Aug 17 2020

Yoshino Kimura, Yo Yoshida, & Riisa Naka cast in TBS drama “Mothers in Love”

Yoshino KimuraYo Yoshida, and Riisa Naka are cast in TBS live-action drama series “Mothers in Love” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Koisuru Hahatachi” by Fumi Saimon. For the drama series, Yoshino Kimura, Yo Yoshida, and Riisa Naka will all play mothers who send their sons to the same high school. All three women also deal with various issues in their homes.

“Mothers in Love” first airs October, 2020 in Japan.

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Aug 17 2020

Air date & poster for TBS drama series “Risky Two People”

September 11th air date and poster added for TBS drama series “Risky Two People” (literal title) starring Ryosuke Yamada & Kei Tanaka. The drama series will air on TBS’ Friday 10PM time slot after the conclusion of “MIU 404.”

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: “Risky Two People” revolves around two detectives as they investigate and solve together brutal crimes that take place in Ikebukuro.

Ryuichi Kanzaki is a detective. He is guided by strong morals and he wants to believe in the good aspects of people. He is assigned to work in the criminal investigation division at the Ikebukuro Police Station. During his first day of work there, he is unable to find his assigned partner, veteran detective Kenji Kuroki (Kei Tanaka). His partner, Kenji Kuroki (Kei Tanaka), actually took leave from the station without giving them notice. The chief of the criminal investigation division orders Ryuichi Kanzaki to find Kenji Kuroki.

There is also secret between Ryuichi Kanzaki and Kenji Kuroki. They are actually step brothers.

Aug 17 2020

Megumi Kanzaki, Sara Shida, & Akari Yoshida cast in TV Tokyo drama series “So I Will Make It”

Megumi KanzakiSara Shida, and Akari Yoshida (‘NMB48’) are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “So I Will Make It.” The drama series is based on manga series “Dakara Watashi wa Make Suru” by Gekidan Mesuneko and illustrated by Hikari Shibata. All three women will play characters who work as beauty advisors at a cosmetics shop. The drama series shows how the use of make-up helps people in different ways.

“So I Will Make It” will be available to stream via Paravi on October 2, 2020 and airs on TV Tokyo from October 7, 2020.

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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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