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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Kuroki Meisa & Arai Hirofumi star in TBS Autumn 2016 drama "Haikei, Minpaku-sama"

Kuroki Meisa and Arai Hirofumi will be co-starring in the upcoming TBS / MBS Autumn 2016 drama "Haikei, Minpaku-sama" which will begin its run from October. The drama will start on 23 October at 12.50am on Sundays via MBS while TBS will show it 2 days later on 25 October at 1.28am on Tuesdays.

The drama is set at Ota Ward in Tokyo which is one of two areas in Japan where house owners are allowed to rent out private residences legally to overseas visitors for short-term stays. Kuroki plays the role of Yamashita Saori who works at the Labour Standards Inspection Office and is a fierce wife to her husband Kanta (Arai) who works at a game company. One day, Kanta gets retrenched by his company and doesn't dare to tell Saori about this. He decides to start the minpaku (private residence) business because it is the current trend but encounters many setbacks. Meanwhile, news of his retrenchment reach Saori which brings the couple to the brink of divorce.

Kuroki mentioned that this is the first time she is acting as a scary wife who makes her husband shudder in fear but feels that Saori must be doing this for Kanta's sake. As such, she hopes to be able to show the love between them in this drama. As for Arai, he commented that although this is a late night drama, there are no sex scenes, crude jokes or violence so he called upon viewers to watch it without being concerned about these things.

Co-stars include Nakano Yuuta who plays Saori's elder brother Shohei, Konno Anna who plays Tachikawa Miyu and is in love with Shohei and Suzuki Masayuki who plays Kanta's father who used to be a former ryokan owner.

Sources: Sanspo / Sponichi / Oricon

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