Satomi Ishihara is cast in new NTV drama series “Jimi ni Sugoi!” The drama series is based on novel “Koetsu Garu” by Ayako Miyagi and directed by Toya Sato (“Gokusen“). Story for the drama series has Satomi Ishihara playing Etsuko Kono. She wants to become a fashion editor and begins working for a publishing company, but she ends up working in the copy editing section.
“Jimi ni Sugoi!” first airs October, 2016 in Japan.
Actress Nana Eikura and actor Kento Kaku have announced that they have registered their marriage on August 7, 2016. A wedding ceremony and reception details have not yet been decided. Kento Kaku and Nana Eikura first met while working together in 2014 TBS drama series “Testimony of N” and began dating during summer, 2015.
Here’s still images of actress Nanao in upcoming live-action WOWOW drama series “Futagashira 2” starring Kenichi Matsuyama & Taichi Saotome.
In the drama series, Nanao plays Okon. Setup for the scene has Benzo (Kenichi Matsuyama), Soji (Taichi Saotome) and Kurazo (Nao Omori) crossing paths at a red light district. There, Benzo and Soji are surprised to see Okon walking among oiran (a type of courtesan/prostitue).
“Futagashira 2” first airs September 17, 2016 in Japan.
Yo Yoshida is cast in upcoming Fuji TV drama series “Medical Team: Lady Davinci no Shindan.” In the drama series, Yo Yoshida will play main character Shiho Tachibana. Also cast in supporting roles are: Saki Aibu, Riho Yoshioka, Kumiko Shiratori, Saori Takizawa, Yuko Fueki, Ran Ito, Shigeyuki Totsugi, Ken Shounozaki, Katsuya Kobayashi, Ryousuke Ikeoka, Kento Igarashi and Katsunori Takahashi. Drama series is scripted by Shinichi Tanaka and directed by Kazunari Hoshino, both of whom worked together in Fuji TV drama series “Team Batista 2: General Rouge no Gaisen” and “Team Batista 3: Ariadne no Dangan.”
“Medical Team: Lady Davinci no Shindan” first airs this October in Japan.
Actor Satoshi Tsumabuki & actress Maiko have announced plans to marry. The couple have not yet registered a marriage certificate or announced a wedding date. They first met while together on 2012 Fuji TV drama series “Thursday Theater Keigo Higashino Mystery.”
Keiko Kitagawa is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Hippocratic Oath.” The drama series is based on 2015 novel “Hipokuratesu No Chikai” by Shichiri Nakayama. Also cast in supporting roles are Kyohei Shibata & Ikko Furuya. In the upcoming drama series Keiko Kitagawa will play medical intern Makoto Tsugano. She then takes classes in medical forensics. An autopsy reveals hidden truths in a car accident case.
“Hippocratic Oath” will air from October 2 – October 30, 2016 in Japan.
Yui Aragaki is cast in new TBS live-action drama series “Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu.” Drama series is based on manga series of same name by Tsunami Umino and directed by Fuminori Kaneko. In the upcoming drama series, Yui Aragaki plays 25-year-old Mikuri Moriyama. Her character doesn’t have a job or boyfriend. She then lands a job as a housekeeper for 36-year-old Hiramasa Tsuzaki. When it looks like she will lose her job, she and her employer decide to get married to continue their working relationship.
“Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu” first airs this October in Japan.
Ryoko Hirosue is cast in currently airing TBS drama series “The Man with the God Tongue” (“Kami no Shita wo Motsu Otoko”) starring Osamu Mukai, Fumino Kimura & Jiro Sato. In the drama series, Ryoko Hirosue will play Miyabi. Her character is a mysterious hot spring geisha who Ranmaru (Osamu Mukai) travels to find. She will appear from ep.4 which will air July 29, 2016 in Japan.
Kento Nagayama, Kenichi Takito, Ken Mitsuishi and Tomokazu Miura are all cast in upcoming WOWOW drama series “Cold Case” starring Yo Yoshida. All four of the newly announced cast members will play detectives on the unsolved cases investigation team.
In the drama series, Kento Nagayama will play Shinjiro Takagi. He is 31-years-old, ambitious and an arrogant detective. Kenichi Takito will play Daisuke Tachikawa. He is a honest, but hot-tempered detective. He is separated from his wife. Ken Mitsuishi will play Toru Kaneko. He analyzes cases with the help of his many years of experience in the field. Tomokazu Miura will play Hidetoshi Motoki. He leads the investigation team for unsolved cold cases.
“Cold Case” first airs October 22, 2016 in Japan.
Miho Kanno is cast in new TBS drama series “Suna no Tou.” The drama series marks Miho Kanno’s first leading acting role in a drama series since 2012 TBS drama series “Wonderful Single Life.” In the drama series, Miho Kanno will play Aki Takano. Her character is a housewife who moves with her family into a new high-rise apartment building. There, she meets a scary neighbor and a connection seems to exist between the neighbor and a series of recent abductions. Drama series is scripted by Natsuko Ikeda (“Miss Double Faced Teacher“) and directed by Ayuko Tsukahara (“It’s Not That I Can’t Marry I Don’t Marry“).
“Suna no Tou” first airs this October in Japan.