January 13 2020

Sayu Kubota, Riku Hagiwara, Fuju Kamio, Natsumi Okamoto, & Ayumu Mochizuki cast in TV Asahi drama series “In the Blunt Box”

Sayu Kubota, Riku Hagiwara, Fuju Kamio, Natsumi Okamoto, and Ayumu Mochizuki are cast in live-action TV Asahi drama series “In the Blunt Box.” The drama series is based on manga series “Nibiiro no Hako no Naka de” by Tomohiro Shinohara and directed by Shinji Kuma (“Psychic Agents“). The drama series follows five teens who live in the same apartment complex and have been friends since their childhood days.

“In the Blunt Box” first airs February 8, 2020 in Japan.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Miwa (Sayu Kubota), Motoaki (Riku Hagiwara), Ritsu (Fuju Kamio), Aoi (Natsumi Okamoto) and Satoru (Ayumu Mochizuki) have lived at the same apartment complex for years and they are childhood friends. When they were younger, they always played together. Now, they are high school students and they attend the same high school. They are still friends, but their relationships has changed.

Miwa has feeling for Motoaki, but she can’t tell him about her feelings. Motoaki is unaware of her feelings towards him and treats her like a friend. Aoi acts like she is good friends with Miwa, but, Aoi is frustrated by her sense of inferiority and jealousy towards Miwa. Aoi is dating Satoru. Meanwhile, Ritsu complains about the relationships of the other 4 and keeps her distance from them.

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