Jul 31 2021

Hokuto Yoshino cast in TBS-MBS drama “Tokyo Seimenjo”

Hokuto Yoshino (‘The Rampage from Exile Tribe’) is cast for the lead role in TBS-MBS drama series “Tokyo Seimenjo.” Also cast in the drama series are Shuntaro YanagiSo OkunoShiori Akita and Keiko Enoue. The drama series features an original screenplay and will revolve around an udon franchise restaurant. Hokuto Yoshino will play Kotaro Akamatsu. He begins to work there as its new manager, even though he previously worked at a hotel.

“Tokyo Seimenjo” first airs September, 2021 in Japan.

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Jul 27 2021

Kazuya Kamenashi cast in NHK drama “Justice”

Kazuya Kamenashi is cast for the lead role in NHK drama series “Justice.” The drama series is based on 2020 novel “Seigi no Tenbin” by Takeaki Daimon. For the drama series, Kazuya Kamenashi will play Kazuya Takano. He is a former surgeon and now works as an attorney. He works with a new law firm and is teamed with four other attorneys.

“Justice” will have 5 episodes and first air September 25, 2021.

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Jul 13 2021

Hana Sugisaki cast in NTV drama “It’s Love: Yankee-kun and White Cane Girl”

Hana Sugisaki is cast for the lead role in NTV drama series “It’s Love: Yankee-kun and White Cane Girl” (literal title of “Koi Desu: Yankee-kun to Hakujou Garu”). The drama series is based on webcomic “Yankee-kun to Hakujou Garu” by Uoyama. Hana Sugisaki will play Yukiko Akaza. She has a vision impairment and walks with a cane. She meets delinquent boy named Morio Kurokawa.

“It’s Love: Yankee-kun and White Cane Girl” first airs October, 2021 (takes over NTV’s Wednesday 22:00 time slot after “Police In A Pod“).

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Jul 2 2021

Mugi Kadowaki & Naotaro Moriyama cast in TV Tokyo drama “Swim Ring”

Mugi Kadowaki and Naotaro Moriyama are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Swim Ring: More Than Friends, Less Than An Affair” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Ukiwa” by Munehiro Nomura. For the drama series, Mugi Kadowaki will play main character Maiko Nakayama. She learns her husband is having an affair and becomes closer to her husband’s boss/next door neighbor, played by Naotaro Moriyama.

“Swim Ring: More Than Friends, Less Than An Affair” first airs August, 2021 in Japan.

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Jun 22 2021

Boy band Bishounen cast in TV Asahi drama “The High School Heroes”

All 6 members of boy band Bishounen are cast for lead roles in TV Asahi drama series “The High School Heroes.” The 6 members are Taisho IwasakiRyuga SatoYuto NasuHidaka UkishoNaoki Fujii, and Issei Kanasashi. The 6 members play high school students who fight against their principal. Their principal uses majin powers to achieve his ambitions.

“The High School Heroes” first airs July 31, 2021 in Japan.

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Jun 17 2021

Eita Nagayama and Osamu Mukai cast in NHK drama “Bakumatsu Aiboden”

Eita Nagayama and Osamu Mukai are cast in NHK drama series “Bakumatsu Aiboden.” The drama series is set during Bakumatsu, which is the later years of the Edo period. Eita Nagayama and Osamu Mukai will play two men tasked with finding the person who attempted to murder the shogun. The drama series is based on 2008 novel “Aibo” by Takahisa Igarashi.

“Bakumatsu Aiboden” will air January, 2022 in Japan.

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Jun 14 2021

Main cast & ep.1 air date for TV Asahi drama “Seven Detectives: Season 7”

Noriyuki Higashiyama is cast for TV Asahi drama series “Seven Detectives: Season 7.” Also cast to reprise their respective characters are  Seiichi TanabeKana KurashinaJin ShirasuTakashi TsukamotoKotaro Yoshida and Kinya Kitaoji. The drama series franchise first aired in 2015 and has aired annually since then.

“Seven Detectives: Season 7” will first air  July 7, 2021 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Wednesday 9PM time slot after “Tokusou Nine: Season 4“).

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