WOWOW unveiled details on the upcoming drama series, Pipuru – AI to Kekkon Seikatsu Hajimemashita – starring Yuki Kaji.
Yuki Kaji is the lead actor for the original sci-fi and comedy TV drama, ぴぷる～AIと結婚生活はじめました～ (Pipuru ~ AI to Kekkon Seikatsu Hajimemashita ~).
The TV drama is going to be produced and distributed by WOWOW prime on 18/05/2020. The series counts with a total of 8 episodes.
A promotional poster is out.
Roughly, the synopsis is the following:
“The story takes place in 2030, year in which people can marry humanoid AI (artificial intelligence) robots. Kenichi Kumiki is a common salaryman that, in his life, failed to date a senior that he had longed for a couple of years.
Due to that, he decided to purchase a “beautiful girl AI equipped with a sexual intercourse function” as his wife and named it “Puru”. However, during their first night as a married couple, the AI refuses Kumiki’s advances, which prompted Kumiki to seek the developer of “Puru” to find a solution for the problem. Turns out that the AI has a defect and the settings cannot be changed, therefore it will continue to reject his advances. That is when the AI’s developer, Kaede Miyama, makes a surprising proposal to Kumiki…”
Kaji will be acting as Kenichi Kumiki, the drama’s lead character.
An official profile photo of Yuki Kaji for the drama is out.
A note that, this is not Kaji’s first ever leading role. In 2011, Kaji was casted in the leading role opposite Wataru Hatano, in the live action adaptation of Kami Voice: The Voice Makes a Miracle. However, Kaji’s leading role in Pipuru ~ AI to Kekkon Seikatsu Hajimemashita ~ is his first ever role in an original TV drama.
For more details on this drama, please refer to WOWOW’s official website (link below).