Ryoma Takeuchi is cast in WOWOW drama series “Ryoma Takeuchi’s Filming Break” (literal title). The drama series follows “Kasumi Arimura’s Filming Break,” which aired earlier this year, and will show fictional mini vacations taken by the main actor during film breaks. The drama series will again have 8 episodes.
“Ryoma Takeuchi’s Filming Break” will air from November, 2020 in Japan.
Mayu Matsuoka and Haruma Miura are cast in TBS drama series “Love Will Begin When Money End” (literal title of “Okane no Kireme ga Koi no Hajimari”). The drama series features an original screenplay by Satomi Oshima (“Nagi’s Long Vacation“). Shohei Miura and Takumi Kitamura are also cast in supporting roles. The drama series is a romantic-comedy revolving around a thrifty woman who works in the accounting company of a toy manufacturing company and a free spending young man.
“Love Will Begin When Money End” first airs September, 2020 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Tuesday 10PM time slot after “My Housekeeper Mr. Nagisa“).
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Kou Shibasaki is cast for the lead role in NTV drama series “35-Year-Old Girl” (literal title of “35sai no Shojo”). The drama series features an original screenplay by Kazuhiko Yukawa and directed by Ryuichi Inomata. The pair have worked on several NTV drama series together, with “I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper” being one of their more memorable works.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: A daughter, Nozomi Imamura (Kou Shibasaki), returns after 25 years. She is still like a 10 year old kid.
“35-Year-Old Girl” will first air October, 2020 in Japan.
Supporting cast announced for NHK drama series “Seiten wo Tsuke” starring Ryo Yoshizawa. The 20 newly announced performers are Kaoru Kobayashi, Emi Wakui, Eri Murakawa, Ryoko Fujino, Kengo Kora, Riko Narumi, Seiichi Tanabe, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Ai Hashimoto, Kenshi Okada, Sei Hiraizumi, Mayumi Asaka, Naoto Takenaka, Ikkei Watanabe, Kanji Tsuda, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Yoshino Kimura, Mitsuru Hirata, and Hiroshi Tamaki. “Seiten wo Tsuke” is NHK’s 60th taiga drama series and revolves around the life of Eiichi Shibusawa (played by Ryo Yoshizawa). He became known as the father of Japanese capitalism. Among the supporting characters, Ai Hashimoto will play Chiyo Odaka. Eiichi Shibusawa liked her since he was a child and they eventually became husband and wife.
“Seiten wo Tsuke” will during 2021 in Japan.
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Haru and Kyoka Suzuki are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Women Document Detectives Season 2.” The two women will reprise their detectives roles from 2018 drama series “Women Document Detectives.” Also cast in the drama series for supporting roles are: Ikki Sawamura, Asuka Kudo, Takaya Yamauchi, Junji Takada and Kenichi Endo. All five of these actors will also reprise their roles from the first season.
“Women Document Detectives Season 2” will first air August 6, 2020 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Thursday 9PM time slot after “BG: Personal Bodyguard Season 2.”).
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Hiroshi Tamaki is cast in NTV-YTV drama series “The Way of the Househusband.” The drama series is based on webcomic series “Gokushufudo” by Kousuke Oono. For the drama series, Hiroshi Tamaki will play main character Tatsu. He was once a feared yakuza, but he is now a busy househusband.
“The Way of the Househusband” will first air October, 2020 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Sunday 10:30 PM time slot after “Doting Parent Youth White Paper.”).
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Tatsu (Hiroshi Tamaki) is 38 years old. He was once a legendary yakuza and was known as “Immortal Dragon” because he was so feared. He quit the yakuza and married Miku. Tatsu then became a househusband. He buries himself in housework.
Hayato Ichihara cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Oshaie Sommelier Oshako” starring Honoka Yahagi. The drama series is based on manga series “Osha Ie Sommelier Oshako!” by Kappi. Hayato Ichihara will play the bodyguard of main character Oshako Iega (Honoka Yahagi). He also has a secret.
“Oshaie Sommelier Oshako” will first air July 15, 2020 in Japan.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Oshako (Honoka Yahagi) is the only child of refined parents. She is now 24-years-old and single. Her parents taught her about being chic. For some reason, she has to find an ideal man, who lives in a great house and before her 25th birthday.
Hinako Sakurai is cast for the lead role in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Furo Girl.” The drama series is based on manga series “Furo Girl” by Yukio Katayama. For the drama series, Hinako Sakurai will play Sayoko Oyumino. Her character’s favorite pastime is taking baths.
“Furo Girl” first airs July 15, 2020 in Japan.
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Sota Fukushi is cast in NTV live-action drama series “Diver: Special Infiltration Team” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Diver: Tokushu Sennyuhan” by Shuntaro Osawa. Tadaaki Horai (“The Secrets“) will direct and Manabu Uda (“The Detective is Way Ahead“) writes the screenplay adaptation.
“Diver: Special Infiltration Team” will consist of 5 episodes and first air September, 2020 in Japan.
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Fuji TV-Tokai TV drama series “13,” starring Nanami Sakuraba, is now set to first air August 1, 2020 in Japan. The 4 episode drama series is a remake of 2016 BBC Three television series “Thirteen.” In addition, supporting cast members have been announced for the remake drama series. The newly announced supporting cast members are Yuka Itaya, Sho Aoyagi , Ryoko Yuui, Satoshi Jinbo, Ruka Ishikawa and Yuki Inoue. The drama series was first scheduled to air June 6, 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: 13 years after her disappearance, Yuria (Nanami Sakuraba) returns home. She now looks like a 26-year-old woman, but her mental development seems to have stopped at the age of 13 when she disappeared.
After her disappearance, her family broke up. For Yuria’s sake, her mother Asami (Yuka Itaya), father Soichi (Satoshi Jinbo) and younger sister Chiho (Ruka Ishikawa) act like they are still a close family.
Yuria tells Detective Toshihiko (Sho Aoyagi) and Detective Saori (Ryoko Yuui) that she was kidnapped and what happened to her for the past 13 years. The detectives doubt about her statement.
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