Kanna Hashimoto, Wakana Aoi, and Ai Yoshikawa are cast in WOWOW drama series “Influence.” The drama series is based on 2017 novel “Influence” by Fumie Kondo. The drama series will revolve around three women who are friends and they have committed three murders. Kanna Hashimoto will play lead character Yuri. Wakana Aoi will play Maho and Ai Yoshikawa will play Satoko.
“Influence” will air sometime next year in Japan and consist of 5 episodes.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Yuri (Kanna Hashimoto) goes to a female novelist and tells her that she and two of her friends committed three murders. Yuri asks the novelist to write a story about them.
Back when Yuri was a high school student, she lived in an apartment complex in the province. She was aware that her classmate Satoko (Ai Yoshikawa) was sexually assaulted by Satoko’s grandfather, but Yuri could not do anything about that and they became estranged. This hurt Yuri emotionally.
Maho (Wakana Aoi), from Tokyo, transferred to Yuri’s high school. Maho took everything seriously and this led her to not get along with the other students, but she became close with Yuri. They lived in the same apartment complex. One day, Maho was about to be attacked by someone holding a knife. Yuri tried to help Maho and this led to Yuri stabbing the attacker. The next day, Satoko was arrested.