Adapted from the manga series "Kotaro wa 1-ri Kurashi" (コタローは1人暮らし) by Tsumura Mami (津村マミ), the live action was released in 2021.
Drama: Kotaro wa Hitorigurashi
Aired: Apr 24, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021
Aired On: Saturday
Original Network: TV Asahi
Duration: 30 min.
Shin Karino is an unpopular manga writer and he is single. He lives in an apartment complex that has a rule forbidding children from living there. One day, Shin Karino's doorbell rings. When he opens his apartment door, he sees a small boy. The boy is 5-year-old Kotaro Sato. Kotaro Sato tells Shin Karino that he moved into the neighborhood. Shin Karino makes a weird face, because of the rule of his apartment complex. Kotaro Sato says that he lives by himself. At first, Shin Karino is annoyed by Kotaro Sato, but residents of the apartment building, including Shin Karino, become attached to Kotaro Sato.
I recently found this drama and started watching it on a whim because the preview looked good. I liked it, so I looked it up and found it to be a manga adaption. Now, I haven't read the manga, so can't tell how good an adaption it is but it sure is a really well-made series. I liked every bit of it. It was wholesome and fun. 10 episodes are too few ;A;
I see there's a spin off about one of the characters. Gotta check that one out as well!!