Haru had gone for auditions for previous NHK dramas i.e. "Teppan" shown in 2010 and "Jun to Ai" in 2012 and "Ama-chan" (2013) but did not get the roles even though she was shortlisted in the final selection round. However, she did not want to give up and decided to try again the fourth time. Haru managed to win the role after multiple rounds of auditions involving 2,590 candidates. She commented that she hopes that this drama will be an opportunity for her to improve as an actress and vowed to work hard to play her character.
The cast lineup will be announced next month and filming which will begin in May, will be at places such as Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga Prefecture's Omihachiman.