Koe Koi ("Voice Love"), a digital manga by Doruru that runs on the comico app about a high school girl falling in love with a boy whose face she's never seen, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will run late-nights on TV Tokyo beginning in July, and Takahiro Sakurai will voice one of the main characters. Hit the jump to learn more.
Actress Yuina Kuroshima will star in an upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, based on the famous 1967 science fiction novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kimi wa Pet, a romance / comedy josei manga series by Yayoi Ogawa that originally ran in Kodansha's Kiss magazine from 2000 - 2005, is receiving a new adaptation as a 16 episode, late-night TV drama that will air on Fuji TV. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fans of comic fantasy were delighted to learn that actor Takayuki Yamada, director Yuichi Fukuda, and the rest of the cast of The Brave Yoshihiko, a late-night comedy TV series that spoofs the conventions of JRPGs such as Dragon Quest, are returning to Japanese airwaves for a new season of inept adventures featuring Yoshihiko and his crew. Hit the jump to learn more.
Mars, a romantic and dramatic shōjo manga by Fuyumi Soryo, is being adapted into a Japanese live-action TV drama. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good Morning Call, a romantic shōjo manga by Yue Takasuka, is being adapted into a live-action television drama that will stream on Fuji TV On Demand and Netflix Japan beginning on February 12, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
NHK has updated the official page for its upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Nahoko Uehashi's fantasy novel series Seirei no Moribito/Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit with a main visual featuring 30-year-old actress Haruka Ayase as the protagonist Balsa. Check the latest information after the jump.
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.