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- Drama: Midsummer's Boy: 19452020 (literal title)
- Romaji: Manatsu no Shonen: 19452020
- Japanese: 真夏の少年～19452020
- Director: Takuro Oikawa, Hajime Takezono, Koji Ono
- Writer: Takuji Higuchi
- Network: TV Asahi
- Episodes: 8
- Release Date: July 31 - September 18, 2020
- Runtime: Friday 23:15
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Ryuji (Taisho Iwasaki), Satoru (Ryuga Sato) and Atsushi (Hidaka Ukisho) are friends in high school. They are classmates in the 2nd grade class B. They appear like troubled students, but they are not. They are actually country boys.
When they are at their secret place, they suddenly feel a big shake and hear the sound of thunder. Then next moment, they see a man Sanpei wearing a dirty military uniform with a backpack and holding a bayonet. Sanpei came from the past, right before the end of the war in Guam. Ryuji, Satoru and Atsushi enjoy their time with Sanpei. They think that being with Sanpei, their lives might change and they ask him to spend summer with them. Class President Michifumi (Yuto Nasu) and twin brothers Akihiko (Naoki Fujii) and Kazuhiko (Issei Kanasashi) join the group.
- "Midsummer's Boy: 19452020" takes over TV Asahi's Friday 23:15 time slot previously occupied by "Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 4" and followed by "24 Japan" on October 9, 2020.
- The six lead actors (Taisho Iwasaki, Ryuga Sato, Yuto Nasu, Hidaka Ukisho, Naoki Fujii, Issei Kanasashi) are members of boy group "Bishounen."
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