Kenichi Endo is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Kenichi Endo to Kankuro Kudo no Benkyo Sasete Itadakimasu.” The drama series is scripted by Kankuro Kudo. In the drama series, Kenichi Endo will play himself. He performs in a suspense drama series as Detective Moroi. In addition, a teaser trailer for the drama series has been added on AsianWiki.
“Kenichi Endo to Kankuro Kudo no Benkyo Sasete Itadakimasu” first airs November 12, 2018 in Japan.
Yuko Araki is cast in Fuji TV drama series “Suits” starring Yuji Oda,Yuto Nakajima and Honami Suzuki. Yuko Araki will play supporting character Makoto Hijirisawa. Her character works as a paralegal at a law firm. She was not able to become a lawyer which was her dream, but she is quite good at her job. The drama series is a remake of U.S. cable TV series “Suits” which first aired on USA Networks in 2011.
“Suits” first airs October, 2018 in Japan.
Nanako Matsushima is cast in TV Asahi drama special “Yuukai Houtei: Seven Days.” The drama special is a remake of 2007 South Korean film “Seven Days” starring Kim Yunjin. Nanako Matsushima will play main character Meiko Amabuki. She works as an attorney and is going through a divorce. Her daughter is then kidnapped and she receives a demand from the kidnapper. The drama special will be directed by Manabu Aso and scripted by Yoshihiro Izumi.
“Yuukai Houtei: Seven Days” will air sometime this autumn in Japan.
Yudai Chiba is cast in NTV drama series “Way Too Kawaii!” The drama series is based on 2012 novel “Puriti ga Oosugiru” by Kozue Oosaki Yudai Chiba will play the lead role of Yoshitaka Niimi. He transfers from a literary editor department to working at a fashion magazine. Supporting cast members will include Aimi Satsukawa, Keiko Horiuchi, Tetta Sugimoto, Akiyoshi Nakao, Mario Kuroba, Kinako Kobayashi, Reina Ikehata, Maimi Yajima, Rena Takeda, Mijika Nagai, Akaji Maro, Kurumi Shimizu, Asuka Moriyama, Tetsuhiro Ikeda and Miwako Shishido.
“Way Too Kawaii” first airs October 18, 2018 in Japan and consists of 10 episodes.
Yuki Furukawa is cast for a major supporting character role in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Ten: Tenhodori No Kaidanji” starring Goro Kishitani. The drama series is based on manga series “Kuroshitsuji” by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. Yuki Furukawa will play Hiroyuki Igawa. He hustles money by playing mahjong games against normal folks. He meets Takashi Ten (Goro Kishitani) and they decide to play against the best professional mahjong players. Yuki Furukawa in his real life has played mahjong for the past 11 years and started when he was a university student.
“Ten: Tenhodori No Kaidanji” will first air sometime this autumn in Japan.
Kenshi Okada is cast in TBS drama series “Chugakusei Nikki” starring Kasumi Arimura. Kenshi Okada will make his acting debut with his performance in this drama series. He got the role after going through auditions that took place over a 1 year period. Kenshi Okada will play Akira Kuroiwa. He is 15 years old and in the 3rd grade of middle school. He falls in love with his homeroom teacher Hijiri Suenaga (Kasumi Arimura). He knows she is engaged to Shotaro Kawai (Keita Machida), but he still express his feeling to her.
“Chugakusei Nikki” first airs October, 2018.
Mitsuki Takahata & Ryoma Takeuchi are cast in NTV drama special “Overprotected Kahoko: 2018 Love & Dream.” The drama special is a sequel to last year’s NTV drama series “Overprotected Kahoko” (“Kahogo no Kahoko”). Story for the drama special is set one year after the drama special. Kahoko Nemoto (Mitsuki Takahata) is married to Hajime Mugino (Ryoma Takeuchi) and juggles housework duties with running her daycare center “Kahoko House.” Most of the supporting actors from the original drama series will also reprise their respective roles. New supporting characters will be played by Emi Kurara and Ayumu Yokoyama.
“Overprotected Kahoko: 2018 Love & Dream” will first air September 19, 2018 in Japan.
Keiko Kitagawa is cast in NHK drama special “Fake News.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Akiko Nogi and will be directed by Kentaro Horikirizono & Yoshiharu Sasaki. In the drama series, Keiko Kitagawa will play Itsuki Shinonome. She is a reporter for a website and she covers a story about caterpillars found in instant food. Ken Mitsuishi, Hirofumi Arai, Kento Nagayama, Yuma Yamoto, Ryo Iwamatsu and Tetta Sugimoto are cast in supporting roles.
“Fake News” first airs October 20, 2018.
Yui Aragaki & Ryuhei Matsuda are cast in NTV drama series “Kemono ni Narenai Watashitachi.” The romance themed drama series is based on an original screenplay by Akiko Nogi and directed by Nobuo Mizuta. For the drama series Yui Aragaki will play 30-year-old Akira Shinkai and Ryuhei Matsuda will play 33-year-old Kosei Nemoto. They meet at a bar and begin to like each other.
“Kemono ni Narenai Watashitachi” first airs October, 2018 in Japan.
Keiko Kitagawa & Kazuki Kitamura are cast in TV Asahi drama special “Shitei Bengoshi.” The drama series is based on an original screenplay by Takeharu Sakurai. In the drama series Keiko Kitagawa will play attorney Yui Hitotsugi based out of Kyoto. She is asked to prosecute a case involving a politician and the sale of nationally owned land to a corporation. She receives the help of prosecutor Shinji Tachibana (Kazuki Kitamura) in the case.
“Shitei Bengoshi” will air sometime this September in Japan.