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It is an ensemble drama that opens with laughter and connects failure to hope!


A comedy trio who gave up on their dreams and disbanded. An older sister who quit working in a company and became a shell of her former self. A younger sister who works in the city at night without a goal. 5 people who can't come back from their failures. In their 20s. But these failures are just a "lead up" to success later in life!? It is an ensemble drama that opens with laughter and connects failure to hope!

Takaiwa Haruto (Suda Masaki), Minowa Junpei (Nakano Taiga), and Asabuki Shunta (Kamiki Ryunosuke) are members of the unpopular comedy trio, "Macbeth". Nakahama Rihoko (Arimura Kasumi) is a waitress at the family restaurant where the trio always meet to create stories. Tsumugi (Furukawa Kotone) is her younger sister.

Every episode begins with the skit of the comedy trio "Macbeth" and as the title suggests, the opening conte* is connected as an important hint to the rest of the episode's story.

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Series Cast

  1. Masaki Suda as Haruto Takaiwa

    Masaki Suda

    Haruto Takaiwa

    10 Episodes

  2. Kasumi Arimura as Rihoko Nakahama

    Kasumi Arimura

    Rihoko Nakahama

    10 Episodes

  3. Taiga Nakano as Junpei Minowa

    Taiga Nakano

    Junpei Minowa

    10 Episodes

  4. Ryunosuke Kamiki as Shunta Asabuki

    Ryunosuke Kamiki

    Shunta Asabuki

    10 Episodes

  5. Kotone Furukawa as Tsumugi Nakahama

    Kotone Furukawa

    Tsumugi Nakahama

    10 Episodes

  6. Kyoko Yoshine as Natsumi Kishikura

    Kyoko Yoshine

    Natsumi Kishikura

    10 Episodes

  7. Rio Asumi as Mitsuyo Onda

    Rio Asumi

    Mitsuyo Onda

    10 Episodes

  8. Tomoya Nakamura as Mimomi Kusunoki

    Tomoya Nakamura

    Mimomi Kusunoki

    10 Episodes

  9. Kosuke Suzuki as Kensuke Makabe

    Kosuke Suzuki

    Kensuke Makabe

    10 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1 - Life's Punchline

Season 1

2021 | 10 Episodes

Season 1 of Life's Punchline premiered on April 17, 2021.

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Life's Punchline
Life's Punchline


Original Name コントが始まる

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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