[2012 J-Drama] Akumu-chan
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Akumu-chan
Date: From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, from 13th October 2012
Station: NTV


Synopsis:
Beautiful and smart Mutoi Ayami (Kitagawa Keigo) is the perfect elementary school teacher. However, she is in fact an oddball, two-faced person with a very black heart. One day, this oddball with an evil attitude that no one believes, meets 11-year old Koto Yuiko (Kimura Manatsu) who has joined her class as a transfer student. Yuiko is a queer young girl with the ability to see precognitive dreams and a future that is like a nightmare. Furthermore, these precognitive dreams all spell disaster. Ayami does not want anything to do with trouble, but Yuiko follows her around asking for help. Harm even befalls Ayami. With reluctance, Ayami ends up seeking a solution to the situation and rides out various crises … …


Note:
Based on the novel "Yumechigae" by RIku Onda (published November 11, 2011 by Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co.)


Cast:
Kitagawa Keiko
as Mutoi Ayami


Gackt


Yuka


Kimura Manatsu
Hamada Mari
Okada Keisuke
Kawamura Yosuke
Wada Masato
Anan Kenji
Kimura Midoriko
Kohinata Fumiyo


Official Website:
www.ntv.co.jp/akumu
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Posted 8/17/12
Kitagawa Keiko starring in autumn drama "Akumu-chan"



Kitagawa Keiko will be starring in the NTV autumn drama "Akumu-chan" which begins its run in October at 9pm on Saturdays.

The story is based on the novel "Yumechigahi" by Onda Riku which has a central theme of prophecy dreams. Kitagawa plays a teacher who appears to be the ideal teaching model but actually has a deep distrust for people. When she meets a transfer student who can see prophecy dreams, Kitagawa's character becomes engaged in a series of events to save society from impending dangers and undergoes a change in her personality.

Co-stars include GACKT who plays the prince who appears in the prophecy dreams and a dreams researcher who makes use of dreams to fulfil his ambitions as well as Yuka who plays Kitagawa's colleague in school.
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Posted 8/18/12
Kitagawa Keiko + Gackt = W1N

Autumn this year is going to be a real treat to look forward too!
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Posted 8/19/12
Wow Keiko and Gackt! definitely watching this one.
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Posted 8/20/12
i can't believe this!!!
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Kitagawa Keiko promoting for her upcoming drama 'Akumu-chan'




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Kitagawa Keiko cuts her hair for her upcoming drama Akumu-chan



On September 20th, the first still pictures from the poster shooting for the upcoming fall drama ‘Akumu-chan‘ (NTV), starring Kitagawa Keiko were revealed. The actress will be playing the role of a two-faced teacher in a fantasy-school story and can be seen sporting a new short hairdo, which also became a topic at the short press conference after the shooting.

Kitagawa expressed, “So far I’ve always only played roles of students and I thought it would be easier to get into the role (of a teacher) by changing my hairstyle as well. That and the fact that I turned 26 last month made me want to cut my hair in order to start anew into the second half of my twenties. It really helped me with my role as well.”

The script for ‘Akumu-chan’ was written by Omori Sumio and is based on Onda Riku’s novel ‘Yume Chigai‘. Kitagawa is playing the primary school teacher ‘Mutoi Ayami’, whose class gets a new transfer student named ‘Koto Yuiko’ (child actress Kimura Manatsu). ‘Yuiko’ has the ability to dream about the future, but all of her dreams only seem to predict catastrophes of all sorts. ‘Ayami’ usually tries to avoid all kind of troublesome things, but ‘Yuiko’ reaches out for her help and so she ends up in a journey to avert those catastrophes.

‘Ayami’ seems like an attractive and smart woman from the outside, but she’s actually a malicious and two-faced teacher. Kitagawa can see some similarities between her and ‘Ayami’. She explained, “I have two sides as well. In public I’m trying to attempt all kind of things properly, but at home I’m a jersey-wearing and sweets-eating lazy bum. This role is not so different.” She joked, “All I have to do for this role is to make use of my own outward appearance and my malicious side.”

Kitagawa also talked about her co-star, the 11-year-old child actress Kimura. She said, “Manatsu is probably more mature than I am. I think we will be able to have chats together as if she was an adult. It would be great if we could enjoy the chemical reaction between us.”

Another important character will be played by no other than GACKT and Kitagawa already seems to be intimidated by his sheer presence. She stated, “I only happened to catch a sight of him once, so I’m really nervous right now. Am I really worthy of working together with him? He has that divine image that surrounds with a radius of 2 meters.”

Finally she added, “It was pure fun to read the script. The story just draws you in as soon as you start reading it.”

NTV is going to air ‘Akumu-chan’ every Saturday at 9:00 pm, starting on October 13th.


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