Aug 31 2020

Rinka Kumada & Toshiki Seto cast in TV Asahi drama “Marry Me!”

Rinka Kumada & Toshiki Seto are cast in TV Asahi-ABC drama series “Marry Me!” The drama series is based on manga “Marry Me!” by Miku Yuki and directed by Ryuichi Honda. For the drama series, Rinka Kumada will play Himari Sawamoto. She is a NEET, which refers to a young adult who is unemployed and not enrolled in education. Toshiki Seto will play Shin Akiyasu. He is a young adult employed as a civil servant. They soon become married through an experimental government program.

“Marry Me!” first airs October, 2020 in Japan.

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Aug 30 2020

Takuya Kimura cast in Fuji TV drama SP “Kyojo 2”

Takuya Kimura is cast in Fuji TV drama special “Kyojo 2” (working title). The drama special is a sequel to Fuji TV drama special “Kyojo,” which aired earlier this year. Takuya Kimura will reprise his role of Kimichika Kazama for “Kyojo 2.” His character works as an instructor at a police academy. Filming for for the drama special will begin September, 2020 and further casting news will be announced later.

“Kyojo 2” will consist of 2 episodes and air January 2nd & 3rd, 2021 in Japan.

Aug 25 2020

Takaya Kamikawa cast in WOWOW drama “No Matter How Dark The Night Is”

Takaya Kamikawa is cast for the lead role in WOWOW drama series “No Matter How Dark The Night Is” (literal title). The drama series is based on 2020 novel “Yoru ga Dorehodo Kurakutemo” by Shichiri Nakayama (“Goodbye Debussy“). For “No Matter How Dark The Night Is,” Takaya Kamikawa will play journalist Michinari Shiga. He becomes the target of journalists after his son kills another person and himself.

“No Matter How Dark The Night Is” will consist of 4 episodes and first air November, 2020 (takes over WOWOW’s Sunday 10PM time slot after “The Confession of the Sirens“).

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Aug 25 2020

Fumino Kimura cast in TV Asahi drama “Seven Secretaries”

Fumino Kimura is cast for the lead role in TV Asahi drama series “Seven Secretaries” (literal title of “Shichinin no Hisho”). Also cast for supporting roles are Alice HiroseNanaoShim Eun-KyungYuko OshimaShigeru Muroi and Yosuke Eguchi.

For the drama series, Fumino Kimura will play Chiyo Mochizuki. She currently works as a director’s secretary at Toto bank. Chiyo Mochizuki is part of a shadow corps consisting of seven people who works or have worked as secretaries.

“Seven Secretaries” first airs October, 2020 (takes over TV Asahi’s Thursdays 9PM time slot after “Women Document Detectives Season 2“).

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Aug 24 2020

Teaser posters and ep.1 air date set for TV Asahi drama “24 Japan”

Teaser posters and ep.1 air date set for TV Asahi drama series “24 Japan” starring Toshiaki Karasawa. Ep.1 is now set to air October 9, 2020 in Japan. In addition, supporting cast members have been announced for the drama series. The newly announced cast members are Shuhei UesugiAtsuhiro InukaiMiki YanagiNana KataseDendenYu KamioKazuya TakahashiYasuyuki MaekawaKumi MizunoAtsuko Sakurai, and Haruka Uchimura.  Visuals below are of Shuhei Uesugi, Atsuhiro Inukai, Miki Yanagi, Nana Katase, Denden, Yu Kamio, Kazuya Takahashi, and Yasuyuki Maekawa. The drama series is a remake of U.S. television series “24.”

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Aug 20 2020

Satoshi Tsumabuki cast in TBS drama “Dangerous Venus”

Satoshi Tsumabuki is cast in TBS drama series “Dangerous Venus” (literal title). The drama series is based on 2016 novel “Kikenna Venus” by Keigo Higashino. Satoshi Tsumabuki will play veterinarian Hakuro Teshima in the drama series. He becomes involved in the search for his missing stepbrother and a family inheritance involving three billion yen.

“Dangerous Venus” first airs October, 2020 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Sunday 9PM time slot after “Naoki Hanzawa.”).

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Aug 17 2020

Yoshino Kimura, Yo Yoshida, & Riisa Naka cast in TBS drama “Mothers in Love”

Yoshino KimuraYo Yoshida, and Riisa Naka are cast in TBS live-action drama series “Mothers in Love” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Koisuru Hahatachi” by Fumi Saimon. For the drama series, Yoshino Kimura, Yo Yoshida, and Riisa Naka will all play mothers who send their sons to the same high school. All three women also deal with various issues in their homes.

“Mothers in Love” first airs October, 2020 in Japan.

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Aug 17 2020

Air date & poster for TBS drama series “Risky Two People”

September 11th air date and poster added for TBS drama series “Risky Two People” (literal title) starring Ryosuke Yamada & Kei Tanaka. The drama series will air on TBS’ Friday 10PM time slot after the conclusion of “MIU 404.”

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: “Risky Two People” revolves around two detectives as they investigate and solve together brutal crimes that take place in Ikebukuro.

Ryuichi Kanzaki is a detective. He is guided by strong morals and he wants to believe in the good aspects of people. He is assigned to work in the criminal investigation division at the Ikebukuro Police Station. During his first day of work there, he is unable to find his assigned partner, veteran detective Kenji Kuroki (Kei Tanaka). His partner, Kenji Kuroki (Kei Tanaka), actually took leave from the station without giving them notice. The chief of the criminal investigation division orders Ryuichi Kanzaki to find Kenji Kuroki.

There is also secret between Ryuichi Kanzaki and Kenji Kuroki. They are actually step brothers.


Aug 17 2020

Megumi Kanzaki, Sara Shida, & Akari Yoshida cast in TV Tokyo drama series “So I Will Make It”

Megumi KanzakiSara Shida, and Akari Yoshida (‘NMB48’) are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “So I Will Make It.” The drama series is based on manga series “Dakara Watashi wa Make Suru” by Gekidan Mesuneko and illustrated by Hikari Shibata. All three women will play characters who work as beauty advisors at a cosmetics shop. The drama series shows how the use of make-up helps people in different ways.

“So I Will Make It” will be available to stream via Paravi on October 2, 2020 and airs on TV Tokyo from October 7, 2020.

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