Adaptation based on semi-autobiographical manga by Katsuki Tanaka hits TV Tokyo in July of 2019
Fans of all things hot and steam (in the literal sense) are in for a treat in July of 2019, because Sadou, a semi-autobiographical manga by Katsuki Tanaka about learning to love the experience of visiting saunas, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast on TV Tokyo.
Based on Manga Sadou ~ Manga de Yomu Sauna Michi ~ ("Way of the Sauna: The Path of the Sauna Through Reading Manga"), which is serialized in Kodansha's Morning KC magazine, Sadou tells the story of Atsurou Tanaka, a man who is ambivalent about visiting the sauna until one day he is turned on to their charms by the mysterious Mushi-Z ("Steamy-Z"). Atsurou develops a passion for saunas, and he travels Japan visiting various saunas and having conversations with other sauna enthusiasts like Guuzen-san ("Mr. Coincidence") and Ikemen Mushi Otoko ("Handsome Steamy Man").
The Sadou live-action TV drama stars:
Taizô Harada as Atsurou Tanaka.
Hiroki Miyake as Guuzen-san.
And Hayato Isomura as Ikemen Mushi Otoko, aka Mushio.
Sadou is directed by Shou Nagashima and features screenplays by Nonji Nemoto, Takeshi Takemura, and Fuwafuwa Nagai. The series will broadcast on TV Tokyo on Fridays during the 12:52 AM JST time slot beginning in July of 2019.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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