Monday, August 08, 2016

Yoshida Yo to star in FujiTV Autumn 2016 drama "Medical Team Lady Da Vinci no Shindan"

Yoshida Yo will be taking on her first leading role in a private network drama when she appears in the upcoming FujiTV Autumn 2016 drama "Medical Team Lady Da Vinci no Shindan" which will be shown from October in the Tuesdays 9pm timeslot. This drama will be the first Tuesdays 9pm production after the Tuesdays 10pm timeslot traditionally allocated for dramas since April 1996 is converted to a variety programme timeslot from October and the broadcast of dramas are brought forward one hour earlier.

The new medical mystery drama will be produced by the crew who were responsible for the "Team Batista" series and features a team of 7 female doctors. Yoshida plays the role of Tachibana Shiho, a neurosurgeon who has a frank personality, strong sense of justice and would go all out to save her patients. As she had experienced hallucinations while in the midst of an operation, she is about to quit from the hospital that she has been working at when she is approached by her respected mentor to work at the analysis diagnostic department and be part of a team named Lady Da Vinci which consists of seven female doctors to investigate illnesses that have unknown causes. Her teammates include Aibu Saki who plays a loner talented surgeon named Nitta Yukino, Yoshioka Riho who is an intern named Tamaru Ayaka, Ito Ran who is Iwakura Yoko the director managing the team and an internal medicine doctor that treats Tachibana as her rival, comedian Shiratori Kumiko who is an emergency room doctor named Satomi Ai, Takizawa Saori who is a pathologist named Uematsu Yui and Fueki Yuko who plays a neuropathic internal medicine doctor named Murakami Natsumi. Tachibana's mentor Kitahata Masayuki who is the director of the hospital will be played by Takahashi Katsunori.

The production crew commented that Yoshida was chosen to be the lead so as to show the rational and emotional sides of her character. Yoshida commented that she doesn't think that she is of leading role material but was given the chance to be the heroine so she is thankful for the opportunity and eagerly awaits how the drama will turn out. Unlike a drama which features the lead as a glamourous super doctor, this drama features a group of female doctors who don't give up and find the answer one step by one step so Yoshida hopes that the viewers will support them on this journey.

Sources: Sanspo / Oricon

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