Tsuyoshi Muro is cast in TV Tokyo drama series “I Turn.” The drama series is based on 2010 novel “I Turn” by Tetsuzo Fukuzawa (“Tokyo Refugees“) and will be directed by Eiji Uchida. The drama series will have Tsuyoshi Muro playing advertising company employee Mitsuo Komae. He gets in trouble with the yakuza.
“I Turn” will first air July, 2019 in Japan.
Satomi Ishihara & Sota Fukushi are cast in TBS live-action drama series “Heaven?: Gokuraku Restaurant.” Also cast in supporting roles are Jun Shison, Masanobu Katsumura, Yasunori Danta and Ittoku Kishibe. The drama series is based on manga series “Heaven?: Gokuraku Restaurant” by Noriko Sasaki. The drama series is set at a French restaurant that will soon open, but its staff is highly unusual and the restaurant is located at a cemetery.
“Heaven?: Gokuraku Restaurant” will first airs= July, 2019 in ?Japan.
Teaser poster and supporting cast added for upcoming NTV drama series “Don’t Fight With Fools Even When You Get Pissed Off ” (literal title) starring Yuri Chinen. Now cast in supporting roles for the drama series are Satoshi Jinbo, Yumi Wakatsuki (former member of ‘Nogizaka46’), Ryuta Sato, Katsuhisa Namase, Megu Aoyama, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Kento Shibuya and Kae Okumura. The drama series is based on self-help book “Atama ni Kitemo Aho towa Tatakauna” by Kotaro Tamura and follows a young man who begins to work at a toy company.
“Don’t Fight With Fools Even When You Get Pissed Off ” will first air April 22, 2019 in Japan.
Miki Nakatani and Elaiza Ikeda are cast in Netflix drama series “Followers.” To guarantee that the saturation level will be cranked to 11, Mika Ninagawa (“Sakuran“) will direct the drama series. Story for the drama series will revolve around Tokyo people influenced directly by social media. Miki Nakatani will play photographer Rimi Nara and Elaiza Ikeda will play aspiring actress Natsume Hyakuta.
“Followers” will be available to stream on Netflix sometime in 2020.
Kasumi Arimura and Kentaro Sakaguchi are cast in WOWOW drama series “And, Live” (literal title of “Soshite, Ikiru”). The drama series is scripted by Yoshikazu Okada and directed by Sho Tsukikawa. The drama series is set after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and follows two young people doing volunteer work in the disaster struck area. They develop feelings for each other.
“And, Live” will air sometime this summer in Japan.
Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming Fuji TV drama series “Strawberry Night Saga” starring Fumi Nikaido, Kazuya Kamenashi and Yosuke Eguchi. Meanwhile, newly announced supporting cast members for the drama series are Kai Shishido, Taiki Nakabayashi and Daiki Shigeoka (Johnny’s WEST). All three of these actors will play detectives who work in in the First Investigation Division with Reiko Himekawa (Fumi Nikaido) and Kazuo Kikuta (Kazuya Kamenashi). The drama series is based on novel series “Himekawa Reiko Series” by Tetsuya Honda.
“Strawberry Night Saga” first airs April 11, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for TBS drama series “Group Demotion” (literal title) starring Masaharu Fukuyama, Teruyuki Kagawa and Ryunosuke Kamiki. Drama series is based on novels “Shudan Sasen” & “Shinsohan Ginko Shitencho” by Tetsuo Ebato. The drama series is set at a bank and follows branch manager Hiroshi Kataoka (Masaharu Fukuyama).
“Group Demotion” first airs April 21, 2019 in Japan.
Koji Seto is cast in Fuji TV-KTV live-action drama series “Perfect World” starring Tori Matsuzaka and Mizuki Yamamoto. For “Perfect World,” Koji Seto will play major supporting character Hirotaka Koreeda. He is a childhood friend of Tsugumi Kawana’s (Mizuki Yamamoto) and he likes her. The drama series is based on manga series “Perfect World” by Rie Aruga.
“Perfect World” will first airs April 16, 2019 in Japan.
Yuki Amami is cast in TV Asahi drama series “Emergency Interrogation Room Season 3.” Yuki Amami will reprise her role of Yukiko Makabe. She is a member of the special interrogation team “Kintori.” Also cast in their respective roles from season 2 are Tetsushi Tanaka, Mokomichi Hayami, Kosuke Suzuki, Koji Ookura, Denden and Fumiyo Kohinata.
“Emergency Interrogation Room” first airs April, 2019 in Japan.
Rio Uchida is cast for the lead role in NTV-YTV drama series “Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku.” In the drama series, Rio Uchida will play cafe manager Akari. She then garners buzz on social media because of a video.
“Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku” first airs April 4, 2019 in Japan.