Ueto Aya and Ninomiya Kazunari will make an appearance in 24Hour Television drama special


On June 22nd, it was announced that actress Ueto Aya (26) will make an appearance on NTV drama, ‘Kuruma Isu de Boku wa Sora wo Tobu‘, which is a special drama for an annual charity telethon, “24-Hour Television“. She will play a heroine, and co-star with Ninomiya Kazunari for the first time in 12 years, after Eguchi Yosuke’s drama ‘Namida wo Fuite‘(Fuji TV) back in 2000. Ueto stated about co-staring with Ninomiya, “It is exciting. I am really looking forward to it.

Ueto plays the role of ‘Kato Miku’, who is working at a hospital where Hasebe is hospitalized. Kato is simple and innocent, but she has a deep sorrow from her past.

Other cast members include popular child actor Suzuki Fuku, who will play a boy in the hospital, and Yakushimaru Hiroko, who will be Hasebe’s mother.

Kawano Hidehiro, the producer stated with confidence regarding the cast, “I am sure Ueto-san will represent ‘frustration and hope’, and Yakushimaru-san will represent ‘love, tenderness and toughness‘.”

24-Hour Television 35 Ai wa Chikyuu wo Sukuu‘ will air on August 25th and 26th.

Source : Oricon + Tokyohive

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