Is this Love Checkmate!?


Drama Series        

2018 (30 min. x 4 ep.)

CAST  Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48/NGT48), Kentaro Ito

A popular comic book is being made into a live-action drama!

Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48/NGT48) and Kentaro Ito pair up as the main stars to tackle the “ultimate story in the inequalities of love.”

Kashiwagi will play Tae Komada (age 32), a baby-faced, large-breasted woman who has a soothing effect on others, yet she is actually a pro ‘shogi’ [Japanese chess] player. And on the other hand, Ito will play Taiga Hinata (age 24), a virgin businessman who lacks communication skills and has no experience in love. Yuki Kashiwagi with her droopy eyes, fair-complexion and her soothing aura is perfect for this role, while Kentaro Ito is the new star in the making, appearing in many popular shows. These two will pair up to tackle the “ultimate story in the inequalities of love.” Set in a professional ‘shogi’ world, the story will portray the inequalities of love between a nerdy virgin businessman and the older ‘shogi’ pro that borders on “sin.”


Yoshimitsu Naohara
Manager, International Business Dept.
Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. (MBS)
Phone: +81-6-6375-6492

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