Derrrrruq!!! is a New York-based creator team
Our new show HodoBuzz is streaming
in US, UK and Japan!!
Diversity behind the camera.
Derrrrruq!!! consists of three Japanese creators; two women, and one openly gay man.
Mari Kawade (Director), Maho Honda (Actor), Tsukasa Kondo (Writer/Actor)
Our team name Derrrrruq!!! comes from the Japanese words for "nail that sticks out". It's our desire to be a "disruptive" force in the industry.
Derrrrruq!!!'s stories center around people who refuse stereotypes imposed on their genders, nationalities, etc.
First project by Derrrrruq!!!
Web-series "2nd Avenue"
In 2011, on a snowy winter day in New York City, the three creators had their first meeting at a Starbucks. Without barely knowing each other, they decided to create a quirky show about Japanese people in New York and make it viewable to anyone in the world. That's how their first show, "2nd Avenue" was born.
The comedy centers around wanna-be actress Mariko and her gay law student roommate Taichi. The three creators raised $12,000 through Kickstarter and its season finale was released in February 2014. Its quirky sense of humor and unique take on Japanese and American cultures received a lot of positive attention from the media such as Asahi Newspaper, Yahoo! News Japan, and Souen Magazine, etc.
You can watch the whole series on YouTube: All Episode Playlist
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