Actress Umika Kawashima (16) and actor Aoi Nakamura (19) are co-starring in a BeeTV mobile drama titled "Sekai no Owari ni Saku Hana." The drama tells of the painful first love between Taiyo and Saki, two youngsters who have been suffering from kidney disease since childhood and are waiting for transplants.
Kawashima and Nakamura worked together in a commercial for Calpis Water last year, but this will be their first time playing opposite each other in a drama. Other cast members include Shiro Sano (55), Michiko Hada (41), Yuta Nakano (24), and Mariko Tsutsui (47).
"Sekai no Owari ni Saku Hana" will begin distribution on September 20. A total of 12 episodes are planned for release.