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Michiko Yazuki’s “Friendship with Mr. Tanaka, who used to be the same age as me,” which won the 69th Shogakukan Children’s Publishing Culture Award, will be made into a special drama on NHK!

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Michiko Yazuki’s “Friendship with Mr. Tanaka, who used to be the same age as me,” which won the 69th Shogakukan Children’s Publishing Culture Award, will be made into a special drama on NHK!
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[Image: https://prtimes.jp/i/14531/502/resize/d14531-502-85f3daf01309fc7ae666-0.jpg&s3=14531-502-0075fd22e6e59ba0013a1aed7dcb34ba-495×707.jpg] “Friendship with Mr. Tanaka, who used to be the same age as me” (written by Michiko Yazuki) published by Futaba Bunko will be made into a drama on NHK in August!
The main character, Takuto, is played by Shoma Nakasu, who is also attracting attention for his performance in the movie “Kakushigoto”. Ittoku Kishibe plays Mr. Tanaka, an elderly man who develops a friendship with Takuto despite the age difference. Tsuyoshi Sakurai, who wrote the TV drama series “Boogie Woogie,” is in charge of the script.
Please look forward to the comical and warm exchange between the two, and the exchange that will gradually touch your heart! And please take this opportunity to pick up the original work.
Synopsis
“Friendship with Mr. Tanaka, who used to be the same age as me” Futaba Bunko Takuto, Shinobu, and Utaka are 6th graders and are a trio of close friends who love skateboarding. At my newly found cool place to practice skateboarding, I met Mr. Tanaka, the shrine’s caretaker. From that day on, the 11-year-old and the 85-year-old started interacting. Mr. Tanaka is a kind person who always listens calmly and is “seriously on the level of a bodhisattva.” However, when Tanaka was 11 years old, just like Takuto and his friends, he lost his family and home in the war. Knowing this, the trio takes some action… Author profile
Michiko Yazuki
Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1970. In 2002, she made her debut by winning the Kodansha Children’s Literature Newcomer’s Award for “Juunisai”. In 2007, he received the Noma Children’s Literature Award for “Shizukana Hibi”, the Tsubota Joji Literary Award in 2008, the Kanagawa Book Award for “Tomorrow’s Dining Table” in 2017, and Shogakukan in 2020 for “Friendship with Mr. Tanaka, who used to be the same age as me”. Received the Children’s Publishing Culture Award. Her other books include “Ruri-nee,” “14-Year-Old Horizon,” “Jun Cafe Paon,” and “Kitoto Couple’s Journey.”
Drama information
[Broadcast] Scheduled to be broadcast in August (national broadcast) [Screenplay] Tsuyoshi Sakurai
[Music] Erina Koyama
[Cast] Shoma Nakasu, Ittoku Kishibe, Tae Kimura, Yuki Morinaga, and others [Staff] Production supervisor: Soichi Sakurai Producer: Wataru Suzuki Director: Hideaki Kawano
More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000502.000014531.html



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