Okada Masaki (22) will star in a new drama series next season titled “Seinaru Kaibutsutachi,” playing the role of a rookie surgeon. Nakatani Miki (35) will play the female lead as a head nurse at his hospital.
“Seinaru Kaibutsutachi” was originally a suspense novel by author Kawahara Len. The drama has Okada playing the part of Shiba Kengo, a pure-hearted young surgeon who is dedicated to his work. He gets transferred from a prestigious university hospital to a financially troubled hospital, but there he meets a capable and cool-headed chief nurse named Kasugai Yuka (Nakatani), who teaches him the reality of the medical world. The pure Kengo must face various obstacles and challenges as he tears off the “masks” of respected professionals – doctors, nurses, and educators – and uncovers their true natures.
Actor Hasegawa Hiroki plays the manager of a major group that operates schools, while Kato Ai plays his wife and the sister of Yuka. Other cast members include Suzuki Anne, Omasa Aya, Katsumura Masanobu, Hirata Mitsuru, Kohinata Fumiyo, and Watanabe Ikkei.
TV Asahi will broadcast “Seinaru Kaibutsutachi” on Thursday nights at 9:00pm, starting in January.