Nov 1 2017

Riho Yoshioka, Kenta Kiritani and Osamu Mukai cast in TBS live-action drama series “You Always Inhabit My Heart”

Riho Yoshioka, Kenta Kiritani and Osamu Mukai are cast in TBS live-action drama series “You Always Inhabit My Heart” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga “Kimi ga Kokoro ni Sumitsuita” by Kirin Tendo. Story for “You Always Inhabit My Heart” follows Kyoko Ogawa (Riho Yoshioka) and her relationship with two guys: Kenta Kiritani plays manga editor Kojiro Yoshizaki who is generally a nice guy and Osamu Mukai plays Kyoko Ogawa’s former boyfriend Ren Hoshina. He was controlling and treated her bad when they dated in college. Ren Hoshina then appears as her boss at her job.

“You Always Inhabit My Heart” will first air January, 2018 in Japan.

Nov 1 2017

Shuhei Nomura cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Denei Shojo: Video Girl Ai 2018”

Shuhei Nomura is cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Denei Shojo: Video Girl Ai 2018.” The drama series is based on manga series “Denei Shojo: Ai-hen” by Masakazu Katsura, but set 25 years after the manga. The drama series’ main character is Sho Moteuchi (Shuhei Nomura). He begins to live with his uncle Yota Moteuchi after his parents divorces. Yota Moteuchi is the main character in the original manga series. Sho Moteuchi then discovers a broken old VCR at his uncles house and fixes it. A video of girl plays and she introduces herself Video Girl Ai. Video Girl Ai steps out of the video and begins to live with Sho Moteuchi.

“Denei Shojo: Video Girl Ai 2018” will first air January, 2018 in Japan.

Oct 20 2017

Takuya Kimura cast in TV Asahi drama series “BG: Personal Bodyguard”

Takuya Kimura is cast in new TV Asahi drama series “BG: Personal Bodyguard” (literal title). The drama series is based on an original screenplay by Yumiko Inoue. For “BG: Personal Bodyguard,” Takuya Kimura will play main character Akira Shimazaki. He once worked as a bodyguard, but now works as a security guard at a construction site. The company he works for then forms a bodyguard division and Akira Shimazaki works as a bodyguard again. Takuya Kimura will receive training from a security company in early December to prep for his role.

“BG: Personal Bodyguard” first airs January, 2018 in Japan.

Oct 7 2017

Sho Aoyagi and Riko Narumi cast in TBS live-action drama series “What Is Your Perfect Way To Eat Fried Eggs?”

Sho Aoyagi and Riko Narumi are cast in TBS live-action drama series “What Is Your Perfect Way To Eat Fried Eggs?” The drama series is based on manga “Medamayaki no Kimi Itsu Tsubusu?” by Go Ohinata. Premise for the drama series follows a boyfriend and girlfriend who have a disagreement over how to eat egg yolk on a fried egg. The boyfriend in particular has a hard time dealing with people who eat differently than him.

“What Is Your Perfect Way To Eat Fried Eggs?” first airs November 5, 2017 in Japan.

Oct 2 2017

Nobuyuki Suzuki cast in movie “Revenge Girl”

Nobuyuki Suzuki is cast for the lead male role in upcoming movie “Revenge Girl” starring Mirei Kiritani. Also cast in supporting roles are Sho Kiyohara, Fumika Baba, Aimi Satsukawa and Shinya Owada. Movie is based on novel “Revenge Girl” by Erika Yoshida, which will be published sometime this autumn by Kadokawa, and directed by Koichiro Miki.

Story for “Revenge Girl” follows Mirei Kiritani as Miki Takaraishi. She gets dumped by a guy who comes from a politician family. To get revenge, she decides to run for the prime minister position. She hires Toshiya Kadowaki played by Nobuyuki Suzuki as her campaign advisor. His character is blunt and he makes biting remarks.

“Revenge Girl” will be released December 23, 2017 in Japan.

Sep 29 2017

Umika Kawashima cast in Netflix drama series “Hono no Tenkosei: Reborn” + teaser trailer

Umika Kawashima is cast in upcoming Netflix live-action drama series “Hono no Tenkosei: Reborn” starring the 7 members of boyband ‘Johnny’s West.’ The seven members are Daiki Shigeoka, Akito Kiriyama, Junta Nakama, Tomohiro Kamiyama, Ryusei Fujii, Takahiro Hamada and Nozomu Kotaki. In the drama series, Umika Kawashima will play lead female character Hikari. She gives the mission to the 7 guys and infiltrates a high school with the 7 guys. The drama series is based on manga “Hono no Tenkosei” by Kazuhiko Shimamoto and directed by Toshio Lee.

In addition, a teaser trailer for “Hono no Tenkosei: Reborn” has been added on AsianWiki. The drama series will premiere on November 10, 2017.

Sep 26 2017

Mone Kamishiraishi cast in TBS drama series “Rikuoh”

Mone Kamishiraishi is cast for upcoming TBS drama series “Rikuoh” starring Koji Yakusho, Kento Yamazaki and Ryoma Takeuchi. In the drama series, Mone Kamishiraishi will play Akane Miyazawa. She is the daughter of Koichi Miyazawa (Koji Yakusho) and a high school student. Her father attempts to transition his company from a traditional socks company to a sneakers company.

Also cast for supporting roles are Masato Wada and Gaku Sano. They will play Takao Hirase and Naoyuki Kezuka respectively, who are both members of the athletics club.

“Rikuoh” first airs October 15, 2017 in Japan.