Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Hirosue Ryoko & Honda Tsubasa to appear in NTV Autumn 2017 drama "Okusama wa, toriatsukai chuui"

Hirosue Ryoko and Honda Tsubasa will be joining the cast lineup of NTV Autumn 2017 drama "Okusama wa, toriatsukai chuui" starring Ayase Haruka which will begin its run from October in the Wednesdays 10pm timeslot. The drama is an original story written by Kaneshiro Kazuki who specialises in cutting-edge suspense and action stories so Ayase's character will be a blend of cuteness and cheerfulness with strength and coolness which is hardly seen in Japanese dramas.

Ayase plays the lead character Isayama Nami who got married to a man on the spur of the moment after falling in love with him at first sight during a go-kon. Although she is a housewife who is living the good life in a quiet and upscale neighbourhood which is a huge contrast to when she was single, she is actually poor at cooking and cleaning the house and her biggest grouse is that she cannot stand her mundane life as a ordinary housewife. Nami also hates going around the bush and has a strong sense of justice which makes her extremely frightening when she is angered. She sets out to help the housewives living in the same neighbourhood who may look happy on the surface but have various issues hidden within. The reason why she is a thrill seeker will also be what she has been hiding from her husband and this will be gradually revealed as the story progresses.

Hirosue will be playing Oohara Yuri who is a very knowledgeable housewife and the unofficial leader of the trio including Nami and Sato Kyoko (Honda), a meek and curious housewife. Although the three of them are very different in terms of age and personality, Yuri and Kyoko become Nami's first friends in her life and they will be engaging in light girls' talk in the drama.

Hirosue commented that this is definitely going to be a very interesting drama packed with laughter, tears and action especially since it is written by Kaneshiro and stars Ayase as the lead. She pledged to work hard in this drama and hopes that everyone especially the female viewers can feel a connection to the story and will feel good after watching this. On the other hand, Honda who is playing a housewife for the first time, revealed that she's excited and worried at the same time but thinks that the three of them will be able to form a good team and asked for everyone to support them.

Sources: Nikkansports / Yomiuri Hochi / Sponichi / Oricon /

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