Igawa Haruka to star in a new drama about forbidden love written by Oishi Shizuka
The new drama is titled 'Glass no Kazoku' (lit. 'Glass Family') and depicts the forbidden love between a woman and her stepson. Igawa portrays a woman named "Tamaki Rei" who lost both of her parents in an aircraft accident in France when she was a child. Halfway into her thirties, Rei decides to travel to France to visit the crash site of said accident for the first time.
In France, Rei meets "Shibusawa Kazunari" (Fujimoto Takahiro), the director of the budget bureau of the Ministry of Finance, and immediately falls in love with him. Kazunari lost his wife in the same accident and has two sons, who are both already adults by now. The oldest son (Saito Takumi) is follows in his father's footsteps and works at the Ministry of Finance as well. The younger one (Nagayama Kento) just graduated from law school and currently without a job.
Rei gets married to Kazunari and starts to live together with him and his two sons. She really puts a lot of effort into adapting herself to the family of three adult men, but her beauty and young age soon bring discord into the Shibusawa family. The older son begins to feel attracted to her and Rei eventually returns his feelings, because she realizes that her feelings for Kazunari are only grounded in his resemblance to her late father. Meanwhile, Kazunari develops a morbid jealousy because of his son's feelings toward Rei.
Kikuchi Momoko, Kataoka Ainosuke, and Umefune Ariei will also appear in the drama.
Oishi herself describes it as a drama about a powerful love story that crosses morals and taboos with a certain thrill and sensuality that you usually can't experience.
NHK will air the nine episodes of 'Glass no Kazoku' every Tuesday at 10:00 pm starting on September 3rd.
Source: Mantan-Web, Cinema Today
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