Jan 25 2019

Hidetoshi Nishijima & Toshiyuki Nishida cast in movie “Ninkyo Gakuen”

Hidetoshi Nishijima & Toshiyuki Nishida are cast in movie “Ninkyo Gakuen.” The film is based on 2007 novel “Ninkyo Gakuen” by Bin Konno (“Honcho Azumi“) and directed by Hisashi Kimura. In the film, Hidetoshi Nishijima & Toshiyuki Nishida play leaders of an old school yakuza group. They attempt to restore a local high school that is badly mismanaged.

“Ninkyo Gakuen” will be released autumn, 2019 in Japan.

Jan 24 2019

Yu Aoi, Yuko Takeuchi, Chieko Matsubara and Tsutomu Yamazaki cast in movie “A Long Goodbye”

Yu Aoi, Yuko Takeuchi, Chieko Matsubara and Tsutomu Yamazaki are cast in movie “A Long Goodbye” (literal title). The movie revolves around an elderly father (Tsutomu Yamazaki) who has Alzheimer and his wife (Chieko Matsubara) and daughters (Yu Aoi and Yuko Takeuchi). The film is based on 2015 novel “Nagai Owakare” by Kyoko Nakajima (“The Little House“) and directed by Ryota Nakano (“Her Love Boils Bathwater“). In addition, a teaser trailer for the upcoming is added on AsianWiki.

“A Long Goodbye” will be released sometime this May in Japan.

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Jan 24 2019

Hidetoshi Nishijima & Seiyo Uchino cast in live-action TV Tokyo drama series “What Did You Eat Yesterday?”

Hidetoshi Nishijima & Seiyo Uchino are cast in live-action TV Tokyo drama series “What Did You Eat Yesterday?” The drama series is based on manga series “Kinou Nani Tabeta?” by Fumi Yoshinaga (“Antique“/”Ooku: The Inner Chamber“). In the drama series Hidetoshi Nishijima will play attorney Shiro Kakei and Seiyo Uchino will play hairdresser Kenji Yabuki. The two men are a gay couple, but only Kenji Yabuki has come out about his sexuality.

“What Did You Eat Yesterday?” first airs April, 2019 in Japan.

Jan 24 2019

Yuriko Yoshitaka cast in TBS drama series “No Working After Hours”

Yuriko Yoshitaka is cast for the lead role new TBS drama series “No Working After Hours.” The drama series is based on novel “Watashi, Teiji de Kaerimasu” by Kaeruko Akeno. Also cast in supporting roles are Osamu Mukai, Tokio Emoto, Yuki Izumisawa, Kavka Shishido, Yuki Uchida and Yusuke Santamaria. For drama series “No Working After Hours,” Yuriko Yoshitaka will play Yui Higashiyama. Her character absolutely hates working overtime and workaholics in general. Trouble brews for her when a new department head works at her company.

“No Working After Hours” will first air April, 2019 in Japan.

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