SMAP’s Shingo Katori (34) will star in Fuji TV’s next Monday night drama series, it has been learned. The currently untitled series will have Katori playing a marriage agency advisor who prides himself on bringing together countless couples, with his motto of "the man who sells happiness." Meisa Kuroki (22) and Naohito Fujiki (38) have also been cast.
The screenplay is said to be an original love story. Kuroki plays one of Katori’s clients, though she is "too beautiful" – the agency’s advisors are not used to finding a match for someone like her. Although Katori begins to fall for her, he puts his effort into trying to set her up with the rich and handsome lawyer played by Fujiki.
This is Katori’s fourth time starring in one of Fuji TV’s "Getsu 9" dramas (Mondays 9:00pm). For Kuroki, this will be her first appearance in that time slot.
The series is scheduled to premiere in April.