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Full cast revealed for upcoming drama 'W no Higeki' starring Takei Emi

March 7, 2012 @ 9:41 pm
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On March 8th, TV Asahi finally revealed more details about the cast of the upcoming drama 'Wo no Higeki', which stars young actress Takei Emi in a double role.

‘W no Higeki‘ is based on a mystery novel of the same name by Natsuki Shizuko, which sold over 2.5 million copies. The script is handled by Terada Toshio (“Koshonin”), who'll make sure to create an all-new exciting viewing experience.

The drama along with the plot was already announced a couple of weeks ago. Takei plays the two roles of ‘Watsuji Mako‘, the daughter of a very wealthy and powerful zaibatsu, and ‘Kurasawa Satsuki‘, a show club dancer raised in an orphanage and with a desire of revenge burning inside her heart. Due to the fact that they both look absolutely identical, they decide to change places in order to experience each other’s completely different lives. Their little experiment is followed by various tragedies and other incidents.

For Takei this will be her first starring role, let alone double, in a prime time drama, but she's not doing it alone. Fukuda Saki and Gouriki Ayame, who are both from the same agency as Takei, will appear alongside her. With further appearances by Kiritani Kenta, Matsushita Yuki, Wakamura Mayumi, Terada Minori, Nogiwa Yoko, Nakamura Shunsuke, Takahashi Issei, Takeda Kohei, and Kaneda Akio, she truly can rely on a wonderful cast.

Fukuda and Gouriki are going to play fellow dancers at the show club where Mako will have to work at instead of Satsuki. They both aren't exactly nice towards her and bully her on every occasion. Gouriki's character comes off as a kind girl at first glimpse, but she actually has a very malicious personality. Matsushita plays the owner of the club.

Kiritani is playing a clumsy and lonely detective who's investigating a suspicious murder case that seems to be connected to Satsuki. However, before he knew what was happening he falls for her charms without knowing that she's not the person he wanted to shadow in the first place. Terada plays the head of the Watsuji family. His wife and the grandmother of Mako is portrayed by Nogiwa, while Wakamura disguises herself as the mother of Mako. Nakamura will complete the Watsuji family by playing the only 'normal' man in the family and the third husband of Mako's mother.

The producer commented, "We were able to surround our young and fresh heroine, played by Takei, with people who possess very strong and individual personalities."

He continued, "The selling point of a show club are the great dancing skills of its dancers and I think the scenes that were filmed inside an actual club are going to be fantastic. With the intense battle that's going on between the girls, there are going to be some truly flashy scenes!"

‘W no Higeki’ will air every Thursday at 9:00 pm.

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Sources: Mantan-Web, Oricon, Walkerplus

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