Aug 10 2020

Kentaro Sakaguchi cast in NTV drama “35-Year-Old Girl”

Kentaro Sakaguchi is cast in NTV drama series “35-Year-Old Girl” (literal title) starring Kou Shibasaki. Kentaro Sakguchi will play 35-year-old Yuto Hirose in the drama series. He first became friends with Nozomi Imamura (Kou Shibasaki) when they were 10-year-olds and he became the first love of Nozomi Imamura. He worked as an elementary school teacher in his past, but he quit his job due to a case. He reunites with Nozomi Imamura for the first time in 25 years, but she acts like a 10-year-old kid.

“35-Year-Old Girl” first airs October, 2020 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Saturday 10PM time slot after “Detective Novice.”).

Aug 3 2020

Minami Hamabe & Masaki Okada cast in NHK drama “Eye For An Eye Revenge Agency’s Two People”

Minami Hamabe and Masaki Okada are cast for lead roles in NHK drama series “Eye For An Eye Revenge Agency’s Two People” (literal title of “Tario Fukushu Daiko no Futari”). The drama series features an original screenplay by Mitsuharu MakitaTomoyuki TakimotoYusuke Watanabe, and Tomihiko Tokunaga. For the drama series, Minami Hamabe will play Mami Shirasawa. She became an attorney at the young age of 20 and begins work on her first case. Masaki Okada will play Kensuke Kuroiwa. He is a swindler, who teams up with Mami Shirasawa.

“Eye For An Eye Revenge Agency’s Two People” will consist of 7 episodes and first air October 9, 2020 in Japan (takes over NHK’s Friday 10:00 PM time slot after “Dear Patient“).

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Aug 3 2020

Hideaki Ito cast in WOWOW drama series “Tokkai”

Hideaki Ito is cast for the lead role in WOWOW drama series “Tokkai.” The drama series is based on 2019 novel “Tokkai: Bubble no Kaijin wo Oitsumeta Otokotachi” by Hidetoshi Kiyotake. Setsuro Wakamatsu & Yoshinori Muratani will direct the drama series. Director Setsuro Wakamatsu previously directed 2017 WOWOW drama series “Ishitsubute” which is also based on a novel by Hidetoshi Kiyotake.

“Tokkai” first airs sometime next year in Japan.

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Aug 2 2020

Bakarhythm & Arata Iura cast in WOWOW drama “Murderous Intent’s Journey”

Bakarhythm and Arata Iura are cast for lead roles in WOWOW drama series “Murderous Intent’s Journey” (literal title for “Satsui no Dotei”). The drama series is also scripted by Bakarhythm and directed by Takashi Sumida (“Fictitious Girl’s Diary“). In the drama series, Bakarhythm and Arata Iura will play relatives who decide to take revenge on a man who caused the death of their family member.

“Murderous Intent’s Journey” first airs November 9, 2020 in Japan.

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Jul 31 2020

Drama Series “Love Will Begin When Money End” to air from Sept. 15

Upcoming drama series “Love Will Begin When Money End” is set to air from September 15, 2020 in Japan. As many already know, lead actor Haruma Miura died on July 18, 2020. According to drama series producer Keigo Higashinaka, the screenplay for the drama series has been changed to allow the drama series to air in its entirety. The drama series also stars Mayu Matsuoka and have Shohei Miura & Takumi Kitamura in major supporting character roles.

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Jul 30 2020

Anna Yamada & Tina Tamashiro cast in TBS-MBS drama “O Maidens in Your Savage Season”

Anna Yamada & Tina Tamashiro are cast in TBS-MBS live-action drama series “O Maidens in Your Savage Season.” Also cast in supporting roles are Mayuu YokotaMei Hata and Shuri Tanaka. The drama series is based on manga “Araburu Kisetsu no Otomedomo yo” by Mari Okada (“The Dark Maidens“). Anna Yamada will play Kazusa Onodera and Tina Tamashiro will play Niina Sugawara. They are first year high school students and also members of the literature club.

“O Maidens in Your Savage Season” will first air September 8, 2020 in Japan.

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Jul 30 2020

Haruna Kawaguchi cast in NTV drama “The Way of the Househusband”

Haruna Kawaguchi is cast in NTV drama series “The Way of the Househusband” co-starring Hiroshi Tamaki. The drama series is based on webcomic series “Gokushufudo” by Kousuke Oono. For “The Way of the Househusband,” Haruna Kawaguchi will play Miku. Her character is married to Tatsu (Hiroshi Tamaki). She works as a designer and she’s not very good with housework.

“The Way of the Househusband” will first air October, 2020 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Sunday 10:30 PM time slot after “Daddy is My Classmate“).

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Jul 29 2020

Yuko Araki cast in WOWOW drama “The Confession of the Sirens”

Yuko Araki is cast for the lead role in WOWOW drama series “The Confession of the Sirens” (literal title). The drama series is based on 2016 novel “Sirens no Zange” by Shichiri Nakayama (“The Hippocratic Oath“), while Yuji Nakamae and Shosuke Murakami will direct the drama series. Yuko Araki will play Reporter Takami Asakura, who works for a news program that’s about to be cancelled. She chases after a kidnapping case in hopes of saving the news program.

“The Confession of the Sirens” will consist of 4 episodes and first air October 18, 2020 (slots into WOWOW’s Sunday 10PM time slot previously held by “The Sun Does Not Move“).

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Jul 18 2020

Actor Haruma Miura passes away on July 18, 2020

Actor Haruma Miura was found deceased at his home around 1PM on July 18, 2020 in Minato, Tokyo. He was found hanging and was transferred to a hospital, but he was later pronounced dead. The police are investigating his death under the assumption that he took his own life. A suicide note was also found nearby. Haruma Miura was a popular actor that appeared in many popular movies and drama series including “Sky of Love,” “Attack on Titan,” and “Samurai Seventeen.” Condolences goes out to his family and friends.