Jul 8 2020

Hiroshi Tamaki cast in NTV-YTV drama “The Way of the Househusband”

Hiroshi Tamaki is cast in NTV-YTV drama series “The Way of the Househusband.” The drama series is based on webcomic series “Gokushufudo” by Kousuke Oono. For the drama series, Hiroshi Tamaki will play main character Tatsu. He was once a feared yakuza, but he is now a busy househusband.

“The Way of the Househusband” will first air October, 2020 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Sunday 10:30 PM time slot after “Doting Parent Youth White Paper.”).

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Tatsu (Hiroshi Tamaki) is 38 years old. He was once a legendary yakuza and was known as “Immortal Dragon” because he was so feared. He quit the yakuza and married Miku. Tatsu then became a househusband. He buries himself in housework.

Jul 7 2020

Hayato Ichihara cast in TV Tokyo drama “Oshaie Sommelier Oshako”

Hayato Ichihara cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Oshaie Sommelier Oshako” starring Honoka Yahagi. The drama series is based on manga series “Osha Ie Sommelier Oshako!” by Kappi. Hayato Ichihara will play the bodyguard of main character Oshako Iega (Honoka Yahagi). He also has a secret.

“Oshaie Sommelier Oshako” will first air July 15, 2020 in Japan.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Oshako (Honoka Yahagi) is the only child of refined parents. She is now 24-years-old and single. Her parents taught her about being chic. For some reason, she has to find an ideal man, who lives in a great house and before her 25th birthday.

Jun 30 2020

Sota Fukushi cast in NTV live-action drama series “Diver: Special Infiltration Team”

Sota Fukushi is cast in NTV live-action drama series “Diver: Special Infiltration Team” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Diver: Tokushu Sennyuhan” by Shuntaro Osawa. Tadaaki Horai (“The Secrets“) will direct and Manabu Uda (“The Detective is Way Ahead“) writes the screenplay adaptation.

“Diver: Special Infiltration Team” will consist of 5 episodes and first air September, 2020 in Japan.

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Jun 29 2020

Fuji TV-Tokai TV drama series “13” air date & supporting cast members

Fuji TV-Tokai TV drama series “13,” starring Nanami Sakuraba, is now set to first air August 1, 2020 in Japan. The 4 episode drama series is a remake of 2016 BBC Three television series “Thirteen.” In addition, supporting cast members have been announced for the remake drama series. The newly announced supporting cast members are Yuka ItayaSho Aoyagi , Ryoko YuuiSatoshi JinboRuka Ishikawa and Yuki Inoue.  The drama series was first scheduled to air June 6, 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: 13 years after her disappearance, Yuria (Nanami Sakuraba) returns home. She now looks like a 26-year-old woman, but her mental development seems to have stopped at the age of 13 when she disappeared.

After her disappearance, her family broke up. For Yuria’s sake, her mother Asami (Yuka Itaya), father Soichi (Satoshi Jinbo) and younger sister Chiho (Ruka Ishikawa) act like they are still a close family.

Yuria tells Detective Toshihiko (Sho Aoyagi) and Detective Saori (Ryoko Yuui) that she was kidnapped and what happened to her for the past 13 years. The detectives doubt about her statement.

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Jun 26 2020

Hidekazu Mashima is cast in NTV drama series “Middle-Aged Man Loves Cute Things”

Hidekazu Mashima is cast in NTV drama series “Middle-Aged Man Loves Cute Things” (literal title). The drama series is based on webcomic “Ojisan wa Kawaii Mono ga Osuki” by Tsutomu. The drama series will consist of 5 episodes and air sometime this summer.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Mitsutaka Oji (Hidekazu Mashima) is 43-years-old and works as a sales department manager. He is divorced and lives alone. His colleagues respect him at work, but he has a secret. His secret is that he likes cute things, including dolls of the Pug Taro character.

Jun 25 2020

Taisho Iwasaki, Ryuga Sato, Yuto Nasu, Hidaka Ukisho cast in TV Asahi drama series “Midsummer’s Boy: 19452020”

Taisho Iwasaki, Ryuga Sato, Yuto Nasu, Hidaka Ukisho, Naoki Fujii, and Issei Kanasashi are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Midsummer’s Boy: 19452020” (literal title of “Manatsu no Shonen: 19452020”). The six actors are all members of J-pop boy band “Bishounen.” The drama series follows 6 high school students as they meet a man who traveled through time from the past.

“Midsummer’s Boy: 19452020” first airs July, 2020 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Friday 11:15PM time slot after “Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 4“).

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Jun 22 2020

Yui Aragaki cast in NTV drama series “Doting Parent Youth White Paper”

Yui Aragaki is cast in NTV drama series “Doting Parent Youth White Paper” (literal title) starring Tsuyoshi Muro and Mei Nagano. For the drama series, Yui Aragaki will play Sachiko Obika. She is the late wife of Taro Obika (Tsuyoshi Muro) and the deceased mother of Sakura Obika (Mei Nagano). Filming of the drama series began early June, 2020, but Yui Aragaki has not yet taken part in the filming.

“Doting Parent Youth White Paper” first airs August, 2020 in Japan.

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Jun 12 2020

Taishi Nakagawa cast in NTV drama series “Doting Parent Youth White Paper”

Taishi Nakagawa is cast in NTV drama series “Doting Parent Youth White Paper” (literal title), starring Tsuyoshi Muro & Mei Nagano. For the drama series, Taishi Nakagawa will play Masaharu Hatakeyama. He leaves his hometown in Akita Prefecture to attend a university in Tokyo. This is the same school where father (Tsuyoshi Muro) and daughter (Mei Nagano) attend. The daughter takes an interest in Taishi Nakagawa.

Meanwhile, ep.1 air date for “Doting Parent Youth White Paper has been postponed by 1 month. The drama series was originally scheduled to air July, 2020, but will now air August, 2020. The delay is likely caused by scheduling complications around the Covid-19 outbreak.