Takei who is starring in her first Matsumoto work, said that she felt very pressurised when she first got the news about being offered the role especially since the role of Motoko was regarded as the turning point in Yonekura's acting career. As Yonekura is her senior from the same agency, Takei had been invited to meals with her many times in the past and received a lot of acting advice. She pledged to do her best for this role and hope to do well enough to earn a passing mark from Yonekura and scale new heights in her career.
Filming will begin in mid June and co-stars will be announced on a later date.
Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi / Oricon