Nakama Yukie to lead romantic comedy series “Renai Neet”
Nakama Yukie (32) will star in a new romantic comedy on television this winter, titled “Renai Neet ~Wasureta Koi no Hajimekata~.” This will be her first modern romance story since “Arifureta Kiseki” in 2009.
The title uses the commonly used term “neet,” an abbreviation that refers to people who are currently “not in education, employment, or training.” In the series, Nakama plays the beautiful 32-year-old Kinoshita Rin, who is a “neet” with regard to love, as she has not had a boyfriend in 8 years.
Rin works in the sales promotion department at a publisher, though she is treated as unreliable by both her superiors and her subordinates. One day, she and her friend Nanako go their friend Miho’s “divorce ceremony,” where they meet three men: a dentist named Naoya, a flavorist at a major food company named Kota, and a handsome young man named Shunpei. The story focuses on the relationships between these 6 characters.
Nakama’s supporting cast has not yet been named. The series will be broadcast by TBS on Fridays at 10:00pm, starting this January.