Fumino Kimura and Shota Matsuda are cast for the lead roles in web drama series “Sick’s Spec Saga.” The web drama series is a sequel to the “SPEC” drama series from TBS. For “Sick’s Spec Saga,” Fumino Kimura plays Shizuru Mikuriya. Her character is extremely smart and graduated from Harvard University, but she is mentally unstable and she hurts herself. Shota Matsuda plays Hiroyo Takakura. He worked as a detective at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Public Security Bureau. Due to a case related with SPEC holder, he was kicked out of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Public Security Bureau.
In addition, a 1 minute trailer of “Sick’s Spec Saga” with Fumino Kimura and Shota Matsuda has been added on AsianWiki. “Sick’s Spec Saga” will stream on website Paravi from April 1, 2018 in Japan.
Kippei Shiina is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Unexploded Bomb” (literal title). The drama series is based on novel “Fuhatsudan” by Hideo Aiba. WOWOW previously adapted Hideo Aiba novels into drama series “Blood on the Tracks” and “Trembling Cow.” Also cast in supporting roles are Shin Takuma, Tomoyo Harada and Eiji Okuda. The suspense filled drama series revolves around financial accounting irregularities at a large electrical manufacture. The mysterious man behind the scandal is finance consultant Ryo Koga (Kippei Shiina).
“Unexploded Bomb” first airs June 10, 2018 in Japan.
English subtitled trailer for Fuji TV drama series “Confidence Man JP” starring Masami Nagasawa, Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata. The drama series is based on an original screenplay by Ryota Kosawa. The drama series follows a three person con team headed by Dako (Masami Nagasawa).
“Confidence Man JP” first airs April 9, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for TV Tokyo drama special “Midnight Journal” starring Yutaka Takenouchi and Aya Ueto. The 1 epsiode drama special has Yutaka Takenouchi and Aya Ueto playing journalists covering a serial killer case.
“Midnight Journal” will air March 30, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for upcoming TBS drama series “Boys Over Flowers Season 2” starring Hana Sugisaki, Sho Hirano and Taishi Nakagawa. The drama series is based on manga “Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season” by Yoko Kamio. Story for “Boys Over Flowers Season 2” is set 10 years after the F4 have graduated and a new group Correct 5 is formed at the high school.
“Boys Over Flowers Season 2” first airs April 17, 2018 in Japan.
Sosuke Ikematsu is cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Miyamoto kara Kimi e.” The drama series is based on manga “Miyamoto kara Kimi e” by Hideki Arai and will be directed by Tetsuya Mariko. Sosuke Ikematsu will play main character Hiroshi Miyamoto in the drama series. The character of Hiroshi Miyamoto is fresh out of college and works his first job as a salesman for a stationary company. His job doesn’t go well, but he does fall in love with the receptionist at an automobile company. He attempts to talk to her.
“Miyamoto kara Kimi e” first airs April 6, 2018 in Japan.
Anne Nakamura, Yuki Furukawa and Ryohei Otani are cast in NTV live-action drama series “Love Rerun.” The drama series is based on manga “Love Rerun” by Aki Amasawa. For the drama series, Anne Nakamura will play main character Sayaka Minami. She is 30 years old, but has not experienced love due to years of having unrequited love for Ryosuke Sagisawa (Ryohei Otani). One morning, she wakes up in the bed of a co-worker (Yuki Furukawa) she barely knows. He tells her that they are dating and they live together. Apparently, Sayaka Minami has memory loss.
“Love Rerun” first airs April 5, 2018 in Japan.
Aya Ueto is cast for the TV drama special “Midnight Journal” co-starring Yutaka Takenouchi. Drama special is based on novel 2016 novel “Midnight Journal” by Masato Honjo. In “Midnight Journal,” Aya Ueto will play newspaper reporter Yuri Fujise. 7 years earlier, she worked on a serial murder case with fellow reporter Gotaro Sekiguchi (Yutaka Takenouchi), but they made a mistake a report which caused them to be reprimanded. When two more kidnappings take place, they work together to uncover the truth.
“Midnight Journal” will first air March 30, 2018.
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Kei Tanaka, Kotaro Yoshida and Kento Hayashi are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Ossan’s Love.” The drama series is like a reprise of 2016 TV Asahi drama special “Ossan’s Love” which also starred Kei Tanaka & Kotaro Yoshida playing the same characters, but has a slightly different story. Kento Hayashi appears in a major supporting role in the drama series, but did not appear in the drama special. Story for the drama series “Ossan’s Love” has Kei Tanaka playing 33-year-old Soichi Haruta. He’s completely straight, but finds that a senior co-worker and his roommate like him.
“Ossan’s Love” first airs April, 2018 in Japan.
Rika Adachi is cast in new BS Japan drama series “Uwasa no Onna.” The drama series is based on short story collection “Uwasa no Onna” by Hideo Okuda and will be directed by Ken Iizuka. Rika Adachi will play mysterious Miyuki Itoi. Her name appears in rumors in the small town where she lives. The men that are associated with her die one by one.
“Uwasa no Onna” first airs April, 2018 in Japan.