Talk about a sugar rush! New cast members and an exciting new key visual have been published for Saboriman Kantarou, a live-action TV drama based on the gourmet / office comedy manga written by Tensei Hagiwara and illustrated by Inoue ABD about a handsome office worker who routinely skips work in secret in order to snack on sweets. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ashi-Girl, a time-slip love comedy manga by Kozueko Morimoto about a lazy 16 year old high school girl who ends up transported back in time to the Sengoku Period, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast as part of NHK's "Saturday Period Drama" programming block beginning in September of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kabuki actor Matsuya Onoe takes the leading role in an upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Saboriman Ametani Kantarou, a comedy gourmet manga written by Tensei Hagiwara and illustrated by Inoue ABD about a handsome and competent young executive who skips work at every opportunity to indulge his secret sweet tooth. Hit the jump to learn more.
Actor Gō Ayano will play the titular monster in Frankenstein no Koi ("Frankenstein's Love"), an upcoming romantic TV drama set in modern times that draws its inspiration from Mary Shelley's classic Gothic novel, Frankenstein. Hit the jump to learn more.
Actor Shotaro Mamiya will star as the lead character in a live-action film and a live-action TV series based on You Don't Know Gunma Yet (known in Japan as Omae wa Mada Gunma wo Shiranai), a humorous web-comic by Hirota Ida about a high school boy who experiences extreme culture shock when he moves to Gunma Prefecture. Hit the jump to learn more.
Actor Ryohei Suzuki (Takeo Goda in the live-action MY love STORY!! film) will be starring as ally of justice Koichi Zenigata in Inspector Zenigata, an upcoming live-action TV drama that blurs the boundaries between terrestrial, satellite, and digital broadcasting in Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Thanks to a "flying get" report making the rounds online, it has known been confirmed that actor Takayuki Yamada and director Yuichi Fukuda are attached to the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Saint Young Men, a comedy manga by Hikari Nakamura that re-imagines Jesus Christ and Guatama Buddha living together as roommates in modern-day Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
Actor Shinichi Tsutsumi is starring as a middle-aged salaryman who moonlights as a superhero after acquiring a suspicious super-suit in Super Salaryman Mr. Saenai, an upcoming live-action TV drama based on a humorous manga by Fujiko F. Fujio. Hit the jump to learn more.
According to Chinese entertainment blog Gamersky.com, Shueisha has announced an new IP licensing deal that will allow international companies to adapt some of Shueisha's publications, including an upcoming live-action TV drama version of Himouto! Umaru-chan that will be released in China in 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Rabuho no Ueno-san (also known as "Love Concierge"), an upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation based on the seinen manga about a manager of a love hotel who offers his clients advice on love and life, has released a new key visual featuring lead actor Kanata Hongo in costume. Hit the jump to learn more.
Actor Kanata Hongō (Armin Artlert in the live-action Attack on Titan films) will be playing the leading role in Rabuho no Ueno-san ("Ueno-san of the Love Hotel", aka Love Concierge), a live-action TV drama based on the seinen manga written by ueno and illustrated by Hakase. Hit the jump to learn more.
Heroes will rise to fight evil once more, because the official Japanese broadcast schedule for The Brave Yoshihiko and the Seven Guides - the 3rd series in a low-budget, late-night, live-action TV comedy that spoofs the conventions of Japanese roleplaying games and fantasy stories - is now available online. Hit the jump to learn more.
Actress Yuriko Yoshitaka (the live-action Gantz films) will be starring in Tokyo Tarareba Musume, a live-action TV drama based on the josei manga series by Princess Jellyfish author Akiko Higashimura. Hit the jump to learn more.
Gravure model / TV talent / sportscaster Ruriko Kojima will be starring in a new comedy / mystery live-action TV drama series entitled Cook Keibu no Bansankai ("Inspector Cook's Banquet"), in which an unconventional detective uses culinary techniques to crack the cases. Hit the jump to learn more.