Dec 18 2020

Takanori Iwata & Mackenyu Arata cast in dTV drama “Re: The End of the Tiny World: Half A Year Later”

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.

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Dec 11 2020

Nobuyuki Suzuki cast in TV Tokyo-Amazon Prime drama “A Bad Boy Drinks Tea!”

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.

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Dec 8 2020

Teaser trailer & poster for NTV drama “Love You as the World Ends”

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.

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Dec 7 2020

Ken Yasuda cast in NHK drama special “Kiyoshiko”

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 NishidaMitsuru FukikoshiFuma KikuchiSoma TorigoeAyumu YokoyamaDaruma, Jiei WakabayashiSeiji ChiharaShihori 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.

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Dec 7 2020

Kanna Hashimoto, Wakana Aoi, & Ai Yoshikawa cast in WOWOW drama “Influence”

Kanna HashimotoWakana 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.

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Dec 1 2020

Yui Aragaki & Gen Hoshino cast in TBS drama SP “The Full-Time Wife Escapist: New Year’s Special”

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.

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Nov 30 2020

Yutaka Takenouchi & Haru Kuroki cast in Fuji TV drama “Ichikei’s Crow”

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.

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