Ike Nwala of Lupinranger VS Patranger Stars in New Drama Series
Ike Nwala of Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger stars in the upcoming Japanese drama Come to Me alongside actors Fumi Kikuchi and Daichi Watanabe.
Come to Me is a Japanese serial drama starring Fumi Kikuchi, Daichi Watanabe, and Ike Nwala. It is an original work directed by Keisuke Toyoshima, with a screenplay by Koji Tukuo. The story centers on a group of three young boys in a shared household discussing their experiences with the various forms of love while making mistakes and proving their unfortunate reputation as clumsy and unappealing.
Daichi Watanabe plays Nobuhiro Kageyama, a singer, and songwriter struggling to sell his work. Similarly, Fumi Kikuchi’s Masaki Iijima is a theatre company actor with great pride and confidence who is also unable to sell himself to people. Malik Johnson Jr. is a manga artist suffering similar strifes to Kageyama and Iijima. He is played by Ike Nwala, an African-American who is a member of the Chō Shinjuku comedy group. His first Japanese TV drama appearance was in 2019 when he starred as Commander Hilltop in Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger.
Come to Me is slated to air on July 1st at 11:59 p.m. (JST time) on Nippon TV.