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2:06 pm - 11/07/2010

Matsushita Nao to become a detective for winter drama

Actress Matsushita Nao (25), who had her big breakthrough this year with NHK's hugely popular morning drama "Gegege no Nyobo", will star in her first real prime time drama on Fuji TV next season. Moreover she is going to play the role of a female detective.

"Every day I haven't been on a set since the end of the morning drama felt really lonely and I can't wait for the filming of my next drama to begin," she said enthusiastically.

Actor Fujiki Naohito (38) has been casted as her partner. He will play a psychology professor.

After Matsushita's starring role in the NHK morning drama, she became the national "nyobo" (wife) of Japan and her big breakthrough even gave her the opportunity to host this year's "Kohaku Uta Gassen".

About her new role as a female detective, she said, "I want it to become a detective drama that even women will enjoy to watch. My character seems to be a woman that can sometimes be cool and sometimes be really sweet."

Fujiki also already used to the opportunity to make a comment about his new co-star. "Matsushita-san conveys the impression of an innocent woman, but at the same time you can sense a certain dignity and strength around her. I will have to try my best not to lose against that strength of her," he said.

Kanjami8's Yokoyama Yuu (29) will appear as one of her colleagues as well. Both Matsushita's and his character have been classmates at the police academy. Further he seems to be more like a soshoku man (lit. herbivorous, not really competitive at work and in love), because so far he never had the courage to confess his true feeling to her.

Fuji TV hasn't yet decided on a title for the drama, but it will start in January and air every Tuesday at 9 pm.

source: Kawaii Joyuu
xcapsule 7th-Nov-2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, Yoko + Bucchou ♥

I've only seen Matsushita Nao in Koizora and she had a minor role but I liked her :)
amhrancas 7th-Nov-2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
Yoko AND Fujiki drama???

Yes, Please. *____*
maclou 7th-Nov-2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
OMG I've been crazy obsessed with police dramas lately and I was randomly thinking a few days ago that I'd love for Yoko to be in a police drama with a female main character. And now look! XD I like Yoko's acting but I haven't liked any of the dramas he's been in so far so I hope this is good.
lane_myer 7th-Nov-2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
lol that's so random XD
maclou 7th-Nov-2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
Well I was REALLY hoping for him to be the main male character in it, but this is close enough.
strawberry_fzz 7th-Nov-2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
*feels like I've been pimping this drama all over the place today >_>;*
Have you seen Haikei Chichiue Sama? BEST YOKO DRAMA EVER
maclou 7th-Nov-2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
I tried, I watched the first 2 or 3 eps but it was just too boring for me :(
strawberry_fzz 7th-Nov-2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
Aww :( Yeah, it's definitely on the slower side but I've honestly never felt for characters as much as I did for the ones in Haikei. It's really well written~
track_04 7th-Nov-2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
*butts in* I looooove Haikei and I had to commend you on your pimping! Not enough people appreciate it, if you ask me. The writing in it is really, really good. ♥
strawberry_fzz 8th-Nov-2010 12:00 am (UTC)
Yaay :D
Human dramas are totally Kuramoto Sou's forte. He knows how to pull all the right heartstrings and make all the characters feel so real. <3
lane_myer 7th-Nov-2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
I loved Haikei.
maclou 8th-Nov-2010 12:32 am (UTC)
That's probably why, I don't remember liking the characters very much at all... I really wanted to get through it :/ Maybe I should try it again, I did just make it through Arifureta Kiseki which should have also been very boring for me haha.
strawberry_fzz 8th-Nov-2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Perhaps it does depend on what mood you're in. I get an urge to rewatch Haikei whenever I feel like being sentimental. XD

Wedeell, it doesn't have Kase Ryo in it so... that's definitely one thing it's got going against it. LOL
maclou 8th-Nov-2010 12:43 am (UTC)
Yeah if he were in it I'd probably love it :P
strawberry_fzz 8th-Nov-2010 12:44 am (UTC)
XDDD I don't blame you!
lady_mercury 7th-Nov-2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
totes butting in here:

haikei is so boooooooooring D: and yoko's extremely obnoxious in it

Edited at 2010-11-07 11:42 pm (UTC)
strawberry_fzz 7th-Nov-2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
I loved idiot!Yoko. He's just so harmless and endearing. It just feels more natural to me than Evil!Yoko, though I must admit he looks amazing lurking in shadows.

I think the whole "changing of times from old Kagurazaka to new" really got to me. It was so realistic and made it even more sad. Lots of people say it's boring but I still get sudden urges to rewatch it from time to time. Really hits me straight in the heart. ;3;
lady_mercury 7th-Nov-2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
Me too! That's what first got me to stan him, but, for some reason in Haikei it was on a level that was... please tell me he gets hit with a smart bat in this series. I guess his dumb determination did give his character depth? lol

Evil!Yoko only knows one face though - smirking. I don't think Yoko is at his best when he's playing assholes.

