'He's Expecting': 5 things to know about Netflix Japanese comedy-drama series

Successful cisgender man Kentaro Hiyama's life goes for a toss when he unexpectedly becomes pregnant leading him on a life-adventure


                            'He's Expecting': 5 things to know about Netflix Japanese comedy-drama series
Takumi Saitoh as Kentaro Hiyama in 'He's Expecting' (Netflix)
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The beauty of entertainment is that creators have the freedom to express themselves and come up with unique ideas that leave audiences surprised and enthralled. Japan has been a leading market that produces amazing content ranging from shows, movies, anime, and more with Netflix now bringing a quirky new watch!

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'He's Expecting' is an eccentric, new watch that brings forth a very unique enterprise. The Netflix comedy-drama is set in a world where cisgender men can get pregnant as well and addresses the issues women face regularly. From unexpected lactation, scrutiny in the workplace, expectations as a mother, the show is looking to be a hilarious watch that brings to light very real conversations. Before reading on to know more, do check out 'Maid' and 'Space Force' if you love some comedy dramas!

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When does 'He's Expecting' release and where to watch it?

'He's Expecting' is set to premiere on April 21, 2022. You can watch all 8 episodes exclusively on Netflix.

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What is 'He's Expecting' about?

According to the official Netflix synopsis: 'The story takes place in a world where men can conceive and give birth. Kentaro Hiyama, an elite ad man, suddenly finds out one day that he is pregnant. His partner, Aki Seto, never thought she would become a parent, so the two are at first confused by this unexpected event. As a pregnant man, Kentaro will face the scrutiny of the company and society, and will shed light on the hardships experienced by "pregnant women". Challenged by many problems associated with modern pregnancy and childbirth, the two will have to face reality and make the ultimate decision: to have a baby or not.'

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Who stars in the Netflix Japanese comedy-drama series?

Takumi Saitoh as Kentaro Hiyama

Takumi Saitoh is a Japanese model, actor, film director, and photographer who hails from Tokyo. He began his career in his teens by modeling and has walked in shows across the world.  After working in advertising an opportunity arose for Saitoh leading to making his acting debut in the Korean film reboot of 'Toki no Kaori'  called 'Remember Me'. Following this, he has appeared in many television and films which include 'Umizaru', 'The Prince of Tennis', 'Itsuka no Kimi e', 'RoboGeisha', '13 Assassins', 'The Prisoner of Sakura' amongst others. He will also be seen in the upcoming superhero flick 'Shin Ultraman'. Saitoh plays the lead role of Kentaro Hiyama, a man who becomes pregnant.

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The rest of the cast consists of Juri Ueno as Aki Seto, Mariko Tsutsui, Ryo Iwamatsu, Kazuya Takahashi, Shohei Uno, Maho Yamada, Lily Franky, Gaku Hosokawa
Kou Maehara,Yusaku Mori, Ai Yamamoto, Shima Ise, Yukiko Shinohara, Atsushi Hashimoto, Yuriko Ono, Mai Kiryu, Shigeru Saiki and Toshie Negishi.

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Showrunners

'He's Expecting' is written by Yoshitatsu Yamada, Yukiko Sode, Chihiro Amano. Yuko Hakuda and Takeo Kikuchi serve as the directors. 

Trailer

Click below to have a taste of the wondrous, unique dilemma one man is faced with!


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