The scent of romance is in the air, because Sweat and Soap (known in Japan as Ase to Sekken), a romantic comedy manga by Kintetsu Yamada about an office lady who worries about how much she sweats and a genius perfume maker who has the hots for her, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast in Japan in February of 2022.
The original Sweat and Soap manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Morning manga magazine, and an English language verison is also available from Kodansha USA, who describe the story of the series as follows:
Asako’s living her dream, working at the toiletry maker Lilia Drop. Little do her coworkers know, the reason she loves the company so much is that she’s ashamed of her body odor, and their soap is the only thing that does the trick. So when the company’s lead product developer, a perfuming genius, approaches her in the lobby and wonders what “that smell” is, she’s terrified … but could it be … that he likes it? And, even more surprising to Yae … does she like him?
Sweat and Soap is directed by Shuhei Shibue and Yuki Kumagai and features screenplays by moral, Tete Inoue, and Santa Ikegame. The series also stars Kanta Sato as Koutarou Natori and Yuno Ohara as Asako Yaeshima (pictured above). Sweat and Soap will broadcast on Thursdays during the late night 12:59am time slot on Mainichi Broadcasting System beginning on February 03, 2022.
Source: Comic Natalie
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