Ryosuke Yamada (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) is cast for the lead role in NTV drama series “Momikeshite Fuyu.” Also cast in supporting roles are Haru, Yukiyoshi Ozawa and Baijaku Nakamura. The drama series is scripted by Shigeki Kaneko and directed by Satoru Nakajima. In the drama series, Ryosuke Yamada will play Shusaku Kitazawa. He is the youngest child in a family with a middle school principal as a father and two older siblings. He works as a police officer and comes into conflict to help his family. The drama series is described as a home-comedy.
“Momikeshite Fuyu” first airs January, 2018 in Japan.
Ryusei Fujii (‘Johnny’s West’) & Takahiro Hamada (‘Johnny’s West’) cast in new NTV drama series “Sotsugyo Bakamentari.” Also cast in supporting roles are Koki Maeda, Yasunao Yoshida and Hirofumi Arai. Story for the drama series will follow four friends who will graduate from a prestigious university in 90 days. They spent most of their time studying and they try to find girls who fit their ideal types. Drama series will be scripted by Jiro and directed by Kazuaki Hashimoto.
“Sotsugyo Bakamentari” first airs January, 2018 in Japan.
Kento Yamazaki is cast in new NTV drama series “Todome no Kiss.” The drama series is based on an original screenplay by Yoshihiro Izumi. In the drama series Kento Yamazaki plays popular host Otaro Dojima. A mysterious woman then kisses him and he dies, but wakes up 7 days in the past. Casting for the female lead will be revealed on November 9th.
“Todome no Kiss” will first air January, 2018 in Japan.
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Riho Yoshioka, Kenta Kiritani and Osamu Mukai are cast in TBS live-action drama series “You Always Inhabit My Heart” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga “Kimi ga Kokoro ni Sumitsuita” by Kirin Tendo. Story for “You Always Inhabit My Heart” follows Kyoko Ogawa (Riho Yoshioka) and her relationship with two guys: Kenta Kiritani plays manga editor Kojiro Yoshizaki who is generally a nice guy and Osamu Mukai plays Kyoko Ogawa’s former boyfriend Ren Hoshina. He was controlling and treated her bad when they dated in college. Ren Hoshina then appears as her boss at her job.
“You Always Inhabit My Heart” will first air January, 2018 in Japan.
Shuhei Nomura is cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Denei Shojo: Video Girl Ai 2018.” The drama series is based on manga series “Denei Shojo: Ai-hen” by Masakazu Katsura, but set 25 years after the manga. The drama series’ main character is Sho Moteuchi (Shuhei Nomura). He begins to live with his uncle Yota Moteuchi after his parents divorces. Yota Moteuchi is the main character in the original manga series. Sho Moteuchi then discovers a broken old VCR at his uncles house and fixes it. A video of girl plays and she introduces herself Video Girl Ai. Video Girl Ai steps out of the video and begins to live with Sho Moteuchi.
“Denei Shojo: Video Girl Ai 2018” will first air January, 2018 in Japan.
Release date and teaser poster added for upcoming Netflix live-action drama series “The Town Where Only I Am Missing” starring Yuki Furukawa. Release date for the drama series is now set for December 15, 2017 and the drama series will be available for streaming in about 190 countries.
Nanako Matsushima is cast in WOWOW live-action drama series “Auditor Shuhei Nozaki” (literal title) starring Yuji Oda. For the drama series, Nanako Matsushima will play Sachiko Tachikawa. She is an ambitious employee at a bank. “Auditor Shuhei Nozaki” is based on manga series “Kansayaku Nozaki Shuhei” by Ryouka Shuu.
“Auditor Shuhei Nozaki” first airs January 14, 2018 in Japan.
Takuya Kimura is cast in new TV Asahi drama series “BG: Personal Bodyguard” (literal title). The drama series is based on an original screenplay by Yumiko Inoue. For “BG: Personal Bodyguard,” Takuya Kimura will play main character Akira Shimazaki. He once worked as a bodyguard, but now works as a security guard at a construction site. The company he works for then forms a bodyguard division and Akira Shimazaki works as a bodyguard again. Takuya Kimura will receive training from a security company in early December to prep for his role.
“BG: Personal Bodyguard” first airs January, 2018 in Japan.
Tatsuomi Hamada is cast in TV Tokyo-Netflix live-action drama series “Mob Psycho 100.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Mob Psycho 100” by One. The drama series will have Tatsuomi Hamada playing main character Shigeo Kageyama. He looks like a normal teenage boy, but he possesses psychic powers.
“Mob Psycho 100” will first air January, 2018 in Japan.
Sho Aoyagi and Riko Narumi are cast in TBS live-action drama series “What Is Your Perfect Way To Eat Fried Eggs?” The drama series is based on manga “Medamayaki no Kimi Itsu Tsubusu?” by Go Ohinata. Premise for the drama series follows a boyfriend and girlfriend who have a disagreement over how to eat egg yolk on a fried egg. The boyfriend in particular has a hard time dealing with people who eat differently than him.
“What Is Your Perfect Way To Eat Fried Eggs?” first airs November 5, 2017 in Japan.