Kabuki actor Matsuya Onoe takes the leading role in an upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Saboriman Ametani Kantarou, a comedy gourmet manga written by Tensei Hagiwara and illustrated by Inoue ABD about a handsome and competent young executive who skips work at every opportunity to indulge his secret sweet tooth.
The Saboriman Ametani Kantarou TV drama features direction by Kentarô Moriya, Yusuke Ishida, and Natsuki Takashima as well as scripts by Hiroki Murakami, Yoshifumi Sakai, Shin Adachi, and Tomoyuki Yamaguchi. The series will air on TV Tokyo and BS Japan beginning in July of 2017, and it will also stream on Netflix Japan.
The original Saboriman Ametani Kantarou manga is serialized in Kodansha's Morning seinen manga magazine. The story follows the titular Ametani Kantarou, a successful young executive who works at a publishing company and who harbors a secret: Ametani has an overwhelming taste for sugary sweets, and he's constantly innovating new ways to ditch out and indulge this vice.
The title is a play on words, combining "salaryman" with "saboru", which means to skip out on your obligations or to sabotage them with slowness.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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