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


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.


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


Tokyo Bandwagon-Kazuya Kamenashi.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Mikako Tabe.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Koji Tamaki.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Sei Hiraizumi.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Mariko Kaga.jpg
Kazuya Kamenashi Mikako Tabe Koji Tamaki Sei Hiraizumi Mariko Kaga
Ao Hotta Suzumi Makino Ganato Hotta (Ao’s father) Kanichi Hotta (Ao’s grandfather) Sachi Hotta (Ao’s grandmother)
Tokyo Bandwagon-Mimura.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Runa Ozawa.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Nobuaki Kaneko.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Airi Taira.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Yuma Kimino.jpg
Mimura Runa Ozawa Nobuaki Kaneko Airi Taira Yuma 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.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Jonathan Sherr.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Ken Mitsuishi.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Hairi Katagiri.jpg Tokyo Bandwagon-Bengal.jpg
Yoshihiko Inohara Jonathan Sherr Ken Mitsuishi Hairi Katagiri Bengal
Naoya Fujishima Murdoch Ken chan Manami Yuen

Additional Cast Members:

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

Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 10/12/2013 8.8%
02 10/19/2013 8.2%
03 10/26/2013 7.8%
04 11/02/2013 6.3%
05 11/09/2013 6.2%
06 11/16/2013 6.8%
07 11/23/2013 6.1%
08 11/30/2013 6.3%
09 12/07/2013 7.3%
10 12/14/2013 6.5%
Average 7.1%

Source: Video Research, Ltd.