Elaiza Ikeda is cast in TBS-MBS drama series “Room Laundering.” The drama series is a sequel to 2018 movie “Room Laundering” starring Elaiza Ikeda. Also set to return in the drama series version are Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Kentaro Ito, Tomorowo Taguchi and Joe Odagiri. Meanwhile, Eita Okuno will play a new character not found in the original movie. The drama series will be directed by Kenji Katagiri who directed the movie version.
“Room Laundering” will first air November 4, 2018 on MBS and November 6, 2018 on TBS in Japan.
Teaser trailer #3 for TBS live-action drama series “Chugakusei Nikki” starring Kasumi Arimura and Kenshi Okada. Drama series is based on 2013 manga “Chugakusei Nikki” by Junko Kawakami. Teaser trailer #3 also reveals that “Chugakusei Nikki” will first air October 9, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer #2 added for TBS drama series “Downtown Rocket 2” starring Hiroshi Abe, Tao Tsuchiya and Ryoma Takeuchi. Drama series is a sequel to 2015 TBS drama series “Downtown Rocket” and based on 2018 novel “Shitamachi Rocket Gosuto” by Jun Ikeido. The teaser trailer also reveals that ep.1 of “Downtown Rocket 2” will air Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Japan.
Hiroshi Tamaki is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Nusumareta Kao.” The drama series is based on 2012 novel “Nusumareta Kao” by Keisuke Hada. For the drama series, Hiroshi Tamaki will play Takamasa Shirato. He works as a detective, but catches criminals solely by their faces. The photo below is of novel writer Keisuke Hada and actor Hiroshi Tamaki.
“Nusumareta Kao” first airs January, 2019 in South Korea.
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Sayaka Yamaguchi is cast in NTV-YTV drama series “Black Scandal.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Tomoharu Sato and directed by Makoto Naganuma. In the drama series, Sayaka Yamaguchi plays actress Sara Fujisaki. Her career and personal life is ruined by false reports of her having an affair. 5 years later, she takes a new identity and works at the management company where she was once a client to get revenge.
“Black Scandal” first airs October 4, 2018 in Japan.
Osamu Mukai is cast for the lead role in WOWOW drama series “Pandora IV AI War” (“Pandora IV AI Senso”). Also cast in supporting roles are Hitomi Kuroki, Mimura, Takahiro Miura, Koji Yamamoto, Taizo Harada and Atsuro Watabe. The drama series features a medical-technology suspense themed story scripted by Yumiko Inoue and directed by Shunsaku Kawake & Shosuke Murakami. Osamu Mukai will play Tetsuro Suzuki. He works at a medical center run by a tech company and has developed AI technology to diagnose humans.
“Pandora IV AI War” first airs November 11, 2018 in Japan.
Ryoko Yonekura is cast in new TV Asahi drama series “Legal V.” In drama series “Legal V,” Ryoko Yonekura will play main character Shoko Takanashi. Her character was once a lawyer, but she was disbarred. She then gets a professor with a law degree, to open an office. She hires an attorney and a paralegal and they work together as a team on legal cases.
“Legal V” first airs October, 2018 in Japan.
Kenichi Endo is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Kenichi Endo to Kankuro Kudo no Benkyo Sasete Itadakimasu.” The drama series is scripted by Kankuro Kudo. In the drama series, Kenichi Endo will play himself. He performs in a suspense drama series as Detective Moroi. In addition, a teaser trailer for the drama series has been added on AsianWiki.
“Kenichi Endo to Kankuro Kudo no Benkyo Sasete Itadakimasu” first airs November 12, 2018 in Japan.
Yuko Araki is cast in Fuji TV drama series “Suits” starring Yuji Oda,Yuto Nakajima and Honami Suzuki. Yuko Araki will play supporting character Makoto Hijirisawa. Her character works as a paralegal at a law firm. She was not able to become a lawyer which was her dream, but she is quite good at her job. The drama series is a remake of U.S. cable TV series “Suits” which first aired on USA Networks in 2011.
“Suits” first airs October, 2018 in Japan.
Nanako Matsushima is cast in TV Asahi drama special “Yuukai Houtei: Seven Days.” The drama special is a remake of 2007 South Korean film “Seven Days” starring Kim Yunjin. Nanako Matsushima will play main character Meiko Amabuki. She works as an attorney and is going through a divorce. Her daughter is then kidnapped and she receives a demand from the kidnapper. The drama special will be directed by Manabu Aso and scripted by Yoshihiro Izumi.
“Yuukai Houtei: Seven Days” will air sometime this autumn in Japan.