Drama about welfare office worker premiered in Japan on July 17
Japanese entertainment channel WakuWaku Japan announced on Thursday that it will air Caseworker’s Diary, the live-action television series adaptation of Haruko Kashiwagi‘s Kenkō de Bunkateki na Saitei Gendo no Seikatsu (A Minimum Healthy and Cultural Life) manga. The series will premiere on September 24.
The series premiered on July 17 in Japan.
The cast includes:
- Riho Yoshioka as Emiru Yoshitsune
- Kenichi Endo as Masao Aizawa, the man whose case Emiru is handling
- Arata Iura as Akagami Handa, a colleague who helps guide Emiru
- Kei Tanaka as Daiki Kyōgoku, Emiru’s superior
- Rina Kawaei as China Kurihashi, a clear-headed and sharp-minded case worker colleague of Emiru
- Yūki Yamada as Ryūichi Shichijō, a passionate case worker who is unusually fond of his mother
Keita Motohashi directed the series, while Kōichi Yajima penned the scripts. AAA performed the show’s theme song “Tomorrow.”
The manga follows Emiru Yoshitsune, who is hired as a government worker right after graduation, and is assigned to the welfare office. As a case worker, she works protecting the livelihood of citizens, but she must come face to face with those who live in poverty.
Kashiwagi launched the manga in Weekly Big Comic Spirits in 2014, and Shogakukan published the manga’s sixth compiled volume on January 30. The staff also revealed that the manga has 500,000 copies in print.