Haikei touched on a lot of issues in the first three episodes that was real personal to me and my family, which I liked, but the pacing of the drama wasn't snappy enough to keep me watching. I always try to rewatch but... :/ ;_;
strawberry_fzz 8th-Nov-2010 12:09 am (UTC)
Ahaha, yeah Tokio was a doofus. No doubt about it. But I loved how he annoyed Nino's character to no end. Maybe I just enjoy seeing Nino annoyed and/or in peril? I dunno, but I found it hilarious (like when he ate poor Teppei's precious apple.)

I actually liked the fact it wasn't all HEAVY TRAGEDY and ANGST and overly melodramatic. To me, it's an emotional yet laid back watch. :)
kyun_spark 8th-Nov-2010 05:25 am (UTC)
I looooove Haikei!! It kinda slow paced, but enjoyable... And Tokio! Yoko is just being Yoko.. XDDDD
xcapsule 7th-Nov-2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
I loved The Quiz Show 2 and finished Hidarime Tantei Eye today.
I can't get enough of psycho!Yoko ♥
lady_mercury 7th-Nov-2010 11:28 pm (UTC)

lenra 8th-Nov-2010 12:09 am (UTC)
this gif always makes me lol irl
strawberry_fzz 7th-Nov-2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
raise your hand if you're here to show your support for Yoko:

Awww and exactly one day shy of being Getu9. Maybe next time XD
fma245 7th-Nov-2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
raises both hands
ladybuttons 8th-Nov-2010 12:10 am (UTC)
Raises both hands and flailing about!!!
tika_veilan 8th-Nov-2010 07:14 am (UTC)

strawberry_fzz 8th-Nov-2010 11:11 am (UTC)
spazzy Innochi <33
tika_veilan 8th-Nov-2010 11:57 am (UTC)
Your icon is ♥ too.
eitoholic 8th-Nov-2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
*raises hand, waves uchiwa with other one*
YOKO asdfghasdfghjsdfgh ♥♥♥
sidewalk_rebel 7th-Nov-2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
Buchou and Yoko in a drama!!!
lenra 8th-Nov-2010 12:10 am (UTC)
i'm looking forward to this one
miyukixrinn 8th-Nov-2010 12:19 am (UTC)
OMG NAO IN A NEW DRAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
topazera 8th-Nov-2010 01:46 am (UTC)
YOKOOOOOOOOO! Oh, I'm so happy! I was hoping he would get more work and even better, more work that's closer to his real personality. "Because so far he never had the courage to confess his true feeling to her"? I can imagine him playing that well. XD

Although he's obvs doomed to lose out if he's going against Fujiki Naohito. :D And I've only seen Matsushita Nao in Ohitorisama but a lead police detective sounds good!

myluv2pop 8th-Nov-2010 01:49 am (UTC)
YOKO!! I'm so excited for this &hearts

strawberry_fzz 8th-Nov-2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Yoko always has the best shirts <3
samuraiblues 8th-Nov-2010 02:15 am (UTC)
Nao, Yoko, AND Fujiki?!♥

This is going onto my watch list xD
frozen_rii 8th-Nov-2010 02:28 am (UTC)

I'm in.
whited_79 8th-Nov-2010 04:09 am (UTC)
Fujiki AND Yoko?? Yay! Been missing Buchou since Hotaru no Hikari ends, and been missing Yoko in a drama. Plus, Nao is really good in Gegege no Nyobo. Will be in my watch-list! XD
nyel_06 8th-Nov-2010 05:53 am (UTC)
xcapsule 8th-Nov-2010 09:38 am (UTC)
Omg I just finished Hidarime Tantei yesterday and I was all like noooooo Yoko don't shoot yourself DDDDDDDDDDDDD:

/cool story
cookiesmon 8th-Nov-2010 06:05 am (UTC)
Yoko+Fujiki+Nao = my life is perfect.

nunuuu 8th-Nov-2010 09:21 am (UTC)

yufanggg 8th-Nov-2010 06:05 am (UTC)
yoko yoko yoko!!! oh and dear buchou~~! i can't wait :D
yuui1010 8th-Nov-2010 10:30 am (UTC)
Can't wait yo ^^
the_lilone 8th-Nov-2010 10:38 am (UTC)
The cast and story seems pretty appealing. DO WANT.
sweetmaria_chan 8th-Nov-2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yey! Can't wait! Yoko ♥♥
eitoholic 8th-Nov-2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
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