81 DIVER (Japanese Title : ハチワンダイバー)
International sales companyFuji Television / FUJI CREATIVE CORPORATION
CastsJunpei Mizobata (溝端 淳平)
Riisa Naka (仲 里依紗)
Misako Yasuda (安田 美沙子)
Yukina Kinoshita (木下 優樹菜)
Scenario WriterKazunao Furuya (古家 和尚)
SynopsisKentaro SUGATA (Junpei MIZOBATA) used to be one of the most hopeful trainee to be a professional Shogi (Japanese chess) player, but fails at the final test. Now he has become a "Shinkenshi," a gambler who plays Shogi for money, and boasts his 182 wins in a row. But he is devastated when he is beaten completely by a young woman known as "Ukeshi" (Riisa NAKA) who takes any challenges and never loses. As Shogi means everything to him, he decides to train himself harder to become the strongest player. Based on a popular comic, this comedy drama is about a young man's exciting journey to reorganize his life through a series of tough challenges in Shogi guided by a mysterious girl.
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