Apr 7 2021

Hikaru Takahashi cast in TV Tokyo drama “Curse of Spring”

Hikaru Takahashi is cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Curse of Spring” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Haru no Noroi” by Asuka Konishi. For the drama series, Hikaru Takahashi will play lead female character Natsumi Tachibana. She begins to date the fiance of her late younger sister, but also develops guilty feelings over this.

“Curse of Spring” will air sometime this year in Japan.

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Mar 31 2021

Aya Omasa cast in WOWOW drama “Enjoy Drinking Alone”

Aya Omasa is cast the lead role in live-action WOWOW drama series “Enjoy Drinking Alone.” The drama series is based on manga series “Hitori de Nomeru Mon!” by Misato Konari. For the drama series, Aya Omasa will play Mei Benikawa. She is beautiful and has a successful work career that leads to her co-workers being jealous of her, but she enjoys treating herself to a drink & meal at a nearby inexpensive restaurant.

“Enjoy Drinking Alone” first airs June 4, 2021 in Japan.

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Mar 25 2021

Mokomichi Hayami & Yumi Wakatsuki cast in drama series “There Is A Reason Why You Cannot Get Married”

Mokomichi Hayami and Yumi Wakatsuki are cast in ABC-tvk drama series “There Is A Reason Why You Cannot Get Married” (literal title). The drama series is based on webcomic “Kekkon Dekinai ni wa Wake ga Aru” by Murasaki. Yumi Wakatsuki will play Mariko Goto. She wants to get married before the ago of 30 and finds her ideal man in her co-worker Mitsuo Tomizawa (Mokomichi Hayami). He has a secret.

“There Is A Reason Why You Cannot Get Married” airs from April 18, 2021 in Japan.

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Mar 10 2021

Kenshi Okada cast in TV Asahi drama “Cherry Blossom’s Tower”

Kenshi Okada is cast in TV Asahi drama series “Cherry Blossom’s Tower” (literal title) starring Hiroshi Tamaki & Ryoko Hirosue. For the drama series, which is set at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, Kenshi Okada will play Detective Asuma Togashi. He works well as a detective and gets noticed for his work by Ren Kamijo’s (Hiroshi Tamaki) attention. 

“Cherry Blossom’s Tower” will air April, 2021 in Japan.

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Mar 5 2021

Hidetoshi Nishijima cast in TV Tokyo drama “Chef Is A Great Detective”

Hidetoshi Nishijima is cast for the lead role in TV Tokyo drama series “Chef Is A Great Detective” (literal title). The drama series is based on 3 novels by Fumie Kondo and directed by Hisashi KimuraYusuke Taki. In the drama series, Hidetoshi Nishijima will play Shinobu Mifune. He is a chef and a detective.

“Chef Is A Great Detective” will air late this year in TV Tokyo’s Monday 11PM time slot.

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Mar 3 2021

Yuina Kuroshima cast in NHK drama”Chimudondon”

Yuina Kuroshima is cast in NHK drama series “Chimudondon.” The drama series is NHK’s 106th asadora (morning drama series). In “Chimudondon,” Yuina Kuroshima will play main character Nobuko Higa. She moves from Okinawa to Tokyo to become a cook of western food. She eventually decides to open a Okinawa cuisine restaurant in Tokyo.

Filming for “Chimudondon” will begin autumn, 2021 and the drama series will air from spring, 2022 in Japan.

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Mar 3 2021

Tori Matsuzaka, Kumiko Aso, & Arata Iura cast in TV Asahi drama “Ano Toki Kiss Shite Okeba”

Tori MatsuzakaKumiko Aso, and Arata Iura are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Ano Toki Kiss Shite Okeba.” The drama series is scripted by Shizuka Oishi (“Your Home is My Business!“) and directed by Keita MotohashiKen HigurashiYuki Saito. Tori Matsuzaka will play main character Nozomu Momochi. He works at a supermarket and is a big manga fan. Kumiko Aso will play manga writer Tomoe Yuizuki. Arata Iura will play two characters.

“Ano Toki Kiss Shite Okeba” first airs April, 2021 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Friday 11:15 PM time slot after “24 Japan“).

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Mar 2 2021

Ai Yoshikawa & Rihito Itagaki cast in NTV drama “Colorful Love”

Ai Yoshikawa and Rihito Itagaki are cast in NTV-YTV live-action drama series “Colorful Love.” The drama series is based on manga series “Genderless Danshi ni Aisareteimasu” by Tameko. Ai Yoshikawa will play unstylish editor Wako Machida and Rihito Itagaki will play stylish model Meguru Soma. They get into a romantic relationship.

“Colorful Love” first airs April 1, 2021 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Thursday 23:59 time slot after “Edomoiselle“).

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