Actors Miki Maya and Atsuro Watabe will be starring in a new detective story television drama called Black Lizard, which is based on the character of the same name from a 1934 novel by celebrated mystery author Edogawa Rampo. Hit the jump to learn more.
Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai, a romantic josei manga by Aya Nakahara, is being adapted into a live-action television drama. Hit the jump to learn more.
Universal Music Japan has posted a 100-second version music video for "Shoudou" (Impulse), the OP theme song for the ongoing live-action TV drama Prison School, performed by four-member rock band HaKU. The MV features two cast members from the drama, Taishi Nakagawa (Kiyoshi) and Rena Takeda (Chiyo). Check the clip after the jump.
It is officially announced today that 36-year-old Tomoya Nagase, the youngest member of Johnny & Associates' idol group TOKIO, will star as the protagonist Keiichiro Kishi in the upcoming TV drama adaptation of Bin Kusamizu and Saburo Megumi's Fragile medical manga. Hit the jump for more details.
Actress Tao Tsuchiya has been cast as the lead in an upcoming TV drama entitled Whose Is the Cuckoo's Egg?, which is scheduled to debut in the Spring of 2016 on WOWOW. Hit the jump to learn more.
A live-action TV drama adaptation of Akira Hiramoto's comedy manga series Prison School is set to premiere in Japan on October 25. Universal Music Japan has posted a preview video for its OP song "Shoudou" (Impulse) performed by four-member rock band HaKU. Check the clip and CD jacket illustration by the manga author after the jump.
Fuji TV today announced that the live-action TV drama adaptation of A-1 Pictures' Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. anime series will be aired from 21:00 to 23:18 on September 21 (JST). It will be two days after the theatrical release of the same production team's new film The Anthem of the Heart. Check the latest information after the jump.
It has been confirmed that Galileo Galilei's top-selling single in June 2011, "Aoi Shiori," will be featured as the OP song for the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. It was originally used as the OP song for the 2011 Anohana TV anime series. Hit the jump for more details.
In the spirit of creating more original programming, Netflix Japan and Fuji TV are combining forces to produce Underwear, a new 13 episode TV drama starring Mirei Kiritani. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official Twitter for the Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. anime series has confirmed that 19-year-old anime voice actress Inori Minase will appear in its upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation, posting a photo of her in the set. Minase is voincing the main heroine Jun Naruse in the The Anthem of the Heart film. Hit the jump for more details.
The controversial TV drama adaptation of the Death Note manga series got off to a strong start in Japan on Sunday night. The 90-minute premiere marked the highest rating for the first episode of a TV drama started on Japanese commercial television this year. Hit the jump for more details.
Nihon TV has posted the synopsis of the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of the Death Note manga series. Unlike the original story, the protagonist Light Yagami is portrayed as an ordinary university student who is a fan of the idol group Ichigo Berry, and Misa Amane is one of its members. Hit the jump for more.