Nov 20 2023

Riho Sayashi, Rio Asumi, and Satoshi Hashimoto cast in TV Tokyo drama “Oshi wo Meshiagare”

Riho Sayashi, Rio Asumi, and Satoshi Hashimoto are cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Oshi wo Meshiagare.” The drama series is based on 2023 novel “Reiwa Bulgaria Yogurt” by Ayako Miyagi. Riho Sayashi will play Yuzu Hodaishi. She became a big fan of a novel about yogurt, while she looked for a job and eventually got hired by a food company. Rio Asumi will play Itsumi Midori. She works with Yuzu Hodaishi in the PR department for the food company. Satoshi Hashimoto will play I, who is yogurt bacteria and follows Itsumi Midori.

“Oshi wo Meshiagare” will first air January 10, 2024 in Japan.

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Nov 20 2023

Mugi Kadowaki, Ren Nagase, and Nao Omori cast in NTV drama “Alice in Wonderful Kitchen”

Mugi Kadowaki, Ren Nagase, and Nao Omori are cast in NTV drama series “Alice in Wonderful Kitchen.” The drama series is scripted by Shinya Tamada (“Sweet Moratorium“) and directed by Noriyoshi Sakuma (“Dr. Chocolate“) and Yuma Suzuki (“The Greatest Teacher“). In “Alice in Wonderful Kitchen,” Mugi Kadowaki will play main character Alice Yaemori. She has autism and runs the restauarant Alice’s Kitchen. She loves chemistry and she uses that knowledge to create dishes that amazes.

“Alice in Wonderful Kitchen” first airs January, 2024 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Sunday 10:30 PM time slot after “Sexy Tanaka-san“).

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Nov 15 2023

Shota Watanabe is cast for the lead role in NTV live-action drama series “Sensei Sayounara.”

Shota Watanabe is cast for the lead role in NTV live-action drama series “Sensei Sayounara.” The drama series is based on manga series “Sensei Sayounara” by Yasuko (“Southern Beach Love Story“). Shota Watanabe, who is a member of boy band Snow Man, will play high school teacher Takuro Tamura. The screenplay will depict a love story that takes place in the present day and also when Takuro Tamura was a high school student. Meanwhile, the theme song for the drama series has been revealed as “We’ll Go Together” by Snow Man.

“Sensei Sayounara” will first air January, 2024 in Japan.

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Nov 14 2023

Hikaru Iwamoto and Mai Shiraishi cast in TV Asahi drama “Koisuru Keigo 24 Ji”

Hikaru Iwamoto and Mai Shiraishi are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Koisuru Keigo 24 Ji.” The drama series is scripted by Arisa Kaneko (“An Incurable Case of Love“) and features an action romantic-comedy story about a bodyguard and a lawyer. The theme song for the drama series has also been announced as “Love Trigger” by boy band Snow Man, which includes Hikaru Iwamoto as a member.

“Koisuru Keigo 24 Ji” will first air January, 2024 in Japan.

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Nov 10 2023

Fumi Nikaido & Chae Jong-Hyeop cast in TBS drama series “Eye Love You”

Fumi Nikaido & Chae Jong-Hyeop are cast in TBS drama series “Eye Love You.” The drama series marks the first time South Korean actor Chae Jong-Hyeop will perform in a Japanese drama series. The fantasy/romantic-comedy script will have Fumi Nikaido play Yuri Motomiya. She has a special ability that allows her to hear other people’s secret thoughts when she looks into their eyes. She has shut herself away from other people because of her special ability. Things change, when she meets Korean student Yoon Te-O. When she looks into his eyes, she hears his inner thoughts but she can’t understand them due to the different language. This gives her an idea.

“Eye Love You” will first air January, 2024 in Japan (takes over TBS‘ Tuesday 10PM time slot after “My Second Aoharu“).

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Nov 9 2023

Kento Nakajima and Hikaru Takahashi cast in Fuji TV drama “Living no Matsunaga san”

Kento Nakajima and Hikaru Takahashi cast in Fuji TV live-action drama series “Living no Matsunaga san.” The drama series is based on manga “Living no Matsunaga san” by Keiko Iwashita. Story for “Living no Matsunaga san” is set around a share house that has residents from different age ranges living there.

“Living no Matsunaga san” will first air January, 2024 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Tuesday 11PM time slot after “Don’t Use Time Travel for Love“).

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Nov 8 2023

Mei Nagano and Yuki Yamada cast in Fuji TV drama “Kimi ga Kokoro wo Kureta kara”

Mei Nagano and Yuki Yamada are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Kimi ga Kokoro wo Kureta kara.” The fantasy-romance story is scripted by Keisuke Uyama (“Nobunaga Concerto“) and directed by Hiroaki Matsuyama (“Don’t Call it Mystery“). The two leads will play two young adults who both held strong feelings for each other in high school, but never expressed their feelings to each other. After an accident, Mei Nagano’s Ame Aihara meets a man from the afterlife who offers her a miracle if she will give him her heart.

“Kimi ga Kokoro wo Kureta kara” will first air January, 2024 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Monday 9PM time slot after “One Day: Wonderful Christmas Ado“).

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Nov 3 2023

Sota Fukushi cast in TV Asahi drama “Ai no Nai Koibitotachi”

Sota Fukushi is cast in TV Asahi drama series “Ai no Nai Koibitotachi.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Kazuhiko Yukawa (“Our Dearest Sakura“). “Ai no Nai Koibitotachi” will depict a love story for 7 people. One of those people is Masakazu Kume played by Sota Fukushi. He has the nickname “Man Without Love.”

“Ai no Nai Koibitotachi” will first air January, 2024 (takes over TV Asahi’s Satuday 10PM time slot after “Every Precious Moment“).

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Oct 31 2023

Elaiza Ikeda and Yojiro Noda cast in NHK drama “Fune wo Amu”

Elaiza Ikeda and Yojiro Noda are cast in NHK drama series “Fune wo Amu.” The drama series is based on 2011 novel “Fune wo Amu” by Shion Miura (“Tada’s Do-It-All House“), which was previously adapted into 2013 movie “The Great Passage” starring Ryuhei Matsuda and Aoi Miyazaki. While the movie version told the story from the viewpoint of dictionary editor Mitsuya Majime, the drama series will tell the story from the viewpoint of new employee Midori Kishibe (Elaiza Ikeda).

“Fune wo Amu” first airs February 18, 2024  in Japan.

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Oct 30 2023

Hidetoshi Nishijima & Mana Ashida cast in TBS drama “Sayonara Maestro”

Hidetoshi Nishijima & Mana Ashida are cast in TBS drama series “Sayonara Maestro.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Satomi Oshima (“Nagi’s Long Vacation“) and will have Hidetoshi Nishijima & Mana Ashida play father and daughter. Their relationship is estranged after something happened 5 years earlier. The father, Shunpei Natsume, is a genius orchestra maestro, but oblivious to anything outside of the music world. They begin to live together again.

“Sayonara Maestro” will first air January, 2024 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Sunday 9PM time slot after “Worst to First: A Teen Baseball Miracle“).

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