Teaser poster added for upcoming Fuji TV dram series “Daughter of Lupin” (literal title) starring Kyoko Fukada and Koji Seto. The teaser poster features main characters Hana Mikumo (Kyoko Fukada), Kazuma Sakuraba (Koji Seto), Etsuko Mikumo (Maju Ozawa), Wataru Mikumo (Louis Kurihara), Matsu Mikumo (Yoshiko Takehara), Iwao Mikumo (Akaji Maro) and Takeru Mikumo (Atsuro Watabe). KoJi Seto has been reported to have lost 10 kg to play the character of Kazuma Sakuraba. The drama series is based on 2015 novel “Rupan no Musume” by Dai Yokozeki.
“Daughter of Lupin” is now scheduled to first air July 11, 2019 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Thursday 10PM time slot after “Strawberry Night Saga“).
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First still images from tvN drama series “When the Devil Calls Your Name” starring Jung Kyoung-Ho, Park Sung-Woong, Lee Seol and Lee El. The still image at the top is of Jung Kyoung-Ho as popular songwriter Ha Rib. He sells his soul to the devil. The second still image is of Park Sung-Woong as top actor Mo Tae-Kang who just so happens to be a devil.
“When the Devil Calls Your Name” is now scheduled to first air July 31, 2019 in South Korea (takes over tvN’s Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 PM time slot after “Search: WWW“).
Fuka Koshiba is cast in TV Asahi live-action drama series “Beshari Gurashi” starring Shotaro Mamiya & Daichi Watanabe. The drama series is based on manga series “Beshari Gurashi” by Masanori Morita. For “Beshari Gurashi,” Fuka Koshiba will play high school student Shizuyo Toritani. She enjoys comedy. The drama series will follow two young high school students who decide to form a comedy duo.
“Beshari Gurashi” will first air July 27, 2019 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Saturday 11:15 PM time slot after “Tokyo Bachelors.”).
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Teaser trailer #2 added for upcoming TBS drama series “No Side Game” starring Yo Oizumi, Takako Matsu & Ryohei Otani. The drama series is based on novel “No Side Game” by Jun Ikeido (“Naoki Hanzawa“) and directed by Katsuo Fukuzawa (“Naoki Hanzawa“). The novel “No Side Game” was just first published last week (June 13, 2019).
“No Side Game” first airs July, 2019 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Sunday 9 PM time slot after “Everyone’s Demoted.”).
Haruka Fukuhara & Dori Sakurada are cast for lead roles in new MBS live-action drama series “Coffee & Vanilla.” The drama series is based on manga series “Coffee & Vanilla” by Takara Akegami and directed by Smith. Also cast in supporting roles for the drama series are Mario Kuroba, Yuuki Ogoe, Shogo Hama and Noa Kita. Story for the drama series depicts a romance with the man having a dark past.
“Coffee & Vanilla” first airs July 4, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming Netflix drama series “The Naked Director” starring Takayuki Yamada. The drama series is based on 2016 novel “Zenra Kantoku Muranishi Toru Den” by Nobuhiro Motohashi and is based on the true story of adult film director Toru Muranishi. Masaharu Take (“100 Yen Love“) will direct the drama series.
“The Naked Director” will be available to stream on Netflix from August 8, 2019.
Teaser poster added for SBS drama series “Doctor Detective” starring Park Jin-Hee and Bong Tae-Gyu. Caption on the teaser poster states in Korean “Industrial accident medical investigation drama ‘Doctor Detective’ you have already been poisoned.” Park Jin-Hee and Bong Tae-Gyu play medical doctors who investigates accidents at industrial sites.
“Doctor Detective” is now set to first air July 17, 2019.
Ryoko Yonekura is cast in TV Asahi drama series “Doctor-X” (Season 6). Also returning to play supporting characters in the drama series are Kenichi Endo, Yuki Uchida, Masanobu Katsumura, Kosuke Suzuki, Ittoku Kishibe and Toshiyuki Nishida.
Season 6 of “Doctor X” will first air October, 2019 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Thursday 9PM time slot after “Sign“).
Masaki Suda and Nana Komatsu are cast in romance film “Tapestry” (literal title). The film is motivated by the song “Ito” by folk singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima. The track “Ito” was first released October, 1992 on her album “East Asia.” Movie “Tapestry” will be directed by Takahisa Zeze and scripted by Tamio Hayashi. Story for the film will depict an 18 year romance between two people who now are 31 years old.
Filming for “Tapestry” will take place from July, 2019 to September, 2019 and then in the winter. Filming locations in Japan will include Hokkaido, Tokyo and Okinawa, while some scenes will also be filmed in Singapore. “Tapestry” will be released sometime in 20202 in Japan.
Eiko Koike, Ryo and Rei Okamoto are cast in NTV-YTV drama series “I Shared My Husband.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Kosuke Nishi (“Mozu“) and directed by Hiroaki Yuasa & Yusuke Taki. In the drama series, Eiko Koike will play main character Harumi Morishita. She learns that her husband has passed away and that her husband has two other wives played by Ryo and Rei Okamoto.
“I Shared My Husband” first airs July 4, 2019 (takes over NTV-YTV’s Thursday 23:59 time slot after “My Family Goes Viral“).