Yu Yokoyama (‘Kanjani Eight’) and Eito Kawahara are cast in TV Asahi live-action drama series “Kotaro Lives By Himself” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Kotaro wa Hitorigurashi” by Mami Tsumura and directed by Kana Matsumoto (“Mother Water“). The drama series revolves around an apartment complex that has a rule forbidding children from living there.
“Kotaro Lives By Himself” first airs April, 2021 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Saturday 10:30 PM time slot after “Can’t Write!?“).
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Shin Karino (Yu Yokoyama) is an unpopular manga writer and he is single. He lives in an apartment complex that has a rule forbidding children from living there. One day, Shin Karino’s doorbell rings. When he opens his apartment door, he sees a small boy. The boy is 5-year-old Kotaro Sato (Eito Kawahara). Kotaro Sato tells Shin Karino that he moved into the neighborhood. Shin Karino makes a weird face, because of the rule of his apartment complex. Kotaro Sato says that he lives by himself. At first, Shin Karino is annoyed by Kotaro Sato, but residents of the apartment building, including Shin Karino, become attached to Kotaro Sato.