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.
The 4th volume of Rabuho no Ueno-san (literally "Ueno-san of the Love Hotel", aka Love Concierge), a seinen manga about a gentleman who manages a love hotel and offers advice on love and life to his customers, was published in Japan today, and the attached "obi" paper wrapper announced that the series will be adapted into a live-action TV drama. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.