AKB48's Takajo Aki lands her first lead role in drama 'SAVEPOINT'

May 16, 2014 @ 6:44 pm
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It's been revealed that AKB48's Takajo Aki has landed her first lead role in TV Tokyo's drama 'SAVEPOINT' (premieres June 5, every Thursday at 2:35 am). She will play the role of a special unit police officer, and will challenge herself to action scenes, as well as a scene where she chops off her long hair. 

Takajo's dream was to become an actress, even before she joined AKB48. "To work in a drama by myself as a lead role is like a dream so I'm extremely happy," she expressed. Regarding the scene where she cuts her hair, she revealed, "Honestly, I was uneasy about it, but I made up my mind to do it in order to perfect my role.

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Takajo also made a comment on the action scenes, "I trained my body. In order to show myself as strong and cool, I left my idol self somewhere else while I concentrated on these scenes." She then enthusiastically said, "In AKB48, I don't think there are too many members who can do action, I wanted to what only I can do."

The drama will be directed by Nakai Yu. It will also star Ogi Shigemitsu, Tatsumi Aoi, Uchibori Katsutoshi, Yokota Shingo, and Nozawa Ippei.

Source & Image: Oricon


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· Posted May 17, 2014 @ 8:24 am

Her popularity has been dropping over the past two years, so hopefully this will give her a boost. ^^

· Posted May 21, 2014 @ 8:02 am
2 days before the sousenkyo? that seem to much of a stretch... Hopefully it will, but the drama has to work along in that case. (Meaning it has to be good)
· Posted May 21, 2014 @ 11:10 am
@alex-chain Well, no, not this year. Probably next year. And yes, it has to be good, but we can hope.
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