Feb 15 2024

Mio Imada cast in NTV drama “Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out”

Mio Imada is cast in NTV drama series “Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out.” The drama series is a remake of popular 2014 NTV drama series “Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out” starring Anne Watanabe and based off novels “Hanasaki Mai ga Damatte Inai” & “Fushoji” by Jun Ikeido. For the 2024 version of “Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out,” Mio Imada will play bank employee Mai Hanasaki. She gets transferred from a teller position to a HQ position overseeing local branch offices.

“Hanasaki Mai Speaks Out” will first air April 13, 2024  in Japan.

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Feb 14 2024

Ryoko Shinohara and Bakarhythm cast in Fuji TV drama “Yips”

Ryoko Shinohara and Bakarhythm are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Yips.” The comedy-mystery drama series will have Ryoko Shinohara play mystery writer Miko Kuroba and Bakarhythm play detective Toru Morino. They both suffer from the yips and begin to work together to solve cases.

“Yips” first airs April 12, 2024 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Friday 9 PM time slot after “Hospital Police Force“).

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Feb 9 2024

Hiromitsu Kitayama cast in TV Tokyo drama series “From the Dust”

Hiromitsu Kitayama is cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “From the Dust.” The drama series is based on manga series “Kimi ga Kemono ni Naru Mae ni” by Takashi Sano. The time-travel themed drama series will have Hiromitsu Kitayama play 31-year-old Hajime Kanzaki. He looks into why his childhood friend committed a mass murder gas attack at a train station. During his investigation, he somehow travels back in time and meets his childhood friend.

“From the Dust” will first air April 5, 2024 in South Korea.

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Feb 2 2024

Main trailer for Netflix drama series “House of Ninjas”

Main trailer added for Netflix drama series “House of Ninjas” starring Kento Kaku & Yosuke Eguchi. The drama series is directed by American director Dave Boyle. Story for “House of Ninjas” follows a legendary ninja family who tries to live a normal life due to an incident 6 years ago. They are then asked to return to their ninja duties to protect the country.

“House of Ninjas” will be available to stream February 15, 2024 worldwide.

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Feb 1 2024

Akane Hotta and Katsuya Maiguma cast in TV Tokyo drama “Sukina Otoko to Wakaretai”

Akane Hotta and Katsuya Maiguma are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Sukina Otoko to Wakaretai.” The drama series is based on manga series “Sukina Otoko to Wakaretai” by Ai Fujio. In the live-action version, Akane Hotta and Katsuya Maiguma will play Ikuko Shiraishi and Hiroji Kurokawa. Ikuko Shiraishi feels uneasy with her relationship with Hiroji Kurokawa, who doesn’t work and lives in her home.

“Sukina Otoko to Wakaretai” will first air April 3, 2024  in Japan.

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Jan 30 2024

Alice Hirose cast in Fuji TV drama “366 Days”

Alice Hirose is cast in Fuji TV drama series “366 Days.” Drama series is scripted by Yukako Shimizu (“Dearest“) and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa (“Burn the House Down“). In the upcoming drama series, Alice Hirose will play lead female character Asuka Yukihira. She goes to her high school reunion and meets someone she liked back in her high school days. But, tragedy strikes shortly afterwards.

“366 Days” will first air April, 2024 (takes over Fuji TV’s Monday 9Pm time slot after “The Gift of Your Heart“).

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Jan 11 2024

Shotaro Mamiya cast in NTV drama “Acma: Game”

Shotaro Mamiya is cast in NTV live-action drama series “Acma: Game.” The drama series is based on manga series “Acma: Game” written by Mebu & illustrated by Koji Megumi. For “Acma: Game,” Shotaro Mamiya will play Teruasa Oda. He is the heir of a company, but he has spent most of his life researching the secret of the devil’s key. He returns to Japan and takes part in the “Acma: Game,” in pursuit of the devil’s key.

“Acma: Game” will first air April, 2024 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Sunday 10:30 PM time slot after “Alice in Wonderful Kitchen“).

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Dec 21 2023

Tomohisa Yamashita cast in Fuji TV drama “Blue Moment”

Tomohisa Yamashita is cast for the lead role in Fuji TV drama series “Blue Moment.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Blue Moment” by Kana Ozawa. For drama series “Blue Moment,” Tomohisa Yamashita will play Kankuro Haruhara. He is the chief weather researcher at the Special Disaster Response Headquarters. He is able to use his vast knowledge on meteorology and process vast amounts of data to stay ahead of the curve during difficult times.

“Blue Moment” will first air April, 2024 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Wednesday 10PM time slot after “Konkatsu 1000 Knock“).

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Dec 19 2023

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Ikoku Nikki”

Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Ikoku Nikki” starring Yui Aragaki and Ikoi Hayase. The film is directed by Natsuki Seta (“Parks“) and based on manga series “Ikoku Nikki” by Tomoko Yamashita. The teaser trailer begins with Yui Aragaki as Makio Kodai telling her niece, whom she meets at a funeral, “I hated your mother with all my heart, but I will never trample on you. If you don’t have a place to stay, you can stay with me.”

“Ikoku Nikki” is now scheduled for release June, 2024 in Japan.

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