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  • Kojima Haruna to flash her panties as a magic student in new drama 'Megu-tan tte Mahou Tsukaeruno?'

    July 2, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    On July 2nd, it was revealed that AKB48's Kojima Haruna will star in a late-night drama called 'Megu-tan tte Mahou Tsukaeruno?' on NTV this coming summer season. Kojima is going to play a mage-to-be called Megu, who is a total airhead and always gets treated as a poor student at her magic school. In order to get more practice, she gets dispatched to a boarding home in the human world called 'Rokudemo Sou', where she has to be a manager. Ho

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  • Shinohara Ryoko to make her comeback as the 11th starring actor in 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries'

    June 25, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    On June 25th, Fuji TV announced that actress Shinohara Ryoko is going to make her comeback after giving birth to her second son in February, through their upcoming omnibus drama 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries'. 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries' consists of 11 individual episodes, featuring 11 of Higashino Keigos best short stories as well as starring 11 different actors. So far only ten of the stories and actors were revealed through two separate

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  • Five more starring actors announced for 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries'

    June 14, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    [caption id="attachment_245862" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The five additional starring actors and the story guide Nakai Kiichi (top-center)."][/caption] On June 14th, Fuji TV announced five more actors who will star on their upcoming omnibus drama experiment 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries'. 'Higashino Keigo Mysteries' will consist of 11 episodes, and feature 11 of Higashino Keigo's best short stories as well as 11 different actor

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  • Yamada Yu to play a model with a special vision in new mystery drama

    June 1, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    On May 30, it was announced that model and actress Yamada Yu is going to star in the upcoming NTV mystery drama 'VISION Koroshi ga Mieru Onna'. It will be Yamada's first drama role since her marriage with actor Oguri Shun on March 14. In the drama, Yamada portrays an unpopular fashion model who suddenly develops the ability to see murder scenes before the murders occur. Together with a temporarily suspended detective, played by Kaneko Nobu

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  • Eikura Nana to play a chemistry teacher with a double life in new drama

    June 1, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    On May 30, it was announced that actress Eikura Nana is going to star as a female teacher in the upcoming TBS drama 'Yoru no Onna Kyoshi' (tentative title). The drama features an original script about three female women who look and act like ordinary teachers at a senior high school during the day, but at night they become unique "problem solvers" for various students in return for money. Eikura is going to play a general chemistry teac

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  • Takei Emi & Eguchi Yosuke to play a pair of lovers in new drama 'Iki mo Dekinai Natsu'

    May 28, 2012 @ 1:05 am

    On May 28th, Fuji TV announced that young actress Takei Emi (18) and actor Eguchi Yosuke (46) are going to play a pair of lovers in the upcoming summer drama 'Iki mo Dekinai Natsu'. A 19-year-old girl burdened by a cruel destiny, a 41-year-old man living in atonement, and a forbidden love that cannot be accepted by the people around them. 'Iki mo Dekinai Natsu' is as much a social drama as it is a love story. Takei plays said girl who l

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  • Full cast for Mukai Osamu's upcoming drama 'Summer Rescue' revealed

    May 24, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    On May 24th, TBS revealed the full cast for the upcoming medical drama 'Summer Rescue ~Tenkuu no Shinryojo~' starring Mukai Osamu. The drama will be set in a small mountain clinic 2,000 meters above sea level. Mukai plays the role of 'Hayami Keigo', a handsome, young cardiac surgeon who has a bright future ahead of him working at a university hospital. However, his superior commands him to examine patients at a small clinic in the moun

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  • Nakama Yukie to star as a ghost in new NTV drama 'Ghost Mama Sousasen'

    May 20, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    On May 20th, NTV announced a new drama for the upcoming summer season called 'Ghost Mama Sousasen ~Boku to Mama no Fushigi na 100 Nichi~' starring actress Nakama Yukie in the role of a ghost. Nakama is going to play a police woman working at a Community Safety Department called Uehara Choko. Uehara has a very bright and obliging personality and cannot look away when other people are in trouble. She's living a happy family life together wit

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  • Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi to star in Fuji TV's upcoming Monday drama

    May 20, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced their Monday drama ('Getsu 9') for the upcoming summer season and it's going to star Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi in a modern Japanese version of 'Pretty Woman' called 'Rich Man, Poor Woman'. Oguri plays a billionaire and manager of a major IT company. Similar to the life of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, he had become a billionaire when his website, which started outonlyas a hobby, gradually started t

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  • 11 short stories by Higashino Keigo to be adapted into a drama

    May 17, 2012 @ 12:48 am

    On May 14th, Fuji TV announced that they will be adapting 11 of Higashino Keigo's best short stories into one omnibus drama called 'Mokuyo Gekijo - Higashino Keigo Mysteries'. The drama will be comprised of 11 episodes, featuring 11 different stories and starring 11 different actors. Of course the name Higashino stands for amazing mystery novels, but it's his varied use of different atmospheres from serious to comedic to eerie that make ea

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