Next week Netflix premieres its first Japanese original series, Hibana: Spark, a drama about the struggling friendship between two comedians.
This week a second Japanese drama was announced by Netflix, an untitled series produced by veteran TV comedian and host Sanma Akashiya.
Hibana: Spark is a story of two young men advocating the meaning of living and feelings of love—portrayed through a decade of the lives of young men who gave their everything to the unique Japanese world of storytelling and MANZAI comedy.
The story is based on the novel “Hibana” which was awarded the 153rd Akutagawa Prize, the summit of Japanese literature, written by Naoki Matayoshi, who is himself a comedian and a part of the comic duo ‘Peace’.
Friday June 3 on Netflix.