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12 Iconic Takuya Kimura Dramas to Watch on Viu

For the first time ever, Fuji TV releases timeless masterpieces such as ‘Long Vacation,’ ‘Love Generation,’ ‘Hero’ series, among others on a streaming platform!

Good news, dorama addicts! Viu has announced that it has acquired exclusive OTT rights from Fuji TV to bring 12 iconic titles starring Japanese heartthrob, Takuya Kimura. Among the titles are Long Vacation, Love Generation, and the mystery-comedy series Hero, all of which will be arriving in the upcoming months of August and September.

Still from 'Long Vacation' | Fuji TV

An iconic figure in the Japanese entertainment industry, Takuya Kimura (also known as Kimutaku) has legions of fans across Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines! Both a successful singer and actor, Kimura was first a member of SMAP, which hosted the acclaimed variety show SMAP x SMAP which was on air for 20 years. After starring in the successful drama series, Long Vacation, Kimura’s popularity skyrocketed to new heights and the record ratings of his subsequent dramas earned him a well-deserved title of “The King of Ratings" in Japan.

Takuya Kimura on 'Love Generation' | Fuji TV

The following Takuya Kimura titles will be released on Viu over the next two months:

  • August: Long Vacation (1996), A Sleeping Forest (1998), HERO (2001). Engine (2005), Change (2008), Moon Lover (2010), PRICELESS - Is there such a thing? (2012)
  • September: The Ordinary People (1993), Love Generation (1997), Hundred Million Stars From The Sky (2002), HERO SPECIAL (2006), HERO 2014 (2014)

"Our commitment is to bring the best Asian content to our audiences, and without question, Takuya Kimura’s dramatic works fit that definition perfectly,” says Virginia Lim, Chief Content Officer of Viu. “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."

Get your Japanese dorama fix and stream a Takuya Kimura drama on Viu at These Kimutaku classics will have subtitles of Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, and Thai, on an as-available basis. 

You can watch these iconic Takuya Kimura dramas on Viu, the go-to streaming platform for the latest Korean and Asian dramas and variety shows. The Viu app is available for FREE on the PlayStore and AppStore, or access it on your browser at To get unlimited downloads, zero ads and access to the latest shows, you can get your Viu Premium subscription for as low as Php50 for your first 90 days as a limited time offer.*

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