Tori Matsuzaka and Mizuki Yamamoto are cast in live-action Fuji TV drama series “Perfect World.” The drama series is based on manga series manga series “Perfect World” by Rie Aruga. Last year, a movie version of “Perfect World” was released starring Takanori Iwata and Hana Sugisaki. In the drama series version, Tori Matsuzaka will play architect Itsuki Ayukawa. An accident in his university days left him paralyzed below the waist and now permanently wheelchair bound. He meets his former high classmate Tsugumi Kawana (Mizuki Yamamoto).
“Perfect World” first airs April, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser trailer #3 & teaser poster added for WOWOW drama series “Dying Eye” starring Haruma Miura and Maryjun Takahashi. The drama series is based on 2007 novel “Dying Eye” by popular mystery writer Keigo Higashino. In addition, just announced supporting performers in the drama series are Marika Matsumoto, Hayato Kakizawa, Hayato Onozuka, Yasushi Fuchikami, Yuichi Kimura, Keiko Horiuchi and Katsuhisa Namase.
“Dying Eye” first airs March 16, 2019 in Japan.
Kenichi Matsuyama and Akira Terao are cast for major supporting character roles in TV Asahi drama series “The Great White Tower” starring Junichi Okada. The drama series is based on novel “Shiroi Kyoto” by Toyoko Yamasaki (“The Unbroken“). The novel has been adapted into film and TV drama series previously. For the drama series, Kenichi Matsuyama will play Shuji Satomi and Akira Terao will play Teizo Azuma. Shuji Satomi is a surgeon who is concerned about saving lives, while main character Goro Zaizen (Junichi Okada) also seeks fame as a surgeon.
“The Great White Tower” will consist of 5 episodes and air on consecutive days sometime later this year in Japan.
Tomoyo Harada & Kei Tanaka are cast in NTV drama series “It’s Your Turn” (literal title). The drama features an original screenplay by Mitsunori Fukuhara (“Shimokitazawa Die Hard“) and directed by Noriyoshi Sakuma (“Miss Devil“). Story for “It’s Your Turn” is setup as a murder mystery that is set an apartment complex. Tomoyo Harada & Kei Tanaka will play newlyweds who just move in to the apartment complex.
“It’s Your Turn” first airs April, 2019 in Japan.
Hidetoshi Nishijima & Seiyo Uchino are cast in live-action TV Tokyo drama series “What Did You Eat Yesterday?” The drama series is based on manga series “Kinou Nani Tabeta?” by Fumi Yoshinaga (“Antique“/”Ooku: The Inner Chamber“). In the drama series Hidetoshi Nishijima will play attorney Shiro Kakei and Seiyo Uchino will play hairdresser Kenji Yabuki. The two men are a gay couple, but only Kenji Yabuki has come out about his sexuality.
“What Did You Eat Yesterday?” first airs April, 2019 in Japan.
Yuriko Yoshitaka is cast for the lead role new TBS drama series “No Working After Hours.” The drama series is based on novel “Watashi, Teiji de Kaerimasu” by Kaeruko Akeno. Also cast in supporting roles are Osamu Mukai, Tokio Emoto, Yuki Izumisawa, Kavka Shishido, Yuki Uchida and Yusuke Santamaria. For drama series “No Working After Hours,” Yuriko Yoshitaka will play Yui Higashiyama. Her character absolutely hates working overtime and workaholics in general. Trouble brews for her when a new department head works at her company.
“No Working After Hours” will first air April, 2019 in Japan.
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Taisuke Fujigaya (‘Kis-My-Ft.2’) is cast for double lead roles in Fuji TV-Tokai TV drama series “Mirror Twins Season 1” and WOWOW drama series “Mirror Twins Season 2.” In the drama series, Taisuke Fujigaya will play Detective Keigo Katsuragi and his twin brother Yugo Katsuragi. In season 1, an attempted murder takes place and the same DNA of Keigo Katsuragi is found at the crime scene. Keigo Katsuragi suspects the DNA is that of his twin brother Yugo.
“Mirror Twins Season 1” first airs April 6, 2019 and consists of 8 episodes. “Mirror Twins Season 2” will first air June 8, 2019 and consists of 4 episodes.
Tomohisa Yamashita is cast in live-action TBS drama series “In Hand.” The drama series is based on manga “In Hand” by Ao Akato. Shunichi Hirano will direct the drama series and screenplay adaptation will be written by Yasuhiro Yoshida. For the drama series, Tomohisa Yamashita will play parasitologist Tetsu Himokura. He has a robotic arm and does research on parasites.
“In Hand” first airs April, 2019 in Japan.
Hiroki Suzuki & Sho Kiyohara are cast in WOWOW drama series “Insect Cage’s Lock” (literal title of “Mushikago no Jyomae”). The drama series will be directed by Keisuke Toyoshima and is based on an original screenplay. The drama series will follow two men who get involved in uncovering the mystery behind cult group Mushikago no Niwa.
“Insect Cage’s Lock” first airs March 22, 2019 in Japan.
Mizuki Yamashita cast in live-action TV Tokyo drama series “Denei Shojo: Video Girl Mai 2019.” The drama series is based on manga “Denei Shojo: Ai-hen” by Masakazu Katsura. Compared to last year’s TV Tokyo drama series “Denei Shojo: Video Girl Ai 2018,” which dealt with a love story, “Denei Shojo: Video Girl Mai 2019” will contain a darker fantasy story.
“Denei Shojo: Video Girl Mai 2019” will first air April, 2019 in Japan.