Viu has acquired exclusive OTT rights from Fuji TV to bring 12 iconic Takuya Kimura titles, including Long Vacation, Love Generation, and the Hero series to its platform.
Both a successful singer and actor, Takuya Kimura (also known as Kimutaku) is an iconic figure in the Japanese entertainment industry.
He was a member of the best-selling boy band in Asia, SMAP, which hosted the widely acclaimed variety show SMAP x SMAP that was on air for 20 years.
After the massively successful drama series Long Vacation starring Takuya Kimura, his popularity was propelled to a new level and the record ratings of his subsequent drama series earned him the title of 'The King of Ratings'.
The Japanese star has legions of fans across Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Virginia Lim, chief content officer of Viu, said: "Our commitment is to bring the best Asian content to our audiences, and without question, Takuya Kimura’s dramatic works fit that definition perfectly. We are very excited to be the first and only OTT platform offering these beloved titles to the viewers. The fans of Takuya Kimura will now get to watch his engaging and charming drama series on Viu at their leisure. There is no better way to enjoy time at home than watching Kimutaku classics."