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  • Prime Time Drama Preview Summer 2013

    July 2, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    The upcoming summer season for dramas is just around the corner. During the break between the seasons is the time that networks promote their upcoming dramas as much as they can in order to attract as many viewers as possible for their season premieres. What happens after that depends on how viewers experience the framework consisting of the story, the acting, and the pacing. Is the story compelling enough to make you want to watch the next ep

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  • First look at the office ladies of the new drama 'Shomuni 2013'

    June 8, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    This summer Fuji TV is going to bring back the popular drama 'Shomuni' with a new season in 10 years. Speaking of 'Shomuni', the first thing that come to mind are actress Esumi Makiko (46) as the protagonist and the classic office lady (OL) outfits. Fortunately, none of those two are being changed in the fourth season.However, Esumi is being supported by a completely new cast this time. The other office ladies who are now working in the General A

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  • Oguri Shun to play a deceased husband in new drama 'Woman'

    June 7, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    Actor Oguri Shun will be appearing in the upcoming NTV drama 'Woman' starring Mitsushima Hikari.It's the first time for Mitsushima and Oguri to work together. She plays the single-mother 'Aoyagi Koharu' and he portrays her deceased husband named 'Shin'. The script is written by Sakamoto Yuji ('Mother', 'Saikou no Rikon') and follows the difficult life of Koharu after being left alone with their two children.Oguri's character, Shin, used to be a v

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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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  • Manga 'LIMIT' to get drama adaptation starring Sakuraba Nanami

    May 14, 2013 @ 5:42 am

    On May 13th, TV Tokyo announced that they will be adapting the manga 'LIMIT' by Suenobu Keiko ('LIFE') into a drama starring actress Sakuraba Nanami (20) for the upcoming summer season. 'LIMIT' has been serialized in the manga magazine 'Bessatsu Friend' from 2009 until 2011 and spawned a total of six volumes. The protagonist is a girl named 'Konno Mizuki' (Sakuraba), a typical senior high school girl who is good at studying, knows much abo

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  • 'Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji' to return with a 5th season this summer

    April 28, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    Fans of the widely popular medical drama series 'Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji' will be delighted to hear that Fuji TV has just announced that there is going to be a new season this summer. 'Kyumei Byoto 24 Ji' is set at an emergency ward and follows a team of doctors as they try to save as many lives as possible. This time the main cast will be slightly different due to the sudden withdrawal of actor Eguchi Yosuke, who had been portraying 'Shindo Ka

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