Tomoya Nagase (‘TOKIO’) and Riho Yoshioka are cast for the lead roles in new TBS drama series “Sorry, I Love You” (literal title). The drama series is a remake of 2004 SBS drama series “Sorry, I Love You” which stars So Ji-Sub and Lim Soo-Jung in the lead roles. Also cast in major supporting character roles are Kentaro Sakaguchi and Shinobu Otake. In the upcoming drama series, Tomoya Nagase will play Ritsu Okazaki. After he tracks down his mother, who he thought abandoned him because of poverty, he learns she is living a good life and has a son. He decides to take revenge.
“Sorry, I Love You” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Here’s a teaser poster for upcoming WOWOW drama series “Shachoshitsu no Fuyu” starring Hiroshi Mikami and Kie Kitano. In addition, more supporting cast members have been announced for the drama series. Additional cast members include Seiji Fukushi, Charlotte Kate Fox, Mantaro Koichi, Ikkei Watanabe, Nao Minamisawa, Hideko Hara and Min Tanaka. The drama series is based on novel “Shachoshitsu no Fuyu” by Shunichi Doba. See still images for the drama series below. “Shachoshitsu no Fuyu” first airs April 30, 2017 in Japan.
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Here’s a teaser poster for upcoming Fuji TV drama series “The Aristocrat Detective” (literal title) starring Masaki Aiba & Emi Takei. In addition, Haruka Kinami is cast to play a major supporting character role. In the drama series, Haruka Kinami will play Yoriko Tamamura. Her character is the daughter of a CEO in charge of running a large company. In ep.1, a murder case takes place at a mountain retreat owned by Yoriko Tamamura’s father.
“The Aristocrat Detective” first airs April 17, 2017 in Japan.
Eita is cast in upcoming live-action TBS drama series “Hello Hari Nezumi.” Also cast in supporting roles are Kyoko Fukada, Go Morita and Tomoko Yamaguchi. The drama series is based on manga “Haro Hari Nezumi” by Kenshi Hirokane and directed by Hitoshi One. In the drama series, Eita will play Goro Nanase. He works with Kyusaku Kogure (Go Morita) and Kaoru Kaze (Tomoko Yamaguchi) at Akatsuka Detective Agency.
“Hello Hari Nezumi” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Osamu Mukai & Takumi Saito are cast in new WOWOW drama series “Akira and Akira” (literal title). The drama series is based on novel “Akira to Akira” by Jun Ikeido. Numerous Jun Ikeido novels have been adapted into drama series with his most successful being “Hanzawa Naoki.” In drama series “Akira and Akira,” Osamu Mukai and Takumi Saito will play two men with the name of Akira. They come from different backgrounds, but end up working at the same bank.
“Akira and Akira” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Gen Hoshino is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Plage.” The drama series is based on 2015 novel “Purajyu” by Tetsuya Honda (“Strawberry Night“) and directed by Yasuhiro Yoshida. WOWOW previously adapted another Tetsuya Honda novel into 2012 drama series “Hitorishizuka” starring Kaho. Drama series “Plage” centers around 32-year-old Takao played by Gen Hoshino. To break the boredom in his life, he decides to go somewhere new, but he ends being arrested for taking a drug stimulant which he did not know he was taking. Eventually he ends up living at the share house “Plage.”
“Plage” will air sometime this summer in Japan.
Ryohei Suzuki is cast in live-action WOWOW drama series “Kenji Miyazawa’s Table” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga “Miyazawa Kenji no Shokutaku” by Santa Uonome. Story for the drama series is set in the 1920’s and follows the life of Kenji Miyazawa. He leaves behind his wealthy family to live on his own, but moves back after his family becomes worried about him. He eventually takes a teaching job.
“Kenji Miyazawa’s Table” first airs June, 2017 in Japan.
Masaki Okada, Tori Matsuzaka, Yuya Yagira are cast in NTV drama special “We’re Millennials Got a Problem?” The drama special is set one year after NTV drama series “We’re Millennials Got a Problem?” and Kankuro Kudo returns as screenwriter. The drama series revolves around three millennials who grew up in the yutori system (Japanese educational system that emphasizes a pressure-free education, but criticized as producing students who lack compettiveness).
NTV drama special “We’re Millennials Got a Problem?” will air sometime this summer in Japan.
Tomohisa Yamashita, Yui Aragaki, Erika Toda, Yosuke Asari & Manami Higa are set to reprise their main roles in Fuji TV drama series “Code Blue Season 3.” Season 3 of “Code Blue” takes place 5 years after “Code Blue Season 2” and has the main characters facing a new situation.
“Code Blue Season 3” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser poster for upcoming live-action film “Friends Games” starring Ryo Yoshizawa, Rio Uchida & Yuki Yamada. Movie is based on manga series “Tomodachi Gemu” by Mikoto Yamaguchi and Yuki Sato. In addition, companion live-action TVK drama series “Friends Games” is now set to first air April 6, 2017. Live-action film “Friends Games” will be released sometime this year in South Korea.