Dec 4 2023

Atsushi Ito, Teppei Koike cast in TV Asahi drama “Rikon Shinai Otoko”

Atsushi Ito, Teppei Koike, Taiki Sato, Miki Mizuno are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Rikon Shinai Otoko.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Rikon Shinai Otoko” by Reiji Ohtake and screenplay adaptation by Osamu Suzuki (“The Queen of Villains“). Screenwriter Osamu Suzuki will be retiring from writing and this will be his last drama series screenplay, which is a black-comedy. Actor Atsushi Ito will play lead character Wataru Okatani. He learns that his wife is having an affair, but he must be careful because he learns that his chances of gaining child custody in divorces are low.

“Rikon Shinai Otoko” will first air January 20, 2024 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Saturday 11:30 PM time slot after “Muddy Dining Table“).

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Nov 28 2023

Main trailer for Disney+ drama “Dragons of Wonder Hatch”

Main trailer added for Disney+ drama series “Dragons of Wonder Hatch” starring Sena Nakajima, Daiken Okudaira, & Mackenyu Arata. The trailer begins with narration that states “This is a story for you who is far away.” The drama series features a mixture of live-action and animation and tells a story set in the real world and a fantasy world where dragon riders live. The series itself will consist of 8 episodes. The first two episodes will be released December 20, 2023 and two more episodes will be released December 27, 2023 and then one episode per week will be released until its conclusion.

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Nov 27 2023

Minami Hamabe, Eiji Akaso, and Mansai Nomura cast in movie “Moshimo Tokugawa Ieyasu ga Sori Daijin ni Nattara”

Minami Hamabe, Eiji Akaso, and Mansai Nomura are cast in movie “Moshimo Tokugawa Ieyasu ga Sori Daijin ni Nattara.” Movie is based on 2021 novel “Moshimo Tokugawa Ieyasu ga Sori Daijin ni Nattara” by Akihito Manabe and directed by Hideki Takeuchi (“Thermae Romae“). The film is set in 2020, when COVID-19 is creating chaos around the world. After the Japanese prime minister suddenly dies from the virus, the government decides to form a super cabinet of legendary leaders from Japan’s past via AI holograms. Minami Hamabe will play Risa Nishimura. She is a news reporter and discovers something about the new cabinet.

“Moshimo Tokugawa Ieyasu ga Sori Daijin ni Nattara” will be released July 26, 2024 in Japan.

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Nov 27 2023

Satomi Ishihara cast in TV Asahi drama “Destiny”

Satomi Ishihara is cast in TV Asahi drama series “Destiny.” The suspense-romance screenplay is written Noriko Yoshida (“Liaison“). In the drama series “Destiny,” Satomi Ishihara will play main character Kanade Nishimura. As a 35 year old prosecutor, she suddenly must confront a suspicious death case that occurred when she was a law school student and her father’s death case that occurred some 20 years ago.

“Destiny” will first air April, 2024 in Japan.

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Nov 23 2023

Nao and Noritake Kinashi cast in Fuji TV drama series “Haru ni Nattara”

Nao and Noritake Kinashi are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Haru ni Nattara.” The family drama is scripted by Yasushi Fukuda (“Hero“) and directed by Kana Matsumoto (“Tokyo Oasis“) and Mayu Akiyama (“Rent A Friend“). The two leads will play daughter and father and they both reveal shocking news to each other on New Year’s Day.

“Haru ni Nattara” first airs January 15, 2024 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Monday 10PM time slot after “Special Order! Metro Police Special Accounting Department“).

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Nov 22 2023

Maki Fukuda cast in Fuji TV drama “Konkatsu 1000 Knock”

Maki Fukuda is cast in Fuji TV drama series “Konkatsu 1000 Knock.” For Maki Fukuda, who is a member comedy trio “3ji no Heroine,” “Konkatsu 1000 Knock,” will be her first starring role in a drama series. The drama series is based on novel “Konkatsu 1000 Hon Knock” by Ayako Minami and will have Maki Fukuda play 33 year old struggling writer Ayako Minami. She tries to find a husband, with a ghost named Yamada giving her advice.

“Konkatsu 1000 Knock” will first air January, 2024 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Wednesday 10 PM time slot after “Ya Boy Kongming!“).

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Nov 20 2023

Riho Sayashi, Rio Asumi, and Satoshi Hashimoto cast in TV Tokyo drama “Oshi wo Meshiagare”

Riho Sayashi, Rio Asumi, and Satoshi Hashimoto are cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Oshi wo Meshiagare.” The drama series is based on 2023 novel “Reiwa Bulgaria Yogurt” by Ayako Miyagi. Riho Sayashi will play Yuzu Hodaishi. She became a big fan of a novel about yogurt, while she looked for a job and eventually got hired by a food company. Rio Asumi will play Itsumi Midori. She works with Yuzu Hodaishi in the PR department for the food company. Satoshi Hashimoto will play I, who is yogurt bacteria and follows Itsumi Midori.

“Oshi wo Meshiagare” will first air January 10, 2024 in Japan.

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Nov 20 2023

Mugi Kadowaki, Ren Nagase, and Nao Omori cast in NTV drama “Alice in Wonderful Kitchen”

Mugi Kadowaki, Ren Nagase, and Nao Omori are cast in NTV drama series “Alice in Wonderful Kitchen.” The drama series is scripted by Shinya Tamada (“Sweet Moratorium“) and directed by Noriyoshi Sakuma (“Dr. Chocolate“) and Yuma Suzuki (“The Greatest Teacher“). In “Alice in Wonderful Kitchen,” Mugi Kadowaki will play main character Alice Yaemori. She has autism and runs the restauarant Alice’s Kitchen. She loves chemistry and she uses that knowledge to create dishes that amazes.

“Alice in Wonderful Kitchen” first airs January, 2024 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Sunday 10:30 PM time slot after “Sexy Tanaka-san“).

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Nov 15 2023

Shota Watanabe is cast for the lead role in NTV live-action drama series “Sensei Sayounara.”

Shota Watanabe is cast for the lead role in NTV live-action drama series “Sensei Sayounara.” The drama series is based on manga series “Sensei Sayounara” by Yasuko (“Southern Beach Love Story“). Shota Watanabe, who is a member of boy band Snow Man, will play high school teacher Takuro Tamura. The screenplay will depict a love story that takes place in the present day and also when Takuro Tamura was a high school student. Meanwhile, the theme song for the drama series has been revealed as “We’ll Go Together” by Snow Man.

“Sensei Sayounara” will first air January, 2024 in Japan.

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Nov 14 2023

Hikaru Iwamoto and Mai Shiraishi cast in TV Asahi drama “Koisuru Keigo 24 Ji”

Hikaru Iwamoto and Mai Shiraishi are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Koisuru Keigo 24 Ji.” The drama series is scripted by Arisa Kaneko (“An Incurable Case of Love“) and features an action romantic-comedy story about a bodyguard and a lawyer. The theme song for the drama series has also been announced as “Love Trigger” by boy band Snow Man, which includes Hikaru Iwamoto as a member.

“Koisuru Keigo 24 Ji” will first air January, 2024 in Japan.

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