May 26 2022

Ai Hashimoto cast in NTV drama “Private Tutor Torako”

Ai Hashimoto is cast in NTV drama series “Private Tutor Torako” (literal title). The drama series features an original screenplay by Kazuhiko Yukawa. Ai Hashimoto has previously appeared in Kazuhiko Yukawa scripted NTV drama series “Our Dearest Sakura” and “A Girl of 35.” In “Private Tutor Torako,” Ai Hashimoto will play title character Private Tutor Torako. She is a mysterious figure, but is highly successful as a private tutor.

“Private Tutor Torako” first airs July, 2022 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Wednesday 10PM after “Bad Girl: Glass Ceiling Crushers“).

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May 25 2022

Haru & Shotaro Mamiya cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama “Renovation Like Magic”

Haru & Shotaro Mamiya are cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama series “Renovation Like Magic” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Maho no Rinobe” by Maki Hoshizaki. For “Renovation Like Magic,” Haru will play Kome Shingyoji. She begins work at a home renovation company and must work with the owner’s son played by Shotaro Mamiya.

“Renovation Like Magic” first airs July, 2022 (takes over Fuji TV’s Monday 10PM time slot after “Who Needs True Love?“).

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May 23 2022

Yoshihiko Inohara cast in WOWOW drama “Shylock’s Children”

Yoshihiko Inohara is cast in WOWOW drama series “Shylock’s Children” (literal title). The drama series is based on 2006 novel “Shylock no Kodomotachi” by Jun Ikeido (“Naoki Hanzawa“). The drama series is directed by Kosuke Suzuki and scripted by Youichi Maekawa. Kosuke Suzuki and Youichi Maekawa previously worked together on 2009 WOWOW drama series “The Flying Tire,” which is also based on a novel by Jun Ikeido (“Soratobu Taiya”). The drama series “Shylock’s Children” will have Yoshihiko Inohara play Masahiro Nishiki. He works as a deputy manager for a branch bank and looks into a case where a million yen is missing.

“Shylock’s Children” will first air October, 2022 in Japan.

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May 20 2022

Yuta Tamamori & Anne Nakamura cast in TV Asahi drama “Nice Flight”

Yuta Tamamori (Kis-My-Ft2) and Anne Nakamura are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Nice Flight.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Rin Eto (“Nodame Cantabile“). For the drama series, Yuta Tamamori will play Sui Kurata. He is the co-pilot for a commercial airline and falls in love with an air traffic controller just from listening to her voice. That air traffic controller is played by Anne Nakamura. The drama series will be set around Haneda Airport and involve the cooperation of Japan Airlines. The theme song for the drama series will also be performed by boy band Kis-My-Ft2.

“Nice Flight” will first air July, 2022 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Friday 11:15 PM time slot after “Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 5“).

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May 20 2022

Teaser trailer for movie “Goodbye Cruel World”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Goodbye Cruel World” starring Hidetoshi Nishijima & Takumi Saito. The film is directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All House“) and scripted by Ryo Takada (“Over the Fence“). The teaser trailer also features classic American r&b track “Let’s Stay Together” covered by Margie Joseph. Caption in the teaser asks around the 22 second mark “Who’s the traitor?” The film revolves around 5 people, whose real identities are unknown to each other, gather for a one time robbery. Their target is the yakuza.

“Goodbye Cruel World” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.

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May 18 2022

Elaiza Ikeda cast in WOWOW drama “Doronjo”

Elaiza Ikeda is cast in WOWOW drama series “Doronjo.” Elaiza Ikeda will play title character Doronjo. The drama series takes the Doronjo chracter from TV animation series “Time Bokan Series Yatterman” and tells a new story about her past. She lives in a dangerous environment and relies on fighting to prove herself.

“Doronjo” will air sometime this autumn in Japan.

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May 17 2022

Mei Nagano cast in TBS drama”Riding a Unicorn”

Mei Nagano is cast in TBS drama series “Riding a Unicorn.” The drama series is scripted by Haruka Okita (“Radiation House“). For “Riding a Unicorn,” Mei Nagano will play Sana Narukawa. She founded a company that was once a hot startup company. The company’s growth has slowed down, which causes concern for her.

“Riding a Unicorn” will first air July, 2022 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Is Love Sustainable?“).

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May 16 2022

Kentaro Sakaguchi & Anne Watanabe cast in Fuji TV drama “Guardian of the Market”

Kentaro Sakaguchi and Anne Watanabe are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Guardian of the Market” (literal title). The drama series is based on novel “Kyoso no Bannin” by Hotate Shinkawa. Hotate Shinkawa had her 2021 debut novel “Motokare no Yuigon” adapted into the currently airing Fuji TV drama series “My Ex-Boyfriend’s Last Will” starring Haruka Ayase and Yo Oizumi. For drama series “Guardian of the Market,” Kentaro Sakaguchi and Anne Watanabe will play partners on a team for the Fair Trade Commission.

“Guardian of the Market” will first air July, 2022 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Monday 9PM time slot after “My Ex-Boyfriend’s Last Will”).

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May 13 2022

Ryusei Onishi & Hiyori Sakurada cast in TV Asahi drama “Kanojo, Okarishimasu”

Ryusei Onishi and Hiyori Sakurada are cast in TV Asahi live-action drama series “Kanojo, Okarishimasu.” The drama series is based on manga series “Kanojo, Okarishimasu” by Reiji Miyajima. For “Kanojo, Okarishimasu.” Ryusei Onishi will play university student Kazuya Kinoshita. He gets dumped by his first girlfriend and turns to a rental girlfriend service to cheer himself up. Hiyori Sakurada will play Chizuru Mizuhara. She is a beautiful woman that works for the rental girlfriend service.

 “Kanojo, Okarishimasu” first airs July, 2022 Japan.

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May 10 2022

Yuki Yoda cast in TV Tokto drama “Ryosangata Riko”

Yuki Yoda from Nogizaka46 is cast for the lead role in TV Tokto drama series “Ryosangata Riko.” The drama series features an original screenplay about a young woman who becomes interested in making plastic models. Yuki Yoda will play main character Riko Komukai. She grows into an adult with her new found hobby.

“Ryosangata Riko” first airs June 30, 2022 in Japan.

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