Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shaku Yumiko to be the guest in Ep 2 of TV Asahi Summer 2017 drama "Aino Kekkon Soudanjo"

Shaku Yumiko will be the guest in Ep 2 of TV Asahi Summer 2017 drama "Aino Kekkon Soudanjo" which will be shown on 28 July. The drama which is based on the same-titled manga by Katou Yagi and Yagi Jun which was serialised between 2010 and 2016, is set in a legendary matchmaking agency where you have to pay 2 million yen to become a member but will be guaranteed a 100% success rate in finding your ideal marriage partner. Yamazaki plays the role of the agency's manager Aino Shingo who is cold, pretentious and speaks harshly to his clients at times. Being a former assistant professor specialising in ethology, Aino is very well-versed in the behaviour of animals and insects and has a hobby of collecting such figures. He will stop at nothing to ensure that his clients find their perfect match by using his knowledge in his counselling sessions. On the other hand, Takanashi plays his assistant named Sister Elisabeth who wears a nun's outfit and has the tendency of falling in love with handsome clients. She is constantly mocked by Aino for having the brains of an insect but she always manages to help him cover up for his blunders at work.

Shaku will be playing a single woman Sonoda Yuki who operates a childcare centre at her apartment and visits the matchmaking agency to look for a marriage partner. Upon hearing her conditions of someone who earns more than JPY 4m annually and can protect her, Aino's suspicion is aroused as Sonoda is already an entrepreneur making good money and doesn't seem like someone in need of someone to protect her. Later, Sonoda reveals that she is harassed by a stalker thus she needs someone who can protect her from harm. The other guest star in this episode will be Kashiwabara Shuji.

Shaku commented that she had watched Yamazaki's dramas in the past but this is the first time that they are working together. When she read the script, she was intrigued by the inclusion of musical elements in the drama and is excited to be a part of this story.

Source: Oricon

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