Nikaidou Fumi will be playing the heroine Tsugaru Tsugumi in the upcoming NTV Spring 2017 drama "Frankenstein no Koi" starring Ayano Go which will begin its run from April in the Sundays 10.30pm timeslot. This will be her first collaboration with Ayano.
The drama which is based on an original script by Oomori Sumio, features Ayano as a monster created by the famous Dr. Frankenstein 100 years ago who has an appearance similar to human beings, eternal life and a gentle heart. He falls in love with a young woman Tsugaru but things between them are fraught with difficulties as he has an unspeakable secret as he cannot be touched by human beings. Much as he desires to come into contact with human beings, he is scared of being hurt. Although he wants to love, he is scared of being disliked.
When she first heard about this drama, the first thing which came to her mind was the famous movie "Edward Scissorhands" so she is excited about dealing with a monster where there are many unknowns about him. With regard to her chracter Tsugaru, she is a student at the agriculture faculty in an university who does research on bacteria but has been in poor health since she was a child so there were several close shaves with death in the past. As such, Tsugaru's personality is somewhat cold at times but she gets drawn to the monster played by Ayano without realising his identity.