Yutaka Takenouchi, Aya Ueto co-star in Fuji TV’s Monday night drama
Fuji TV’s Monday night drama series this fall will star Yutaka Takenouchi (39) and Aya Ueto (24), it has been learned. The show does not yet have an official title.
Takenouchi has been in several “Getsu 9″ dramas before, including the 1997 show “Beach Boys.” His last time starring in one was with Ryoko Hirosue (30) in the 2001 series “Dekichatta Kekkon.” Ueto, on the other hand, was most recently in last year’s “Konkatsu!”
In the new series, Takenouchi plays an aquarium employee named Kengo, who seems ordinary at first glance but actually possesses a secret that he would sacrifice everything in order to protect. Meanwhile, Ueto plays Risa, a young woman working in the sex trade in order to pay off her brother’s debt, though her situation has led her to contemplate suicide. These two characters, both full of despair, meet each other and end up entering a contract marriage purely for its benefits. However, as they overcome various troubles, their relationship begins turning into true love. Shota Matsuda
(24) and Kie Kitano
(19) have also been confirmed as cast members. The series will begin in October, airing every Monday at 9:00pm.