Jul 26 2023

Eiko Koike cast in NTV drama “Kotatsu ga Nai Ie”

Eiko Koike is cast in NTV drama series “Kotatsu ga Nai Ie.” The drama series is setup as family-comedy and is scripted by Shigeki Kaneko (“Life’s Punchline“) and directed by Satoru Nakajima (“RemoteLove“) & Syunpei Maruya (“RemoteLove“). The drama series is also the first starring role for Eiko Koike in a prime time series. For “Kotatsu ga Nai Ie,” Eiko Koike will play successful wedding planner Marie Fukabori. Although she is successful at work, at home she is surrounded by three loser males at home.

“Kotatsu ga Nai Ie” will first air October, 2023 in Japan.

Read more »
Jul 3 2023

Kanata Hongo & Kana Osawa cast in TV Tokyo “Mei no Mei”

Kanata Hongo and Kana Osawa are cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Mei no Mei.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Yasuhiro Ogawa and directed by Yasuhiko Shimizu & Ryoma Ouchida. Both of the directors previously worked together in 2020 Fuji TV drama series “Pension: Love Is Pink.” For “Mei no Mei,” Kanata Hongo will play 32 year old Ozu who was born and raised in Tokyo. After his sister and his brother-in-law die in a car accident, he decides to temporarily move in with his niece, played by Kana Osawa, in Fukushima Prefecture.

“Mei no Mei” first airs September 7, 2023 in Japan.

Read more »
Jun 26 2023

Kazunari Ninomiya, Takao Osawa & Miki Nakatani cast in Fuji TV drama “One Day”

Kazunari NinomiyaTakao Osawa and Miki Nakatani are cast in Fuji TV drama series “One Day: Seiya no kara Sawagi.” Drama series will be directed by Masayuki Suzuki (“Masquerade Hotel“) and scripted by Yuichi Tokunaga (“Daughter of Lupin“). The drama series will also feature Takao Osawa and Miki Nakatani starring together in a drama series for the first time since 2011 TBS drama series “Jin 2.” Story for “One Day: Seiya no kara Sawagi” will have the three main characters coming from different backgrounds but their fates become intertwined as the truth behind a shooting case is revealed.

“One Day: Seiya no kara Sawagi” first airs October, 2023 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Monday 9PM time slot after “Manatsu no Cinderella“).

Read more »
Jun 20 2023

Trailer and poster for Netflix drama “Burn the House Down”

English subtitled trailer and poster added for Netflix live-action drama series “Burn the House Down” starring Mei Nagano and Kyoka Suzuki. The drama series is based on manga series “Mitarai ke, Enjou Suru” by Moyashi Fujisawa and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa (“Jin“). The trailer begins with the home of Anzu Murata’s (Mei Nagano) family engulfed in flames. This changes Anzu Murata’s life completely.

“Burn the House Down” will be available to stream from  July 13, 2023.

Read more »
Jun 12 2023

Mai Fukagawa, Atsuko Maeda, & Anna Ishii cast in NTV drama “Kanojotachi no Hanzai”

Mai FukagawaAtsuko Maeda, and Anna Ishii are cast in NTV-YTV drama series “Kanojotachi no Hanzai.” The drama series is based on 2019 novel “Kanojotachi no Hanzai” by Dai Yokozeki (“Marriage Is Difficult For A Ninja“). In “Kanojotachi no Hanzai,” Mai Fukagawa will play lead character Mayumi Himura. Along with Mayumi Himura and two other women played by Atsuko Maeda, and Anna Ishii, a missing woman’s case changes their lives.

“Kanojotachi no Hanzai” first airs July 20, 2023 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Thursday midnight time slot after “The Winning Script“).

Read more »
Jun 8 2023

Momoko Tanabe & Yuta Koseki cast in NTV drama series “The Neighbor Of Healing Has A Secret”

Momoko Tanabe and Yuta Koseki are cast in NTV live-action drama series “The Neighbor Of Healing Has A Secret.” The drama series is based on  manga series “Iyashi no Otonari-san ni wa Himitsu ga Aru” by Natsuko Umezawa. In “The Neighbor Of Healing Has A Secret,” Momoko Tanabe plays Fujiko Yomogida. Yuta Koseki will play Soma Nishina. He is the new neighbor of Fujiko Yomogida and he has a secret.

“The Neighbor Of Healing Has A Secret” first airs July 7, 2023 in Japan.

Read more »
Jun 8 2023

Main trailer for ENA drama “Lies Hidden In My Garden”

Main trailer for ENA drama series “Lies Hidden In My Garden” starring Kim Tae-Hee & Lim Ji-Yeon. The story for “Lies Hidden In My Garden” starts off with Joo-Ran (Kim Tae-Hee) noticing a strange smell coming from her yard and this leads her to investigate her husband. Captions in the trailer states (0:16) “A secret hidden in the yard” and (0:34) “Two women digging into a secret.” Narration in the trailer goes (0:01) Kim Tae-Hee “The start was a terrible stink,” (0:18) Lim Ji-Yeon “You don’t know anything do you? Your husband killed my husband,” (0:29) Kim Tae-Hee “I’ve missed so much so far. Help me,” (0:37) Kim Tae-Hee “I need to know,” (0:45) Lim Ji-Yeon “Let’s just do it,” (0:50) Kim Tae-Hee “Let’s dig it.” Below are character posters of Kim Tae-Hee as Joo-Ran and Lim Ji-Yeon as Sang-Eun.

“Lies Hidden In My Garden” first airs  June 19, 2023 in South Korea.

Read more »
Jun 6 2023

Ryo Narita & Fuka Koshiba cast in Fuji TV drama “The Expert of Changing Jobs”

Ryo Narita & Fuka Koshiba are cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama series “The Expert of Changing Jobs.” The drama series is based on novel “Tenshoku no Maousama” by Mio Nukaga. The two leads will play two employees at a temp agency that also advises its clients on career changes. Fuka Koshiba will play Chiharu Hitsujitani. She recently went through a career change herself from a big advertising agency to working at her aunt’s temp agency. Ryo Narita will play Arashi Kurusu. He is a respected career adviser and has the nickname The Devil of Changing Jobs.

“The Expert of Changing Jobs” first airs July, 2023 in Japan.

Read more »
Jun 2 2023

Natsuki Deguchi & Kaito Sakura cast in WOWOW drama “Ao Haru Ride”

Natsuki Deguchi & Kaito Sakura are cast in WOWOW live-action drama series “Ao Haru Ride” which will consist of two seasons. “Ao Haru Ride” is based on manga series “Ao Haru Ride” by Io Sakisaka. 2014 movie “Blue Spring Ride,” starring Tsubasa Honda & Masahiro Higashide, is also based on the same manga series. The story for “Ao Haru Ride” will follow two high school students who meet again after three years. The boy though has a different last name.

“Ao Haru Ride Season 1” will consist of 8 episodes and air this autumn in Japan.

Read more »
Jun 1 2023

Mizuki Inoue & Atsuhiro Inukai cast in TV Tokyo drama “Nare no Hate no Bokura”

Mizuki Inoue & Atsuhiro Inukai are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Nare no Hate no Bokura.” The drama series is based on manga series “Nare no Hate no Bokura” by Yae Utsumi. Story for “Nare no Hate no Bokura” will be set an elementary school reunion. Mikio Yumesaki (Atsuhiro Inukai) begins a cruel experiment there by confining his former classmates over a 3 day period.

“Nare no Hate no Bokura” will first air June 27, 2023 in Japan.

Read more »