Friday, May 09, 2014

Matsuyuki Yasuko to star in TBS Summer 2014 drama "Kazokugari"

Matsuyuki Yasuko will be taking on the lead role in the TBS Summer 2014 drama "Kazokugari" which will be shown from July in the Fridays 10pm timeslot. The drama which is based on the same-titled novel by Tendo Arata, is a suspense story which took 7 years of preparation before the plan to make it into a drama came through. The novel which won the Yamamoto Shugoro award in 1996, talks about various problems within the family e.g. domestic violence, rape, pregnancy and abuse.

Matsuyuki plays the role of a child psychology assessor Hizaki Yuko who has family problems of her own as she has a father suffering from dementia and her mother is exhausted from having to care for him. Through her work and interaction with characters such as Sudo Shunsuke (Ito Atsushi), a senior high school teacher, and police officer Mamihara Koki (Endo Kenichi), she comes across a family suicide case that leads her to explore the depths of human psychology by observing three families related to the case. This is Matsuyuki's first drama in four years and this time round, she has to play a difficult character who's frank but at the tipping point in her life due to her circumstances. As such, Matsuyuki thinks that this is a drama suited for everyone to watch as they will see traces of themselves in this drama.

Co-stars also include Kiss-My-Ft2's Kitayama Hiromitsu, Asada Miyoko, Zaizen Naomi and former AKB48 member Shinoda Mariko. The script will be written by Oishi Shizuka who is known for works such as "Second Virgin".

Source: Yomiuri Hochi


keiko1981 said...

This one sounds interesting. Add it to my to-watch-list.
Last Friends was the first drama I thought of when reading about this.

chan said...

Probable heavy pressure more than "Mother"