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30 August 2011

Oshima Yuko to star in Fuji TV Getsu9 drama [Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu]

AKB48's 2nd center Oshima Yuko will star in a Fuji TV Getsu9 drama starting October. Titled [Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu], it is a story about 3 women who can't fall in love. The other cast members is actress/model Karina and Yoshitaka Yuriko.

This is the first time Yuko takes on a lead role, finally completing her dream of being an actress. Yuko has casted in many dramas and movies since she joined AKB48, and even before that she is a child actress that acted on a number of dramas.

Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu will air on Fuji TV's Getsu9 slot (月9), or Monday 9PM, which traditionally is the time when the most popular TV dramas air in Japan.

Watashi ga Renai Dekinai Riyuu (私が恋愛できない理由)
Main cast: Karina, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Oshima Yuko
Channel: Fuji TV
Schedule: Weekly every Monday
Timing: 21:00 ~ 22:00
Starting date: October 2011

Cast description from Tokyograph
Karina plays a 27-year-old woman named Fujii Emi, who wants to truly fall in love but who is unable to forget her ex-boyfriend.

Yoshitaka plays the 24-year-old Ogura Saki, Emi’s junior in high school who has never really fallen in love. Unable to find a regular job, she started working as a hostess at a cabaret club, keeping it a secret from her parents. However, her “first love” ends up being a married man.

Oshima plays 22-year-old Mako, also from the same high school, who is always futilely running around in circles when it comes to love.

Tanaka Kei plays Emi’s former boyfriend and co-worker, while Kurashina Kana plays his current girlfriend. Other cast members include Nakao Akiyoshi, Kagami Seira, Nakamura Ryu, Katsumura Masanobu, Hagiwara Masato, and Inamori Izumi.

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