News Q.E.D. Detective Manga Gets TV Drama with Ai Takahashi
posted on 2008-09-23 07:26 EDT by Egan Loo
The official website for the Hello Project idol singers has announced that Ai Takahashi of the Morning Musume idol group will star in a live-action television adaptation of Motohiro Katou's Q.E.D. Shōmei Shūryō detective manga early next year. Takahashi will play a cheerful and spirited high school girl named Kana Mizuhara, while Aoi Nakamura will play Sō Tōma, a genius who graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 15. Together, the odd couple solves murders and other mysteries that they stumble across. The 10-episode series will premiere on Japan's NHK public broadcasting system on January 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Takahashi previously played Ai-chan (a super-deformed version of herself) in the Mini Moni the TV anime series and Takahamu (a hamster version of herself) in the animated Hamtaro movies.