It’s not only Sae and Yuka Masuda that are going to be seen on Japanese cinema screens early in 2011, Mariko Shinoda is set to make her big screen debut in a movie called “”Inu to Anata no Monogatari: Inu no Eiga”. Mariko has appeared in a couple of TV dramas in a supporting role but this will be the first time for her to take a leading role. The movie is a sequel to the 2005 movie which told various stories about people and their dogs. Mariko’s story will be a comedy one and she’ll be playing a character named Sudo who appears on TV when her dog is featured as a “genius” who can answer her questions!
The movie will be released on January 22 2011.