Kotaro Lives Alone Live-Action Show Gets Sequel

February 20, 2023

It has been decided that a sequel to the TV drama “Kotaro Lives Alone” based on Mami Tsumura ‘s original will start Broadcasting In April. The sequel series is titled, Kaette Kitazo yo! Kotarō wa Hitori Gurashi (I’m Back! Kotaro Lives Alone).

Kotaro Lives Alone Live Action Visual

The live-action series’ sequel will air every Saturday at 11:00 p.m. JST starting in April on TV Asahi and its 24 affiliated stations. The first season debuted in April 2021.


Original: Mami Tsumura “Kotaro lives alone” (Shogakukan) (serialized in “Big Comic Superior”)
Script: Rin
Eto Music: Daisuke
Shinoda General Producer: Yumiko Miwa (TV Asahi)
Producer: Ayumu Tsuzuki (TV Asahi) Noriko Obana (J Storm), Chizuko Matsuno (Asbird), Mitsuru Oka (Asbird), Aya Oda (Asbird), Maiko Kobayashi (TV Asahi) Director: Kazuki Tobita, Naomi Kinoshita ,etc. Jay Storm


Susumu Kano: Hiroshi Yokoyama
Sato Kotaro: Eito Kawahara


One day, manga author Shin Karino is greeted by four-year-old Kotarou Satou, his new next-door neighbor, who gifts him a box of tissues. In Karino’s eyes, Kotarou is an odd kid: he speaks in an extremely formal manner, and he lives alone in his apartment—no parents or relatives in sight. But Kotarou neither seems to mind, nor wants to rely on people. Feeling sympathetic toward Kotarou’s circumstances, Karino decides to follow Kotarou to a bathhouse in case something might happen to him and there he comes to understand the little boy is not so different from him. Little by little, Karino—along with the other residents of the apartment complex—grows fond of Kotarou and his antics. At the same time, Kotarou himself might have found something akin to a family in his unique neighbors.

Tsumura launched the manga in Big Comic Superior in 2015. The manga’s ninth compiled book volume shipped in June 2022.

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Source: Natalie