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.[1][2][3]

Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot
JapaneseJimmy〜アホみたいなホンマの話〜
GenreComedy
Directed byMitsuno Michio
StarringAkiyoshi Nakao
Tetsuji Tamayama
Hiroyuki Onoue
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Production
Running time39–64 min
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseJuly 20, 2018 (2018-07-20)

It was ordered direct-to-series, and the first full season premiered on Netflix streaming on July 20, 2018.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Keisuke Koide was originally cast as Sanma, but he was dropped from the project after his underage sex scandal.[4]

ReleaseEdit

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.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Jimmy: The True Story Of A True Idiot' On Netflix Attempts To Bring Eastern Comedy To A Western Audience". Decider. July 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Jimmy: The True Story Of A True Idiot Season 1 Review". The Review Geek. July 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot (TV Series)". Film Affinity. July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Brasor, Philip (2017-09-16). "There's no business like a star's personal business". Retrieved 2019-04-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot. Netflix.

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