Takuma Usa to Star in TV Tokyo Drama Series ‘At 25:00, in Akasaka’


Actor Takuma Usa will appear in the TV Tokyo drama series At 25:00, in Akasaka starting April 18.

The series is based on the manga series of the same title by Hiroko Natsuno, which was serialized in the BL magazine On Blue. It has sold over 1.2 million copies and tells the bittersweet story of a romance between two actors in the entertainment industry. Takuma Usa will play Hajime Sakuma, a fellow actor.

The series will be broadcast domestically and streamed worldwide simultaneously with the help of GagaOOLala, a Taiwanese video-sharing service specializing in LGBTQ content.

<Comment from Takuma Usa>
“I’m Takuma Usa, and I’ll be playing the role of Hajime Sakuma. Having read the original manga series, I could relate to so many aspects of it being in the entertainment industry, so I couldn’t wait to start filming. I hope everyone watching At 25:00 in Akasaka will be thrilled as if they’re watching something happening in real life. I’ll be sure to play my role so that I can support the two leading actors behind the scenes throughout the production.”

Yuki Shirasaki finally landed his big break. But the pressure is on when he’s cast alongside current superstar (and his former classmate!) Asami Hayama. Determined to do his best, Shirasaki decides to dive deep into researching playing the role of a gay man and visits a gay bar for a one-night stand. To his surprise, Hayama is there and gives Shirasaki the shock of his life by suggesting they become friends with benefits! Can Shirasaki keep his attention on the role, or will he be captivated by Hayama’s good looks and irresistible charm?

At 25:00, in Akasaka (Thursday Drama 24)
Broadcast Station/Time and Date:
・TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, TVQ, Kyushu Broadcasting / Airing April 18, 2024, Thursdays 24:30-25:00
・BS TV Tokyo, BS TV Tokyo 4K / Airing April 23, 2024, Tuesdays from 24:00-24:30
Streaming: Available to watch online on TV Tokyo (HP/TVer), U-NEXT, GagaOOLala *Exclusive streaming outside of Japan

Kiita Komagine, Taisuke Niihara
Takuma Usa, Shoma Nagumo, Kenzou Fukutsu, Uchu Imagawa, Yushin Shinohara / Atsushi Hashimoto, Moemi Katayama

Original Work:
At 25:00, in Akasaka by Hiroko Natsuno (Shodensha on BLUE COMICS)

Director: Takahiro Horie, Ryo Kawasaki
Script: Miho Aotsuka, Kumiko Aso
Producers: Akira Egawa (TV Tokyo), Takaya Chiba (TV Tokyo), Ayano Kimura (The icon), Kuniko Furubayashi (The icon)

Official Site

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