40’ x 13 episodes
Naoki Serizawa’s action-comedy manga “Saru Lock”, published by Kodansha, remade as a live-action TV drama!
Hayato Ichihara (ROOKIES, WATER BOYS 2) plays Yataro Sarumaru, a silver-haired lockpicking prodigy, nicknamed “Saru”. He is the son of a locksmith in Asakusa, Tokyo, and has learned exceptional lock-picking skills. He is also a notorious ladies man. Because of his work, he often ends up getting into trouble. Using his exceptional skills, Saru then finds himself solving various mysterious cases, while at the same time trying his luck with the ladies.
Locked doors are not the only thing Saru opens . he also opens the hearts of clients. He holds the key to open the future, the key to solve mysteries, the key to reconcile people, and so on. A new urban hero, “Saru” comes to TV!! In addition to the TV drama, there are plans for a movie to be released.