Former AKB48 singer Yuko Oshima will play a tough policewoman in the upcoming TBS drama "YAMEGOKU -Yakuza Yamete Itadakimasu" (Please stop being a yakuza).
In the drama, she handles requests over a special hotline from yakuza who wish to go straight, even though she hates dealing with them. There are some action sequences, too, as she has to sort things out between the yakuza members going straight and their former colleagues, as well as their new employers.
"The character is totally the opposite of me," said Oshima.
"YAMEGOKU," written by Takeharu Sakurai, is directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi who praised Oshima, saying, “She is astonishingly quick-witted."
“YAMEGOKU” will be aired from April, every Thursday at 9 p.m.© Japan Today