6:20 am - 08/29/2012
Maya Miki to star in new detective drama
Actress Maya Miki will be starring in TV Asahi’s new mystery drama “Sousa Chizu no Onna“, marking her first leading role in a drama series.
Maya will play a veteran detective named ‘Tachibana Tamako’, who belongs to the Criminal Investigation unit at Kyoto Prefectural Police, where she is known as the “map maniac”. Tamako has full knowledge of the streets in Kyoto, and she’s in charge of making an investigation map, utilizing her talent as a “human GPS.” She breaks suspects’ alibis using the investigation map as a reference.
Coincidentally, Maya herself is a “map lover”off screen. She commented, “When I received this offer, I honestly thought, ‘How come they knew so much about me!?‘” She went on, “I respect Ino Tadataka (known for completing the first map of Japan)…”
Maya also stated that she agrees with Tamako’s belief that “maps have lives“. She said of her role: “I would like to play the role, while cherishing her humanity and humor without being too eager and standing ready.”
Along with Maya, Ishiguro Ken (as Tamako’s partner), Nakamura Baijaku (as Tamako’s boss), Uchiyama Rina, Abe Tsuyoshi, and Ukaji Takashi (as Tamako’s co-workers), Watanabe Ikkei (as Tamako’s husband), Sano Gaku (as Tamako’s son-in-law), and Kusabue Mitsuko (as Tamako’s mother) will appear in the drama.
“Sousa Chizu no Onna” will start airing in October on TV Asahi every Thursday at 8:00 pm.