Sep 9 2019

Fuju Kamio & Elaiza Ikeda cast in TBS-MBS drama series “Eren the Southpaw”

Fuju Kamio and Elaiza Ikeda are cast in TBS-MBS drama series “Eren the Southpaw” (literal title). The drama series is based on webcomic “Hidarikiki no Eren” by Kappy and will be directed by Yuko Goto (“Sasurai Onsen Endo Kenichi“). The drama series will have Elaiza Ikeda playing a painter with the nickname of The Southpaw and Fuju Kamio playing advertising employee Koichi Asakura.

“Eren the Southpaw” first airs October 20, 2019 in Japan.

Sep 1 2019

Tsubasa Honda cast in NTV-YTV drama series “Cheat”

Tsubasa Honda is cast for the lead role new NTV-YTV drama series “Cheat.” Also cast in supporting roles are Daichi Kaneko, Shuhei Uesugi, Haruka Fukuhara, Miu Tomita, Mayuu Yokota, Sho Kiyohara, Mansaku Ikeuchi, Ren Kiriyama and Shunsuke Kazama.  The drama series will follow 25-year-old Saki Hoshino (Tsubasa Honda). She is a member of swindler team Cheat and also secretly a member of an unpopular idol group.

“Cheat” will first air October 3, 2019 in Japan.

Aug 30 2019

Takahiro Miura & Kaho cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Eat And Sleep at Camp Alone”

Takahiro Miura and Kaho are cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Eat And Sleep at Camp Alone” (literal title of “Hitori Kyanpu de Kutte Neru”). The drama series will be directed by Satoko Yokohama (“Bare Essence of Life“) and Masanori Tominaga (“The Pavillion Salamandre“). The drama series will revolve around two people who become fascinated with food by spending time at campgrounds.

“Eat And Sleep at Camp Alone” will first air October 18, 2019 in Japan.

Aug 27 2019

Naohito Fujiki cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Haru: Woman of a General Trading Company”

Naohito Fujiki is cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Haru: Woman of a General Trading Company” (literal title) co-starring Miki Nakatani. In the drama series, Naohito Fujiki will play Hisashi Wada. He becomes the boss of his ex-wife Haru Unabara (Miki Nakatani) at a general trading company. The drama series is directed by Masato Hijikata (“Dinner“) and scripted by Yukari Tatsui (“Strawberry Night“).

“Haru: Woman of a General Trading Company” first airs October, 2019 (takes over TV Tokyo’s Monday 10 PM time slot after “Legal Heart“).

Aug 27 2019

Anna Yamada & Karen Otomo cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Let’s Have A Meal Together”

Anna Yamada and Karen Otomo are cast for lead roles TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Let’s Have A Meal Together.” The drama series is based on manga series “Shinmai Shimai no Futari Gohan” by Yutaka Hiiragi. For the live-action drama series, Anna Yamada and Karen Otomo will play two teen girls who become sisters after their parents remarry. They develop a bond through their love of food.

“Let’s Have A Meal Together” first airs October 10, 2019 in Japan.

Aug 26 2019

Yuina Kuroshima cast in Fuji TV drama special “Fly! Boys, Fly!”

Yuina Kuroshima is cast in Fuji TV drama special “Fly! Boys, Fly!” co-starring Ren Nagase. The drama series centers around Chikara Asakawa (Ren Nagase) who is in training to become a flight attendant. For Yuina Kuroshima, she will play Tsubasa Takayama. She is a trainee to become a pilot. Judging by their uniforms and lanyard, both are trainees for real budget airline Jetstar. The drama special is directed by Takehiko Shinjo (“Your Lie in April“) and scripted by Kazunao Furuya (“Ouroboros“).

“Fly! Boys, Fly!” will air September 24, 2019 in Japan.


Aug 21 2019

Yutaka Matsushige cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Solitary Gourmet Season 8.”

Yutaka Matsushige is cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Solitary Gourmet Season 8.” Yutaka Matsushige has played main character Goro Inogashira in every season of the dram series to date. Story for the drama series revolves around Goro Inogashira’s business trips as he seeks out delicious restaurants.

“Solitary Gourmet Season 8” first airs October 2019 in Japan (takes over TV Tokyo’s Friday 24:12 time slot after “I Turn.”).

Aug 20 2019

Masahiro Matsuoka cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Death Office”

Masahiro Matsuoka is cast for the lead role in TV Tokyo drama series “Death Office” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga “Shiyakusho” by Kishi Azumi. The fantasy themed drama series is set in the death office. The office is where recently deceased people first go to find out their final destination. Masahiro Matsuoka will play Shimura who works in the office.

“Death Office” will first air October, 2019 in Japan.

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Aug 19 2019

Title and supporting cast announced for TBS drama series “Grand Maison Tokyo”

For upcoming TBS drama series starring Takuya Kimura and Kyoka Suzuki, the drama series has been titled “Grand Maison Tokyo.” In addition, supporting cast of Yuta Tamamori (‘Kis-My-Ft2’), Kikunosuke Onoe, Mitsuhiro Oikawa and Ikki Sawamura have been announced. The drama series will follow two chefs Natsuki Obana (Takuya Kimura) and Rinko Hayami (Kyoka Suzuki) who open a restaurant and try to receive 3 stars from Michelin Guide. For supporting actor Yuta Tamamori, he will play Shohei Hirako. He worked as Natsuki Obana’s (Takuya Kimura) pupil at a restaurant in Paris. Now, he works as a chef at a buffet restaurant in a first-class hotel in Japan.

“Grand Maison Tokyo” will first air October, 2019 in Japan (takes over TBS’ 9PM time slot after “No Side Manager“).

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