Followers: Netflix’s first Japanese live action series set for February release
Staff Reporter | On 05, Dec 2019Reading time: 1 mins
Followers, Netflix’s first Japanese live action original series (by which we believe they mean first love action scripted drama), will arriving next February.
The first drama series directed by Mika Ninagawa (Diner, No Longer Human) brings her signature dreamlike colour to a story about Tokyo‘s fashion and lifestyles.
It follows a famous and successful fashion photographer, Limi Nara (played by Miki Nakatani), who has built a career capturing the evolving people and city of present-day Tokyo. She lives her life confidently and showcases her independence in both her career and relationships. Conversely, a young, aspiring actress Natsume Hyakuta (played by Elaiza Ikeda) struggles to find her identity and self-confidence which impacts her personal relationships and career as an actress.
Everything changes when Natsume finds instant fame from Limi posting a candid photo of her on Instagram. Their lives – and those of the other women and men around them – intersect in ever-vibrant Tokyo as they fight to maintain relevance and social currency while following their hearts, dreams and social media accounts. With some love on the side, these women are looking for their own style of happiness.
Followers also illustrates the friendships of Limi with her manager Yuruco (Nobuaki Kaneko), an entrepreneur Eriko (Mari Natsuki), a manager of the popular singer sayo Akane (Yuka Itaya), and Natsume with an aspiring artist Sunny (KOM_I), generous Nori (Yutaro) and a popular YouTuber Hiraku (Shuhei Uesugi).
You can see them all in action when Followers arrives on Netflix globally on 27th February 2020. See above for your first look at the series.