From 11.15 p.m., Fridays, 20 January – 10 March 2023
Doctor Sayama Taku runs Sayama Children’s Clinic, which specialises in child psychiatry. His family owns a general hospital but he chose to take over his aunt’s small clinic in the outskirts. As a result, Taku is treated as an oddball by his family. However, as someone who has been living with autism spectrum disorder, Taku understands the struggles more than anyone. Along with clinical psychologist Mukaiyama Kazuki, he examines and treats child patients having a hard time with developmental difficulties. Meanwhile, Toono Shiho, a clumsy medical intern at a university hospital’s pediatrics department, keeps making mistakes until she ends up committing a blunder that could have led to a grave accident. Her professor tells her to give up on becoming a doctor. Around the same time, she learns that she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Shocked and aghast, Shiho finds herself on the way to a certain place – Rie Children’s Clinic in the suburbs where she used to live during her childhood. Whenever Shiho injured herself, she would visit this clinic without her parents’ knowledge and Sayama Rie, the head of the clinic, would gently take care of her. However, it has now become Sayama Children’s Clinic … … Shiho is at the point of letting go of her dream to be a doctor. But an encounter with Taku gives her the encouragement she needs to carry on, and she ends up training under Taku and Kazuki at Sayama Children’s Clinic.
Yamazaki Ikusaburo as Sayama Taku
The head of Sayama Children’s Clinic. He has autism spectrum disorder. As someone who has been living with autism spectrum disorder, Taku understands the struggles more than anyone and values the time he has with child patients and their families. He does a strange exercise routine every morning and his hobby is playing the cello.
Matsumoto Honoka as Toono Shiho
An intern who oversleeps, comes late and forgets things every day. When she was training at a university hospital’s pediatric department, she was loved by the children. But she not only kept making mistakes, she committed a blunder that could have led to a grave accident. Around the same time, she learns that she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is about to let go of her dream to be a doctor.
Shida Mirai as Hori Rin
A speech therapist who works at various places including Sayama Children’s Clinic and special classes at elementary schools. She used to be an elementary school teacher. She usually wears Lolita fashion. But her appearance belies her strong personality, passion and big sisterly disposition. She dotes on Toono Shiho as if she is her younger sister.
Fubuki Jun as Sayama Rie
Sayama Taku’s late aunt who used to run Rie Children’s Clinic. She would take care of Toono Shiho whenever she injured herself and visited the clinic in secret.
Kuriyama Chiaki as Mukaiyama Kazuki
A clinical psychologist at Sayama Children’s Clinic. In addition to her work at the clinic, she is also a counsellor to teachers and students at an elementary school. She is always calm and collected and does not get perturbed by Sayama Taku’s actions and pace. She has the kindest heart and because she has a good understanding of Taku, she supports the clinic as his right-hand person.
Liaison by Yonchan, Takemura Yusaku
Yoshida Noriko (Mistresses, Dying Eye, Dr Koto Shiryojo Series)
Saito Yuki, Komatsu Takashi, Takezoni Hajime
Envelope by Kobukuro