Kyoko Koizumi, Hikari Mitsushima, Kaho, Maki Sakai, Aiko Morishita and Miho Kanno are all cast in new TBS drama series “Prison’s Princess” (literal title). The drama series follows five female prisoners and a prison officer (played by Hikari Mitsushima). When Kayo Baba (Kyoko Kizumi) is released from prison after 6 years, she meets with three of her former inmates. They concoct a plan to take revenge for their former cellmate Shinobu Edogawa (Kaho). She is unjustly imprisoned on murder charges. The prison officer also helps the woman in their revenge plan. Drama series is directed by Fuminori Kaneko and screenplay written by Kankuro Kudo.
“Prison’s Princess” first airs October, 2017 in Japan.
Additional supporting cast members has been announced for upcoming Fuji TV drama series “Minshu no Teki” starring Ryoko Shinohara. Issei Takahashi and Yuriko Ishida have been previously announced for major supporting character roles. The new supporting cast members are Arata Furuta, Atsuko Maeda, Yudai Chiba, Kimiko Yo, Kei Tanaka, Wakadanna, Yoshihiko Hosoda and Kenya Osumi.
Story for the drama series will follow an unemployed mother played by Ryoko Shinohara who decides to run for a city council seat. “Minshu no Teki” will first air October, 2017 in Japan.
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Here’s the first visual (poster) from upcoming WOWOW drama series “Haru ga Kita” starring Kai from Kpop group ‘EXO.’ Ep.1 air date is now slotted for broadcast sometime in January, 2018. Kai is the first non-Japanese person to star in a WOWOW drama series. Drama series also stars Kana Kurashina, Shiro Sano, Atsuko Takahata and Seika Furuhata.
Tetsuji Tamayama and Nozomi Sasaki are cast for new Hulu drama series “Ame ga Furu to Kimi wa Yasashii.” Literally, the title translates to “If It Rains, You Are Nice,” which gives a good hint for the screenplay. In the drama series Tetsuji Tamayama and Nozomi Sasaki play husband and wife, but the wife has a sex addiction. On sunny days, she will sleep with other men. The drama series is scripted by Shinji Nojima and directed by Kyoji Otsuka.
“Ame ga Furu to Kimi wa Yasashii” will stream online in Japan beginning this autumn.
Kaho, Shota Sometani & Masahiro Higashide are cast in WOWOW drama series “Yocho Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha.” The drama series is based on the play “Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha” by Tomohiro Maekawa and is also a spin-off of movie “Before We Vanish.” Award winning director Kiyoshi Kurosawa will direct the drama series as he also directed the movie “Before We Vanish.” The main characters in “Yocho Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha” are different from “Before We Vanish,” but the story for the drama series will deal with aliens that invade the bodies of humans.
“Yocho Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha” first airs September 18, 2017 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming TBS live-action drama series “Hello, Detective Hedgehog” (English title) starring Eita and Kyoko Fukada. The drama series is based on manga “Haro Hari Nezumi” by Kenshi Hirokane and directed by Hitoshi One.
“Hello, Detective Hedgehog” first airs July 14, 2017 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming TBS drama series “Sorry, I Love You” starring Tomoya Nagase and Riho Yoshioka. Drama series is a remake of 2004 Korean drama series “Sorry, I Love You” which stars So Ji-Sub and Lim Soo-Jung in the respective lead roles.
“Sorry, I Love You” is set to first air July 9, 2017 in Japan.
Fumino Kimura is cast for the lead role in upcoming TBS-MBS drama series “Ito-kun A to E.” Also cast for major supporting female character roles are Nozomi Sasaki, Mirai Shida, Elaiza Ikeda and Kaho. All 5 of these women will appear in the movie version of “Ito-kun A to E” as well. The drama series is based on 2013 novel “Ito-kun A to E” by Asako Yuzuki. Story for the drama series will have Fumino Kimura playing washed up screenwriter Rio Yazaki. From a questionnaire she has an audience answer, she notices that 4 women are dating the same man. She decides to write a drama series about the 4 women. The 4 women are played by Nozomi Sasaki, Mirai Shida, Elaiza Ikeda and Kaho. Also cast in the drama series are Yuki Yamada, Kei Tanaka and Tomoya Nakamura.
Drama series “Ito-kun A to E” will first air August 15, 2017 in Japan.
Kanata Hongo is cast in Fuji TV live-action drama series “Love Concierge Season 2.” The drama series is based on manga “Rabuho no Ueno-san” written by Ueno and follows Fuji TV drama series “Love Concierge” which aired earlier this year. Also cast in “Love Concierge Season 2” are Reiya Masaki, Hikaru Osawa, Megumi Asaoka, Sotaro Yasuda and Koura Kazumasa. The drama series follows concierge Ueno (Kanata Hongo) who works at a love hotel and offers advice on love to various people.
“Love Concierge Season 2” will air fall, 2017 in Japan.
Gou Ayano is cast in season 2 of TBS live-action drama series “Dr. Storks.” Also returning for season 2 to play their respective roles are Mayu Matsuoka, Yo Yoshida, Kentaro Sakaguchi, Nana Seino, Kazuyuki Asano, Noriko Eguchi, Gen Hoshino and Nao Omori. Story for the drama series is set 2 years after season 1 of “Dr. Storks” and follows the growth of Sakura Konotori (Gou Ayano). He works as an obstetrician and also performs as a concert pianist under the stage name of “Baby.” Drama series is based on manga series “Kounodori” by You Suzunoko.
“Dr. Storks” first airs October, 2017 in Japan.