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.
Nobuyuki Suzuki is cast for the lead male role in upcoming movie “Revenge Girl” starring Mirei Kiritani. Also cast in supporting roles are Sho Kiyohara, Fumika Baba, Aimi Satsukawa and Shinya Owada. Movie is based on novel “Revenge Girl” by Erika Yoshida, which will be published sometime this autumn by Kadokawa, and directed by Koichiro Miki.
Story for “Revenge Girl” follows Mirei Kiritani as Miki Takaraishi. She gets dumped by a guy who comes from a politician family. To get revenge, she decides to run for the prime minister position. She hires Toshiya Kadowaki played by Nobuyuki Suzuki as her campaign advisor. His character is blunt and he makes biting remarks.
“Revenge Girl” will be released December 23, 2017 in Japan.
Umika Kawashima is cast in upcoming Netflix live-action drama series “Hono no Tenkosei: Reborn” starring the 7 members of boyband ‘Johnny’s West.’ The seven members are Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama, Junta Nakama, Tomohiro Kamiyama, Ryusei Fujii, Takahiro Hamada and Nozomu Kotaki. In the drama series, Umika Kawashima will play lead female character Hikari. She gives the mission to the 7 guys and infiltrates a high school with the 7 guys. The drama series is based on manga “Hono no Tenkosei” by Kazuhiko Shimamoto and directed by Toshio Lee.
In addition, a teaser trailer for “Hono no Tenkosei: Reborn” has been added on AsianWiki. The drama series will premiere on November 10, 2017.
Mone Kamishiraishi is cast for upcoming TBS drama series “Rikuoh” starring Koji Yakusho, Kento Yamazaki and Ryoma Takeuchi. In the drama series, Mone Kamishiraishi will play Akane Miyazawa. She is the daughter of Koichi Miyazawa (Koji Yakusho) and a high school student. Her father attempts to transition his company from a traditional socks company to a sneakers company.
Also cast for supporting roles are Masato Wada and Gaku Sano. They will play Takao Hirase and Naoyuki Kezuka respectively, who are both members of the athletics club.
“Rikuoh” first airs October 15, 2017 in Japan.
Meisa Kuroki is cast in upcoming TV Asahi drama series “Otona Koukou” starring Haruma Miura. In the drama series, Meisa Kuroki will play 32-year-old Maki Sonoda. She is single and works at a trading company. She is enrolled at Otona Koukou (Adult High School). Premise for the drama series has the Japanese government attempting to increase the country’s birthrate by enacting an “Otona Koukou” program for single adults.
“Otona Koukou” first airs October 14, 2017 in Japan.
Tori Matsuzaka is cast in live-action drama series “Impossibility Defense” (“Funohan”). The drama series is based on manga “Funohan” by Arata Miyatsuki and follows 2018 live-action movie “Impossibility Defense” also starring Tori Matsuzaka. Story for the drama series will be connected with the live-action film version. In the drama series and movie, Tori Matsuzaka plays Tadashi Usobuki. His character is a contract killer, but he uses a unique method to take out his targets. More cast members for the drama series will be announced at a later date, but expect to see many of the same cast members from the live-action film version. Exact air date and network will also be announced at a later date.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming TBS drama series “Prison’s Princess” (literal title) starring Kyoko Koizumi, Hikari Mitsushima, Kaho, Maki Sakai, Aiko Morishita and Miho Kanno. The drama series follows a group of women who knew each other in prison and they now scheme to get revenge for one of their former cellmates. Drama series is based on an original script by Kankuro Kudo.
“Prison’s Princess” first airs October 17, 2017 in Japan.
Here’s a visual (teaser poster) for upcoming Fuji TV live-action drama series “Detective Yugami” (literal title) starring Tadanobu Asano and Ryunosuke Kamiki. The drama series is based on manga “Keiji Yugami” by Hideo Iura.
In addition, ep.1 air date is now set for October 12, 2017 in Japan.