Dan Rei and SMAP's Inagaki Goro will be working together in the upcoming FujiTV Winter 2014 drama "Fukuie Keibuho no Aisatsu" (The Greeting of Assistant Inspect Fukuie) which will be shown in the Tuesdays 9pm timeslot. This is the first leading role for Dan in a private network drama and she will be playing a police detective in it. Her role as Assistant Inspect Fukuie is a person who gets largely ignored by the people around her but has strong deduction abilities to discover things often not noticed by others which helps her to solve cases. Fukuie also has a habit of asking countless questions to solve her doubts and doesn't listen to her superior's orders. In contrast, Inagaki's role as Ishimatsu, an inspector and Fukuie's superior, works in the exact opposite manner from Fukuie because he sticks to the book and is upset with Fukuie hogging the limelight by solving cases in unconventional ways and snatching his chances to shine. Co-stars also include Emoto Tokio who plays a technician from the forensics department and always gets put into difficult situations by Fukuie's weird demands.
Dan commented that it is a refreshing idea to play a woman working in the midst of men as her roles to date are mostly of women suffering in silence or career women which she hardly has any experience to speak of. As such, she is happy to be able to play a not-so-ordinary female detective to start the new year. As for Inagaki, he said that he became very interested in the role after reading the script and thought that this was a very different type of police detective story.
Source: Crank In, doramaworld