Aibu Saki and Higa Manami will be co-starring in a drama special titled “Ashita mo Mata Ikite Ikou” for TBS. Based on a true story, "Ashita mo Mata Ikite Ikou" will exhibit the tragic friendship between volleyball players Kimura Saori and Yokoyama Yumika. Aibu will play as Kimura while Yokoyama is played by Higa.
This drama draws from a biography of the same title written by Yokoyama herself. The story begins when talented Kimura was picked for the national team while Yokoyama, a promising athlete, was diagnosed with cancer.
Although these two athletes were a year apart at the same school, they were so close that they seemed like real sisters. Unable to defeat her disease, Yokoyama died a month before Kimura and the Japanese national team competed in the preliminaries for the 2008 Summer Olympics. She was only 21.
“Ashita mo Mata Ikite Ikou” will start airing on October 25th.