December 4 2023

Atsushi Ito, Teppei Koike cast in TV Asahi drama “Rikon Shinai Otoko”

Atsushi Ito, Teppei Koike, Taiki Sato, Miki Mizuno are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Rikon Shinai Otoko.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Rikon Shinai Otokoā€¯ by Reiji Ohtake and screenplay adaptation by Osamu Suzuki (“The Queen of Villains“). Screenwriter Osamu Suzuki will be retiring from writing and this will be his last drama series screenplay, which is a black-comedy. Actor Atsushi Ito will play lead character Wataru Okatani. He learns that his wife is having an affair, but he must be careful because he learns that his chances of gaining child custody in divorces are low.

“Rikon Shinai Otoko” will first air January 20, 2024 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Saturday 11:30 PM time slot after “Muddy Dining Table“).

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Wataru Okatani (Atsushi Ito) works for the Kanto Newspaper as a local news reporter. He is married to Ayaka and they have a 7 year old daughter. One day, Wataru Okatani discovers that his wife Ayaka is having an affair with Masato Shiba (Teppei Koike). Masato Shiba is the chief manager for the biggest entertainment office in Japan. Wataru Okatani also learns that in divorce cases, fathers’ gaining child custody rights are very low in Japan. To gain custody of his daughter, he pretends that he doesn’t about his wife’s affair and begins to work at home and becomes more involved in his daughter’s rearing. During this time, Wataru Okatani collects evidence of his wife’s affair. He receives help from Private Detective Yuu Misago (Taiki Sato) and Lawyer Tokiko Takarada (Miki Mizuno).

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