Actress Rin Takanashi (21) has been given the heroine role in the upcoming TV Tokyo drama series “Uchuu Daisakusen.” The show will air late night on Fridays (12:53am) for 24 episodes, starting on July 9.
Takanashi, best known for playing Shinken Pink in the tokusatsu series “Samurai Sentai Shinkenger,” will portray an android with superhuman strength named Ohana who wants to be like an ordinary girl. The show is said to have a comedic touch, with Shigeyuki Totsugi (36) and Jin Katagiri (36) providing part of the laughs.
The story is set in outer space in the 26th century, starting from a planet at the end of the galaxy that is on the verge of societal ruin. A spaceship is sent out towards Earth, which is said to have once possessed the means of preventing such destruction. Katagiri plays the ship’s captain, while Totsugi plays the pilot and a former space pirate. Also on board are Ohana and a translating dog.
The first episode will include child actress Nozomi Ohashi (11) in a guest role.