‘He’s Waiting’: 5 Things to Know About Netflix’s Japanese Comedy and Drama Series

The beauty of entertainment is that creators have the freedom to express themselves and come up with unique ideas that leave audiences surprised and captivated. Japan is a top market producing amazing content ranging from shows, movies, anime and more with Netflix now bringing a new original watch!

‘He’s Expecting’ is a quirky new watch that spawns a very unique company. Netflix’s comedy-drama is set in a world where cisgender men can also get pregnant, and addresses issues that women regularly face. Unexpected breastfeeding, scrutiny in the workplace, expectations as a mother, the show is meant to be a hilarious watch that highlights some very real conversations. Before reading on for more, check out “Maid” and “Space Force” if you like comedy dramas!


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When is “He’s Expecting” coming out and where to watch it?

“He’s Expecting” is scheduled to premiere on April 21, 2022. You can watch all 8 episodes exclusively on Netflix.

What is “He Waits” about?

According to Netflix’s official synopsis: “The story takes place in a world where men can conceive and give birth. Kentaro Hiyama, an elite publicist, suddenly discovers one day that he is pregnant. Her partner, Aki Seto, never thought she would become a parent, so the two are initially confused by this unexpected event. As a pregnant man, Kentaro will face the scrutiny of business and society, and shed light on the hardships experienced by “pregnant women”. Challenged by many of the issues associated with modern pregnancy and childbirth, the two will have to face reality and make the ultimate decision: to have a baby or not.

Who stars in Netflix’s Japanese comedy-drama series?

Takumi Saitoh as Kentaro Hiyama

Takumi Saitoh is a Japanese model, actor, director and photographer from Tokyo. He began his career as a teenager as a model and performed in shows around the world. After working in advertising, an opportunity presented itself to Saitoh which led to him making his acting debut in the Korean movie reboot of “Toki no Kaori” titled “Remember Me”. Following this, he appeared in many movies and TV shows, including “Umizaru”, “The Prince of Tennis”, “Itsuka no Kimi e”, “RoboGeisha”, “13 Assassins”, “The Prisoner of Sakura” , among others. He will also be seen in the upcoming superhero movie “Shin Ultraman”. Saitoh plays the lead role of Kentaro Hiyama, a man who becomes pregnant.

The rest of the cast consists of Juri Ueno as Aki Seto, Mariko Tsutsui, Ryo Iwamatsu, Kazuya Takahashi, Shohei Uno, Maho Yamada, Lily Franky, Gaku Hosokawa
Kou Maehara, Yusaku Mori, Ai Yamamoto, Shima Ise, Yukiko Shinohara, Atsushi Hashimoto, Yuriko Ono, Mai Kiryu, Shigeru Saiki and Toshie Negishi.


“He Waits” is written by Yoshitatsu Yamada, Yukiko Sode, Chihiro Amano. Yuko Hakuda and Takeo Kikuchi are the directors.


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