Mei Nagano is cast in TBS drama series “Riding a Unicorn.” The drama series is scripted by Haruka Okita (“Radiation House“). For “Riding a Unicorn,” Mei Nagano will play Sana Narukawa. She founded a company that was once a hot startup company. The company’s growth has slowed down, which causes concern for her.
“Riding a Unicorn” will first air July, 2022 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Is Love Sustainable?“).
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: When Sana Narukawa (Mei Nagano) was only 23-years-old, she co-founded startup company Dream Pony. The company’s product is an education app. Her dream was to have people all over the world use her app. Now, Sana Narukawa is 26-years-old. Her company is in its 3rd year of existence. The company grew rapidly initially, but is now experiencing a decline in its growth. Due to the slowdown, Sana Narukawa feels nervous everyday. In her personal life, she has feelings for Ko Suzaki, who is a co-founder of Dream Pony. He is unaware of her personal feelings for him.
One day, middle-aged man Satoshi Kotori begins to work at Dream Pony as Sana Narukawa’s subordinate. Before working at Dream Pony, Satoshi Kotori worked for a more traditional type company, which had a totally different work environment from Dream Pony. At first, Sana Narukawa doesn’t like working with her new employee, but she gets closer to him and receives wise advise based on his long work experience. Meanwhile, Sana Narukawa continues to face hardships at work and her love life.