I Cannot Say I Love You
AI NANTE IRA NEE YO, NATSU
Role: Naru Akutagawa (芥川奈留)
Director: Tsutsumi Yukihiko, Imai Natsuki, Matsubara Hiroshi
Writer: Tatsui Yukari
Hirosue Ryoko plays a pouty, blind girl with a chip on her shoulder (chips and grudges are in this quarter), whose very wealthy father has just died and left her his estate. Her mother left him years ago, taking her older brother, but leaving her behind. The sweet, but none-too-sharp brother, Reiji, writes her for years but the housekeeper throws the letters away...
A wonderfully dark and moving series with an interesting premise. Hirosue Ryoko once again works her magic and pulls off a very convincing part as Ako, a blind girl whose father recently died. Because of her situation, a man named Reiji (Watabe Atsuro) takes advantage of the fact that she is rich and blind and pretends to be her brother whose name also happens to be called Reiji...
Aired 12 July - 13 September 2002 (10 Episodes - TBS).