Erika Toda (22) and Haruma Miura (20) will co-star in Fuji TV’s next "Getsu 9" drama series. The show, called "Taisetsu na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kureta," will be the first time either of them has starred in that time slot, and the first time that either has played the part of a teacher.
Toda plays a cheerful high school English teacher, while Miura plays a sincere and earnest biology teacher at the same school. The two characters were classmates during their high school and university days, and now they are engaged to be married in half a year. However, their happiness is put to the test when various circumstances lead to Miura unwittingly engaging in an improper relationship with one of his new female students. While he suffers from the anguish of his betrayal, he is resolved to save the young girl from her problems.
The series will premiere this January.
Erika Toda (21) and Ryo Kase (35) will co-star in a TBS drama series this fall. The show, titled “SPEC,” is described as a sequel to the 1999 series “Keizoku,” which starred Miki Nakatani (34) and Atsuro Watabe (42).
The full title of the new series is “Keizoku 2: SPEC ~ Keishichou Kouanbu Kouan Daigoka Mishou Jiken Tokubetsu Taisakugakari Jikenbo.” Like the original series, “SPEC” will revolve around a pair of police detectives as part of a special division solving difficult cases. Toda plays the part of Touma, a woman with an IQ of 201 with a touch of sadism and an inability to “read the atmosphere” (“kuuki ga yomenai”) in social situations. Her character uses little makeup, has poor posture, and is always pulling around a small suitcase with wheels. Due to a previous case, her left arm is in a sling.
Meanwhile, Kase had to shave his head for his role as Touma’s partner, a fellow detective who considers her unreliable. This will be his first time in a lead role on a television series.
Other cast members include 70-year-old veteran Raita Ryu (who also appeared in “Keizoku”), Saki Fukuda (19), Yu Shirota (24), and Ryunosuke Kamiki (17). The show will be directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi, who also handled the original series.
TBS will air “SPEC” on Friday nights at 10:00pm, starting in October.