Takanori Iwata & Mackenyu Arata are cast in dTV drama series “Re: The End of the Tiny World: Half A Year Later.” The 3 episode drama series is set 6 months after movie “The End of the Tiny World,” which is based on “Na mo Naki Sekai no End Roll” by Kaoru Yukinari. The drama series will first air the same that day that movie “The End of the Tiny World” will be released in movie theaters, which is January 29, 2021.Read more »
Posts Categorized: Japanese Dramas
Nobuyuki Suzuki is cast in TV Tokyo-Amazon Prime live-action drama series “A Bad Boy Drinks Tea!” Also cast for supporting roles are Toshiki Seto , Minori Hagiwara and Rinka Kumada. The drama series is based on manga series “Ocha ni Gosu” by Hiroyuki Nishimori (“From Today, It’s My Turn!!“). For the drama series, Nobuyuki Suzuki will play first year high school student Masaya Funabashi. He has an intimidating physical appearance and was notorious for fighting in his middle school days. He then gets recruited for the tea ceremony club at his high school.
“A Bad Boy Drinks Tea!” will consist of 12 episodes and will stream on Amazon Prime Video from March 5, 2021. The drama series will also air on TV Tokyo sometime next year.Read more »
Tori Matsuzaka and Erika Toda announced on their respective Twitter accounts (1,2) that they have married. They did not give more specific details like when they got married. Tori Matsuzaka and Erika Toda starred together in 2015 movie “April Fools” and appeared in supporting roles for 2016 movie “The Emperor in August.”
Ryoko Shinohara is cast in Netflix live-action drama series “Goldfish Wife.” The drama series is based on manga series “Kingyo Tsuma” by Kurosawa R. For “Goldfish Wife,” Ryoko Shinohara will play housewife Sakura Hiraga. She is envied by others, but she lives in an abusive situation.
“Goldfish Wife” will be available to stream on Netflix sometime next year.Read more »
Teaser trailer and poster added for NTV drama series “Love You as the World Ends” starring Ryoma Takeuchi and Ayami Nakajo. The drama series features an original screenplay by Natsuko Ikeda. Ryoma Takeuchi plays Hibiki Mamiya. He gets caught in a tunnel that collapses and is able to escape 4 days later, but, when he gets out, that wold seems to have collapsed.
“Love You as the World Ends” will first air January 17, 2021 in Japan.Read more »
Ken Yasuda is cast for the lead role in NHK drama special “Kiyoshiko.” The drama series is based on short story collection “Kiyoshiko” by novelist Kiyoshi Shigematsu (“Your Friends“). The short stories are autobiographical. In the drama special, Ken Yasuda will play Kiyoshi Shiraishi. He decides to write a story based on his own life and how he dealt with a stuttering problem as a child. Also cast for supporting roles are Naomi Nishida, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Fuma Kikuchi, Soma Torigoe, Ayumu Yokoyama, Daruma, Jiei Wakabayashi, Seiji Chihara, Shihori Kanjiya and Hidekazu Mashima. Filming will begin this and finish January, 2021, while shooting locations take place in Shizuoka prefecture and around the suburbs of Tokyo.
“Kiyoshiko” will air March 20, 2021 in Japan.Read more »
Kanna Hashimoto, Wakana Aoi, and Ai Yoshikawa are cast in WOWOW drama series “Influence.” The drama series is based on 2017 novel “Influence” by Fumie Kondo. The drama series will revolve around three women who are friends and they have committed three murders. Kanna Hashimoto will play lead character Yuri. Wakana Aoi will play Maho and Ai Yoshikawa will play Satoko.
“Influence” will air sometime next year in Japan and consist of 5 episodes.Read more »
Hikari Mitsushima and Takeru Satoh are cast in Netflix drama series “First Love.” The drama series is scripted and directed by Yuri Kanchiku (“My Rainy Days“). The screenplay is inspired by 1999 song “First Love” and 2018 song “Hatsukoi” by singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada.
“First Love” will stream on Netflix sometime in 2022.Read more »
Yui Aragaki & Gen Hoshino are cast in TBS live-action drama special “The Full-Time Wife Escapist: New Year’s Special.” The drama special is based on manga series “Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu” by Tsunami Umino and a sequel to 2016 TBS drama series “The Full-Time Wife Escapist.” The drama special will have Yui Aragaki’s character Mikuri Moriyama becoming pregnant and marrying Gen Hoshino’s character Hiramasa Tsuzaki.
“The Full-Time Wife Escapist: New Year’s Special” will air January 2, 2021 in Japan.Read more »
Yutaka Takenouchi & Haru Kuroki are cast in Fuji TV live-action drama series “Ichikei’s Crow” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Ichikei no Karasu” by Rito Asami. For the drama series, Yutaka Takenouchi & Haru Koroki will play criminal court judges. Yutaka Takenouchi will play main character Michio Iruma. He is an unusual judge, as he prefers to investigate cases himself. Although Japan has had many drama series centered around attorneys and prosecutors, “Ichikei’s Crow” is one of the first to center around a judge.
“Ichikei’s Crow” will first air April, 2021 in Japan.Read more »