The Future Diary is a love diary of events that will happen in the future. Two people who have never met before are cast to live out a romantic storyline by following a diary that is handed to them. Their semi-fictional exchange, based on the casts’ own words, takes them through an experience that could ultimately influence how they view one another. Will the adventure lead to real romance? A reboot of the legendary romance reality series that made 20 years ago starts from December 14, 2021.
MC: DAIGO / Studio Cast: Taiki Sato (EXILE/FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE), Saya (LALANDE), Reina Sumi, Natsuna
Theme Song: SEKAI NO OWARI “Diary”
Will a man and a woman fall in love through the experience written in The Future Diary? The legendary Japanese romance reality series will reboot on Netflix
The Future Diary was born about 20 years ago, as a project of a variety show of a leading Japanese television network Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS) that became a huge hit in the world. It was then made into a movie, an event, and even a game, and the theme songs of the drama TSUNAMI and SAKURAZAKA were big hits and became a social phenomenon. This legendary love reality project will be updated and rebooted as a Netflix series.
Synopsis: Two people who have never met before are cast to live out a romantic storyline by following a rough “script” in the diary that is handed to them containing only a rough outline of a story. Their semi-fictional exchange, based on the casts’ own words, takes them through an experience that could ultimately influence how they view one another. Viewers will be left asking themselves whether the casts’ scripted adventures will lead to real romance. A reboot of a top reality series that made waves from 1998 to 2002.
The Japanese pop band, SEKAI NO OWARI wrote a theme song called Diary for the show and the trailer with the song has debut. One of the band’s members, Fukase says “The original TV show (broadcasted 20 years ago) is legendary, especially for my generation. I was very nervous and wasn’t sure if we are good enough.” Another band member Saori wrote the lyrics for the song says “In the show, we don’t know the couple’s destiny which made it difficult for me on how to conclude the storytelling in the lyrics”. The song truly reflects the feelings of the couple in The Future Diary. “This is the very first, straightforward love song for us” the band added.
The MC of the show is multi-talented DAIGO. The other studio members include: Taiki Sato (EXILE/FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE), Saya (LALANDE), Reina Sumi and Natsuna. They will watch the couple’s journey closely and warmly periodically at the studio. Daigo remembers watching the show twenty years ago and he says “Frankly, I’m really happy. I watched the show all the time back then and it’s really cool to be able to watch the reboot. Watching it before everyone else is even better.” Even though the other hosts have not seen the original TV series, they all are excited about the reboot. Being a love story fan, Saya says “I got so into the show though I am not the generation that is familiar with the original series.” Taiki Sato is already a fan of the show as well. “It inspires your imagination. It makes me think – I would want to have this kind of relationship”, says Taiki. Reina Sumi says “I want everyone to join us and enjoy watching the couple’s journey that had me excited, cringing and chewing my nails.” Natsuna also tells “The couple receives ‘The Future Diary’ which tells their future; however, not everything goes as planned. That’s all I can tell you for now. You have to watch it till the end and find out for yourself.”
Netflix’s new Japanese series The Future Diary will start streaming on December 14, 2021 only on Netflix. The first three episodes will be released on the first week and then one new episode will be added every week.
About The Future Diary (A Netflix Series) General Director/Chief Producer: Masaya Arai (TBS) / Director: Kotaro Itani (G-yama) / Executive Producer: Shinichi Takahashi (Netflix) / Chief Producer: Machi Fujiwara (TBS), Takeshi Takaoka (TBS) / Producer: Takahide Yamaji (G-yama), Hiroyuki Takahashi (G-yama) / Production: TBS In Association with: G-yama Release Date: 14 December 2021.
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