Masami Nagasawa says she is very happy to play a detective in her newest TV drama, “Toshi Densetsu no Onna," which will air on TV Asahi on Friday nights from April.
It has been three years since Nagasawa appeared in a TV drama series. “Toshi Densetsu no Onna" is a mixture of comedy and mystery. Nagasawa plays Tsukiko Otonashi, a police detective who is obsessed with urban legends and who works on unsolved cases behind the legends.
Nagasawa said her character is always on the lookout for evidence to link crimes to unexplained urban legends. She even goes so far as to investigate crimes by herself in secret.
The obligatory romance is provided by Junpei Inomata who plays a handsome forensic investigator. He falls in love with Tsukiko at first sight.
Nagasawa told reporters she has wanted to play a detective for a long time. She said that the director was very open to her ad-libbing jokes.© Japan Today