Here’s a teaser poster for upcoming TV Tokyo-Netflix drama series “Saboriman Kantarou” starring Matsuya Onoe. In addition, Ren Ishikawa and Sarutoki Minagawa have been announced as supporting actors in the drama series. Ren Ishikawa will play Kanako Dobashi. She is a colleague of Kantarou Ametani (Matsuya Onoe) at a publishing company. Sarutoki Minagawa will play Toru Miyake. He is a sales manager.
The drama series will premiere July 7, 2017 on Netflix and July 13, 2017 on TV Tokyo.
Mitsuki Takahata is cast in new NTV drama series “Kahogo no Kahoko.” Also cast in supporting roles are Hitomi Kuroki and Saburo Tokito. The drama series is based on an original screenplay by Kazuhiko Yukawa. Drama series follows 21-year-old university student Kahoko Nemoto (Mitsuki Takahata). Her mother does everything for her. She then meets someone who grew up totally different from her.
“Kahogo no Kahoko” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Ikusaburo Yamazaki & Rin Takanashi are cast in live-action TV Asahi drama series “Aino Mating Agency Inc” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga “Aino Kekkon Soudanjo” by Jun Yagi. Story for the drama series revolves around a matchmaking agency that has a 100% success rate in getting their clients married. Shingo Aino (Ikusaburo Yamazaki) works as the director at the matchmaking agency. He relies on his background as an associate professor of ethology when counseling his clients. His assistant is Sister Elizabeth (Rin Takanashi).
“Aino Mating Agency Inc” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Atsuro Watabe and Kanna Hashimoto are cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Keishicho Ikimono Gakari.” The police-animal drama series is based on four novels by Takahiro Okura. Also cast in supporting roles are Shohei Miura, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Ren Ishikawa, Denden, Sho Kiyohara, Susumu Terajima and Atsuko Asano.
In the drama series, Atsuro Watabe plays Detective Tomozo Sudo. He is demoted to a division that takes care of pets whose owners are suspects or missing. Kanna Hashimoto plays Police Constable Keiko Usuki. She works in the same division as Tomozo Sudo. They work uniquely together to solve cases.
“Keishicho Ikimono Gakari” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Marie Iitoyo & Rena Takeda are cast in new TBS-MBS drama series “Maji de Koukai Shitemasu.” The drama series will be directed by Noboru Iguchi. The drama series will follow two young women who take part in a grueling one month training program to become ship navigators.
“Maji de Koukai Shitemasu” will first air July, 2017 in Japan.
Masataka Kubota is cast in live-action Fuji TV drama series “We Did It” (literal title of “Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita”). For the drama series, Masataka Kubota will play main character Tobio Masubuchi. Also cast in supporting roles are Mei Nagano, Mackenyu, Shotaro Mamiya, Shono Hayama, Hiroki Konno, Rina Kawaei, Sae Okazaki, Itsuji Itao, Ikue Sakakibara, Asami Mizukawa, Shohei Miura and Arata Furuta. The drama series is based on manga “Boku-tachi ga Yarimashita” by Muneyuki Kaneshiro.
“We Did It” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Yoko Maki is cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Cecile’s Plot” (literal title). Also cast in supporting roles are Michiko Kichise, Ayumi Ito, Yuka Itaya and Kyoko Hasegawa. The drama series is based on novel “Sesiru no Mokuromi” by Kei Yuikawa. Story for “Cecile’s Plot” follows housewife Nao Miyaji (Yoko Maki). She is content with her life, but her life changes after being scouted as a reader model for fashion magazine Vogue.
“Cecile’s Plot” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Arata Furuta & Eiko Koike are cast in new TV Tokyo drama series “Shimokitazawa Die Hard.” The drama series will feature 11 different episodes written by 11 different screenwriters and consisting of different cast members, but have Arata Furuta & Eiko Koike appearing throughout the series. In the drama series, Eiko Koike will play a snack bar owner in the Tokyo neighborhood of Shimokitazawa. Arata Furuta will play a regular customer at the snack bar. These two will tell 11 stories about the worst day in the lives of people in the Shimokitazawa area.
“Shimokitazawa Die Hard” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Miki Nakatani is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Kataomoi.” The drama series is based on 2001 novel “Kataomoi” by Keigo Higashino. In the drama series, Miki Nakatani will play Mitsuki Hiura. Her character was a former manager for an American-style university football team. During the team’s reunion, teammates and former staff members learn she now lives as a man and she confesses to having killed someone.
“Kataomoi” first airs sometime during autumn, 2017 in Japan.
Teppei Arita and Tsubasa Honda are cast in live-action TBS drama series “Wanitokagegisu.” The drama series is based on manga “Wanitokagegisu” by Minoru Furuya. It’s the first time Teppei Arita from comedy duo ‘Cream Stew’ will play a lead character in a drama series.
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