Saturday, March 08, 2014

Sawajiri Erika returns to the drama scene in FujiTV Spring 2014 drama "First Class"

Sawajiri Erika will make her return to the drama scene in eight years through the FujiTV Spring 2014 drama "First Class" which begins its run from 19 April in the Saturday 11.10pm timeslot. Her last private network drama was TBS' "Taiyou no Uta" in 2006.

This time, Sawajiri will play the role of Yoshinari Chinami, a salesgirl working in a suburb clothing store who gets the chance to work in the editorial department of a fashion magazine. However, as she immerses herself in the dazzling world of fashion, she also finds herself as the target of bullying and discrimination due to her background as she tries to defy all odds to become the chief editor.

Co-stars include Itaya Yuka who is the chief editor, Sasaki Nozomi who plays a top model, Nanao who plays an editor educated abroad, Miura Rieko as the assistant chief editor, KAT-TUN's Nakamaru Yuichi as an assistant photographer who is Sawajiri's love interest and only supporter and the most popular stylist in the industry played by Hirayama Hiroyuki.

Source: Sponichi / Sanspo


keiko1981 said...

It sounds similar to Naka nai to Kimeta Hi (2010). Work-related, bullying. I think I'll check it out when it airs.

Chiaki said...

My sentiments exactly. I am hoping that Sawajiri's character will not take things lying down like what Eikura Nana's character did in "Nakanai to Kimeta Hi". If she can retaliate against those who bully her, I think that will make the story more interesting. After all, Sawajiri doesn't look like the type who will be bullied without a fight. ^__^

Anonymous said...

19 April is Saturday!

Chiaki said...

Thanks for pointing out the typo, I've amended it accordingly. ^__^

belle said...

It's Nakamaru* Yuichi, not Nakamura, by the way!

Chiaki said...

Thanks for the reminder, Belle!