Actress Kimura Yoshino (35) is starring in a Fuji TV mystery drama special titled “Majutsu wa Sasayaku,” based on the Miyabe Miyuki novel of the same name. Kimura is currently pregnant with her first child, but this will be her last television drama before she goes on maternity leave.
“Majutsu wa Sasayaku,” considered to be one of Miyabe’s early masterpieces, tells the story of a woman named Kazuko (Kimura) who was guilty of a “serious crime” in the past, along with three of her friends. Those friends suddenly begin to die one by one. Kazuko learns that one of those deaths is somehow connected to Mamoru (Nakamura Aoi), her younger brother from whom she has been separated ever since their father disappeared 15 years earlier. Although Mamoru knows nothing of his sister, Kazuko is determined to find the killer in order to protect Mamoru and herself.
Koike Eiko, Tanimura Mitsuki, Mashima Hidekazu, Kusamura Reiko, Satoda Mai, Rokkaku Seiji, Osugi Ren, Matsushige Yutaka, Kato Haruko, Harada Mieko, and Okuda Eiji will also appear in the drama.
Fuji TV will broadcast the drama in its “Kinyo Prestige” time slot (Friday 9:00-10:52pm), sometime in September.