It’s been announced that actress Takei Emi (18) will be starring in NTV’s upcoming drama “Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo“, which will start airing in October. This will be the third consecutive starring drama series for Takei after “W no Higeki” (TV Asahi, aired during April ~ June 2012), and “Iki mo Dekinai Natsu” (Fuji TV, currently airing). Reportedly, it will be a heartwarming comedy between father and daughter.
Takei commented, “Though I had played many characters who were burdened with some kind of destiny, this time, I will be playing a role that I have never done before, and that could help me pull out my new self. I hope it will be a drama that cheers up the people who watch it. I can’t wait to play the role!”
As Takei said, her role named ‘Saeki Rei’ is a 19-year-old girl who just moved to Tokyo. She is a cheerful girl, and has a unique positiveness, but anything she does is unprecedented as it goes round and round and gets nowhere. In Tokyo, ‘Rei’ meets her father who left her and her mother 15 years ago. Though she’s repulsed by him at first, looking at her father living a loose life makes her rouse herself. Setting her father’s remarriage as her goal, she makes strenuous efforts in the city of Tokyo.
Other cast members will include, Miura Shohei as ‘Tamagawa Daisuke’ who crushes on ‘Rei’, Higa Manami as unpopular 26-year-old model ‘Serizawa Hanako’, Tsukamoto Takashi as ‘Sakurai Koichi’ who is a single father with a 4-year-old daughter, and Watabe Atsuro as ‘Suzuki Takuya’, the father of ‘Rei.’
It was also revealed that Ban Kazuhiko (“Deka Wanko”, “Kuitan”) will be in charge of the script.
“Tokyo Zenryoku Shoujo” is scheduled to begin broadcasting on October 10th (every Wednesday at 10:00 pm).