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  • Kawaguchi Haruna to star in her first prime time drama this fall

    August 17, 2013 @ 1:20 am

    Young actress Kawaguchi Haruna has been announced to play the starring in the upcoming TBS fall drama 'Otto no Kanojo'.It's Kawaguchi's first lead role in a prime time drama, which is a fantasy-comedy based on a novel by Kakiya Miu with the script written by Egashira Michiru ('Gokusen'). The story is about Yamagishi Hoshimi (Kawaguchi), an only child who lost her father at an young age and was raised only by her mother, who works as a temporary w

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  • Kimura Takuya & Shibasaki Kou to co-star in new TBS drama this fall

    August 15, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    It was announced that SMAP's Kimura Takuya and actress Shibasaki Kou are going to work together again in a new TBS fall drama titled 'Ando Roid ~A.I. knows LOVE?~'. The last time they co-starred in a drama was in 'GOOD LUCK!!' 10 years ago.The concept of the drama is a love story that crosses through time and space thanks to a "time cable" that connects the present age with the future 100 years from now. It offers a lot of mystery and suspense, a

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  • Nagase Tomoya and Goriki Ayame to partner up for new detective drama this fall

    August 10, 2013 @ 2:35 am

    TOKIO's Nagase Tomoya and actress Goriki Ayame will be co-starring in the upcoming TBS crime-suspense drama 'Kurokouchi'.'Kurokouchi' is described as an unprecedented detective drama with detectives who aren't heroes at all. It's based on the manga of the same name that is currently being serialized in the magazine 'Shukan Manga Goraku'. The manga is the first collaboration between manga author Richard Woo - aka Nagasaki Takashi ('MONSTER', '20th

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  • Sakai Masato & Ueto Aya to co-star in new TBS drama 'Hanzawa Naoki'

    May 15, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

    On May 15, TBS announced that for the upcoming season they will be adapting Ikeido Jun's much-discussed novels about the economic bubble into a TV drama titled 'Hanzawa Naoki' (tentative), starring actor Sakai Masato as the protagonist. The drama is based on Ikeido's novels 'Oretachi Bubble Nyuukou-gumi' and 'Oretachi Hana no Bubble-gumi'. Sakai plays an unconventional and charming banker named 'Hanzawa Naoki' who gets employed by a major

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  • Ishihara Satomi to star in the special drama 'Koi'

    May 15, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    On May 13th, it was announced that actress Ishihara Satomi is going to star in the TBS special drama 'Koi' this fall. 'Koi' is based on a novel of the same name by writer Koike Mariko, and is being appraised has Koike's best work and was awarded with the Naoki Prize in 1995. The story is set in the early 1970s at the quiet summer resort in Karuizawa, while the atmosphere in Tokyo is heating up due to the rapid economic growth and the US-Ja

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  • Takanashi Rin to play a 'yankee' dance teacher in new drama

    February 24, 2013 @ 2:34 am

    On February 24th, it was announced that actress Takanashi Rin is going to star in an upcoming TBS late-night drama titled 'Houkago Groove'. Takanashi is known for her good looks and her vibrant on screen performances. She already gained global recognition as the heroine in Abbas Kiarostami's Japanese-language film 'Like Someone in Love' which screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It's her first time to star in a TV drama. 'Arakawa

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  • Takahashi Katsumi & Eikura Nana to co-star in new detective drama

    February 23, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    On February 23rd, it was announced that actor Takahashi Katsumi and actress Eikura Nana are going to co-star in an upcoming TBS detective drama titled 'Kakusho ~ Keishicho Sousa 3 Ka'. 'Kakusho ~ Keishicho Sousa 3 Ka' is based on the police novel 'Kakusho' written by Konno Bin. The story focuses on the Third Investigation Division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, which specializes on theft cases that make up 70% of all recorded

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  • Matsuda Shota to star in new detective drama 'Sennyu Tantei Tokage'

    February 17, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    On February 18th, TBS announced that actor Matsuda Shota will be starring in their upcoming detective drama 'Sennyu Tantei Tokage'. This is Matsuda's second time to star as a detective after the 2009 drama Meitantei no Okite' (TV Asahi) and his first time to star in a TBS drama. This time, he will play a former elite police detective who possesses an overwhelming memory. 'Sennyu Tantei Tokage' is a mystery and suspense drama that follow

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  • Karasawa Toshiaki to star as a legendary thief in new TBS drama 'TAKE FIVE'

    February 7, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    On February 8th, it was announced that actor Karasawa Toshiaki will be starring in the upcoming TBS spring drama 'TAKE FIVE', which the Japanese media has already dubbed as the Japanese version of 'Ocean's Eleven'. 'TAKE FIVE' follows a group of five individuals from different backgrounds, age groups, and occupation who work together as thieves in order to steal money from all types of rich scoundrels. The drama is said to feature an enter

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  • 'SPEC' to spawn another movie and drama special next fall

    December 26, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    On December 27th, it was finally made official that the popular 'SPEC' series - starring Kase Ryo and Toda Erika will be spawning another movie named 'SPEC~Close~' in the fall of 2013. Moreover they announced that there is going to be another TV drama special titled 'SPEC~Zero~' around the same time. 'SPEC' is about the two special detectives Toma Saya (Toda) and Sebumi Takeru (Kase), who deal with various minor and large-scale cases that

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