Upcoming 2023 Dramas

Rikon Shiyou yo!
Date: 2023
Station: TBS & Netflix
Genre: Comedy
Scriptwriters: Kudo Kankuro (Ore no Ie no Hanashi, Kangoku no Ohimesama, Yutori desu ga Nani ka Series), Oishi Shizuka (Ano Toki Kisu Shite Okeba, Koisuru Hahatachi, Dairenai)
Directors: Kaneko Fuminori, Fukuda Ryosuke, Sakagami Takuya
Cast: Matsuzaka Toori, Naka Riisa, Nishikido Ryo, Itaya Yuka, Yamamoto Koji, Furuta Arata
Synopsis: Shoji Taishi (Matsuzaka Toori) is a new third-generation lawmaker who comes from a family of politicians and had a sheltered upbringing. The womanising and not particularly intelligent Taishi and his actress wife Kurosawa Yui (Naka Riisa), who got her big break through a drama series, have been married for five years. They act like a happily married couple for the sake of their work and public image, but their marriage has already broken down. Taishi and Yui barely have a conversation except when live streaming on social media and do not even see each other at home. Although they have grown disenchanted in their marriage, they cannot get divorced immediately due to pressure from their families and endorsement deals. The couple have no choice but to unite with the unshakeable goal of breaking up, but … …
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Mitarai-ke, Enjou Suru
Date: 2023
Network: Netflix
Genre: Suspense
Original Work: Mitarai-ke, Enjou Suru by Fujisawa Moyashi
Scriptwriter: Kaneko Arisa (Kikazaru Koi ni wa Riyuu ga Atte, Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko made mo, Chugakusei Nikki)
Director: Hirakawa Yuichiro
Cast: Nagano Mei, Suzuki Kyoka
Synopsis: The wealthy Mitarai family has run a hospital for generations. One day, their home burns down in a fire due to the wife’s carelessness. 13 years later, Murata Anzu (Nagano Mei) comes from a housekeeping agency to work for the Mitarai family which is a new client. The person who meets her is the beautiful yet intimidating Makiko (Suzuki Kyoka) who became the second wife of Mitarai Osamu after the fire. Anzu has a motive for infiltrating the family as a housekeeper.
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Gokuaku Joou
Date: 2023
Network: Netflix
Genre: Suspense
Scriptwriter: Suzuki Osamu (Sensei o Kesu Houteishiki, M Ai Subeki Hito ga Ite, Ubai Ai Series)
Director: Shiraishi Kazuya
Cast: Yuriyan Retriever
Synopsis: Professional wrestler Dump Matsumoto (Yuriyan Retriever) sparked a boom in Japan the 1980s which were the glorious years for female professional wrestling. She had yearned for success as a mainstream wrestler. But it was only when she was on the verge of getting sacked and made the fateful decision to play the role of a villain that she went on to become the most famous villain in the history of Japanese female professional wrestling. However, this came at a price. Her success jeopardised her friendships with fellow wrestlers. She ended up becoming the target of malicious fans and hated all over the country.
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Date: –
Network: WOWOW
Original Work: Rakujitsu by Minato Kanae
Scriptwriter: –
Director: –
Cast: –
Synopsis: Up-and-coming movie director Hasebe Kaori approaches rookie scriptwriter Kai Chihiro about a movie script. The inspiration for the script is the Sasazukacho family murder that occurred 15 years earlier. A teenage boy who was a social recluse stabbed his younger sister to death at home and then set the house on fire, causing the death of his parents. The small town where this incident took place is also the hometown where Chihiro was born.
Website: www.wowow.co.jp/drama/original/rakujitsu
Twitter: twitter.com/drama_wowow

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