Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina star in “math battle” drama series with other Hello! Project members


Morning Musume members Michishige Sayumi (22) and Tanaka Reina (22) will co-star in a “math battle” drama series this winter, titled “Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen.” This is the first time that either of them has starred in a television series.

The story, developed with the cooperation of the International Mathematical Olympiad in Japan, is set at a specialized math school, where Michishige and Tanaka both take on the roles of “suugaku joshi” (“math girls”). Naturally, the show will incorporate various mathematical functions and formulas into the story and dialogue.

Sakurada Dori (19) has been cast as the only boy in the entire school.

Besides Michishige and Tanaka, other Hello! Project members will appear on the show as rivals. Specifically, the girls will mainly be chosen from Mobekimasu, the combined group that brings together Morning Musume, Berryz Kobo, °Cute, Mano Erina, and S/mileage.

So far, the announced guest stars include Tsugunaga Momoko, Sudo Maasa, Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki, Suzuki Airi, Mano Erina, Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon and Tamura Meimi.

NTV will broadcast the series on Wednesday nights at 12:59am, starting on January 11.



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