Mar 7 2022

Takahisa Masuda cast in TV Tokyo drama “Kichijoji Losers”

Takahisa Masuda (‘NEWS’) is cast for the lead role in TV Tokyo-Paravi drama series “Kichijoji Losers.” Minami Tanaka, Jin Katagiri, Meru Tashima, Mari Hamada, & Jun Kunimura are also cast for major supporting character roles. The drama series will follow 6 adults who are considered “losers in life” as they begin to live together in a share house.

“Kichijoji Losers” first airs April, 2022 in Japan.

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Feb 25 2022

Hiroe Igeta cast in TV Tokyo-Paravi drama “Mental Tsuyome Bijo Shirakawa-san”

Hiroe Igeta is cast in TV Tokyo-Paravi drama series “Mental Tsuyome Bijo Shirakawa-san.” The live-action drama series is based on manga “Mental Tsuyome Bijo Shirakawa-san” by Sisi. Hiroe Igeta will play main character Momono Shirakawa in the drama series. She works in the sales department of a company and helps other employees with her positive outlook.

“Mental Tsuyome Bijo Shirakawa-san” will stream on Paravi from March 30, 2022 and air from April 6, 2022 on TV Tokyo.

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Feb 21 2022

Masahiro Matsuoka cast in TV Asahi drama “Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 5”

Masahiro Matsuoka is cast in TV Asahi drama series “Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 5.” He is joined by recurring cast members Kei InooHarumi SyuhamaAtsuko Hirata and Kimiko Yo. In addition, Maika Yamamoto is cast to play a new character in the drama series. Masahiro Matsuoka will play Kaoru Mitazono. He is a talented housekeeper that is sent to client’s houses by a housekeeper agency. He dresses as a woman and has a knack to uncover secrets held by families that are his clients.

“Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 5” first airs April, 2022 in Japan.

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Feb 16 2022

Juri Ueno cast in TBS drama “Jizoku Kanona Koi Desuka”

Juri Ueno is cast for the lead role in TBS drama series “Jizoku Kanona Koi Desuka.” Also cast for major supporting character roles are Kei TanakaHayato IsomuraHaruka Igawa and Yutaka Matsushige. The drama series is scripted by  Tomoko Yoshizawa (“Prayers in the Emergency Room“). Juri Ueno will play Kyoka Sawada. She works as a yoga instructor and beings to look for a marriage partner.

“Jizoku Kanona Koi Desuka” first airs April, 2022 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Fight Song“).

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Feb 15 2022

Kazunari Ninomiya & Mikako Tabe cast in TBS drama “My Family”

Kazunari Ninomiya and Mikako Tabe are cast in TBS drama series “My Family.” The original screenplay is scripted by Tsutomu Kuroiwa and directed by Shunichi Hirano. Screenwriter Tsutomu Kuroiwa and Director Shunichi Hirano previously worked together on TBS’ 2021 drama series “Tokyo MER: Mobile Emergency Room.” In “My Family,” Kazunari Ninomiya and Mikako Tabe will play a married couple who must deal with the kidnapping of their daughter.

“My Family” first airs April, 2022 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Sunday 9PM time slot after “DCU“).

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Feb 14 2022

Ryosuke Yamada & Kyoko Yoshine cast in TV Asahi drama “Ore no Kawaii wa Mousugu Shohikigen”

Ryosuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP) and Kyoko Yoshine are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Ore no Kawaii wa Mousugu Shohikigen.” The original screenplay is scripted by Shigenori Tanabe (“Wasteful Days of High School Girls“) and directed by Takehiko Shinjo (“Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight“). The romance-comedy themed drama series is set at a beer company, where two people with opposite personalities must work together.

“Ore no Kawaii wa Mousugu Shohikigen” first airs April, 2022 in Japan.

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Feb 10 2022

Yuta Jinguji cast in NTV drama “Uketsuke no Jo”

Yuta Jinguji (King & Prince) is cast for the lead role in NTV drama series “Uketsuke no Jo.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Nanoha Ito (“Hakodate Coffee“). The drama series is set at an advertising company and has Yuta Jinguji playing Takumi Jo. He is placed in charge of a project to digitize the reception desk, but faces opposition from the reception desk team. Takumi Jo then decides to work as a receptionist to better understand their position.

“Uketsuke no Jo” first airs April, 2022 in Japan.

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Feb 9 2022

Issey Takahashi & Kou Shibasaki cast in TBS drama “Invisible”

Issey Takahashi and Kou Shibasaki are cast in TBS drama series “Invisible.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Yoshihiro Izumi (“Rookies“). For “Invisible,” Issey Takahashi will play Detective Takafumi Shimura. He gets demoted to an unsolved cases investigation team. Kou Shibasaki will play Kiriko. Her nickname is Invisible and she works in the criminal underworld. The two people work together to solve cases.

“Invisible” first airs April, 2022 in Japan (takes over TBS’ Friday 10 PM time slot after “If My Wife Becomes An Elementary School Student“).

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