Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot
Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot (Jimmy〜アホみたいなホンマの話〜, Jimmy: Aho Mitai na Honma no Hanashi) is a 2018 Japanese-language web television series directed by Mitsuno Michio and starring Akiyoshi Nakao, Tetsuji Tamayama and Hiroyuki Onoue. The plot revolves around simple-minded Hideaki Onishi as he meets series producer and Japanese comedy legend Sanma Akashiya, changes his name to Jimmy, and transforms into a comedy star. Jimmy’s comedy leans heavily on slapstick and silly humour, against a backdrop of drama which drives the narrative forward.
|Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot|
|Directed by||Mitsuno Michio|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Running time||39–64 min|
|Original release||July 20, 2018|
It was ordered direct-to-series, and the first full season premiered on Netflix streaming on July 20, 2018.
- Akiyoshi Nakao as Jimmy Onishi
- Tetsuji Tamayama as Sanma Akashiya
- Hiroyuki Onoue as Shoji Murakami
- Seiji Rokkaku as Mr. Okure
- Shōhei Uno as Totzan
- Shintarō Hazama as Kanpei Hazama
- Yuta Kanai as Shinsuke Shimada
- Chizuru Ikewaki as Shinobu Otake
- Haruka Kinami as Kyōko Takamiya
- Kōichi Satō as Keisuke Miyake
- Takuya Kimura as a comedian (cameo)
The full first season of Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot consisting of 9 episodes premiered on Netflix streaming on July 20, 2018.
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