Seiyuu Yuuki Kaji is really branching out into live-action these days. And now, he finally lands his first major role! He will be starring as the lead in the upcoming WOWOW science fiction drama, Pipuru: AI to Kekkon Seikatsu Hajimemashita (People: AI and Married Life Has Begun).
The seiyuu proudly posted about his new role on Twitter, posing with the script:
Pipuru will be based on a science fiction story by Mariru Harada. In the show, Kaji will play Tsumuki, who marries a humanoid A.I. named Pipuru. He marries her after failing to secure a relationship, and when he marries Pipuru, she also rejects him on their wedding night, And when poor Tsumuki tries having her fixed, the developer tells him there’s a problem with her, and it can’t be fixed at all!
Mai Sakai will be directing the series, with Yasuke Taki writing the scripts. As for Yuuki Kaji, he actually voiced the character in the web audio drama. The response was so good that it lead him to star in the live-action adaptation!
Kaji is best known for plenty of starring roles in anime. His most notable ones include Eren from Attack on Titan, Shouto Todoroki from My Hero Academia, and Alibaba from Magi.