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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tsutsumi Shinichi & Koizumi Kyoko to star in new NTV Winter 2017 drama "Super Salaryman Saenai-shi"

Tsutsumi Shinichi and Koizumi Kyoko will be appearing in the new NTV Winter 2017 drama "Super Salaryman Saenai-shi" (Super Salaryman Mr. Saenai) which will begin its run from January 2017 in the Saturdays 9pm timeslot. This is the first time that Tsutsumi is acting in a NTV drama which is written and directed by Fukuda Yuichi who is known for his works such as the "Yuusha Yoshihiko" series.

The drama which is based on the manga "Chuunen Superman Saenai-shi" by the late Fujiko F Fujio, features Tsutsumi in the role of Saenai, a 52-year-old ordinary salaryman who holds a middle management role in his company and has a fierce wife Enko (Koizumi). One day, a strange old man gives Saenai a super suit which will enable him to transform into a super hero who can maintain peace. Although Saenai keeps rejecting the old man's offer, he has no choice but to accept it when Enko forces him to deliver their daughter's bento to school before her lunch break. Due to the powers of this suit, Saenai goes to solve various cases even during office hours whenever he senses something happening.

When Tsutsumi tried wearing the super hero suit he is to don in the drama, he was quite amused by how he looked. Koizumi revealed that it was Fukuda who offered the role to her and she is looking forward to working with Tsutsumi again since it's been a while since their last collaboration. As for having to play a fierce wife, Koizumi joked that this must be a casting mistake as she doesn't think that she is someone like that.

Details of the supporting cast will be announced at a later date,

Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo

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