Saturday, September 24, 2016

Takahata Atsuko's TBS drama "Ihin Seirinin Tanizaki Aiko" not to be produced and shown this year

Takahata Atsuko who appears as the lead in the annual TBS/MBS drama series "Ihin Seirinin Tanizaki Aiko" will not be reprising her role this year as MBS confirmed that there are no plans to produce this year's edition even though the series had been an annual affair for the TV station since 2010. In the series, Takahata had played Tanizaki Aiko who works in the business of handling things left behind by the dead and the story talks about the links and bonds between these items and the family members of the deceased. Part 5 was shown in July last year which had an average rating of 8.6% and 11.7% in the Kanto and Kansai regions respectively.

According to the TV station, there are no plans to make the drama in the first place this year and that there are no scenes already shot i.e. the drama was not axed suddenly. MBS revealed that all along, TBS was the one who initiated the order to them for the production of the drama but this year, there were scheduling conflicts with Takahata thus they will not be making Part 6 within this year. As for future plans to produce Part 6, MBS said that there is no intention at the moment to proceed but if there's a change in the situation, they will review the circumstances and make a decision then.

Source: Nikkansports

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