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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Supporting cast line-up of FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Minshuu no Teki ~ Yo no naka, okashikunai desuka? ~" announced

The supporting cast line-up of FujiTV Autumn 2017 drama "Minshuu no Teki ~ Yo no naka, okashikunai desuka? ~" (Public Enemy ~ Isn't the world strange?") starring Shinohara Ryoko has been announced. The drama which will be shown in the Mondays 9pm timeslot, features Shinohara as the lead character Sato Tomoko who lives with her husband and only child who is attending nursery. When Tomoko was in senior high school, her parents disappeared one after another which led to her quitting school. She then switched jobs many times before deciding to live a serious life unlike her parents. Tomoko got married to her husband who she met at her part-time job but he continues to keep switching jobs as a freeter. As such, she has to chip in to the household finances by taking on part-time jobs. Unfortunately, she got fired when she rebelled against rules in her company. Now in her 40s without a decent education and qualifications, Tomoko becomes attracted to the prospect of becoming a city councilor after watching a feature on a corruption scandal and how much a city councilor earns. After conducting research on her chances of being elected are as high as over 80 percent, Tomoko decides to give it a shot despite being a greenhorn in politics and has no backing from a political party. Right from the start, she is faced with difficulties such as making her PR poster and writing her street rally speeches but with the help of her husband and fellow mothers at the nursery, Tomoko gradually begins her journey to stand for election. Her rival in the election Toudou Makoto will be played by Takahashi Issei who comes from a family of politicians and highly regarded to become a potential Prime Minister while Ishida Yuriko will play Hirata Kazumi whose child also attends the same nursery as Tomoko's and her biggest support who graduated from a top-notch university and was a reporter covering political news at a news agency.

Furuta Arata will play Inuzaki Kazuhisa who is the most powerful figure in the city council and has strong links to the political world due to his long tenure as a city councilor. However, he doesn't control the city council openly and prefers to manipulate the people of his faction from the sidelines. At first, he doesn't think much about Tomoko but slowly changes his opinion of her.

Maeda Atsuko and Chiba Yuudai will be playing city councilors who enters the council at the same time as Tomoko and Toudou. Maeda plays Koide Mia who used to be a gravure idol and stands for election at the recommendation of Inuzaki. Being a former idol, she is good at using SNS to interact with her voters and supporters. On the other hand, Chiba who plays Okamoto Ryo, aspires to return to his past glamourous life which was interrupted when his father ran away due to his debts. As such, Okamoto tries his best to brush up his political knowledge and is always frustrated at Tomoko who is clearly not as knowledgeable as him.

Yo Kimiko plays Kawaharada Akiko who is the city mayor known for her clean image and strong debating powers which she picked up when she was in the US. Being a favourite among the female voters, she is at loggerheads with Inuzaki as she tries to fight against the old power in the council.

Last but not least, Tanaka Kei plays Tomoko's husband Kouhei who fell in love with her at first sight. He is very gentle and considerate to the extreme and takes care of their child while Tomoko stands for election.

Sources: Oricon / Sponichi

1 comment:

junny said...

Can Tanaka Kei please get a decent role? Sigh.