Nov 9 2022

Hidetoshi Nishijima, Gaku Hamada, & Moka Kamishiraishi cast in TV Asahi drama “Outsider”

Hidetoshi Nishijima, Gaku Hamada, & Moka Kamishiraishi are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Outsider: Metropolitan Police Department.” Drama series is based on novel “Keishichou Outsider” by Miaki Kato (“Maison de Police“). In the drama series, all three lead performers will play detectives who are outsiders.

“Outsider: Metropolitan Police Department” first airs January, 2023 in Japan.

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Nov 7 2022

Teaser trailer for Netflix drama “The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House”

Teaser trailer added for Netflix live-action drama series “The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House” starring Nana Mori & Natsuki Deguchi. Drama series is based on manga series “Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san” by Aiko Koyama and some episodes are directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Newly announced supporting cast members are Kairi JyoMomoko FukuchiKotoko WakayanagiKotona MinamiLily FrankyYukiya KitamuraToshinori OmiKanji FurutachiKeiko TodaKayoko Shiraishi, and Arata Iura.

“The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House” will be released January 12, 2023 on Netflix.

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Nov 1 2022

Gaku Hamada & Masao Kusakari cast in NHK drama “Dear Detective: From Rampo With Love”

Gaku Hamada & Masao Kusakari are cast in NHK drama series “Dear Detective: From Rampo With Love.” Also cast in the drama series are Shizuka Ishibashi, Yuki Izumisawa, Manami Honjou, Shintaro Morimoto, Kohei Otomo, Ryo Sekoguchi, Kodai Asaka, Ittoku Kishibe, Wakana Matsumoto, Yoshimasa Kondo, & Kikunosuke Onoe. The drama series features an original screenplay that follows Taro Hirai (Gaku Hamada), who later becomes famous mystery writer Rampo Edogawa. Screenplay is written by Fumi Tsubota (“Fishbowl Wives“).

“Dear Detective: From Rampo With Love” will consist of 4 episodes and first air January 21, 2023 in Japan.

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Oct 26 2022

Mugi Kadowaki & Kei Tanaka cast in NTV drama “Reversal Orchestra”

Mugi Kadowaki and Kei Tanaka are cast in NTV drama series “Reversal Orchestra.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Yukako Shimizu (“I Will Not Work Overtime, Period“). Kei Tanaka will play a symphony conductor Asahi Tokiwa. By his father’s request, he returns to Japan to rebuild a local symphony. Mugi Kadowaki will play Hatsune Tanioka. She was once a violinist prodigy, but she gave up her career and began to work as a civil servant. She is recruited by Asahi Tokiwa.

“Reversal Orchestra” first airs January, 2023 (takes over NTV’s Wednesday 10PM time slot after “The First Penguin“).

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Oct 25 2022

Ryo Ryusei cast in Fuji TV drama “Stand Up Start”

Ryo Ryusei is cast in Fuji TV live-action drama series “Stand Up Start.” The drama series is based on manga series “Stand Up Start” by Shu Fukuda and directed by Toichiro Ruto (“Psychic Agents“) & Shinji Kuma (“Dive!!“). In “Stand Up Start,” Ryo Ryusei will play Taiyo Mihoshi. He is the CEO of an investment company and he likes to investment in people who are struggling in their personal or work careers.

“Stand Up Start” first airs January, 2023 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Wednesday 10PM time slot after “The Killer Inside“).

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Sep 30 2022

Haruka Shimazaki & Keisuke Watanabe cast in TBS drama “Watashi no Shitekurenai Pheromone Kareshi”

Haruka Shimazaki & Keisuke Watanabe are cast in TBS drama “Watashi no Shitekurenai Pheromone Kareshi.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Sorami Date (“Coffee & Vanilla“). Haruka Shimazaki will play Rei Mizukawa and Keisuke Watanabe will play Shuto Arima. They meet at a shared workspace office and begin to date. Their relationship goes great, except Shuto Arima does not try to kiss or become intimate with Rei Mizukawa.

“Watashi no Shitekurenai Pheromone Kareshi” first airs November 15, 2022 in Japan.

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Sep 30 2022

Ryoo Seung-Ryong, Ahn Jae-Hong, and Kim You-Jung cast in Netflix drama “Sweet and Spicy Chicken”

Ryoo Seung-Ryong, Ahn Jae-Hong, and Kim You-Jung are cast in Netflix drama series “Sweet and Spicy Chicken” (literal title). Kim You-Jung will make a special appearance in the drama series, while Ryoo Seung-Ryong and Ahn Jae-Hong will play lead characters. The story has Kim You-Jung playing the daughter of Ryoo Seung-Ryong. The father runs a machine company. The daughter gets into a machine at his work place, that was just delivered, but the machine turns her into a piece of sweet and spicy fried chicken.. The drama series is based on webcomic “Dakgangjeong” by Park Ji-Dok and directed by Lee Byeong-Hun. Director Lee Byeong-Hun and actor Ryoo Seung-Ryong previously worked together in 2019 movie “Extreme Job.” Director Lee Byeong-Hun and actor Ahn Jae-Hong previously worked together in 2019 JTBC drama series “Be Melodramatic.”

“Sweet and Spicy Chicken” will stream on Netflix sometime next year.

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Sep 15 2022

Koji Yakusho cast in Netflix drama “The Days”

Koji Yakusho is cast in Netflix drama series “The Days.” The drama series is based on real life events that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in 2011. Koji Yakusho will play a plant manager who works at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The drama series is scripted over a 7 day period from when the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. 8 total episodes will be directed by Masaki Nishiura (“Code Blue“) and Hideo Nakata (“Sadako“).

“The Days” will be available to stream sometime next year on Netflix.

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Sep 7 2022

Sara Minami & Oji Suzuka cast in Netflix live-action drama “From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke”

Sara Minami and Oji Suzuka are cast in Netflix live-action drama series “From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke.” The drama series is based on manga manga series “Kimi ni Todoke” by Karuho Shiina, which was previously adapted into 2010 movie “From Me to You” starring Mikako Tabe and Haruma Miura. The drama series will be co-produced between Netflix and TV Tokyo. In “From Me to You: Kimi ni Todoke,” Sara Minami will play outcast high school student Sawako Kuronuma. Her classmates call her Sadako. Oji Suzuka will play Shota Kazehaya. He is a popular student and takes an interest in Sawako Kuronuma.

“Sawako Kuronuma” will be available to stream from March, 2023 worldwide on Netflix.

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