Actress Akiko Yada this week made her first public performance in four years, joining actor Kenji Sakaguchi, 34, in Odaiba for the preview screening of their Fuji Television special drama, "Keiji Narusawa Ryo: Tokyo Terror, Shijo Saiaku no 24jikan" (Detective Ryo Narusawa: Tokyo Terror: The Worst 24 Hours in History).
The show follows a tough detective, played by Sawaguchi, and his partner, a female detective played by Yada, on a 24-hour mission to stop a terror plot that threatens the lives of Tokyo's 13 million citizens.
Sakaguchi took pride in the hard work he put into his action-packed role, explaining, "I performed the part with the image of a zombie in my head. For the injuries, I studied Bruce Willis in the 'Die Hard' movies and tried to make it as realistic as I could."
Yada, 31, who had dropped out of sight since her divorce from ex-actor Manabu Oshio last August, was greeted with cheers and calls of "Yada-san!" as she appeared on stage. "I really pulled myself together and gave it all I could," she said. "The shoot was only 13 days, but every one of those days was really jam-packed."
The drama will begin airing May 29 at 9 p.m. on Fuji TV.© Japan Today