Kimutaku, Kou Shibasaki to star in android drama
SMAP singer Takuya Kimura, 40, better known as Kimutaku, and actress Kou Shibasaki, 32, will star in the new TBS Sunday night drama “Android~A.I. knows LOVE?” In the series, which starts in October, Kimutaku plays two characters—an android sent from the future and a genius physicist.
The story is about a love that transcends time and space, TBS reported.
Shibasaki plays Asahi Ando whose life is threatened by an unidentified person after her physicist fiance (Kimura) is killed. One day, a mysterious man who calls himself Roid and looks just like Ando’s fiance, appears from her desk drawer. Roid tells her that he has come from the future to protect her. Roid and Asahi start living together and gradually fall in love.
“I am looking forward to playing this character. I am very curious about how an android from the future would fit in today’s society,” Kimura said at a news conference.
Kimutaku and Shibasaki are reuniting for the first time since “Good Luck!” which achieved the highest viewer rating in 2003.