Grimm Keiko Agena Cast Season 5

Grimm Casts Gilmore Girl Keiko Agena in Japanese Mythology Episode

Portland’s Wesen, meet the hippest of Hep Aliens.

Gilmore Girls star Keiko Agena will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Grimm, and TVLine has exclusive details about her role.

Agena will play Madoka Akagi, a second-generation Japanese-American woman who loses her teenage son, Kuma, in a devastating tragedy that her husband believes is no accident.

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Man in the High CastleRevenge) also will guest-star as Takeshi Himura, the Akagis’ family friend and lawyer whose loyalty provides great comfort during a related trial.

On Monday, Agena posted an Instagram photo of herself (see top of post) with the caption, “Early morning on the Grimm set.”

Agena and Tagawa will appear in Episode 17, titled “Inugami,” of the current season.Fun fact: Helen Pai, the Gilmore Girls producer on whom the character of Lane was based, served as a co-producer on Grimm.

With the REAL LIFE Lane Kim, Helen Pai. :) Good things are coming… ❤️

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  1. Lyn says:

    Love her. Not a Grimm fan, but I’ll watch for her.

  2. Carla Krae says:

    Cary Tagawa is awesome.

  3. Marci says:

    Loved her in GG, and looking forward to seeing her in Grimm. Sounds like an interesting story line for her.

  4. Voyuese says:

    “Takeshi Himura, the Akagis’ family friend and lawyer whose loyalty provides great comfort during a related trial” – anybody else think that sounds like he turns out to be the bad guy?

  5. queensgirl says:

    This is slightly off-topic but, according to the headline above, NBC has renewed SVU and Chicago Med. My question is, what about Grimm?

  6. demographically insignificant says:

    Thank you to the casting directors of Grimm for recognizing that Asian actresses can be cast in roles focusing in on Asian stories, unlike some movies which cast Caucasian actresses to portray Asian characters!

  7. tsevca says:

    I´m not sure what age she really is, but in the first photo she looks much older than in the one wih Helen Pai. I would believe if someone told me even 15 years happened between taking them.