Mar 15 2019

Teaser poster and supporting cast announced for Fuji TV drama series “Strawberry Night Saga”

Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming Fuji TV drama series “Strawberry Night Saga” starring Fumi Nikaido, Kazuya Kamenashi and Yosuke Eguchi. Meanwhile, newly announced supporting cast members for the drama series are Kai Shishido, Taiki Nakabayashi and Daiki Shigeoka (Johnny’s WEST). All three of these actors will play detectives who work in in the First Investigation Division with Reiko Himekawa (Fumi Nikaido) and Kazuo Kikuta (Kazuya Kamenashi). The drama series is based on novel series “Himekawa Reiko Series” by Tetsuya Honda.

“Strawberry Night Saga” first airs April 11, 2019 in Japan.

Mar 8 2019

Koji Seto cast in Fuji TV-KTV live-action drama series “Perfect World”

Koji Seto is cast in Fuji TV-KTV live-action drama series “Perfect World” starring Tori Matsuzaka and Mizuki Yamamoto. For “Perfect World,” Koji Seto will play major supporting character Hirotaka Koreeda. He is a childhood friend of Tsugumi Kawana’s (Mizuki Yamamoto) and he likes her. The drama series is based on manga series “Perfect World” by Rie Aruga.

“Perfect World” will first airs April 16, 2019 in Japan.

Mar 7 2019

Yuki Amami cast in TV Asahi drama series “Emergency Interrogation Room”

Yuki Amami is cast in TV Asahi drama series “Emergency Interrogation Room Season 3.” Yuki Amami will reprise her role of Yukiko Makabe. She is a member of the special interrogation team “Kintori.” Also cast in their respective roles from season 2 are Tetsushi Tanaka, Mokomichi Hayami, Kosuke Suzuki, Koji Ookura, Denden and Fumiyo Kohinata.

“Emergency Interrogation Room” first airs April, 2019 in Japan.

Mar 6 2019

Rio Uchida cast in NTV-YTV drama series “Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku”

Rio Uchida is cast for the lead role in NTV-YTV drama series “Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku.” In the drama series, Rio Uchida will play cafe manager Akari. She then garners buzz on social media because of a video.

“Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku” first airs April 4, 2019 in Japan.

Mar 5 2019

Alan Shirahama, Yu Koyanagi & Nanami Sakuraba cast in Fuji TV drama “Fiction King”

Alan Shirahama (‘GENERATIONS’/’EXILE’) is cast for the lead role in Fuji TV drama series “Fiction King” (literal title). Also cast in major supporting character roles are Yu Koyanagi and Nanami Sakuraba. The drama series is based on 2016 novel “Shosetsu O” by Kazumasa Hayami (“Our Family“). The drama series will have Alan Shirahama playing writer Toyotaka Yoshida.

“Fiction King” consists of 10 episodes and will first air April 22, 2019 in Japan.

Mar 5 2019

Arata Furuta cast in NTV drama series “My Skirt, Where Did It Go?”

Arata Furuta is cast for the lead role in NTV drama series “My Skirt, Where Did It Go?” (literal title of “Ore no Sukato, Doko Itta?”). The drama series features an original screenplay by Tomonari Sakurai and Takuya Kato. Shunsuke Kariyama and Itaru Mizuno will direct the drama series. For “My Skirt, Where Did It Go?,” Arata Furuta will play Nobuo Harada. He is a teacher who likes to dress like a woman.

“My Skirt, Where Did It Go?” first airs  April 20, 2019 in Japan.

Mar 2 2019

Tao Tsuchiya cast in Fuji TV drama special “Suna no Utsuwa”

Tao Tsuchiya is cast in upcoming Fuji TV drama special “Suna no Utsuwa” co-starring Noriyuki Higashiyama, Kento Nakajima and Akira Emoto. For the drama special, Tao Tsuchiya will play Rieko Naruse. Her character is the girlfriend of composer Eiryo Waga (Kento Nakajima) and she works as a bartender. Eiryo Waga is ambitious and he decides to marry a daughter of a government official. The drama special is based on 1961 novel “Suna no utsuwa” by Seicho Matsumoto.

“Suna no Utsuwa” airs March 28, 2019 in Japan.

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Mar 1 2019

Akari Hayami cast in NTV drama special “Way To Make Women Feel Better”

Akari Hayami is cast in NTV drama special “Way To Make Women Feel Better” (literal title). Also cast in the drama special are Yuta Hiraoka, Rena Matsui and Daichi Saeki. A movie version “Way To Make Women Feel Better,” starring the same main cast members, will also be released sometime this summer. Both the NTV drama special and feature film version are based on essay “Onna no Kigen no Naoshi Kata” by Ihoko Kurokawa.

NTV drama special “Way To Make Women Feel Better” will consist of 3 episodes and will are March 16, 23, 30, 2019 in Japan.