One of the strangest manga of recent years will be adapted by Netflix into a live action series. The series He’s Waiting, coming to Netflix in 2022, takes place in a world where men can get pregnant too. We’ll keep track of everything you need to know about He’s Waiting For, including the plot, casting news, trailers, production updates, and most importantly, the Netflix release date.
He’s Waiting is an upcoming Japanese Netflix original series, based on the Hiyama Kentarou no Ninshin manga by author Sakai Eri. The series will be co-directed by Yuko Hakoda and Takeo Kikuchi. Netflix will produce the series, and production will be handled by TV Tokyo and Aoi Pro.
Yuriko Mamiya (TV Tokyo), Yu Ota (TV Tokyo) and Tsutomu Hirabayashi (AOI Pro) are listed as producers on the series, with Shinichi Takahashi, Netflix’s content acquisition manager as executive.
What is the premiere date of season 1 of He Waits on Netflix?
Netflix hasn’t revealed an exact premiere date, but we can confirm that the series is slated for 2022.
What is the plot He is waiting for?
The synopsis for He’s Waiting was provided by Netflix:
The story takes place in a world where, in rare cases, men can conceive and give birth. Kentaro Hiyama, an elite publicist, discovers one day that she is pregnant. His partner, Aki Seto, never thought that she would ever become a mother, so the two are initially concerned about this unexpected event. As a pregnant man, Kentaro will face the scrutiny of business and society, shedding light on the challenges pregnant women face. Faced with the many challenges of modern pregnancy and childbirth, both men will have to face reality and make the final decision: whether or not to have a baby.
Who are the cast members of He’s Waiting For?
As of this writing, only two cast members have been confirmed for He’s Waiting. The main characters in the series are Saitoh Takumi and Ueno Juri.
Saitoh Takumi – Hiyama Kentarou
The Japanese series that he hopes will arrive on Netflix in 2022.
Saitoh Takumi plays the lead role of Hiyama Kentarou, pregnant.
Takumi has been an actor since 2001, when he landed the lead role in Toki no Kaori: Remember Me. Over the past twenty years he has starred in dozens of projects, and one of his biggest roles to date, will be revealed this year when he plays Ultraman in Shin Ultraman, which marks the 55th anniversary of the Ultra series.
Ueno Juri – Seto Aki
Japanese actress Ueno Juri plays the role of Seto Aki. Like her co-star, Juri has been an actress since the 2000s and has played various roles, earning her much praise and popularity. Juri is well known for her lead role in the Japanese adaptation of The Good Doctor, which also enjoyed huge success in the United States with her own adaptation of the popular South Korean series.