Sep 20 2018

Teaser poster and supporting cast for NTV drama series “Bukatsu, Suki Janakya Dame Desuka?”

Teaser poster added for upcoming NTV drama series “Bukatsu, Suki Janakya Dame Desuka?” starring King & Prince members Kaito TakahashiYuta Jinguji & Genki Iwahashi. In addition, Shintaro Morimoto (‘SixTONES’), Hiroki Nakajima, Kazuki Horike, Kotone Furukawa and Kotaro Yoshida are all cast in supporting roles for the drama series. “Bukatsu, Suki Janakya Dame Desuka?” is based on webcomic  “Bukatsu, Suki Janakya Dame Desuka?” by Katsuki Izumi. The drama series will follow three friends who are members of their school’s soccer club.

“Bukatsu, Suki Janakya Dame Desuka?” first airs October 22, 2018 in Japan.

Sep 19 2018

Elaiza Ikeda cast in TBS-MBS drama series “Room Laundering”

Elaiza Ikeda is cast in TBS-MBS drama series “Room Laundering.” The drama series is a sequel to 2018 movie “Room Laundering” starring Elaiza Ikeda. Also set to return in the drama series version are Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Kentaro Ito, Tomorowo Taguchi and Joe Odagiri. Meanwhile, Eita Okuno will play a new character not found in the original movie. The drama series will be directed by Kenji Katagiri who directed the movie version.

“Room Laundering” will first air November 4, 2018 on MBS and November 6, 2018 on TBS in Japan.

Sep 14 2018

Hiroshi Tamaki cast in WOWOW drama series “Nusumareta Kao”

Hiroshi Tamaki is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Nusumareta Kao.” The drama series is based on 2012 novel “Nusumareta Kao” by Keisuke Hada. For the drama series, Hiroshi Tamaki will play Takamasa Shirato. He works as a detective, but catches criminals solely by their faces. The photo below is of novel writer Keisuke Hada and actor Hiroshi Tamaki.

“Nusumareta Kao” first airs January, 2019 in South Korea.

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Sep 4 2018

Sayaka Yamaguchi cast in NTV-YTV drama series “Black Scandal”

Sayaka Yamaguchi is cast in NTV-YTV drama series “Black Scandal.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Tomoharu Sato and directed by Makoto Naganuma. In the drama series, Sayaka Yamaguchi plays actress Sara Fujisaki. Her career and personal life is ruined by false reports of her having an affair. 5 years later, she takes a new identity and works at the management company where she was once a client to get revenge.

“Black Scandal” first airs October 4, 2018 in Japan.

Aug 29 2018

Osamu Mukai cast in WOWOW drama series “Pandora IV AI War”

Osamu Mukai is cast for the lead role in WOWOW drama series “Pandora IV AI War” (“Pandora IV AI Senso”). Also cast in supporting roles are Hitomi Kuroki, Mimura, Takahiro Miura, Koji Yamamoto, Taizo Harada and Atsuro Watabe. The drama series features a medical-technology suspense themed story scripted by Yumiko Inoue and directed by Shunsaku KawakeShosuke Murakami. Osamu Mukai will play Tetsuro Suzuki. He works at a medical center run by a tech company and has developed AI technology to diagnose humans.

“Pandora IV AI War” first airs November 11, 2018 in Japan.

Aug 29 2018

Ryoko Yonekura cast in TV Asahi drama series “Legal V”

Ryoko Yonekura is cast in new TV Asahi drama series “Legal V.” In drama series “Legal V,” Ryoko Yonekura will play main character Shoko Takanashi. Her character was once a lawyer, but she was disbarred. She then gets a professor with a law degree, to open an office. She hires an attorney and a paralegal and they work together as a team on legal cases.

“Legal V” first airs October, 2018 in Japan.

Aug 28 2018

Kenichi Endo cast in WOWOW drama series “Kenichi Endo to Kankuro Kudo no Benkyo Sasete Itadakimasu”

Kenichi Endo is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Kenichi Endo to Kankuro Kudo no Benkyo Sasete Itadakimasu.” The drama series is scripted by Kankuro Kudo. In the drama series, Kenichi Endo will play himself. He performs in a suspense drama series as Detective Moroi. In addition, a teaser trailer for the drama series has been added on AsianWiki.

“Kenichi Endo to Kankuro Kudo no Benkyo Sasete Itadakimasu” first airs November 12, 2018 in Japan.

Aug 28 2018

Yuko Araki cast in Fuji TV drama series “Suits”

Yuko Araki is cast in Fuji TV drama series “Suits” starring Yuji Oda,Yuto Nakajima and Honami Suzuki. Yuko Araki will play supporting character Makoto Hijirisawa. Her character works as a paralegal at a law firm. She was not able to become a lawyer which was her dream, but she is quite good at her job. The drama series is a remake of U.S. cable TV series “Suits” which first aired on USA Networks in 2011.

“Suits” first airs October, 2018 in Japan.