Sep 6 2022

Hitomi Honda cast in TV Tokyo drama “Hokuo Kojirase Nikki”

Hitomi Honda is cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Hokuo Kojirase Nikki.” The drama series is based on essay “Hokuo Kojirase Nikki” by Shumatsu Hokuobu chika. For the TV Tokyo drama series, Hitomi Honda will play a young woman named Shimako. She has a passion for everything about the country Finland and she begins to think about moving to that country.

“Hokuo Kojirase Nikki” first airs October 4, 2022 in Japan.

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Sep 2 2022

Taiga Kyomoto & Sakura Fujiwara cast in NTV drama “Tsuka no Ma no Ichika”

Taiga Kyomoto & Sakura Fujiwara are cast in NTV live-action drama series “Tsuka no Ma no Ichika.” The drama series is based on manga series “Tsuka no Ma no Ichika” by Natsu Tadano. The melodrama-romance story will have Taiga Kyomoto playing university professor Akifumi Yurugi and Sakura Fujiwara play university student Ichika Sendawara. About three years ago, Ichika Sendawara was told she only had 2 years left to live.

“Tsuka no Ma no Ichika” will first air October, 2022 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Monday 2AM time slot after “Keshigomu wo Kureta Joshi wo Suki ni Natta“).

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Aug 25 2022

Jesse Lewis & Ennosuke Ichikawa cast in TV Asahi drama “Saisho wa Paa”

Jesse Lewis and Ennosuke Ichikawa are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Saisho wa Paa.” The drama series will have Jesse Lewis play main character Gota Tonegawa. He is the son of a politician, but decides to enroll in a comedy training center. Ennosuke Ichikawa will play Ginpei Sawamura. He forms a comedy duo with Gota Tonegawa.

“Saisho wa Paa” will first air October, 2022 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Friday 11:15 PM time slot after “Nice Flight“).

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Aug 23 2022

Haruna Kawaguchi & Ren Meguro cast in Fuji TV drama “Silent”

Haruna Kawaguchi and Ren Meguro are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Silent.” The drama series features an original screenplay by newcomer Miku Ubukata, who won the 33rd Fuji TV Young Scenario Award. The drama series “Silent” is a romance story between two young adults who fell in love as high school students and shared a love for music. As young adults, the man has now almost lost his hearing.

“Silent” will first air October, 2022 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Thursday 10PM time slot after “Love Dissonance“).

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Aug 19 2022

Sho Hirano cast in TBS drama “Kurosagi”

Sho Hirano (King & Prince) is cast for the lead role in TBS live-action drama series “Kurosagi.” The drama series is based on manga series “Kurosagi” by Takeshi Natsuhara. TBS previously adapted the manga into 2006 drama series “The Black Swindler” and a movie version “The Black Swindler” was released in 2008. For “Kurosagi,” Sho Hirano will play Koshiro Kurosaki. His family was a victim of a swindler when he was a child and, as a adult, he now takes revenge on swindlers.

“Kurosagi” will first air  October, 2022 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Friday 10 PM time slot after “Ishiko and Haneo: You’re Suing Me?“).

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Aug 18 2022

Kaya Kiyohara cast in NTV drama “Medium Detective Hisui Jozuka”

Kaya Kiyohara is cast for the lead role in NTV drama series “Medium Detective Hisui Jozuka” (literal title). The drama series is based on novel “Medium Reibai Tantei Jozuka Hisui” by Sako Aizawa (“Our Story“). For “Medium Detective Hisui Jozuka,” Kaya Kiyohara will play Hisui Jozuka. She has a special ability to identify murderers and speak with spirits. She teams up with a mystery writer to solve cases.

“Medium Detective Hisui Jozuka” first airs October, 2022 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Sunday 10:30 PM time slot after “New Nobunaga Chronicle“).

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Aug 10 2022

Nobuyuki Suzuki & Rio Uchida cast in TV Tokyo drama “Jitenshaya-san no Takahashi-kun”

Nobuyuki Suzuki and Rio Uchida are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Jitenshaya-san no Takahashi-kun.” The drama series is based on manga “Jitenshaya-san no Takahashi-kun” by Arare Matsumushi. The screenplay will revolve around a romance between a bicycle owner, who has a thug’ish appearance, and a office worker lady.

“Jitenshaya-san no Takahashi-kun” first airs November, 2022 (takes over TV Tokyo’s Thursday 24:30 time slot after “Chaser Game“).

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Aug 9 2022

Keisuke Watanabe cast in TV Tokyo drama “Chaser Game”

Keisuke Watanabe is cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Chaser Game.” The drama series is based on manga series “Chaser Game” by Hiroshi Matsuyama. In the drama series, Keisuke Watanabe will play Tatsuya Shindo. He has a worked as a game creator for the past 9 years and then gets promoted to a manager position. While working on a new game project, he encounters various difficulties.

“Chaser Game” will air from September 8, 2022 in Japan (takes over TV Tokyo’s Thursday 24:30 time slot after “Ryosangata Riko“).

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Jul 28 2022

Rina Kawaei cast in Fuji TV drama “My Dearest Self with Malice Aforethought”

Rina Kawaei cast for lead female role in Fuji TV live-action drama series “My Dearest Self with Malice Aforethought” co-starring Ryosuke Yamada. The drama series is based on manga series “Shinai naru Boku e Satsui wo Komete” by Hajime Inoryuu and directed by Hiroaki Matsuyama (“Liar Game“). For the drama series, Rina Kawaei will play Nami. Her character is an original character and partly based off Rei Shinmyouji from the original manga series. When her friend is murdered, Nami decides to work with Eiji Urashima (Ryosuke Yamada) to find the killer.

“My Dearest Self with Malice Aforethought” will first air October, 2022 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Wednesday 10PM time slot after “Teppachi“).

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