Kaijuu Club ~ Kusou Tokusatsu Seishunki

Kaijuu-Club

Official Website
www.mbs.jp/kaijuclub

Broadcast
From 1.28 a.m., Wednesdays, 7 June 2017

Station
TBS

Story
It’s the mid-1970s at a time before the TV recording function became commonplace. The Kaijuu Club is a group of youths that loves fancy special effects series such as Ultraman and Ultra Seven. They put everything into researching monsters which appear in these series from every possible angle and hold editorial meetings to publish a fan magazine on the monsters. The members of the club would gather at their usual coffee shop and have enthusiastic and heated discussions without being daunted by the chilly stares of the people around them. One of its members is Nakajima Ryota, a young man who loves monsters with a passion. He is the only one who has a girlfriend Yuriko and is troubled by the ultimate choice he must make time and again – should the members or Yuriko be his priority? It is her birthday on Sunday. But that day is also an important deadline for the club. The alien Metron watches over Ryota as he agonises. What will his choice be in the end?

Characters
Hongo Kanata as Ryota
A serious, good-natured university student who does not drink or gamble. He wants to conquer special effects series productions. Because special effects series are what children watch in the 1970s, he has a hang up about liking monsters even though he is an adult.

Yokohama Ryusei as Katsuo
A high school student. He is the youngest member of the club but is mature. He is incisive in his commentary on special effects series and is respected by the members.

Yano Masato as Shingo
The typical nerd who is good at studies and also studies special effects series. He is more outstanding for his rapid talking and spectacles. Because he is the type who cares about fine details, he will correct the mistakes of others one by one.

Kato Ryo as Yusuke
A university student. He is very good-natured, but on the other hand, gets serious when it comes to special effects series. He is an expert illustrator because of his artistic inclinations. No one can draw monsters like he does.

Yamaguchi Shogo as Nishi
He is the emotional pillar of the Kaijuu Club but quite unable to read situations. He is particular about sounds effects. He is usually a salary man.

Emoto Tokio as Joe
The number 2 man in the Kaijuu Club. He is the strategist who carries out the practical work. A freelance magazine writer who is full of vitality and enthusiasm, he keeps coming up with ideas.

Tsukaji Muga as Chief
The founder and chief editor of the Kaijuu Club. He is the theorist who emphasises material on special effects series. He is always calm and the club’s members have immense faith in him. But his personal life is shrouded in mystery.

Baba Fumika as Yuriko
A university student who is Ryota’s girlfriend. She is a cheerful, polished A student.

Scriptwriter
Fukuhara Kota (Final Fantasy XIV Hikari no Otousan, Yowamushi Pedal)

All text copyright © jdramas.wordpress.com.

Advertisements

About jadefrost

This blog contains information and musings on current and upcoming Japanese dramas but is not intended to be comprehensive.
This entry was posted in Summer 2017 Dramas, TBS and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s