Amami Yuki to star in upcoming musical drama 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama'
Fuji TV has just announced that actress Amami Yuki will be starring as a legendary musical star in a new drama called 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama'.
'Kaeru no Oujo-sama' is going to be a musical drama about a "Mamasan Korus" ("Mothers' Choir") that is on the verge of breaking up. Many great songs are going to be featured in the drama and Amami will finally get to showcase her beautiful voice again since her days as a top star of the famous Takarazuka Revue. Another highlight is going to be the performance of actress Ishida Yuriko, who will challenge singing and dancing for the first time in her career.
Amami's character is going to be that of a legendary musical star who just returned to Japan after several setbacks on the Broadway in New York. Back home, she's going to use all of her energy and experience to help a Mamasan Korus called "Chansons" from having to break up. In order to do that, she modifies the concept of a chorus by adding dancing to their performance. Naturally, this idea isn't going well with everyone in the chorus, especially one very conservative housewife (Ishida) aggressively opposes her unconventional ideas.
Every episode is going to feature one or two famous songs from the 1970s (such as THE BOOM's "Kaze ni Naritai" or Kome Kome Club's "Roman Hikou"), various enka songs, and of course many great pop songs.
The voice training for the members of the "Chansons" already began earlier this month at Fuji TV in Odaiba, Tokyo. Just like after school lessons, the actresses are coming together every day in order to hone their singing voices.
Amami commented, "There are going to be a lot of refreshing and songs suitable for our generation, but I think there are also a lot of great numbers that the younger people will enjoy. It would be great if everyone was going to sing them together with us in their living rooms or together with their friends at the karaoke."
Fuji TV is planning to air 'Kaeru no Oujo-sama' every Thursday at 10:00 p.m.
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