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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Yuina Kuroshima to star in 106th asadora "Chimudondon"

Yuina Kuroshima will star in the 106th asadora "Chimudondon". Kuroshima will play Nobuko Higa. She moves from Okinawa to Tokyo to become a cook of western food. She eventually decides to open an Okinawa cuisine restaurant in Tokyo.

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Set in the early 1970's in Okinawa, Nobuko Higa (Yuina Kuroshima) lives with her family. She is the second daughter with 3 siblings. She enjoys cooking. One day, she has a meal with her family at a restaurant. She becomes fascinated with western food after having it at the restaurant. Later, her father suddenly dies and her mother works hard to support her 4 children. Nobuko cooks for her family, while her mother works.

Nobuko eventually graduates from high school. While dreaming of becoming a western cuisine chef, she goes to Tokyo and becomes an apprentice at a famous restaurant. While she grows as a cook, she meets various people and has a romantic relationship. She begins to think that she wants to open an Okinawa cuisine restaurant in Tokyo.

The drama airs in Spring, 2022.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Yuina Kuroshima to star in 106th asadora "Chimudondon"

Yuina Kuroshima will star in the 106th asadora "Chimudondon". Kuroshima will play Nobuko Higa. She moves from Okinawa to Tokyo to become a cook of western food. She eventually decides to open an Okinawa cuisine restaurant in Tokyo.

Storyline:
Set in the early 1970's in Okinawa, Nobuko Higa (Yuina Kuroshima) lives with her family. She is the second daughter with 3 siblings. She enjoys cooking. One day, she has a meal with her family at a restaurant. She becomes fascinated with western food after having it at the restaurant. Later, her father suddenly dies and her mother works hard to support her 4 children. Nobuko cooks for her family, while her mother works.

Nobuko eventually graduates from high school. While dreaming of becoming a western cuisine chef, she goes to Tokyo and becomes an apprentice at a famous restaurant. While she grows as a cook, she meets various people and has a romantic relationship. She begins to think that she wants to open an Okinawa cuisine restaurant in Tokyo.

The drama airs in Spring, 2022.

Interested in seeing how this one looks, being set in the 70s.
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Mokomichi Hayami and Yumi Wakatsuki to co-star in Spring 2021 drama

Mokomichi Hayami and Yumi Wakatsuki will co-star in the ABC-tvk drama "Kekkon Dekinai ni wa Wake ga Aru".

Wakatsuki plays Mariko Goto. At the age of 29 she wants to get married and thinks she has found the ideal man, the section chief at her company, Mitsuo Tomizawa, played by Hayami. He is smart, handsome, good worker but he has a secret. He doesn't want to get married to a real woman because he is in love with his toy doll Michuko.

The drama airs beginning in April 2021.
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Aya Omasa to star in WOWOW Summer 2021 drama

Aya Omasa will star in the WOWOW Summer 2021 drama "Hitori de Nomeru mon".

Omasa plays Mei Benikawa who works in the PR department of a cosmetics company. She was chosen as the head of her department even though she is younger than most of her co-workers. This creates jealousy and gossip from them, among the rumors is that she only eats health foods. However, the truth is that she enjoys drinking alone at a chain restaurant on her way home from work. This gives her the confidence to go to work everyday.

The drama will air in June, 2021.
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Atsushi Itoh to star in NHK 2021 Summer drama

Atsushi Itoh will star in the NHK 2021 Summer drama "Shiroi Dakuryu".

Itoh plays Kazuki Yoshinami a pharmaceutical researcher. His friend Wataru Kashiwagi, played by Ren Kiriyama, is also a pharmaceutical researcher. They are competitors, but they get along and share their dreams. One day Yoshinami makes a major breakthrough. Because of this, Yoshinami and Kashiwagi get involved in competition between companies.

The drama airs beginning in August 2021.
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Takahiro Hamada to star in NTV 2021 Summer drama

Takahiro Hamada will star in the NTV 2021 Summer drama "Bunshi-Stant Aisakakun!"

First set in the year 1791, Hamada plays Sojiro Aisaka, a samurai and shunga (erotic art) painter. He is about to be executed for what are considered immoral drawings. Suddenly, he is transported to the present time. Then he meets manga writer Miyagami and gets a job as his assistant. Then he meets a woman and falls in love at first sight.

The drama begins airing in July, 2021.
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Haru, Kei Tanaka, Yuta Kishi, Takumi Kitamura and Sae Ozaki to co-star in Fuji TV Summer 2021 drama

Haru, Kei Tanaka, Yuta Kishi, Takumi Kitamura, and Sae Okazaki will co-star in the Fuji TV 2021 Summer drama “Night Doctor.” They will play members of the night doctor team at a hospital.

They all work at the Hakuoukai Asahi Kaihin Hospital, and they create a night doctor system. They all have their differences, but they work together with the policy of never refusing a patient.

The drama airs beginning in June, 2021.
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Ryohei Suzuki to star in TBS 2021 Summer drama

Ryohei Suzuki will star in the TBS 2021 Summer drama "Tokyo Mer: Hashiru Kinkyuukyuumeishitsu".

Tokyo MER is a group started by the Governor of Tokyo. MER stands for Mobile Emergency Room. The members are emergency care professionals and they go to dangerous accidents and disasters in their ER vehicle.

Suzuki plays Kota Kitami doctor and leader of the group.

The drama begins in July, 2021.
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Fumi Nikaido to star in TBS 2021 Summer drama

Fumi Nikaido will star in the TBS 2021 Summer drama "Promise Cinderella".

