Despite the seemingly senseless storyline, Mukai said that he had given his all through scenes such as sticking out his tongue all the time and wearing a fundoshi so he was already prepared to ditch his usual image to play this character. As such, he hopes that this drama will provide great comical relief to the viewers during this hot summer season. Kimura who plays a maniac lover of 2-hour suspense dramas, also echoed Mukai's view and that she was worried about her ability to take on other types of roles once people see what she did in this drama but she is confident that it will be enjoyable for the viewers.
Sakamoto Fuyumi who is singing the enka theme song "Onna wa dakarete ayu ni naru" for this drama, made a surprise appearance in a white kimono and revealed how happy she was to be given the chance to sing a drama's theme song.
Sources: Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi 1 / Yomiuri Hochi 2