Dec 1 2022

Misako Renbutsu & Reina Triendl cast in TV Tokyo drama “Konya Sukiyaki Dayo”

Misako Renbutsu and Reina Triendl are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Konya Sukiyaki Dayo.” The drama series is based on manga series “Konya Sukiyaki Dayo” by Natsuko Taniguchi. The screenplay will revolve around two women who begin to live together, with one woman providing meals and the other woman the apartment.

“Konya Sukiyaki Dayo” first airs January 6, 2023 in Japan.

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Nov 28 2022

Suzu Hirose and Ren Nagase cast in TBS drama “Yugure ni, Te wo Tsunagu”

Suzu Hirose and Ren Nagase (King & Prince) are cast in TBS drama series “Yugure ni, Te wo Tsunagu.” The romance themed drama series is scripted by Eriko Kitagawa (“Hundred Million Stars From the Sky“) and Ko Kanai (“The Confidence Man JP“). The two lead performers will play a pair of 23-year-old adults who fall in love while living in the same boarding house.

“Yugure ni, Te wo Tsunagu” first airs January, 2023 in Japan.

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Nov 24 2022

Kazuya Kamenashi & Nao cast in NHK drama “Justice in a Balance Season 2.”

Kazuya Kamenashi, Nao, Hiromitsu Kitayama, and Aya Omasa are cast in NHK drama series “Justice in a Balance Season 2.” They will all reprise their roles as lawyers from 2021 NHK drama series “Justice in a Balance,” which is based on 2020 on novel “Seigi no Tenbin” by Takeaki Daimon. Also set to return for season 2 of “Justice in a Balance” are Kenta SatoiYuko OshimaNaoto TakenakaMasatoshi Nakamura, and Tomoko Yamaguchi.

“Justice in a Balance Season 2” will first air sometime during spring, 2023 in Japan.

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Nov 23 2022

Ikusaburo Yamazaki & Honoka Matsumoto cast in TV Asahi drama series “Liaison”

Ikusaburo Yamazaki and Honoka Matsumoto are cast in TV Asahi live-action drama series “Liaison.” The drama series is based on  manga series “Liaison: Kodomo no Kokoro Shinryojo” by Yonchan & Yusaku Takemura. The drama series follow two young adults, played by Ikusaburo Yamazaki and Honoka Matsumoto, who work at a suburban clinic that specializes in child psychiatry. They have autism spectrum disorder and ADHD respectively.

“Liaison” first airs January 20, 2023 in Japan.

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Nov 17 2022

Mao Inoue, Takeru Satoh, & Kenichi Matsuyama cast in TBS drama “100 mankai Ieba Yokatta”

Mao Inoue, Takeru Satoh, and Kenichi Matsuyama are cast in TBS drama series “100 mankai Ieba Yokatta.” The drama series features an original fantasy-romance screenplay by Naoko Adachi (“What Did You Eat Yesterday?“). In the drama series “100 mankai Ieba Yokatta,” Mao Inoue and Takeru Satoh will play Yui Soma and Naoki Torino. They are a couple in love and the boyfriend is about to propose, but he gets into an incident and dies. Yui Soma is unaware that Naoki Torino has died. His spirit is still wanders around and the only person aware of his spirit is a detective played by Kenichi Matsuyama.

“100 mankai Ieba Yokatta” will first air January, 2023 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Friday 10PM time slot after “The Black Swindler”).

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Nov 15 2022

Nanao & Nobuyuki Suzuki cast in Fuji TV drama “Marriage Is Difficult For A Ninja.”

Nanao and Nobuyuki Suzuki are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Marriage Is Difficult For A Ninja.” The ninja romantic-comedy screenplay is based on 2022 novel “Ninja ni Kekkon wa Muzukashii” by Dai Yokozeki (“Lupin’s Daughter“) and directed by Masato Hijikata (“The After-Dinner Mysteries“). For the drama series, Nano and Nobuyuki Suzuki will play a married couple. They both hold a secret that they are a ninja and they are unaware of their partner’s secret. They also come from rival ninja families.

“Marriage Is Difficult For A Ninja” will first air January, 2023 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Thursday 10PM time slot after “Silent“).

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Nov 10 2022

Takuya Kimura cast in Fuji TV drama “Kazama Kimichika: Kyojo Zero”

Takuya Kimura is cast in Fuji TV drama series “Kazama Kimichika: Kyojo Zero.” The drama series is based on Hiroki Nagaoka’s novels “Kyojo 0: Keiji Shidokan Kazama Kimichika” & “Kyojo X: Keiji Shidokan Kazama Kimichika.” The drama series is also a prequel to 2020 Fuji TV Drama special “Kyojo” and 2021 Fuji TV drama special “Kyojo 2.” In the drama series, Takuya Kimura works as a detective instructor. He is paired with a rookie detective to investigate real murder cases.

“Kazama Kimichika: Kyojo Zero” will first air April, 2023 in Japan.

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Nov 9 2022

Hidetoshi Nishijima, Gaku Hamada, & Moka Kamishiraishi cast in TV Asahi drama “Outsider”

Hidetoshi Nishijima, Gaku Hamada, & Moka Kamishiraishi are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Outsider: Metropolitan Police Department.” Drama series is based on novel “Keishichou Outsider” by Miaki Kato (“Maison de Police“). In the drama series, all three lead performers will play detectives who are outsiders.

“Outsider: Metropolitan Police Department” first airs January, 2023 in Japan.

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Nov 7 2022

Teaser trailer for Netflix drama “The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House”

Teaser trailer added for Netflix live-action drama series “The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House” starring Nana Mori & Natsuki Deguchi. Drama series is based on manga series “Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san” by Aiko Koyama and some episodes are directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Newly announced supporting cast members are Kairi JyoMomoko FukuchiKotoko WakayanagiKotona MinamiLily FrankyYukiya KitamuraToshinori OmiKanji FurutachiKeiko TodaKayoko Shiraishi, and Arata Iura.

“The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House” will be released January 12, 2023 on Netflix.

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Nov 1 2022

Gaku Hamada & Masao Kusakari cast in NHK drama “Dear Detective: From Rampo With Love”

Gaku Hamada & Masao Kusakari are cast in NHK drama series “Dear Detective: From Rampo With Love.” Also cast in the drama series are Shizuka Ishibashi, Yuki Izumisawa, Manami Honjou, Shintaro Morimoto, Kohei Otomo, Ryo Sekoguchi, Kodai Asaka, Ittoku Kishibe, Wakana Matsumoto, Yoshimasa Kondo, & Kikunosuke Onoe. The drama series features an original screenplay that follows Taro Hirai (Gaku Hamada), who later becomes famous mystery writer Rampo Edogawa. Screenplay is written by Fumi Tsubota (“Fishbowl Wives“).

“Dear Detective: From Rampo With Love” will consist of 4 episodes and first air January 21, 2023 in Japan.

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