Nikaido plays Hayame Katsuragi just an ordinary, everyday housewife. One day, out of the blue, her husband asks for a divorce. Hayame leaves home. After leaving home, her money is stolen and now she is homeless. Then she meets a rich high school student. He asks her to play a game and if she does, he will give her a place to stay.

The drama begins in July, 2021.
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Yuko Araki to star in NTV 2021 Summer drama

Yuko Araki will star in the NTV 2021 Summer drama "Boku no Satsui ga Koi o Shita".

Araki plays Mitsuki Narumiya, a popular manga writer. Co-starring is Taishi Nakagawa as Shu. Shu's parents died when he was 5 years old and he was raised by his father's friend Joichiro. Joichiro suddenly dies and Shu learns that in reality, Joichiro was a killer known as "Gou no Tora". The police classify the death as accidental but a detective suspects Joichiro was killed by Mitsuki. As revenge, Shu decides to kill Mitsuki but is unable to and even saves her life and eventually falls in love with her.

The drama airs beginning in July, 2021.
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Honoka Matsumoto to star in WOWOW 2021 Summer drama

Honoka Matsumoto will star in the WOWOW 2021 Summer drama " Grappler Baki wa BL dewa nai ka to Kangaetsuzuketa Otome no Kirokutsutsu".

Matsumoto plays Akane Kojima who works at a stationary company. Her hobby is reading BL manga*. She finds out about a manga called "Grappler Baki". She takes the characters and scenes from the manga and changes it into a BL story.

The drama airs starting in August, 2021.

* FYI, if you didn't know BL manga means Boys Love and features romantic relationships between men.
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Masaki Suda to star in Fuji TV Winter 2022 drama

Masaki Suda will star in the Fuji TV Winter 2022 drama "Mystery to Iu Nakare".

Suda plays Totono Kuno a university student. He doesn't have any friends or a girlfriend but he has an excellent memory and great observation skills. There is a murder in a park near Totono's home. The victim was a university student and Totono becomes a suspect. While being interrogated by detectives he becomes aware of clues behind the murder, but a weapon is found with Totono's fingerprints on it.

The drama airs beginning in January, 2022.
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Doctor X is up to season 7, but they still have a ways to go catch these guys.

Yutaka Matsushige returns for season 9 of Kodoku no Gourmet

Yutaka Matsushige is back as Goro Inogashira for another season of Kodoku no Gourmet. He continues to visit new restaurants and also returns to some restaurants that he visited before.

The drama begins in July, 2021.
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Mitsuki Takahata to star in WOWOW drama

Mitsuki Takahata will star in the WOWOW drama "Iribito".

Takahata plays Naho Takamura who works as a curator at an art gallery. The gallery was first started by her grandfather. Her husband works as a director at another art gallery which has been run by her husband's family for several generations. After getting pregnant, Naho decides to leave the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and moves to Kyoto. While in Kyoto she runs across an interesting painting done by an unknown painter. She decides to investigate further to find out more about the painting and the painter.

The drama will air sometime next Winter.
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Takumi Saito to star in TV Asahi Summer 2021 drama

Takumi Saito will star in the TV Asahi 2021 Summer drama "Hyouchakusha".

3 high school girls are walking on the beach and they find a naked man (played by Saito) laying face down. They film him with their smartphones and the man says "Winner Take Nothing" before passing out. The man is soon sent to the hospital, where he is diagnosed with having memory loss. The man doesn't have any kind of identification. The only clue to his identity is a tattoo on his left ankle. The 3 high school girls who found him upload a video they filmed of him to social media. Because of the video, the man becomes famous. He is referred to as Hemingway because in the video he said "Winner Take Nothing" and that is the title of a short story collection written by Ernest Hemingway. The Hemingway allows the three girls to visit him at the hospital and film another video of him to post on social media. The girls hope the video will lead to more information about his identity. To recover his lost memory and with the advice of doctors, Hemingway writes down some words and draws a scene that is in his mind.

Meanwhile, a girl goes missing. The detectives and media seek to find the missing girl. The girl is finally discovered. The place where she is found looks like the scene drawn by Hemingway. Now he receives even more attention from the public and is admired by them.

The drama airs in July, 2021.
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Rasen no Meikyu rescheduled for October 2021

The TV Tokyo drama "Rasen no Meikyu" starring Kei Tanaka and Ken Yasuda originally meant to air in April of 2020, but having its shooting postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak will now air in October, 2021.

Kei Tanaka plays Jin Jinbo, a DNA expert. He works as an associate professor at a medical school. A murder takes place in Tokyo. The murderer leaves an ‘X’ mark on the dead body. Detective Genji Ando, played by Ken Yasuda, is barred from the murder investigation, because of a high probability that his wife was murdered by the same person. The investigation headquarters secretly reaches out to Jinbo for help.

As stated earlier, the drama will air in October, 2021.
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Mugi Kadowaki and Naotaro Moriyama to co-star in TV Tokyo Summer 2021 drama

Mugi Kadowaki and Naotaro Moriyama will co-star in the TV Tokyo Summer 2021 drama "Ukiwa: Tomodachi Ijo, Furin Miman".

Kadowaki plays Maiko. Her husband's job moves them from Hiroshima to Tokyo. They live in an apartment provided by the company. Her husband works late every night. Maiko's neighbor is Futaba played by Moriyama. Futaba also happens to be Maiko's husband's boss. Maiko and Futaba visit each other across their porches. Then Maiko learns her husband is having an affair.

The drama airs beginning in August, 2021.
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