Sep 27 2020

Actress Yuko Takeuchi found deceased September 27th

Actress Yuko Takeuchi was found deceased around 2AM on September 27, 2020 by her actor husband Taiki Nakabayashi. Her husband found Yuko Takeuchi hanging at their home in Shibuya, Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department are investigating her death as a suicide. Yuko Takeuchi has starred in many award winning films and drama series like “The Queen of Lunchtime Cuisine,” “Be with You,” “Strawberry Night,” and “A Long Goodbye.” Our condolences goes out to her family and friends.

Sep 18 2020

Main cast announced for NTV drama “6 From High & Low The Worst”

Kazuma Kawamura (‘The Rampage from Exile Tribe’), Jin ShirasuYuta Nakatsuka (GENERATIONS from Exile Tribe), Hayato Komori (‘GENERATIONS from Exile Tribe’), Miu Tomita, and Masato Yano are cast in NTV drama series “6 From High & Low The Worst.” The drama series is a spin-off of 2019 movie “High & Low The Worst.”

Appropriately enough, “6 From High & Low The Worst” will consist of 6 episodes and air November 19, 2020 in Japan.

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Sep 18 2020

Marie Iitoyo cast in TBS-MBS drama “The Fate, I Will Deliver: True Story of Mercari”

Marie Iitoyo is cast in TBS-MBS drama series “The Fate, I Will Deliver: True Story of Mercari” (literal title of “Sono Goen, Otodokeshimasu: Mercari de Atta Honto no Hanashi”). The drama series is based on 6 true stories of users of online selling app “Mercari.” For the drama series, Marie Iitoyo will play delivery person Kuroe.

“The Fate, I Will Deliver: True Story of Mercari” first airs November 3, 2020 in Japan.

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Sep 15 2020

Ryoko Yonekura cast in Netflix drama series “The Journalist”

Ryoko Yonekura is cast in Netflix drama series “The Journalist.” The drama series is somewhat related to 2019 movie “The Journalist,” starring Shim Eun-Kyung & Tori Matsuzaka, as they both share the same title, are set at newspaper company Toto Newspaper, and directed by Michihito Fujii, but they have different stories and characters. For drama series “The Journalist,” Ryoko Yonekura will play lead female character Anna Matsuda.

“The Journalist” will be released on Netflix sometime next year.

Sep 8 2020

Kei Tanaka cast in TV Asahi drama “Equation To Erase The Teacher”

Kei Tanaka is cast in TV Asahi drama series “Equation To Erase The Teacher” (literal title of “Sensei wo Kesu Houteishiki”). The drama series is scripted by Osamu Suzuki (“M: Beloved One“) and directed by Takashi Komatsu (“Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 4“). For drama series “Equation To Erase The Teacher,” Kei Tanaka will play high school teacher Tsuneo Yoshizawa. His students concoct a plan to kill him.

“Equation To Erase The Teacher” first airs October 31, 2020 in Japan.

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Sep 4 2020

Eiji Akaso & Keita Machida cast in TV Tokyo drama “30sai made Dotei dato Mahotsukai ni Narerurashii”

Eiji Akaso and Keita Machida are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “30sai made Dotei dato Mahotsukai ni Narerurashii.” The drama series is based on manga series “30sai made Dotei dato Mahotsukai ni Narerurashii” by You Toyota. The BL themed script has Eiji Akaso playing 30-year-old Kiyoshi Adachi. Keita Machida will play Yuichi Kurosawa, who has romantic feelings for Kiyoshi Adachi.

“30sai made Dotei dato Mahotsukai ni Narerurashii” will first air October 8, 2020 in Japan.

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Sep 3 2020

Yuriko Yoshitaka cast in TBS drama “Dangerous Venus”

Yuriko Yoshitaka is cast in TBS drama “Dangerous Venus” (literal title) co-starring Satoshi Tsumabuki. The drama series is based on 2016 novel “Kikenna Venus” by popular author Keigo Higashino. Yuriko Yoshitaka will play Kaede Yagami. She appears in front of Hakuro (Satoshi Tsumabuki) and introduces herself as the wife of Hakuro’s stepbrother. She informs him that her stepbrother went missing and asks for his help to find him. There’s something mysterious about her.

“Dangerous Venus” will air from October, 2020 in Japan.

Sep 2 2020

Kasumi Arimura cast in Fuji TV drama”Older Sister’s Lover”

Kasumi Arimura is cast in Fuji TV drama series “Older Sister’s Lover” (literal title of “Nee-chan no Koibito”). For the drama series, Kasumi Arimura will play Momoko Adachi. Her parents died in an accident, when she was a third year high school student. Afterwards, she began working at a hardware store to take care of her 3 younger siblings. 9 years later, she takes an interest in a man she meets while working at the store. All other castings will be announced at a later date.

“Older Sister’s Lover” first airs October 27, 2020 in Japan.

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