Takashi Tsukamoto to star in next Ryo Kurashina drama adaptation

TBS has revealed that it plans to broadcast a drama adaptation of the Ryo Kurashina manga “Teio.” The show will star actor Takashi Tsukamoto (26), playing his first lead role in a series on a major commercial network.

The “Teoi” manga was serialized in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits magazine. The main character is a young man (Tsukamoto) whose girlfriend is taken away by the #1 host of a club. With his strong beliefs and power of friendship, he winds up also becoming a host, looking to challenge the title of #1.

Kurashina has already had three other mangas about the host club industry turned into live-action dramas: “Yaoh” (2005), “Jyouou” (2005), and “Jotei” (2007).

Tsukamoto has already appeared in dozens of dramas, and last year he landed his first starring role in a series with “Kansahoujin” on the public broadcaster NHK. However, this will be his first lead part in a series on commercial television.

“Teio” will air late at night on Wednesdays (12:29am), starting on July 15.

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