MIPCOM Spotlight: TV Asahi


TV Asahi is offering the dramedy Ossan’s Love as both a finished series and format.

The show, about an unconventional love triangle, “has become a phenomenon of sorts,” says Motoko Nakai, the director of TV Asahi’s international business department. “It took the young female audience by storm like never before and is still in demand by millions even months after its initial broadcast.”

Further highlights include the format Falling in Love Like a Romantic TV Drama and the animated movie Yuri!!! on ICE the Movie: Ice Adolescence. Nakai describes Falling in Love Like a Romantic TV Drama as a “fresh, catchy reality format with a unique twist.” Meanwhile, the animated series Yuri!!! on ICE is headed to the big screen with a movie hitting theaters in 2019.

“We are looking for new partnerships in the areas of licensing, co-production and co-development for our unique formats and drama remakes,” Nakai says.