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.
Fuji TV today launched the official page for the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of A-1 Pictures' popular anime series Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, with the first photo of the six main cast including the heroine Menma played by 14-year-old Minami Hamabe. characters. Hit the jump for more details.
Nihon TV/Nippon TV today posted a 15-second CM for the upcoming live-action TV drama Death Note introducing its three main cast, Masataka Kubota (Light Yagami), Kento Yamazaki (L), and Mio Yuuki (Near). Check the latest clip after the jump.
Following Masataka Kubota as Light Yagami, Kento Yamazaki as L, and Mio Yuuki as Near, it is announced that 20-year-old fashion model/gravure idol Hinako Sano is set to play popular idol character Misa Amane in the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of the Death Note manga series. Hit the jump for more details.
A character visual photo of Masataka Kubota as Light Yagami, Kento Yamazaki as L, and Mio Yuuki as Near for the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of the Death Note manga series created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata is revealed to Japanese media today. Hit the jump for more details.
Actor / former model Keiko Kitagawa will star as a hard-boiled detective in the upcoming Fuji TV drama, Tantei no Tantei. Hit the jump to learn more.
As part of the partnership between Nippon TV and Hulu Japan, a new television drama entitled The Last Cop will be hitting the popular streaming website beginning in the summer of 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
Prophecy, the crime / suspense seinen manga by Tetsuya Tsutsui, is receiving a live-action TV drama on WOWOW to coincide with the release of the live-action "Prophecy" film. Hit the jump to learn more.
The trials and tribulations of a pair of bookstore employees is the subject for a new Japanese TV drama coming in April. Hit the jump to learn more.
What do Romance of the Three Kingdoms and gourmet food have in common? Hit the jump to find out.
Rinko Kikuchi and Nana Komatsu play a mother-daughter pair in a new TV drama based on a novel by awarding-winning author, Risa Wataya. Hit the jump to find out more.
It is officially announced today that Mari Fujimura's love story manga Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. (I take a day off from my company) gets a live-action TV drama adaptation this October. 29-year-old popular actress Haruka Ayase will play the protagonist character Hanae Aoishi. Hit the jump for more information.
Sports Hochi reports today on May 5 that a live-action TV drama adaptation of Kazuhiko Shimamoto's semibiographical manga Aoi Honou is in the works. 24-year-old actor Yuya Yagira, who won the Best Actor Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festivals, plays the protagonist Moyuru Honou. Hit the jump for more information.