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Maki Horikita to play doctor in postwar drama

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Actress Maki Horikita, 22, will play a doctor an NHK drama to air next year. The drama, which starts next April 2, is titled "Ume-chan sensei," and is based on a screenplay by Masaya Ozaki.

Horikita plays the title character, Dr Ume, who becomes a doctor in Kamata, Tokyo after World War II. Horikita said the theme is one of recovery, and added that it is also relevant to Japan today, which is trying to recover from the devastation of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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Who cares? And honestly, making a comparison to reality is about as dumb as a bag of golf balls!

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Dr Ume! Hahaha!

Can I be convinced by a 22 year old playing a doctor? The Japanese Doogie Howser M.D perhaps?

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Dr Ume is a real plum.

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Dr Ume! ridiculous. She looks more like the type to be working in Family Mart or McDaonalds.

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Nice, more pics like this please.

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Dr Ume is going to be the best looking doctor since Gyne's Dr Hiragi Nachi, played by Norika Fujiwara.

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22 or not, if there was a doctor like her near where I live, I'd stop going to my current 60yr old balding doctor with bad breath in a heartbeat.

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A 22 yo, Is a doctor? Ok there is no bar for TV. Dumb arses. But people believe it...Dumb arses.

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I have several very young doctors, and I like bothbkinds, so maybe I am lucky.

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From her age, she may be more suitable to play a nurse, but anyhow I would like to play doctor with her.

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Ume-"chan" -sensei, well at least the writers are taking things seriously, I suppose the first episode will be about her doing the first ever brain transplant in Japan, too bad it won't be her own.

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open your mouth and say 'aaaaahhhhh'

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I really loathe how they recycle actors here. This one's going to end up being as bad and unbelievable as Kimura Takuya.

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as my shrink buddy said... they seem to have issues with very young women at the moment.

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@greatlegs Jul. 04, 2011 - 11:55AM JST

I have several very young doctors, and I like bothbkinds, so maybe I am lucky.

Don't get what you are trying to say.

You sound like either you own a private hospital that has several young doctors of both genders, OR that you are a terribly sicky person having to consult several doctors already OR you are a hypochondriac ?

Hope to hear that you own a private hospital ...... it gives a better ring.... don't you think so?

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As usual, everyone is in a great mood here today..

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Most people think about a position of medicine doctors or healthcare doctors in a range of more than 40 years old to approve their professional skills and experience, but in fact, some looks different. But for a specific generation and entertainment products like movies, an image of young doctors look fit and convincing to Japanese audiences. Hopes and optimism are in young generation. That is a reason why a movie director choose her.

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Another morality play from NHK. Let's gather together and be moved, be very, very moved.

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Miss Horita, please make it as sincere as you possibly can, disregard the "Engi" (performing techniques) the director will surely enforce upon you. Watch "Yearling", imagine you're the Mama, don't feign kawaii, because if you do I will get sick.

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I think I will turn my head and cough now....

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Maki is very cute. I will watch "Ume-chan sensei,” .

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