Nakamura Aoi to appear in new FujiTV Winter 2017 drama "Mahiru no Akuma"
Nakamura Aoi will be appearing in the new FujiTV & Tokai TV Winter 2017 drama "Mahiru no Akuma" starring Tanaka Rena which begins its run from 4 February in the Saturdays 11.40pm timeslot. The drama which consists of 8 episodes, is based on the same-titled novel by the late Endo Shusaku, features Tanaka as a beautiful surgeon who has an evil heart.
In the original novel, the medical mystery describes how a series of weird incidents happen in a hospital and the search for the criminal. In the drama version though, the focus will be on delving into the dark side of the lead character and why she does the things she did. Tanaka plays the role of Okouchi Yoko who is a sociable and cheerful surgeon but actually has the urge to do evil when she sees a vulnerable target due to an emotional trauma she suffered as a child. One day, a young man named Masato is sent to the hospital where Yoko works at due to acute abdominal pain and falls for her in no time. However, this marks the beginning of his misery and destruction as various incidents happen at the hospital e.g. a medical mishap involving an elderly woman suffering from dementia, a young girl who is on the verge of death due to a mysterious allergy and a fake karte causing a patient's condition to worsen.
Nakamura plays the role of Nanba Masato who is an aspiring novelist and the first to notice that something is not right about her. Nanba is initially attracted to Yoko when she becomes his attending physician after he is admitted on an emergency but decides to expose her evil deeds later.