On August 21st, it was announced that actress Yonekura Ryoko will be starring in the upcoming TV Asahi fall drama titled ‘Doctor X ~Gekai Daimon Michiko~‘.
In the drama, she will be the playing the role of ‘Daimon Michiko’, who is a freelance surgeon unrestricted by any medical organization and possesses brilliant perception with the skills of a veteran doctor. It’s Yonekura’s first role as a doctor, but similar to many of the previous professions she portrayed in dramas and movies, she does it with a lot of style and sex appeal. By mixing short pants that expose her long legs and the white robe of a doctor, she’s embodying a unique – almost immoral – kind of doctor who’s fighting her way through life as a lone wolf.
She expressed, “Unlike all the women I’ve played (on this network) before, she isn’t suffering from a trauma or some kind of haunting shadow. Maybe I can actually try to show you a more sexy and mature Yonekura Ryoko this time.”
Daimon Michiko’ is a 37-year-old surgeon and is part of a questionable ‘doctor placement service’ that has her wander from hospital to another. She holds a scrupulous compliance when it comes to her working hours, never does any unnecessary chores that don’t require a medical license, and couldn’t care less about the power struggles within the hospitals. Nobody knows how she acquired such a top-level skill that allows her to claim exorbitant sums as reward, but her private life is an even greater mystery to everyone around her. There are rumors that she once had to leave the medical world due to money problems and a medical error, but nobody knows anything for sure…
Yonekura explained the underlying theme of the drama as follows, “The society of Japanese office workers has somehow become something like ‘the aesthetics of working overtime’.” She continued, “Many people think to themselves, ‘I’m devoting my whole life to my company whether I want it or not’. It would be great if those people could take a look at Daimon’s way of life and feel a little bit better.”
The script for will be written by Nakazono Miho, who already was responsible for another Yonekura drama titled ‘Nasake no Onna‘ (TV Asahi).
TV Asahi is going to air ‘Doctor X ~Gekai Daimon Michiko~’ every Thursday at 9:00 pm starting sometime in October.
Source: Mantan-Web and tokyohive