Takei Emi will be starring in the TV Asahi drama "Otenki Oneesan" (Weather Report Girl) which begins its run from April 2013 at 11.15pm on Fridays. She plays a weather forecaster who appears in an information programme shown in the morning and is known for being highly accurate in her forecasts. However, she always puts on a straight face and is said to be a person who others find it hard to get along with. On the other hand, with her wealth of knowledge in geography and astronomy, she helps a newbie police detective played by Kanjani 8's Ookura Tadayoshi and a coroner played by Sasaki Kuranosuke in solving difficult cases. This is the first time that Takei and Ookura are working together. Takei revealed that she used to like Ookura when she was a junior high student and is thrilled about working with him. On the other hand, Ookura commented that even though Takei's character is someone who doesn't smile at all, she is the exact opposite in real life so he finds it fun to work with her.