Kakenai!?: Kyakuhonka Yoshimaru Keisuke no Sujigaki no Nai Seikatsu – EPISODE01-08 [COMPLETE]

  • Drama: Can’t Write!?: Sceenwriter Keisuke Yoshimaru’s Life Without Synopsis (literal title)
  • Romaji: Kakenai!?: Kyakuhonka Yoshimaru Keisuke no Sujigaki no Nai Seikatsu
  • Japanese: 書けないッ!?〜脚本家 吉丸圭佑の筋書きのない生活〜
  • Director: Keisuke ToyoshimaYuki Saito
  • Writer: Yasushi Fukuda
  • Network: TV Asahi
  • Episodes: 8
  • Release Date: January 16 – March 13, 2021
  • Runtime: Saturday 23:30-24:00
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

Keisuke Yoshimaru (Toma Ikuta) enjoyed watching drama series and wanted to become a screenwriter. He took part in contests to become a TV screenwriter, but he failed. Eventually, he gave up on his dream and began working at a real estate company. There, he met Nami (Michiko Kichise) as a client. She was a single mother and worked at at bookstore. They fell in love and married. Nami also wrote a novel that became a best seller. She is now a 39-year-old best-selling writer. Meanwhile, Keisuke won a contest to become a drama series screenwriter at the age of 32 and he quit his job at the real estate company. He is now 37-years-old, but he doesn’t have any projects to work on. He takes care of the kids and does housework. One day, Keisuke gets his big break. He gets the chance to write the screenplay for a prime time drama series after the main screenwriter quits. He is excited and begins work on the script. At first, Nami worries if Keisuke is able to write the screenplay, but she sees how hard he works and begins to support him.


  1. “Can’t Write!?” will be followed by “Kotaro Lives By Himself” on April 24, 2021.
  2. “Can’t Write!?” is Toma Ikuta‘s first starring role in a TV Asahi drama series.


Cant Write-Toma Ikuta.jpg Cant Write-Michiko Kichise.jpg Cant Write-Fuma Kikuchi.jpg Cant Write-Takehiko Ono.jpg Cant Write-Masayo Umezawa.jpg
Toma Ikuta Michiko Kichise Fuma Kikuchi Takehiko Ono Masayo Umezawa
Keisuke Yoshimaru Nami Yoshimaru Shunya Sengawa Shigeyuki Shinoda Yoshie Shinoda
Cant Write-Anna Yamada.jpg Yunho Cant Write-Masumi Nomura.jpg Cant Write-Kenta Hamano.jpg Cant Write-Masaki Okada.jpg
Anna Yamada Yunho Masumi Nomura Kenta Hamano Masaki Okada
Erika Yoshimaru Sora Yoshimaru Yukari Hatano skinhead man Hayato Yagami
Cant Write-Mijika Nagai.jpg Cant Write-Teppei Koike.jpg Cant Write-Yukiya Kitamura.jpg
Mijika Nagai Teppei Koike Yukiya Kitamura
Megumi Matsuo Takashi Sumi Mitsuo Shoji

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