May 17 2021

Kasumi Arimura cast in WOWOW drama “Zenkamono” & movie version

Kasumi Arimura is cast in WOWOW live-action drama series “Zenkamono” and its sequel feature film”Zenkamono.” The drama series and movie are based on  manga series “Zenkamono” y Masahito Kagawa. The drama series will be air sometime this autumn and the sequel movie version will be released sometime in 2022. The screenplay for the movie is set several years after the drama series and is an original story. For “Zenkamono,” Kasumi Arimura will play Kayo Agawa. She works as a volunteer probation officer.

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May 12 2021

Toshiaki Karasawa & Yoko Maki cast in NTV drama “Voice II”

Toshiaki Karasawa and Yoko Maki are cast in NTV drama series “Voice II.” The drama series is a sequel to 2019 NTV drama series “Voice,” which is a remake of 2017 OCN drama series “Voice” starring Jang Hyuk & Lee Ha-Na. Toshiaki Karasawa and Yoko Maki will reprise their characters of Detective Shogo Higuchi and Emergency Call Center Leader Hikari Tachibana.

“Voice II” will air from July, 2021 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Saturday 10PM time slot after “Life’s Punchline“).  

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May 11 2021

Shori Sato cast in WOWOW drama “I Want To Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die

Shori Sato (‘Sexy Zone’) cast in WOWOW live-action drama series “I Want To Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die.” The drama series is based on manga series “Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai” by Umi Shiina. In the drama series, Shori Sato will play Ryuhei Aono. He is a high school student and begins to date Yuri Kariya, but he dies in a car accident. He comes back as a ghost.

“I Want To Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die” first airs spring, 2022 in Japan.

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May 9 2021

Fumi Nikaido cast in TBS drama “Promise Cinderella”

Fumi Nikaido is cast in TBS live-action drama series “Promise Cinderella.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Promise Cinderella” by Oreko Tachibana. The drama series has Fumi Nikaido playing housewife Hayame Katsuragi. Her husband suddenly informs her that he wants a divorce.

“Promise Cinderella” airs July, 2021 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Tuesday 10 PM time slot after “Why I Dress Up For Love“).

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May 7 2021

Shohei Miura & Yuki Yamada cast in NTV drama “Hakozume”

Shohei Miura and Yuki Yamada are cast for supporting roles in NTV live-action drama series “Hakozume” starring Erika Toda and Mei Nagano. The drama series is based on 2017 manga series “Hakozume: Koban Joshi no Gyakushu” by Miko Yasu. The drama series is set at a small police box station. Both Shohei Miura and Yuki Yamada will play detectives there. They work as a team and they graduated from the same police university as Seiko Fuji (Erika Toda).

“Hakozume” first airs July, 2021 in Japan.

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May 3 2021

Moka Kamishiraishi cast in WOWOW drama “Solomon’s Perjury”

Moka Kamishiraishi is cast for the lead role in WOWOW drama series “Solomon’s Perjury.” The drama series is based on novel “Solomon no Gisho” by Miyuki Miyabe. The novel was previously adapted into 2015 movies “Solomon’s Perjury 1: Suspicion” and “Solomon’s Perjury 2: Judgment,” as well as 2016 South Korean drama series “Solomon’s Perjury” that aired on JTBC. For WOWOW drama series “Solomon’s Perjury,” Moka Kamishiraishi will play Ryoko Fujino. She takes part in a school trial over the death of her classmate.

“Solomon’s Perjury” will consist of 8 episodes and air sometime this autumn in Japan.

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Apr 30 2021

Manami Higa cast in TV Tokyo drama “One Half of a Married Couple”

Manami Higa is cast for the lead role in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “One Half of a Married Couple” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Nibun no Ichi Fuufu” written by Yukino Natsukawa. For “One Half of a Married Couple,” Manami Higa will play Aya Nakayama. Although her marriage appears perfect, she begins to suspect that her husband is having an affair.

The drama series will be available to stream on Paravi from May 26, 2021 and air on TV Tokyo from June 2, 2021.

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