AKB48's Rino Sashihara, Aya Hirano Star in Muse no Kagami Film
posted on 2012-04-12 21:58 EDT by Ko Ransom
The Japanese voice actress Aya Hirano (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Fairy Tail, Lucky Star) will star alongside AKB48 pop group member Rino Sashihara in a film adaptation of the live-action television series Muse no Kagami (Muse's Mirror). Other than movie documentaries on AKB48, this will mark Sashihara's film debut. The 24-episode late-night drama premiered in mid-January, and featured a theme song by Sashihara. Hirano stated on her Twitter account that she received a large bruise on her knee during filming on the 11th.
The TV series is centered on the personal growth of a girl named Maki (Sashihara). After a major production company shuts her out of the world of show business, a self-confident former star (Hirano) sees talent in Maki and coaches her to become the next big actress. Maki's rise as an actress gets complicated when the production company sends a young man to undermine her efforts, but he starts to fall for the developing star.