Nov 5 2020

Haruka Ayase cast in TBS drama “Heaven and Hell: 2 Psycho People”

Haruka Ayase is cast for the lead role in TBS drama series “Heaven and Hell: 2 Psycho People” (literal title). Issey Takahashi, Tasuku Emoto, and Kazuki Kitamura are also cast for major supporting character roles in the drama series. The drama series is scripted by Yoshiko Morishita and will be directed by Yuichiro HirakawaTakahiro AoyamaAya Matsuki. Screenwriter Yoshiko Morishita, director Yuichiro Hirakawa, and lead actress Haruka Ayase has previously worked together on TBS drama series “Stepmom and Daughter Blues,” “Jin,” “MR. BRAIN,” “Into the White Night” and “Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World.”

” Heaven and Hell: 2 Psycho People” will first air January, 2021 in Japan.

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Nov 4 2020

Satomi Kobayashi cast in WOWOW drama “Pension Metsa”

Satomi Kobayashi is cast in WOWOW drama series “Pension Metsa.” The drama series will be scripted and directed by Kana Matsumoto. Satomi Kobayashi and Kana Matsumoto have previously worked together in many films and drama series, including “Mother Water,” “Tokyo Oasis,” “Bread and Soup and Cat Weather,” and “Cote d’Azur No.10.” For the drama series, Satomi Kobayashi will play main character, who owns a pension in the forest. A teaser trailer for the drama series has been added at AsianWiki.

“Pension Metsa” will first air January 15, 2021 in Japan.

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Oct 29 2020

Main trailer & poster for Netflix drama “Alice in Borderland”

Main trailer and poster added for Netflix live-action drama series “Alice in Borderland” starring Kento Yamazaki & Tao Tsuchiya. Drama series is based on manga series “Imawa no Kuni no Arisu” by Haro Aso. The poster features twelve cast members who are Kento Yamazaki, Tao Tsuchiya, Nijiro MurakamiYuki MorinagaKeita MachidaAyaka MiyoshiDori SakuradaAya AsahinaShuntaro YanagiNobuaki KanekoSho Aoyagi and Riisa Naka

“Alice in Borderland” will be available to stream from December 10, 2020 on Netflix.

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Oct 27 2020

Suzu Hirose cast in TV Asahi drama SP “Air Girl.”

Suzu Hirose is cast in TV Asahi drama special “Air Girl.” The 1 episode drama special is based on nonfiction novel “Nihon Koku Ikkisei” by Yoshie Nakamaru. The screenplay is set after World War II and follows the start of Japan’s civil aviation industry. For the drama special, Suzu Hirose will play Komari Sano. She applies to become one of the first cabin attendants.

“Air Girl” will air sometime during spring, 2021 in Japan.

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Oct 27 2020

Osamu Mukai & Taisuke Fujigaya cast in WOWOW drama “The Grand Family”

Osamu Mukai and Taisuke Fujigaya (‘Kis-My-Ft.2’) are cast in WOWOW drama series “The Grand Family” (literal title) starring Kiichi Nakai. The drama series is based on novel “Karei Naru Ichizoku” by Toyoko Yamasaki (“Shizumanu Taiyo“).  Osamu Mukai will play older brother Teppei and Taisuke Fujigaya will play younger brother Ginpei. Their father is Daisuke Manpyo (Kiichi Nakai), who is a wealthy man and owns several businesses including a steel company and a bank.

“The Grand Family” will first air spring, 2021 in Japan.

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Oct 26 2020

Ayami Nakajo cast in NTV drama “With You on the Day the World Ends”

Ayami Nakajo is cast for the lead female role in NTV drama series “With You on the Day the World Ends” (literal title) co-starring Ryoma Takeuchi. For the drama series, Ayami Nakajo will play Kurumi Ogasawara. Her character is the girlfriend of Hibiki Mamiya (Ryoma Takeuchi) and works as an intern at a hospital. She goes missing and Hibiki Mamiya tries to find her. 

“With You on the Day the World Ends” first airs January, 2021 in South Korea.

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Oct 21 2020

Serena Motola cast in TV Tokyo drama “Tokyo Design Story”

Serena Motola is cast for the lead role in TV Tokyo drama series “Tokyo Design Story” (“Tokyo Design ga Umareru Hi”). Also cast in the drama series are Megumi, Junpei Goto, Momo, Marika Ito, Iku Arai, and Yuya Nara. The drama series is scripted by Masashi Shimizu (“Otokomeshi“) and directed by Tetsuya Chihara. The drama series will follow Serena Motola as rookie designer Mutsumi Ono. She works for design company Lemon Design.

“Tokyo Design Story” will first air December 2, 2020 in Japan.

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Oct 20 2020

Sakurako Konishi & Oshiro Maeda cast in TV Tokyo-Paravi drama “Cat”

Sakurako Konishi and Oshiro Maeda are cast in TV Tokyo-Paravi drama series “Cat.” The romance themed drama series is scripted by Junichi Kanai and directed by Junichi Kanai & Hana Matsumoto. The screenplay was inspired by the song “Neko” by pop-rock band DISH//. The drama series’ theme song will also be “Neko: The First Take Ver” by DISH//.

“Cat” will first stream on Paravi on November 6, 2020 and air on TV Tokyo on November 13, 2020.

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Oct 16 2020

Tatsuya Fujiwara & Yoko Maki cast in Fuji TV drama series “School Police”

Tatsuya Fujiwara and Yoko Maki are cast in Fuji TV drama series “School Police.” The drama series features an original screenplay written by  Tetsuya OishiJunpei Yamaoka, & Soichiro Ojima. Setup for the drama series has Tokyo implementing a new police system for middle schools. Detective Ryuhei Shimada (Tatsuya Fujiwara) takes part in the school police program and is assigned to work at Akamine Middle School. Yoko Maki will play Japanese language teacher Ryoko Asamura, who works at Akamine Middle School.

“School Police” first airs January, 2021 (takes over Fuji TV’s Tuesday 9PM time slot after “Our Sister’s Soulmate“).

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