Jul 14 2020

Mayu Matsuoka & Haruma Miura cast in TBS drama “Love Will Begin When Money End”

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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Jul 11 2020

Kou Shibasaki cast in NTV drama “35-Year-Old Girl”

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.

Jul 10 2020

Supporting cast announced for NHK drama series “Seiten wo Tsuke”

Supporting cast announced for NHK drama series “Seiten wo Tsuke” starring Ryo Yoshizawa. The 20 newly announced performers are Kaoru KobayashiEmi WakuiEri MurakawaRyoko FujinoKengo KoraRiko NarumiSeiichi TanabeShinnosuke MitsushimaAi HashimotoKenshi OkadaSei HiraizumiMayumi AsakaNaoto TakenakaIkkei WatanabeKanji TsudaTsuyoshi KusanagiShinichi TsutsumiYoshino KimuraMitsuru 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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Jul 8 2020

Haru & Kyoka Suzuki cast in TV Asahi drama “Women Document Detectives Season 2”

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 SawamuraAsuka KudoTakaya YamauchiJunji 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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Jul 8 2020

Hiroshi Tamaki cast in NTV-YTV drama “The Way of the Househusband”

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.

Jul 7 2020

Hayato Ichihara cast in TV Tokyo drama “Oshaie Sommelier Oshako”

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.

Jun 30 2020

Sota Fukushi cast in NTV live-action drama series “Diver: Special Infiltration Team”

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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Jun 29 2020

Fuji TV-Tokai TV drama series “13” air date & supporting cast members

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 ItayaSho Aoyagi , Ryoko YuuiSatoshi JinboRuka 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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