Mana Ashida joins “Hankyu Densha” cast
Child actress Mana Ashida (6) has been getting lots of attention since her outstanding performance in the drama series “Mother” this past spring. Since then, roles have been pouring in for the young star, and yet another one was announced on Saturday. She will play a supporting character in the movie “Hankyu Densha,” which just started filming.
“Hankyu Densha” was first announced in August. Based on a bestselling novel by Hiro Arikawa (“Freeter, Ie wo Kau”), the film stars Miki Nakatani (34) at the center of several intertwined stories involving the people she encounters while riding the train. The movie’s title comes from the Hankyu Railway, which serves as the main setting.