Friday, December 02, 2016

Production press conference of new FujiTV drama "Retake Toki wo kakeru omoi"

The production press conference of new FujiTV drama "Retake Toki wo kakeru omoi" was held on 1 December which was attended by cast members Tsutsui Michitaka, Narumi Riko and Asano Atsuko. The drama which begins its run from 3 December in the Saturdays 11.40pm timeslot, features Tsutsui in the role of Shintani Shinji who graduated from University of Tokyo and is a civil servant working in the Ministry of Justice. However, due to his involvement in a molesting case although he was subsequently let off without an indictment, his wife walks out on him and he is assigned to work as the section chief of the family register supervision department. In this department he has to deal with people called the time travellers who come from the future and help them begin their lives in a designated area where they will be monitored and protected by the government without exposing their identities. Narumi Riko will play his subordinate Nasuno Kaoru who is young enough to be his daughter while Asano Atsuko will play Masako Powell who works part-time in the same department.

In line with the drama's theme of time travel, Narumi was asked if she would like to go back to her past and redo anything but she stated that she doesn't want to do that. Having been an actress for almost 20 years since she made her debut at the age of 5, Narumi revealed that there were many bad memories she had in the past especially during her schooling days when she disliked herself a lot. When a photo of her at the age of 8 or 9 was flashed on the screen, everyone marveled at how cute she looked then.

Likewise, Tsutsui had his photo at 18 years old when he made his debut flashed on the screen. He recounted that as he was a newbie then, the director threw the script at him every day thus he thought that he had entered a dark world which was truly frightening. As for Asano, the photo of her in a wedding gown when she filmed the hit drama "101kaime no Proposal" in 1991 was shown which led the host to comment that she had aged pretty slowly over the years. This led Asano to question the host jokingly what he meant by that and she "sternly" told him off for his remark.

Sources: Oricon / Sanspo

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