It has been reported that Hey!Say!JUMP‘s Chinen Yuri will be joining Kanjani8‘s Nishikido Ryo in the upcoming drama, “Yorozu Uranaidokoro Onmyoya e Yokoso“. This is the first time that the two will be working together in a drama.
Based from Amano Shoko’s “Onmyouya” novel, Nishikido will play the role of a fake fortune-teller named Abe Shoumei, who uses his past experiences as a host and his good conversational skills, to dig deeper into the client’s woes. Chinen will play the role of Sawazaki Shunta, a 10th-grader who will work part-time in Abe’s Fortune-telling shop as his “shikigami”* (spirit/divination). Although Sawazaki is reluctant to work as Abe’s assistant, his keen sense of smell and hearing and his strong sense of justice will later prevail.
In addition, Kurashina Kana will play the role of Tadano Michiko, Abe’s heroine and Sawazaki’s homeroom teacher. Tadano is inexperienced with love and does not believe in things without scientific basis; therefore, she and Abe will often clash because she does not believe in fortune-telling. This will also be the first time that the three will be working together.
“Yorozu Uranaidokoro Onmyoya e Yokoso” will air on Oct 8th (10PM, JST) in Fuji TV.
*Shikigami is literally a spirit called on/summoned by an onmyouji and Ryo is like a pretend onmyouji since he is running a onmyouya (fortune-telling shop)
Fuji TV and Sankei
credits MIKU via Jnewseng
Chinen as a fox? This is going to be very very cute. Waiting for the awkward to happen bet Chinen & Ryo though. Will they even talk lmao