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Sunday, March 05, 2017

"Warau Manekineko" movie and drama versions to be shown as scheduled

The movie and drama versions of "Warau Manekineko" will be shown as scheduled following the sudden retirement of one of its leads Shimizu Fumika. According to the announcement posted on 28 February on its website, the production crew revealed that they had been in discussions with various parties thus resulting in the delay in the announcement. Since both the drama and movie have been completed, it was then decided that the broadcast and screening could go ahead as planned.

The story describes how a stand-up comedian duo Akako to Hitomi strive hard to make it in the world of comedy with their friendship and desire to realise their dream as the main driving force. Shimizu plays the role of Takagi Hitomi and Matsui plays Honda Akako who have been working together for 5 years and performs at a small theatre in front of the regulars. One day, while practising their skit along the riverbank, they happen to catch a bicycle thief which marks the start of a remarkable change in their fortunes and their first appearance in a variety show. However, just when they are about to see their efforts bear fruit, things between them become shaky due to an incident.

The drama which consists of 4 episodes, will be shown via MBS from 19 March at 12.50am on Sundays while it begins airing via TBS from 21 March at 1.28pm on Tuesdays. As for the movie, it will be shown in cinemas from 29 April.

Sources: Nikkansports / Sponichi

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