May 1 2018

Haruka Ayase and Yutaka Takenouchi cast in TBS drama series “Blues of Stepmother and Daughter”

Haruka Ayase and Yutaka Takenouchi are cast in TBS drama series “Blues of Stepmother and Daughter” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga “Gibo to Musume no Blues” by Rin Sakurazawa. Yuichiro Hirakawa and Yuji Nakamae will direct the drama series and Yoshiko Morishita writes the screenplay adaptation. In “Blues of Stepmother and Daughter,”  the duo will play a newly married couple. The wife must also take care of her new stepdaughter.

“Blues of Stepmother and Daughter” first airs July, 2018 in Japan.

Apr 19 2018

Hiroki Hasegawa cast in NHK drama series “Kirin ga Kuru”

Hiroki Hasegawa is cast in NHK drama series “Kirin ga Kuru.” The drama series is NHK’s 59th taiga series and will air from January, 2020. In the drama series Hiroki Hasegawa will play historical character Mitsuhide Akechi. Mitsuhide Akechi was a general during the Sengoku period and famously led a rebellion against Oda Nobunaga in 1582. Taku Ohara will direct the drama series and the drama series will be scripted by Shunsaku Ikehata.

Apr 19 2018

Nana Seino and Kanna Hashimoto cast in NTV live-action drama series “Kyo kara Ore wa”

Nana Seino is cast for the lead female role and Kanna Hashimoto is cast for a major supporting character role in  NTV live-action drama series “Kyo kara Ore wa” starring Kento Kaku. For the drama series Nana Seino will play Riko Akasaka. She falls in love with Takashi Mitsuhashi (Kento Kaku). Kanna Hashimoto will play Kyoko Hayakawa. She is the leader of a group of troubled female students. “Kyo kara Ore wa” is based on the manga of same name by Hiroyuki Nishimori.

“Kyo kara Ore wa” first airs October, 2018 in Japan.

 

Apr 12 2018

Nobuyuki Suzuki and Hayato Isomura cast in NTV live-action drama series “Kyo kara Ore wa”

Nobuyuki Suzuki and Hayato Isomura are cast for supporting roles in upcoming NTV live-action drama series “Kyo kara Ore wa” starring Kento Kaku. They will also join already cast supporting members KentaroTaiga and Yuma Yamoto.

For the drama series, Nobuyuki Suzuki will play Satoshi Katagiri. He is a rival of Takashi Mitsuhashi (Kento Kaku) and Shinji Ito (Kentaro). Satoshi Katagiri is the most powerful student at a high school for troubled students. Hayato Isomura will play Takeshi Sagara. He is the second most popular student at the same high school where Satoshi Katagiri attends.

“Kyo kara Ore wa” first airs October, 2018 in Japan.

 

Apr 11 2018

Shun Oguri cast in NHK drama series “Segodon”

Shun Oguri is cast in currently airing NHK taiga series “Segodon” starring Ryohei Suzuki. Shun Oguri will appear from episode 26 of “Segodon,” which is scheduled to air July 8, 2018. He will begin filming for the drama series from May, 2018. For “Segodon,” Shun Oguri will play real life historical figure Ryoma Sakamoto (January 3, 1836 – December 10, 1867). He aspired to help modernize Japan.

Apr 4 2018

Supporting cast announced for drama series “Cheer Dance”

Supporting cast announced for upcoming TBS drama series “Cheer Dance” starring Tao Tsuchiya. Now cast in supporting roles are Anna Ishii (‘E-girls’), Yui SakumaMaika YamamotoAya Asahina, Karen Otomo, Yumena Yanai and Sara Shida. The 7 newly announced supporting cast girls will play members of the high school cheer dance club. The drama series is set at the same high school as the movie “Let’s Go, Jets,” which is based on a true story, but set several years after the movie version.

“Cheer Dance” first airs July, 2018 in Japan.

Apr 3 2018

Tetsuji Tamayama is cast in NHK drama series “Bakabon no Papa yori Bakana Papa”

Tetsuji Tamayama is cast in new NHK drama series “Bakabon no Papa yori Bakana Papa.” Also cast in supporting roles are Manami Higa, Kyoko Hasegawa, Aoi Morikawa, Toru Baba and Mitsuko Kusabue. The drama series is based on autobiographical novel “Bakabon no Papa yori Bakana Papa” by Rieko Akatsuka. The novel revolves around her father who is a manga artist.

“Bakabon no Papa yori Bakana Papa” will first air June 30, 2018 in Japan.

Mar 28 2018

Takako Tokiwa is cast in NHK live-action drama special “Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms 2018”

Takako Tokiwa is cast in NHK live-action drama special “Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms 2018.” The drama special is based on manga “Yunagi no Machi, Sakura no Kuni” by Fumiyo Kono. The manga was previously adapted into 2007 film “Yunagi City, Sakura Country” with Rena Tanaka cast in the lead role. Also cast in supporting roles in the NHK drama special are Rina Kawaei, Fuka Koshiba, Yuna Taira, Asuka Kudo, Yosuke Asari, Shosuke Tanihara, Shuuji Kashiwabara, Mitsuo Sagawa, Midoriko Kimura and Isao Hashizume. The drama special deals with the effects of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Takako Tokiwa plays Nanami Ishikawa in the present day. She follows her father to Hiroshima due to his unusual behavior. There, she learns about what happened to his older sister.

“Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms 2018” will air August 6, 2018 in Japan (anniversary date of the Hiroshima atomic bombing).