Sawajiri Erika and AKB48 member Watanabe Mayu have been cast in the Fuji TV drama special of ‘Ooku‘, which will air at the end of January. The real news, of course, is that the two actresses will be engaged in a “forbidden lesbian affair”.
Fuck yes, the bath scene is promising. Leggo.
But in all seriousness, the source material is probably appealing to some of you:
In an alternative timeline of feudal Japan, a strange disease that only affects men has caused a massive reduction of male population, thus women have to pick up men’s jobs, changing the social structure. Now, after 80 years of the initial outbreak and current man:woman ratio of 1:4, Japan has become completely matriarchal, with women holding important political positions and men being their consort. Only the most powerful woman—head of Tokugawa shogunate—can keep a harem of handsome yet unproductive men, known as “Ooku.”