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.
Nozomi Sasaki is cast in currently airing Fuji TV drama series “ON” starring Haru, Yu Yokoyama & Jun Kaname.
Drama series “On” premiered on July 12, 2016. Nozomi Sasaki will appear from ep.3 which airs July 26, 2016. For the drama series, Nozomi Sasaki will play Tsuya Sato. Her character runs a laundry near the home of Hinako (Haru).
Hiroshi Tamaki is cast in TV Tokyo drama special “Kyoaku wa Nemurasenai Tokuso Kenji no Gyakushu.” The drama special is based on 2014 novel “Baikoku” by Jin Mayama. The drama special also marks the first time Hiroshi Tamaki will perform in a TV Tokyo drama series or special.
In drama special “”Kyoaku wa Nemurasenai Tokuso Kenji no Gyakushu,” Hiroshi Tamaki will play prosecutor Shinichi Tominaga. While he investigates a case involving illegal donations to a politician, he also learns of a scandal involving the space program. The two cases seem to be connected.
“Kyoaku wa Nemurasenai Tokuso Kenji no Gyakushu” will air sometime later this year in Japan.
Honami Suzuki is cast for the lead role in upcoming Fuji TV drama series “Nonmama Hakusho.” Also cast in supporting roles are Momoko Kikuchi, Makiko Watanabe, Nao Minamisawa & Takahiro Hamada. In the drama series, Honami Suzuki will play 49-year-old Reiko Doi. She is a divorcee and without children. While pursuing her career in her 20’s and 30’s, she was unable to have children due to the times. She now strives to continue her job while searching for love.
“Nonmama Hakusho” will first air August 13, 2016 in Japan.
Miki Nakatani is cast in upcoming TV Tokyo drama special “Mohouhan.” The 1 episode drama special is based on novel “Mohouhan” by Miyuki Miyabe. 2002 movie “Copycat Killer,” starring Masahiro Nakai, Kanji Tsuda & Takashi Fujii is also based on the same Miyuki Miyabe novel.
“Mohouhan” will air sometime later this year in Japan.
Actress Fumi Nikaido is cast in upcoming NTV drama series “Lost ID” (English title) co-starring Tatsuya Fujiwara.
In the drama series, Fumi Nikaido will play lead female role Sanae Kuramoto. Her character is the fiance of Shinichi Todo (Tatsuya Fujiwara). Soon, Shinichi Todo’s world comes crashing down as his identity suddenly disappears.
“Lost ID” will first air July 17, 2016 in Japan.
Ryoko Yonekura is set to return for season 4 of popular TV Asahi medical drama series “Doctor-X.” Also, supporting cast members set to return are Toshiyuki Nishida, Yuki Uchida, Ittoku Kishibe and Masanobu Katsumura. In season 4, Michiko Daimon (Ryoko Yonekura) goes up against Shigekatsu Hiruma (Toshiyuki Nishida) who is a director for the top university hospital in Japan.
Season 4 of “Doctor-X” will first air this October in Japan.
Actress Yo Yoshida is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Cold Case.” The drama series is a remake U.S. TV series “Cold Case” starring Kathryn Morris. In the WOWOW drama series, Yo Yoshida will play Detective Yuri Ishikawa. Her character leads the first investigation division for the Kanagawa Prefecture Police Department. Indie film director Takahisa Zeze will write some of the episode screenplays.
“Cold Case” will first air this October in Japan and the first teaser trailer can be viewed at AsianWiki.
Tomoyo Harada & Takumi Saito are cast in new NHK drama series “Unmei ni, Nita Koi.” The drama series falls within the romance genre, with Tomoyo Harada playing a divorcee in her 40’s. She supports herself and her teenage son by working for a delivering laundry service. Through her job, she meets a popular 30ish designer played by Takumi Saito.
“Unmei ni, Nita Koi” will first air September 23, 2016 in Japan.