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6:16 pm - 12/11/2011

Matsushima Nanako, Naka Riisa & more join Fuji TV’s ‘Lucky Seven’

It has just been announced that actress Matsushima Nanako is going to appear in Fuji TV’s upcoming Monday drama (‘getsu9′), ‘Lucky Seven‘. This will be her first role in a Monday drama since ‘Yamato Nadeshiko‘ in 2000.

Matsushima, who is currently starring in the much-talked about drama “Kaseifu no Mita“, is going to disguise herself as the female boss of a small team of investigators, three men and four women. As recently revealed with the announcement of the drama, the male cast is going to be made up of Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun as the protagonist, as well as the two actors Eita and Oizumi Yo. Additional to Matsushima, it also was announced that Naka Riisa, Fukiishi Kazue, Okae Kumiko, Kadono Takuzo, and Iriki Mari have been added to the cast.

She commented, “This time I’m supposed to play the female boss of a detective agency. Moreover I’m going to work with a great cast that’s brimming with individuality. I really can’t wait for the filming to begin.

The small team of investigators is operating out of a high class multistory apartment in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo. Due to the teams wide variety of individuals, there are bound to be many conflicts between the members, but that only helps them to deepen their teamwork in order to overcame even the biggest difficulties. The female boss, ‘Fujisaki Toko’, plays a big part in keeping the team running smoothly. At first glimpse, she just looks like a really gorgeous woman, but underneath her appearance she’s impressing with great wisdom, decisiveness, courage, and a very strong mind. For the team she’s still a big mystery, but from case to case they gradually start to find out why she created this detective agency in the first place.

Naka Riisa is going to play a female member of the detective agency, ‘Mizuno Asuka’. She’s a very calm and composed woman who only plays an observer when her male colleagues once again cannot stop arguing back and forth. However, when it actually comes to doing their job, she plays a very important and active part within the team, and is not afraid of doing things that not even her male colleagues would have the guts for.

She commented, “This is going to be unlike any other Monday drama before. It’s cool and all, so that even men are going to be interested in it. Please look forward to it. I think I even saw some action scenes for my character, so you should certainly not miss those.

Fukiishi Kazue is going to play an assistant inspector with ties to the detective agency, while Okae Kumiko will play the mother of the protagonist.

Fuji TV aims to completely overhaul the image of its Monday time slot, which is usually known for its grand love stories that are targeted towards the main TV audience, women between the age of 20 and 34. ‘Lucky Seven’, however, is said to become one entertaining and gripping piece of action drama that is going to entertain children and adults alike, both men and women. With the addition of Matsushima, they sure must have sparked the curiosity of a great amount of people that might have not watched this drama next season.

‘Lucky Seven’ is going to premier on January 16th, 2012.

Source: Oricon, Sponichi & tokyohive

kat_desu 12th-Dec-2011 02:40 am (UTC)
Weeee~ Nanako-sama & Riisa-chan~♥
I guess Sorimachi & Nanako's kids are old enough to have both of them back to working in the same season. :DDD
(I used to remember reading that they are taking turns on taking care of the kids while the other one is working... XD)
anduril_narsil 12th-Dec-2011 04:07 am (UTC)
Perhaps Matsushima-san has a clause in her contract that stated she will only work for five hours a day, or maybe only four days filming a week? Or something. It seems like the offer from fujitv came so suddenly and the network really really wants her to come on board after the success of Mita, so she's the one who dictates the contract.

Forgot to squee for Riisa! I hope her character this time is much much better, please let her get a lot of screentime.
kat_desu 12th-Dec-2011 04:13 am (UTC)
hmm.. that could be possible... Fuji probably did a lot of neogtiating with her after Mita's success. XDDD

YES!! I want her character to kick butts! XDDDDD
usagi2107 12th-Dec-2011 04:28 am (UTC)
Rumor says she only accept the role because they has MatsuJun as the protagonist of the drama. Seem Matsushima-san and Jun-kun have a good relationship after filming HanaDan.
kat_desu 12th-Dec-2011 04:30 am (UTC)
aww~ brother-sister relationship~ I miss HYD days~ ;D
buyme_arashi 12th-Dec-2011 04:33 am (UTC)
aaawww. that's so sweet.
Jun's character is smitten with her according to some character map. People are crying "incest!" over it XD.
epinette 12th-Dec-2011 04:35 am (UTC)
Aww :') They looked really good as siblings on HYD and I can't wait to see what happens on this show!
buyme_arashi 12th-Dec-2011 04:15 am (UTC)
how many kids in the brood? seems like a gorgeous family.
kat_desu 12th-Dec-2011 04:26 am (UTC)
I think there are 3... if I remember correctly... she was carrying the third one during HYDF. (if I'm not mistaken. XD)
buyme_arashi 12th-Dec-2011 04:37 am (UTC)
ftw nanako-san (and Sorimachi too, you lucky man). working mothers are awesome.
kat_desu 12th-Dec-2011 04:38 am (UTC)
yeah! working mothers are awesome! they are flawfree people! XD
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