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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Kanno Miho to appear in NHK morning drama "Hiyokko" from Week 14 onwards

Kanno Miho will be appearing in the ongoing NHK morning drama "Hiyokko" from week 14 onwards i.e. 3 July to 8 July which makes it her second consecutive appearance in a morning drama since the previous season's "Beppin-san". She will be playing the role of a top actress Kawamoto Setsuko who started her career as a child actor and meets the heroine Mineko (Arimura Kasumi) at Suzufuritei as a customer. When Mineko helps Setsuko by chance, this marks the beginning of their unlikely friendship.

The scriptwriter Okada Yoshikazu said that he had wanted his trusted comrade Kanno to take on the role of Setsuko so he approached her about it quite some time ago. However, she was already scheduled to take part in "Beppin-san" then. Nonetheless, Okada still wanted her to play Setsuko so he was glad that she could take on the role especially since the relationship between Setsuko and Mineko is a very important element in the second half of the story. Kanno commented that she had worked with Okada many times to date but this is probably the most gentle story from him to date and she is honoured and very happy to be able to participate in this drama and work with the cast and staff.

Sources: Oricon / Sponichi

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