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.
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.