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Shinohara Ryoko to star in a new drama with Fujiki Naohito & Miura Haruma

February 27, 2013 @ 10:24 am
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Shinohara Ryoko is starring in a new drama series (currently untitled) on Fuji TV that will start airing in April.

It is said that 60% of unmarried women between the ages of 25 ~ 35 find themselves becoming more masculine. The drama will feature "Oyaji Joshi (lit. old-guy woman, a woman who acts like she is an old man )" who devotes herself to work.

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"Sakura" (Shinohara) is a 39-year-old woman who has not had a boyfriend in 10 years. Though she works as a vice store manager at a beauty parlor, she is careless about her style. She has a tender heart and a strong sense of justice, but she can be cowardly in terms of love. Recently, she is flustered that a couple of beard hairs start growing on her chin, which she thinks is due to overworking and a hormonal imbalance.

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The two guys who will be involved in the protagonist's love story will be played by Miura Haruma and Fujiki Naohito. Miura's role is a pro BMX rider named "Hiroto" who is very popular with girls, and Fujiki will play "Rintaro", the manager at the beauty parlor where Sakura works. Though Rintaro looks cool at first sight, he has a wicked tongue and loves dirty jokes.



Other female cast members have also been announced. Otsuka Nene and Iijima Naoko will appear as Sakura's friends. Otsuka will play "Miki", a housewife who is distressed by her relationship with her mother-in-law and her sexless marriage. Iijima's role will be "Shima", who is loaded with sex appeal and aggressive towards men. Additionally, Nanao will be making an appearance as "Chiyoko", a daughter of a rich family who falls in love with Rintaro (Fujiki).

As this will mark Shinohara's first serial drama after giving birth to her second child back in February of last year, Shinohara commented, "Though I feel pressured, I would be happy if the viewers can laugh, cry, and that their hearts will flutter at the 'Oyaji Joshi' struggling in love. I hope it will be the kind of drama that can make the viewers think, 'I want to fall in love!' in the end."

Source & Image: Sanspo (1 + 2 + 3)

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