Sep 11 2023

Ryoko Shinohara & Ikusaburo Yamazaki cast in TV Tokyo drama “Hyena”

Ryoko Shinohara and Ikusaburo Yamazaki are cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Hyena.” The drama series is a remake of 2020 SBS drama series “Hyena” starring Kim Hye-Soo and Ju Ji-Hoon. The TV Tokyo drama series version will revolve around two lawyers played by Ryoko Shinohara and Ikusaburo Yamazaki. Although they work and compete in the same industry, they come from different backgrounds.

“Hyena” will first air October 20, 2023 in Japan (takes over TV Tokyo’s Friday 8PM time slot after “Black Postman“).

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Sep 6 2023

Mayu Hotta & Riku Hagiwara cast in TV Asahi drama “Tatoe Anata wo Wasuretemo”

Mayu Hotta & Riku Hagiwara are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Tatoe Anata wo Wasuretemo.” The romance drama series is scripted by Taeko Asano (“Tsuki no Koibito ~Moon Lovers~“) and directed by Kentaro Otani & Akihiko Takaishi. The drama series will follow the relationship of piano instructor Miri Kono (Mayu Hotta) and food truck operator Sora Aoki (Riku Hagiwara). Sora Aoki also has a type of dissociative amnesia that makes it difficult for him to remember things.

“Tatoe Anata wo Wasuretemo” will first air October 22, 2023 in Japan.

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Sep 5 2023

Daiki Shigeoka & Yuko Araki cast in TV Asahi drama “Tanshin Hanabi”

Daiki Shigeoka & Yuko Araki are cast in TV Asahi live-action drama series “Tanshin Hanabi.” The drama series is based on manga series “Tanshin Hanabi: Sakuragi Shun no Tanshin Funin Kagoshima” by Takashi Iwashige. In “Tanshin Hanabi,”  Daiki Shigeoka & Yuko Araki will play Shun Sakuragi & Hana Takeda respectively. They are first loves from their junior high school days and meet again as adults. Both are married.

“Tanshin Hanabi” will first air October 14, 2023 in Japan.

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Sep 4 2023

Kyoko Saito cast in TV Asahi drama “Nukarumi no Shokutaku”

Kyoko Saito is cast for her first starring role in TV Asahi drama series “Nukarumi no Shokutaku.” The drama series is based on webcomic “Nukarumi no Shokutaku” by Inako. Kyoko Saito, who is a member of idol group Hinatazaka46, will play lead character Mia Nejiki. She is a young woman who is involved in an affair with the manager at her supermarket workplace.

“Nukarumi no Shokutaku” will first air October 21, 2023 in Japan.

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Sep 1 2023

Trailer and poster for movie “Ichiko”

Trailer and poster added for movie “Ichiko” starring Hana Sugisaki & Ryuya Wakaba. The film will screen at the upcoming 28th Busan International Film Festival (October 4-13, 2023) in the Jiseok Section. Movie is directed by Akihiro Toda (“The Name“). The movie “Ichiko,” follows a man who searches for his girlfriend who disappeared the day after he proposed to her. He then learns about her traumatic past.

“Ichiko” will be released December 8, 2023 in Japan.

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Aug 31 2023

Fuma Kikuchi cast in NTV drama “Zeicho”

Fuma Kikuchi is cast in NTV live-action drama series “Zeicho.” The drama series is based on manga series “Zeicho!: Nouzeika Daisan Shuunoukakari” by Yui Shin. For the live-action drama series version, Fuma Kikuchi will play main character Soichiro Aiba. He works as a tax collector at city hall and tries to find ways to help people, while collecting overdue tax payments.

“Zeicho: Haraenai ni wa Wake ga Aru” first airs October 14, 2023 in Japan.

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Aug 25 2023

Airi Suzuki and Ryota Katayose cast in TV Tokyo drama “Oshi ga Joshi ni Narimashite”

Airi Suzuki and Ryota Katayose are cast in new TV Tokyo drama series “Oshi ga Joshi ni Narimashite.” The drama series is based on the webcomic of same name by Yuki Azuma & Ito Morinaga. The romantic-comedy screenplay has Airi Suzuki play Hitomi Nakajo, who is an OL and an otaku when it comes to stage actor Toma Kiryu. To her surprise, he becomes her boss at her place of work.

“Oshi ga Joshi ni Narimashite” first airs October 4, 2023 in Japan.

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Aug 23 2023

Mikako Tabe cast in Fuji TV drama “Ichiban Sukina Hana”

Mikako Tabe is cast for a lead role in Fuji TV drama series “Ichiban Sukina Hana.” The drama series features an original screenplay and will revolve around four people who come different backgrounds, but become friends. For Mikako Tabe, “Ichiban Sukina Hana” will be her first starring role in a Fuji TV drama series. She will play Yukue Ushio. She has had only one friend, a boy, since she was young. She then happens to meet three other people.

“Ichiban Sukina Hana” first airs October, 2023 in Japan (takes over Fuji TV’s Thursday 10 PM time slot after “What a Wonderful World“).

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Aug 22 2023

Kuranosuke Sasaki, Kyohei Takahashi, & Asuka Saito cast in TBS drama & movie “My Home Hero”

Kuranosuke Sasaki, Kyohei Takahashi, & Asuka Saito are cast in TBS drama series “My Home Hero” and movie version “My Home Hero.” The drama series and movie is based on manga series “My Home Hero” by Naoki Yamakawa. The screenplay for the drama series and movie will have Kuranosuke Sasaki play Tetsuo Tosu. He is an ordinary husband who likes to write mystery novels as a hobby. His adult aged daughter gets involved with an unscrupulous man affiliated with a crime organization. This leads Tetsuo Tosu to make a shocking and impulsive decision to save his daughter.

“My Home Hero” will first air October 24, 2023 and the movie version will be released spring, 2024.

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Aug 11 2023

Hana Sugisaki cast in movie “52 Hertz no Kujiratachi”

Hana Sugisaki is cast for the lead role in movie “52 Hertz no Kujiratachi.” The movie is based on 2020 novel “52 Hertz no Kujiratachi” by Sonoko Machida and directed by Izuru Narushima (“Solomon’s Perjury 1: Suspicion“). The novel is the winner of the 18th Japan Booksellers’ Award in 2021. For the movie version, Hana Sugisaki will play Kiko Mishima. She leaves behind her family that abused her and moves to seaside town. There, she meets a 13-year-old boy that experienced similar abuse as she did.

Filming for “52 Hertz no Kujiratachi” is currently ongoing and the movie will be released March, 2024 in Japan.

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