Tokyo Bandwagon NTV Fall Drama 2013

  • Drama: Tokyo Bandwagon
  • Romaji: Tokyo Bandwagon
  • Japanese: 下町大家族物語 下町大家族物語
  • Director: Shunsuke Kariyama, Shintaro Sugawara
  • Writer: Yukiya Shoji (novel), Mika Omori
  • Network: NTV
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: October 12 – December 14, 2013
  • Runtime: Saturdays. 21:00-21:54
  • TV Ratings: 7.1%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Set within a secondhand bookstore named Tokyo Bandwagon, located in a suburb of Tokyo. The bookstore has a small cafe and the exterior building is old. A large family has lived there for the past four generations. The family solves troubles from their customers. Ao Hotta (Kazuya Kamenashi) is a 26-year-old freelance travel agency guide.

Notes

  1. Based on the novel “Tokyo Bandwagon” by Yukiya Shoji (published April 26, 2006 by Shueisha Inc.).

Cast

Tokyo Bandwagon-Kazuya Kamenashi.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Mikako Tabe.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Koji Tamaki.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Sei Hiraizumi.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Mariko Kaga.jpg
Kazuya KamenashiMikako TabeKoji TamakiSei HiraizumiMariko Kaga
Ao HottaSuzumi MakinoGanato Hotta (Ao’s father)Kanichi Hotta (Ao’s grandfather)Sachi Hotta (Ao’s grandmother)
Tokyo Bandwagon-Mimura.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Runa Ozawa.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Nobuaki Kaneko.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Airi Taira.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Yuma Kimino.jpg
MimuraRuna OzawaNobuaki KanekoAiri TairaYuma Kimino
Aiko Hotta (Ao’s sister)Kayo Hotta (Aiko’s daughter)Kon Hotta (Ao’s brother)Ami Hotta (Kon’s wife)Kento Hotta (Kon’s son)
Tokyo Bandwagon-Yoshihiko Inohara.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Jonathan Sherr.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Ken Mitsuishi.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Hairi Katagiri.jpgTokyo Bandwagon-Bengal.jpg
Yoshihiko InoharaJonathan SherrKen MitsuishiHairi KatagiriBengal
Naoya FujishimaMurdochKen chanManamiYuen

Additional Cast Members:

  • Aoi Ito – Aiko Hotta (child) (ep.4)

Episode Ratings

EpisodeDateRatings
(Kanto Region)
0110/12/20138.8%
0210/19/20138.2%
0310/26/20137.8%
0411/02/20136.3%
0511/09/20136.2%
0611/16/20136.8%
0711/23/20136.1%
0811/30/20136.3%
0912/07/20137.3%
1012/14/20136.5%
Average7.1%

Source: Video Research, Ltd.

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