- Drama: The Romance Manga Artist
- Romaji: Renai Mangaka
- Japanese: レンアイ漫画家
- Director: Junichi Ishikawa, Yoshinori Kobayashi, Masato Fuchigami
- Writer: Sayaka Yamazaki (manga), Yuko Matsuda
- Network: Fuji TV
- Release Date: April 8, 2021 —
- Runtime: Thursday 22:00
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Seiichiro Karibe (Ryohei Suzuki) is a popular manga writer, who writes under a female pseudonym. He isn’t good at socializing with other people and he rarely goes outside. His shojo manga are targeted for young teen female readers. Because of this, his private life is hidden behind a veil. His solitary life changes after he takes care of his nephew Ren (Ryusei Iwata), due to the death of Seiichiro Karibe’s younger brother.
Meanwhile, Aiko Kuon (Riho Yoshioka) is a woman about 30-years-old. She doesn’t have a dream, job, or a boyfriend. She meets Seiichiro Karibe at the funeral of her first love. That funeral is for Seiichiro Karibe’s younger brother. Seiichiro Karibe asks Aiko Kuon to take part in a pseudo romance with him, so he can use it for writing material.
- “Renai Mangaka” takes over Fuji TV‘s Thursday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Familiar Wife.”
- Based on manga series “Renai Mangaka” by Sayaka Yamazaki (published from December, 2010 to January, 2012 in manga magazine Morning).
|Ryohei Suzuki||Riho Yoshioka||Gordon Maeda||Ryusei Iwata||Sakurako Konishi|
|Seiichiro Karibe||Aiko Kuon||Togo Nikaido||Ren Karibe||Yuna Ito|
|Shunya Shiraishi||Ryo Ryusei||Ainosuke Kataoka||Haruka Kinami||Anna Hoshino|
|Jun Karibe||Tsuyoshi Hayase||Tatsuya Kogo||Karen Kinjo||Mao Kinjo|
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