Renai Mangaka ~ EPISODE01-11 [COMPLETE]

  • Drama: The Romance Manga Artist
  • Romaji: Renai Mangaka
  • Japanese: レンアイ漫画家
  • Director: Junichi IshikawaYoshinori Kobayashi, Masato Fuchigami
  • Writer: Sayaka Yamazaki (manga), Yuko Matsuda
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Episodes: 11
  • Release Date: April 8 – June 17, 2021
  • Runtime: Thursday 22:00-22:54
  • TV Ratings: 5.4%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

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.


  1. “The Romance Manga Artist” takes over Fuji TV‘s Thursday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Familiar Wife” and followed by “My Fair Prince” on July 15, 2021.
  2. Based on manga series “Renai Mangaka” by Sayaka Yamazaki (published from December, 2010 to January, 2012 in manga magazine Morning).


The Romance Manga Artist-Ryohei Suzuki.jpg The Romance Manga Artist-Riho Yoshioka.jpg The Romance Manga Artist-Gordon Maeda.jpg The Romance Manga Artist-Ryusei Iwata.jpg The Romance Manga Artist-Sakurako Konishi.jpg
Ryohei Suzuki Riho Yoshioka Gordon Maeda Ryusei Iwata Sakurako Konishi
Seiichiro Karibe Aiko Kuon Togo Nikaido Ren Karibe Yuna Ito
The Romance Manga Artist-Shunya Shiraishi.jpg The Romance Manga Artist-Ryo Ryusei.jpg The Romance Manga Artist-Ainosuke Kataoka.jpg The Romance Manga Artist-Haruka Kinami.jpg Anna Hoshino
Shunya Shiraishi Ryo Ryusei Ainosuke Kataoka Haruka Kinami Anna Hoshino
Jun Karibe Tsuyoshi Hayase Tatsuya Kogo Karen Kinjo Mao Kinjo

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