May 26 2018

Kento Yamazaki cast in Fuji TV drama series “Good Doctor”

Kento Yamazaki is cast for the lead role in Fuji TV drama series “Good Doctor.” The drama series is a remake of 2013 KBS2 drama series “Good Doctor” starring Joo Won and Moon Chae-Won. For the “Good Doctor,” Kento Yamazaki will play Minato Shindo. He has savant syndrome and his memory is genius like, but he difficulty with basic communication with others. Further castings for the drama series will be announced at a later date.

“Good Doctor” first airs July 12, 2018 in Japan.

May 22 2018

Haru and Yusuke Iseya cast in NTV drama series “Survival Wedding”

Haru and Yusuke Iseya are cast in new NTV drama series “Survival Wedding.” The drama series is based on 2015 novel “Survival Wedding” by Kosuke Ohashi and directed by Toya Sato. In the drama series, Haru will play Sayaka Kuroki. After breaking off her engagement and needing to find a job, an editor offers her a chance to get her job back, but she must meet two conditions.

“Survival Wedding” first airs July, 2018 in South Korea.

May 18 2018

Toru Nakamura cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Last Chance”

Toru Nakamura is cast in new TV Tokyo drama series “Last Chance.” Also cast in supporting roles are Kippei ShiinaMasato WadaRyohei OtaniMasanobu KatsumuraMiki MizunoKyoko HasegawaHirotaro HondaMasanori Ishii, Keita MachidaKyusaku ShimadaMickey Curtis and Raita Ryu. The business themed drama series is based on 2018 novel “Last Chance: Saisei Ukeoinin“ by Go Egami. In the drama series Toru Nakamura will play Tetsuo Kashimura. He was a bank executive but quit his job after a company merger. He is then hired to restore a franchise restaurant chain.

“Last Chance” first airs July, 2018 in Japan.

May 16 2018

Gou Ayano cast in TV Asahi drama series “Hagetaka”

Gou Ayano is cast in new TV Asahi drama series “Hagetaka.” The drama series is based on novel series “Hagetaka” by Jin Mayama. 2009 movie “The Vulture” and 2007 NHK drama series “Hagetaka: Road to Rebirth” are also based on novels from the same series. In the drama series, Gou Ayano will play main character Masahiko Washizu. He is called a vulture due to his penchant to buy companies during the company’s time of weakness.

“Hagetaka” first airs July, 2018 in Japan.

May 14 2018

Riho Yoshioka cast in Fuji TV live-action drama series “Kenko de Bunkatekina Saiteigendo no Seikatsu”

Riho Yoshioka is cast in Fuji TV-KTV live-action drama series “Kenko de Bunkatekina Saiteigendo no Seikatsu.” Also cast in supporting roles are Arata Iura, Kei Tanaka and Kenichi Endo. The drama series is based on manga “Kenko de Bunkatekina Saiteigendo no Seikatsu” by Haruko Kashiwagi and directed by Keita Motohashi. In the drama series, Riho Yoshioka will play a young woman who begins work as a social worker. She has doubts about her ability to do the job.

“Kenko de Bunkatekina Saiteigendo no Seikatsu” first airs July, 2018 in Japan.

May 10 2018

Ryo cast in NTV-YTV drama special “Manager Rinko Kazehana’s Love”

Ryo is cast for NTV-YTV live-action drama special “Manager Rinko Kazehana’s Love” (literal title). The drama special is based on manga “Kaichou Shima Kousaku Tokubetsuhen Bucho Kazehana Rinko no Koi” by Kenshi Hirokane. For “Manager Rinko Kazehana’s Love,” Ryo will play title character Rinko Kazehana. She experiences trouble at work and in her love life.

“Manager Rinko Kazehana’s Love” will air July, 2018 in Japan.

May 8 2018

Shigeaki Kato cast in NTV drama series “Zero: Ikkaku Senkin Game”

Shigeaki Kato from boy band ‘NEWS’ is cast for the lead role in NTV drama series “Zero: Ikkaku Senkin Game.” In addition, fellow ‘NEWS’ members Keiichiro Koyama, Takahisa Masuda and Yuya Tegoshi will make cameo appearances in the drama series. Story for the drama series will revolve around a death game where contestants risk their lives for a chance to win 100 billion yen.

“Zero: Ikkaku Senkin Game” first airs July, 2018 in Japan.

May 2 2018

Kazuya Kamenashi cast in TV Tokyo drama special “Tegami: Keigo Higashino”

Kazuya Kamenashi (‘KAT-TUN’) is cast in TV Tokyo drama special “Tegami: Keigo Higashino.” The drama special is based on award winning novel “Tegami” by Keigo Higashino. The novel was previously adapted into 2006 film “The Letters” starring Takayuki Yamada, Erika Sawajiri and Tetsuji Tamayama. In the drama special, Kazuya Kamenashi will play Naoki Takeshima. 4 years earlier, his older brother committed a crime so Naoki Takeshima could attend a university and his older brother went to prison. Naoki Takeshima is now tagged as the younger brother of a criminal.

Air date of “Tegami: Keigo Higashino” has yet to be announced.