Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Karina to star in FujiTV Winter 2017 drama "Kirawareru Yuuki"

Karina will be starring in the upcoming FujiTV Winter 2017 drama "Kirawareru Yuuki" (The courage to be disliked) which will be shown from January in the Thursdays 10pm timeslot. The detective drama is based loosely on the bestseller series by psychotherapist Alfred Adler which had sold more than 1.8 million copies to date and features Karina as the lead character Andou Ranko who is a 32-year-old single police detective. Although she is very capable at her job and has solved many difficult cases to date, she can't get used to the organisation structure and is a loner who doesn't listen to others' advice and does things the way she wants to. Due to her attitude, she becomes disliked by her colleagues in the police force which is predominantly made up of men. NEWS member Kato Shigeaki plays Aoyama Toshio, Ranko's new partner transferred to her department and is the exact opposite of her because he cares too much about other people's opinions and tries hard not to be disliked by others. He dislikes Ranko immensely due to her wilful behaviour. Shiina Kippei plays the role of Daimonji Tetsuto who is a psychology professor who tells Aoyama about the existence of Adler's psychology theories thus helping him to understand how to co-exist with Ranko.

Karina recounted that when she read Adler's book, she had the impression that psychology is a difficult topic but she discovered that it will be easier on herself if she can think of herself in a different way so the book did influence her in a positive way. She hopes to put in her all for this drama and make a good drama along with the help of her co-stars and staff members.

Sources: Sanspo / Oricon

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