Jun 11 2021

Takumi Saito cast in TV Asahi drama “Drifter”

Takumi Saito is cast in TV Asahi drama series “Drifter” (literal title of “Hyouchakusha”). The drama series will have Takumi Saito playing a mysterious man who is found naked along the beach and having lost his memory. He becomes known as Hemingway, because one of the first words he states is the title of a Hemingway book.

“Drifter” first airs July, 2021 in Japan.

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Jun 8 2021

Mitsuki Takahata cast in WOWOW drama “Stranger”

Mitsuki Takahata is cast for the lead role in WOWOW drama series “Stranger” (literal title). The drama series is based on 2015 novel “Iribito” by Maha Harada (“Runway Beat“) and directed by Kentaro Hagiwara (“Tokyo Ghoul“). Mitsuki Takahata will play Naho Takamura in the drama series. She travels to Kyoto from Tokyo for her pregnancy and becomes fascinated by a painting by an unknown painter.

“Stranger” will consist of 5 episodes and air sometime this winter in Japan.

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May 31 2021

Yuta Furukawa cast in TV Tokyo drama “Women’s War: Bachelor Murder Case

Yuta Furukawa is cast for the lead role in TV Tokyo drama series “Women’s War: Bachelor Murder Case” (literal title). Also cast in the drama series are Wakana AoiReina TriendlRio TeramotoIchika OsakiRie KitaharaRiko Narumi, and Sei Matobu. The original screenplay is written by Junpei Yamaoka (“School Police“).

“Women’s War: Bachelor Murder Case” first airs July, 2021 in Japan (takes over TV Tokyo’s Saturday 23:25 time slot after “Curse of Spring“).

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May 29 2021

Manami Higa & Keisuke Watanabe cast in Fuji TV drama “Oshi no Oujisama”

Manami Higa and Keisuke Watanabe are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Oshi no Oujisama.” The drama series will have Manami Higa play game developer Izumi Hidaka. She is obsessed over a male game character she made 4 years earlier. Keisuke Watanabe will play Wataru Igarashi. He has the exact physical appearance of the game character created by Izumi Hidaka, but completely different personality. They meet unexpectedly one day.

“Oshi no Oujisama” will first air July, 2021 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Thursday 10PM time slot after “The Romance Manga Artist“).

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May 21 2021

Honoka Matsumoto cast in WOWOW drama “Grappler Baki wa BL”

Honoka Matsumoto is cast in WOWOW drama series “Grappler Baki wa BL dewa nai ka to Kangaetsuzuketa Otome no Kirokutsutsu.” The drama series is based on essay “Grappler Baki wa BL dewa nai ka to 1 nichi 30 jikan 300 nichi Kangaeta Otome no Kirokutsutsu” by Junko Kaneda. In the drama series, Honoka Matsumoto will play Akane Kojima. Her secret hobby is reading BL manga.

“Grappler Baki wa BL dewa nai ka to Kangaetsuzuketa Otome no Kirokutsutsu” will first air August, 2021 in Japan.

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May 20 2021

Atsuhiro Inukai & Miona Hori cast in TBS drama “Saretagawa no Blue”

Atsuhiro Inukai and Miona Hori (Nogizaka46) are cast in TBS drama series “Saretagawa no Blue.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Saretagawa no Blue” by Chika Semoto. The drama series has Atsuhiro Inukai and Miona Hori playing a married couple. The husband sets out for revenge after witnessing his wife having an affair.

“Saretagawa no Blue” first airs from July 13, 2021 in Japan.

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