Aibu Saki & Nakagoshi Noriko to work together in NHK drama "Kari Kare"
Aibu Saki will star in the new NHK drama "Kari Kare" (Temporary Boyfriend) which begins its run from 3 November in the Tuesdays 11.15pm timeslot. The title of the drama refers to the temporary boyfriends who women have while still being on the search for the man of their dreams but with time and age not being on their side. The drama which consists of 8 episodes, features Aibu as Toyoshima An, a 29-year-old woman who works as a team leader in the e-commerce company "Horizon" that boasts of having more than 100 million types of merchandise on its portal. She is focused on building her career and doesn't mince her words when dealing with others. On the other hand, Nakagoshi Noriko plays Harada Miki who is 38 years old and has been restricted to admin work since she joined "Horizon" and is the silent supporter for her colleagues in the office. Although An has a boyfriend (Tsukamoto Takashi), she doesn't disclose their relationship to the people around them because she regards him as a temporary boyfriend who is there to fill in the gap when people ask about her dating status but she has no intention of marrying him. As for Miki, she had a boyfriend for 10 years but was dumped before getting married. An is then handed the impossible task of handling a new project and achieving the goal within 2 months with Miki and her boyfriend as her teammates who aren't very dependable as she tries to find true love while ensuring that her career doesn't get affected. Co-stars include Shirasu Jin, Furuhata Seika, Tanaka Naoki, Kinami Haruka, Mashima Hidekazu and Akiyama Natsuko.