, honest, positive and warm character. Showing that "Every person's life has many troubles", this is the moving story of one man's earnestness that will soak into your heart.
Though this is the third work I've made with this staff, it's become like a lifework. I can't say anything about the director other than that they are really unique, and I'm happy to have been blessed with these costars. I've been asked, "Isn't a role of someone with cerebral palsy difficult?" but that's not the case at all. I'm capturing cerebral palsy as one "individuality". Of course there are also parts that give me a hard time, but that's the role of a boy who will continue living. Society might think it's a handicap but I act without thinking it is one. I came to think merely over-beautifying isn't good; I want to let people learn through this work what cerebral palsy is while at the same time thinking of how I should portray it's "individuality".