Yuki Kaji gets his first leading role in an original TV drama.
Yuki Kaji is confirmed as 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 in May 2020.
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.
Kaji went to Twitter to express his gratitude for landing the leading role in the TV drama series after he previously voiced Kumiki in audio dramas, later released on CD.
— 梶裕貴@staff (@KAJI_staff) February 5, 2020
For more details on this drama, please refer to WOWOW’s official website (link below).