Mar 5 2021

Hidetoshi Nishijima cast in TV Tokyo drama “Chef Is A Great Detective”

Hidetoshi Nishijima is cast for the lead role in TV Tokyo drama series “Chef Is A Great Detective” (literal title). The drama series is based on 3 novels by Fumie Kondo and directed by Hisashi KimuraYusuke Taki. In the drama series, Hidetoshi Nishijima will play Shinobu Mifune. He is a chef and a detective.

“Chef Is A Great Detective” will air late this year in TV Tokyo’s Monday 11PM time slot.

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Mar 3 2021

Yuina Kuroshima cast in NHK drama”Chimudondon”

Yuina Kuroshima is cast in NHK drama series “Chimudondon.” The drama series is NHK’s 106th asadora (morning drama series). In “Chimudondon,” Yuina Kuroshima will play main character Nobuko Higa. She moves from Okinawa to Tokyo to become a cook of western food. She eventually decides to open a Okinawa cuisine restaurant in Tokyo.

Filming for “Chimudondon” will begin autumn, 2021 and the drama series will air from spring, 2022 in Japan.

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Mar 3 2021

Tori Matsuzaka, Kumiko Aso, & Arata Iura cast in TV Asahi drama “Ano Toki Kiss Shite Okeba”

Tori MatsuzakaKumiko Aso, and Arata Iura are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Ano Toki Kiss Shite Okeba.” The drama series is scripted by Shizuka Oishi (“Your Home is My Business!“) and directed by Keita MotohashiKen HigurashiYuki Saito. Tori Matsuzaka will play main character Nozomu Momochi. He works at a supermarket and is a big manga fan. Kumiko Aso will play manga writer Tomoe Yuizuki. Arata Iura will play two characters.

“Ano Toki Kiss Shite Okeba” first airs April, 2021 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Friday 11:15 PM time slot after “24 Japan“).

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Mar 2 2021

Ai Yoshikawa & Rihito Itagaki cast in NTV drama “Colorful Love”

Ai Yoshikawa and Rihito Itagaki are cast in NTV-YTV live-action drama series “Colorful Love.” The drama series is based on manga series “Genderless Danshi ni Aisareteimasu” by Tameko. Ai Yoshikawa will play unstylish editor Wako Machida and Rihito Itagaki will play stylish model Meguru Soma. They get into a romantic relationship.

“Colorful Love” first airs April 1, 2021 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Thursday 23:59 time slot after “Edomoiselle“).

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Feb 18 2021

Yu Yokoyama & Eito Kawahara cast in TV Asahi drama “Kotaro Lives By Himself”

Yu Yokoyama (‘Kanjani Eight’) and Eito Kawahara are cast in TV Asahi live-action drama series “Kotaro Lives By Himself” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Kotaro wa Hitorigurashi” by Mami Tsumura and directed by Kana Matsumoto (“Mother Water“). The drama series revolves around an apartment complex that has a rule forbidding children from living there.

“Kotaro Lives By Himself” first airs April, 2021 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Saturday 10:30 PM time slot after “Can’t Write!?“).

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Feb 16 2021

Yo Yoshida & Jun Kunimura cast in TV Tokyo drama “Ikiru Toka Shinu Toka Chichioya Toka”

Yo Yoshida and Jun Kunimura are cast for lead roles in TV Tokyo drama series “Ikiru Toka Shinu Toka Chichioya Toka.” The drama series is based on essay Ikiru Toka Shinu Toka Chichioya Toka” by Jane Su. For the drama series, Yo Yoshida and Jun Kunimura  will play daughter and father. The daughter decides to write an essay about her father.

“Ikiru Toka Shinu Toka Chichioya Toka” first airs April 9, 2021 in Japan.

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