Yoshimoto plays the role of Ninomiya Azami, a young delinquent who has left home and meets Sakura when she eats at the latter's bookstore. She commented that this is the first time she is playing such a character who doesn't believe in anyone and reacts sensitively at the mention of her mother. As such, she finds this to be a challenge and meaningful character to play.
On the other hand, Motokariya plays the role of Kyoko who supported her mother through the toughest days in their lives and is working as a freelance writer now. She hopes that the viewers will be able to feel and identify with the pain and trauma which the Tsukumos have been grappling with and the conflict in their parent-and-child relationship through this drama.