‘Burn the House Down’: Netflix Unveils Gripping Preview of Japanese Domestic Revenge Thriller

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Burn the House drama stars Mei Nagano as a young woman who goes undercover to investigate her stepmother after a mysterious fire tore her childhood apart.

Netflix has released the initial preview for its latest original live-action series, Burn the House Down, hailing from Japan. The series is set to debut worldwide on July 13.

Burn the House Down is a domestic revenge thriller that features Mei Nagano (known for My Love Story! and Hanbun, Aoi) as the lead, Anzu Murata. Anzu’s childhood was shattered when her family home was engulfed in flames, leading to her parents’ divorce. Driven by the belief that her sick mother was wrongly accused of starting the fire, Anzu assumes an undercover role as a housekeeper for the suspicious woman who married her father after the incident. Her mission is to gather evidence and uncover the truth behind the devastating event.

'Burn the House Down': Netflix Unveils Gripping Preview of Japanese Domestic Revenge Thriller
‘Burn the House Down’ NETFLIX

From Manga to Screen: “Burn the House Down” Series Brings Popular Characters to Life

The television series is based on the well-known manga “Burn the House Down” (Mitarai-ke Enjō Suru), which had its original run in Japan from 2017 to 2021. Kodansha USA Publishing started publishing the English version of the manga in June 2022.

The main cast comprises of Asuka Kudo, Taishi Nakagawa, Yuri Tsunematsu, Kie Kitano, Mari Hamada, Sakurako Konishi, Michiko Kichise, Mitsuhiro Oikawa, and Kyoka Suzuki.

'Burn the House Down': Netflix Unveils Gripping Preview of Japanese Domestic Revenge Thriller
‘Burn the House Down’ NETFLIX

Expanding Japanese Live-Action Offerings: “Burn the House Down” and More on Netflix

The series is helmed by directors Yūichirō Hirakawa (known for works like “Erased,” “Rookies,” and “The Promised Neverland”) and Koji Shintoku (known for “Honey Lemon Soda” and “Hanii”), with screenplays crafted by Arisa Kaneko (known for “Orange” and “Helter Skelter”). The executive producer for the series is Shinichi Takahashi from Netflix, while the listed producers are Kei Haruna, Masahiro Uchiyama, and Miho Kobayashi. The production of the show was carried out in collaboration between Tokyo-based Office Crescendo and Netflix.

In recent months, Netflix has been increasing its focus on Japanese live-action content. “Burn the House Down” follows the successful release of popular Japanese series such as “Sanctuary” (May, 2023), “First Love” (December, 2022), Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “The Makanai: Cooking in the Maiko House” (January, 2022), and the second season of “Alice in Borderland” (December, 2022), which became the most-watched Japanese show ever on Netflix. Later this year, the streaming platform plans to release live-action adaptations of iconic manga series like “Yu Yu Hakusho” and “City Hunter.”


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Nikhat Parveen
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Nikhat Parveen is a Literature Enthusiast. She is Currently Pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University of Delhi, India. She holds the position of Entertainment Writer at AWSMONE and also is a Published Poet. She has been working as a Content Writer and Interviewer for the past 3 years and as an Honorary Reporter.