Teaser trailer added for TBS drama special “Complete Remission” starring Toshiaki Karasawa, Atsuro Watabe and Mitsuhiro Oikawa. The drama special is based on 2017 novel “Gan Shometsu no Wana: Kanzen Kankai no Nazo” by Kazuma Iwaki. The novel won the 15th Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! Award. Story for “Complete Remission” falls in the genre of medical-mystery and revolves around patients diagnosed with terminal cancer, but after receiving their life insurance payments early … they miraculously recover.
“Complete Remission” airs April 2, 2018 in Japan.
Jiro Sato, Mai Shiraishi (‘Nogizaka46’) and Takayuki Yamada are cast in TBS-MBS live-action drama series “Yareta Kamo Iinkai.” The drama series is based on manga “Yareta kamo Iinkai” by Takashi Yoshida and will be directed by Masatoshi Yamaguchi (“Ushijima the Loan Shark“). In the drama series, Jiro Sato, Mai Shiraishi and Takayuki Yamada will play members of the “Yareta Kamo Iinkai” (literally “Could Have Done It Committe”). They listen to stories from visitors and give their opinion on whether that person could have done something or not.
“Yareta Kamo Iinkai” first airs April 22nd on MBS and April 24th on TBS.
Fumino Kimura and Shota Matsuda are cast for the lead roles in web drama series “Sick’s Spec Saga.” The web drama series is a sequel to the “SPEC” drama series from TBS. For “Sick’s Spec Saga,” Fumino Kimura plays Shizuru Mikuriya. Her character is extremely smart and graduated from Harvard University, but she is mentally unstable and she hurts herself. Shota Matsuda plays Hiroyo Takakura. He worked as a detective at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Public Security Bureau. Due to a case related with SPEC holder, he was kicked out of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Public Security Bureau.
In addition, a 1 minute trailer of “Sick’s Spec Saga” with Fumino Kimura and Shota Matsuda has been added on AsianWiki. “Sick’s Spec Saga” will stream on website Paravi from April 1, 2018 in Japan.
Kippei Shiina is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Unexploded Bomb” (literal title). The drama series is based on novel “Fuhatsudan” by Hideo Aiba. WOWOW previously adapted Hideo Aiba novels into drama series “Blood on the Tracks” and “Trembling Cow.” Also cast in supporting roles are Shin Takuma, Tomoyo Harada and Eiji Okuda. The suspense filled drama series revolves around financial accounting irregularities at a large electrical manufacture. The mysterious man behind the scandal is finance consultant Ryo Koga (Kippei Shiina).
“Unexploded Bomb” first airs June 10, 2018 in Japan.
English subtitled trailer for Fuji TV drama series “Confidence Man JP” starring Masami Nagasawa, Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata. The drama series is based on an original screenplay by Ryota Kosawa. The drama series follows a three person con team headed by Dako (Masami Nagasawa).
“Confidence Man JP” first airs April 9, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for TV Tokyo drama special “Midnight Journal” starring Yutaka Takenouchi and Aya Ueto. The 1 epsiode drama special has Yutaka Takenouchi and Aya Ueto playing journalists covering a serial killer case.
“Midnight Journal” will air March 30, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for upcoming TBS drama series “Boys Over Flowers Season 2” starring Hana Sugisaki, Sho Hirano and Taishi Nakagawa. The drama series is based on manga “Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season” by Yoko Kamio. Story for “Boys Over Flowers Season 2” is set 10 years after the F4 have graduated and a new group Correct 5 is formed at the high school.
“Boys Over Flowers Season 2” first airs April 17, 2018 in Japan.
Sosuke Ikematsu is cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Miyamoto kara Kimi e.” The drama series is based on manga “Miyamoto kara Kimi e” by Hideki Arai and will be directed by Tetsuya Mariko. Sosuke Ikematsu will play main character Hiroshi Miyamoto in the drama series. The character of Hiroshi Miyamoto is fresh out of college and works his first job as a salesman for a stationary company. His job doesn’t go well, but he does fall in love with the receptionist at an automobile company. He attempts to talk to her.
“Miyamoto kara Kimi e” first airs April 6, 2018 in Japan.
Anne Nakamura, Yuki Furukawa and Ryohei Otani are cast in NTV live-action drama series “Love Rerun.” The drama series is based on manga “Love Rerun” by Aki Amasawa. For the drama series, Anne Nakamura will play main character Sayaka Minami. She is 30 years old, but has not experienced love due to years of having unrequited love for Ryosuke Sagisawa (Ryohei Otani). One morning, she wakes up in the bed of a co-worker (Yuki Furukawa) she barely knows. He tells her that they are dating and they live together. Apparently, Sayaka Minami has memory loss.
“Love Rerun” first airs April 5, 2018 in Japan.
Aya Ueto is cast for the TV drama special “Midnight Journal” co-starring Yutaka Takenouchi. Drama special is based on novel 2016 novel “Midnight Journal” by Masato Honjo. In “Midnight Journal,” Aya Ueto will play newspaper reporter Yuri Fujise. 7 years earlier, she worked on a serial murder case with fellow reporter Gotaro Sekiguchi (Yutaka Takenouchi), but they made a mistake a report which caused them to be reprimanded. When two more kidnappings take place, they work together to uncover the truth.
“Midnight Journal” will first air March 30, 2018.
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