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Nippon TV to Offer Romantic Drama Weakest Beast


Nippon TV has added to its catalog for MIPTV the scripted format Weakest Beast, a romantic drama series from scriptwriter Akiko Nogi.

Weakest Beast follows two modern-day millennials: a 30-year-old woman who does everything perfectly at work while constantly keeping her emotions in check and a 33-year-old ladies’ man who works as an elite accountant and trusts no one. Destiny brings these two people together.

Weakest Beast is produced by Nippon TV’s drama series producer Kyoko Matsumoto and directed by Nippon TV’s Nobuo Mizuta, who also directed Mother, Woman—My Life for My Children and anone.

Weakest Beast is also available as a finished drama, featuring ten episodes with English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Indonesian and Thai subtitles.

“We are always targeting millennials when we create new drama series and this title was accepted very highly by our targeted viewers,” commented Atsushi Sogo, president of international business development for Nippon TV. “They related deeply to the characters’ thoughts and actions who are trying their best to make their way through a complicated time in their lives. Each night the series aired on Nippon TV and its network stations all over Japan, there were literally thousands of comments on SNS all about this drama. Viewers were repeating the lines the characters said because it was exactly how they were feeling.”

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