May 3 2021

Moka Kamishiraishi cast in WOWOW drama “Solomon’s Perjury”

Moka Kamishiraishi is cast for the lead role in WOWOW drama series “Solomon’s Perjury.” The drama series is based on novel “Solomon no Gisho” by Miyuki Miyabe. The novel was previously adapted into 2015 movies “Solomon’s Perjury 1: Suspicion” and “Solomon’s Perjury 2: Judgment,” as well as 2016 South Korean drama series “Solomon’s Perjury” that aired on JTBC. For WOWOW drama series “Solomon’s Perjury,” Moka Kamishiraishi will play Ryoko Fujino. She takes part in a school trial over the death of her classmate.

“Solomon’s Perjury” will consist of 8 episodes and air sometime this autumn in Japan.

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Apr 30 2021

Manami Higa cast in TV Tokyo drama “One Half of a Married Couple”

Manami Higa is cast for the lead role in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “One Half of a Married Couple” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Nibun no Ichi Fuufu” written by Yukino Natsukawa. For “One Half of a Married Couple,” Manami Higa will play Aya Nakayama. Although her marriage appears perfect, she begins to suspect that her husband is having an affair.

The drama series will be available to stream on Paravi from May 26, 2021 and air on TV Tokyo from June 2, 2021.

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Apr 30 2021

Ryohei Suzuki cast in TBS drama “Tokyo MER”

Ryohei Suzuki is cast for the lead role in TBS drama series “Tokyo MER.” For the drama series, Ryohei Suzuki will play Kota Kitami. He leads a team of emergency medical personnel that is call Tokyo Mobile Emergency Room. They travel to accident sites by a large vehicle that even has an operating room. The drama series is scripted by Tsutomu Kuroiwa (“The Dangerous Venus“).

“Tokyo MER” first airs July, 2021 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Sunday 9PM time slot after “Dragon Sakura S2“).

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Apr 28 2021

Koji Seto cast in WOWOW drama “Male Copywriter, Takes Paternity Leave”

Koji Seto is cast in WOWOW drama series “Male Copywriter, Takes Paternity Leave” (literal title). The drama series is based on essay “Otoko Copywriter, Ikukyu wo Toru” by Yohei Ugaeri. The drama series will have Koji Seto playing Yosuke Ugaeri. He takes an unusually long 6 month paternity leave to take of care of family issues.

“Male Copywriter, Takes Paternity Leave” airs from July 9, 2021 in Japan.

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Apr 27 2021

Haru, Kei Tanaka, Yuta Kishi, Takumi Kitamura, & Sae Okazaki cast in Fuji TV drama “Night Doctor”

HaruKei TanakaYuta Kishi (King & Prince), Takumi Kitamura, and Sae Okazaki are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Night Doctor.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Haruka Okita and directed by Munenori SekinoKensaku Sawada. All five of the announced performers will play members of the night doctor team at a hospital.

“Night Doctor” will air from June, 2021 in Japan.

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Apr 26 2021

Takahiro Hamada cast in NTV drama “Bushi-Stant Aisakakun!”

Takahiro Hamada (Johnny’s West) is cast in NTV live-action drama series “Bushi-Stant Aisakakun!” The drama series is based on manga series “Bushi-Stant Aisakakun!” by Nobuo Yokoyama. In the drama series, Takahiro Hamada will play samurai Sojiro Aisaka. He is also a popular shunga (erotic art) painter. He somehow travels to the present and learns under a manga artist.

“Bushi-Stant Aisakakun” first airs July 26, 2021 in Japan.

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Apr 21 2021

Atsushi Ito, Nozomi Sasaki, & Ren Kiriyama cast in NHK drama “Shiroi Dakuryu.”

Atsushi Ito
Nozomi Sasaki, and Ren Kiriyama are cast in NHK drama series “Shiroi Dakuryu.” The drama series is based on 2019 novel  “Shiroi Dakuryu” by Kojiro Koyabu. In the drama series, Atsushi Ito will play pharmaceutical researcher Kazuki Yoshinami. Ren Kiriyama will play his friend & colleague Wataru Kashiwagi. Nozomi Sasaki will play newspaper reporter Tomoko Kawahara.

“Shiroi Dakuryu” will consist of 8 episodes and first air August 22, 2021.

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Apr 14 2021

Marie Iitoyo cast in TV Tokyo-Paravi drama “Hinekure Onna no Bocchimeshi”

Marie Iitoyo cast in TV Tokyo-Paravi drama series “Hinekure Onna no Bocchimeshi.” Tokio Emoto is also for the drama series. The drama series, that features an original screenplay, follows Tsugumi Kawamoto (Marie Iitoyo) as she follows an Instagram user White Horse (Tokio Emoto).

“Hinekure Onna no Bocchimeshi” will stream on Paravi from April 29, 2021 and air on TV Tokyo at a later date.

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Apr 13 2021

Sakura Ando cast in NHK drama “The Long Way Home”

Sakura Ando is cast for the lead role in NHK drama series “The Long Way Home.” The drama series is based on 2012 novel “Tabiya Okaeri” by Maha Harada (“First Gentleman“) and directed by Yoshio Watanabe. Also cast for the drama series are Hidekazu MashimaMasanobu KatsumuraJun Miho, and Tetsuya Takeda. Sakura Ando will play main character Erika Oka. She is a struggling entertainer in her 30’s and she loves to travel.

“The Long Way Home” will consist of 4 episodes and first air January, 2022 in Japan.

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Apr 8 2021

Takumi Saito & Juri Ueno cast in Netflix drama “Kentaro Hiyama’s First Pregnancy”

Takumi Saito & Juri Ueno are cast in Netflix live-action drama series “Kentaro Hiyama’s First Pregnancy.” The drama series is based on manga “Hiyama Kentaro no Ninshin” by Eri Sakai. The manga & screenplay is set in a world where men get pregnant and give birth. For the drama series, Takumi Saito will play Kentaro Hiyama and Juri Ueno will play his partner Aki Seto. Kentaro Hiyama learns that he is pregnant.

“Kentaro Hiyama’s First Pregnancy” will be available to stream sometime next year on Netflix.

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