Rina Kawaei, one of the hottest AKB48 idols is now back to work! it has been reported that she will star in the new drama called Gomen ne Seishun and the drama will begin to air on October 12, 2014.
This is a school drama and Kawaei will have a role as one of the girls at an all-girls Catholic school which is very strict. Kawaei will play the role of a Christian girl Ai Jinbo who has a strong faith. Rina Kawaei, now 22 years old as of 2017, was born on February 12, 1995 in Kanagawa, Japan. Kawaei reflected on getting this role, saying that she is nervous about having to wear clergy attire and appearing on the set for the very first time. She also said that she will try her best to not lose to the other actresses. Kawaei will be dressed as a nun for this drama.
Rina Kawaei has also done work as a bikini or gravure idol. She appeared in Weekly Playboy Magazine with former AKB48 singer Yuko Oshima. With all the graduations of these members, I would like to see Kawaei stay in AKB48 long enough to reach the pinnacle of her success. Being as popular and successful as Atsuko Maeda was will be a tough task though. Gomen ne Seishun will be only the second time that Kawaei appears in a drama independently. Note: as of August 2015, Kawaei is no longer a member of AKB48. She is now working on building up her acting career.