[Fall 2012] Akumu-chan
Wow Gackt is in a drama! Must check it out!
– Start: October 13th –
– Air Time: 21:00 –
– Directors: Sakuma Noriyoshi, Inomata Ryuichi, and Sugawara Shintaro –
– Script: Omori Sumio –
– Original: ‘Yume Chigai’ by Onda Riku –
– Cast: Kitagawa Keiko, GACKT, Yuuka, Kimura Manatsu, Okada Keisuke, and Kohinata Fumiyo –
# A black-hearted teacher and a young girl with foreseeing dreams save the world!
Mutoi Ayami (Kitagawa) looks like a sincere and splendid primary school teacher on the outside, but she’s actually a black-hearted woman who doesn’t believe in love or other deep bonds. One day, her class gets a mysterious new transfer student named Koto Yuiko (Kimura) who greets her new classmates with a shocking remark – “Someone in this school is soon going to kill a person.” Around the same time some anonymous blogger has been exposing the real character of Ayami and now everyone thinks that this blogger is no other than Yuiko. Ayami herself thinks so too and decides to make a home visitation at Yuiko’s place and there she finds out that Yuiko actually has the ability to dream about the future and that her grandfather Koto Mannosuke (Kohinata) has invented a technology to project her dreams onto a monitor.
Mutoi Ayami has a special way of dreaming as well, because she is able to control them to her liking. In those so-called “lucid dreams”, you are dreaming while knowing that you are dreaming.
GACKT is playing a respected professor of neurology named Shiki Takashi who helps out Yuiko’s grandfather. He wants to go public with his research, but her grandfather is absolutely against it, which causes him to gradually lose his temper. He looks like the ‘ideal prince’ who Ayami regularly meets in her lucid dreams. Other characters include the horror- and cult-loving school nurse Hirajima Kotoha (Yuuka) and the hot-blooded and always bright school teacher Mugiyama Yuichi (Okada).
‘Akumu-chan’ is a mix of science-fiction, comedy, mystery, and suspense. Ayami is struggling to save the world from all those nightmares Yuiko is dreaming about, although she could think of plenty more enjoyable ways to spend her time. One of the highlights of this series will be the visualization of all those weird and lucid dreams.