Kawashima Umika to appear in Ono Erena's upcoming drama

March 5, 2013 @ 9:05 am
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Kawashima Umika will make an appearance on Ono Erena's starring drama "Tank Top Fighter."

As announced previously, "Tank Top Fighter" is a suspense action drama that follows college students sisters named “Kai” and “Riku” who become bounty hunters in order to repay 100 million yen (~$1 million USD) supposedly stolen by their father who gets arrested on suspicion of burglary and murder.

In the drama, Ono will play "Kai" and Kawashima will be the older sister "Riku." "Kai" uses her physical strength by handling mixed martial arts, while "Riku" supports her by collecting information. Kawashima, who claims to be inexperienced with playing intellectual roles, said, "This will be a new challenge for me, so I'm little nervous." Regarding her role as the older sister of Ono, she commented, "When I first heard about it, I was worried if I would be able to play the role (as Kawashima and Ono are same age). Though I feel a little pressured, I will try my best to be a reliable older sister."

Other cast members include Dankan (as the sisters' father), Mitsuya Yoko (as a mysterious female lawyer who involves the sisters in the world of bounty hunters), and Nakamura Aoi (as a classmate).

It was also announced that girls' unit 9nine, which Kawashima belongs to, will be singing the opening theme song.

“Tank Top Fighter” will be aired in a late-night time slot on TBS/MBS starting in April.

Source & Image: Cinematoday


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