Masami Nagasawa has been a rising star in Japan. Godzilla fans know her as one of the Mothra fairies (shobijin) in Godzilla x Mothra x Mechagodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) and Godzilla Final Wars (2004).
Left, Masami Nagasawa (right) with Chihiro Ôtsuka in "Godzilla x Mothra x Mechagodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S."
Now, she is set to star as a television detective.
From Japan Today:
TOKYO — Masami Nagasawa says she is very happy to play a detective in her newest TV drama, “Toshi Densetsu no Onna,” which will air on TV Asahi on Friday nights from April.
It has been three years since Nagasawa appeared in a TV drama series. “Toshi Densetsu no Onna” is a mixture of comedy and mystery. Nagasawa plays Tsukiko Otonashi, a police detective who is obsessed with urban legends and who works on unsolved cases behind the legends.
Right, Masami Nagasawa in “Toshi Densetsu no Onna.”
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