Kachou Baka Ichidai Dares to Be Stupid as Live-Action TV Drama

Adaptation is based on the 1996 - 2000 office comedy manga from the author of "Cromartie High School"

A promotional image for the upcoming Kachou Baka Ichidai TV drama, featuring the employees of Matsushiba Electric Appliances.


Kachou Baka Ichidai ("The Life and Times of an Idiot Section Chief"), a 1996 - 2000 office comedy manga by Eiji Nonaka (Cromartie High School), is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will run for 11 episodes on BS12 and Hikari TV beginning in January of 2020. The main staff and cast for the series have been revealed, including:


  • Original work: Kachou Baka Ichidai by Eiji Nonaka (published by Kodansha)
  • Director: Kentarô Moriya, Hiroki Murakami, Keisuke Kondou
  • Starring: Matsuya Onoe, Ryo Kimura, Mariya Nagao, Shunya Itabashi, Isao Takeno, Hikosaburo Bando, Sadanji Ichikawa


A key visual featuring the seven collected volumes of the Kachou Baka Ichidai manga, written and illustrated by Eiji Nonaka.


Kachou Baka Ichidai was serialized by Kodansha in their now-defunct Mister Magazine seinen manga publication. The story of the series follows Kazuhiko Yagami, a truly foolish young man who has somehow managed to be promoted to the position of product development section chief for Matsushiba Electric Appliances. Yagami's impenetrable foolishness causes his co-workers and business rivals no end of grief.


The live-action Kachou Baka Ichidai TV drama will broadcast on BS12 on Mondays at 7:00pm JST beginning on January 12, 2020, and on Hikari TV on Saturdays beginning on January 04, 2020.


Source: Comic Natalie


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