Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kawaei Rina to appear in NTV Spring 2017 drama "Frankenstein no Koi"

Kawaei Rina will be appearing in the upcoming NTV Spring 2017 drama "Frankenstein no Koi" starring Ayano Go which will begin its run from April in the Sundays 10.30pm timeslot. The drama which is based on an original script by Oomori Sumio, features Ayano as a monster created by the famous Dr. Frankenstein 100 years ago who has an appearance similar to human beings, eternal life and a gentle heart. He falls in love with a young woman Tsugaru  (Nikaidou Fumi) but things between them are fraught with difficulties as he has an unspeakable secret as he cannot be touched by human beings. Much as he desires to come into contact with human beings, he is scared of being hurt. Although he wants to love, he is scared of being disliked. Yagira Yuuya will play the role of Inaba Seiya who belongs to the same research lab as Tsugaru in the university and is in love with her. While living with the monster, Inaba helps him with a lot of things and the two gradually form a friendship. However, Inaba can't help but make comparisons between him and the monster who he sees as a fake human being and experiences a rollercoaster of emotions as he grapples with jealousy and the urge to do bad things to the monster.

Kawaei plays the role of Murozono Mikoto who used to be a juvenile delinquent and came from an unhappy family. After she left home, she was taken in by Inaba's father Keijiro and becomes a carpenter. She behaves like a man most of the time but is actually putting on a pretense to protect herself and kind at heart. Mikoto is also in love with Inaba who only has eyes for Tsugaru.

With regard to having to play a former juvenile delinquent, Kawaei revealed that she didn't resist the idea as she used to be very rebellious when she was in junior high and was told off for speaking crudely at that time although she was a bit shocked when she saw her character setting. As such, she was very excited about the fantasy and romance elements in the story after reading the script. She had worked with Ayano before in a movie which will be shown at cinemas from September and looks upon Nikaidou as her idol so she is nervous and happy about working with them and the rest of her co-stars.

Sources: Yomiuri Hochi / Sponichi / Oricon

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