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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Kasumi Arimura: "Hiyokko" asadora press conference pics



 Good/bad news for you Kasumi fans out there and these days she really has quite a few of them, you can count me as one. The good news is that she's been chosen to have the lead role in the NHK asadora(morning drama) "Hiyokko". Those dramas are quite popular, though prime time ratings have fallen over the years those morning series still get very high ratings.
 The bad news is that the dramas last for six months which means we may not see too much of Kasumi next year such as being in more films or other dramas. The episodes are only 15 minutes each but there's six of them a week so the filming process takes quite a few months. Don't know many of the details but it's set in Tokyo right after the 1964 Olympics, kind of sounds like one of those underdog shows.
 Will have more info once it comes out, no other cast has been selected yet nor is there a website for it yet. Sure many of you remember that Kasumi also starred in the 2013 asadora "Amachan", really liked her character in the show but 26 weeks was too long for me to finish. On June 29th there was a press conference for the drama, Kasumi was dressed a bit conservative but still looked mighty sharp to me. Checked but no video of the event or at least the ones on YT probably won't be there for very long but do have some A+ pics from the press conference. Almost forgot to post this fact but the show won't be starting until next April, they do announce these so far in advance.





















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