Indigo no Yoru
Miaki Kato's novel series "Indigo no Yoru" ("Tough Nights of Club Indigo") is being turned into a daytime drama series on Fuji TV this winter.
Yoko Moriguchi (43) stars as a woman who was previously a successful editor at a major publisher. One day, her fiance suddenly disappeared, and an embezzlement incident later led her to lose her job. She ended up as the manager of Club Indigo, an unusual host club in Shibuya. With various incidents happening around the club, she and her hosts work together like a team of amateur detectives to solve the cases.
Seiji Rokkaku (47) plays the owner of the club, while Kazuki Kato (25) plays another manager. The rest of the club's staff will be played by Masato Wada (30), Kosei Amano (31), Motoki Fukami (29), Masaki Kaji (21), Kanna Mori (21), Yoichiro Tamaari (29), twins Manpei and Shinpei Takagi (24), Akihiro Mayama (21), and Kotaro Tanaka (26).Hidenori Tokuyama
(27), Tatsuya Gashuin (59), and Takeshi Masu (53) also appear in the drama.
The series will air on weekday afternoons at 1:30pm, starting on January 5. A total of 64 episodes are planned, with each case lasting about 5 episodes.
It has also been decided already that "Indigo no Yoru" will be adapted as a stage play, starting on April 30 at the New National Theatre Tokyo.Official site
A website has launched for an upcoming drama series called "Arienai!" The show is adapted from a stage production of the same name, written and directed by screenwriter Michiru Egashira ("Gokusen," "1 Litre of Tears").
The stage version of "Arienai!" was performed earlier this year by Croque Girls, the troupe led by Egashira. On the drama's website, it is described as a "surreal situation comedy," based on unbelievable events that actually happened in real life.
According to the Croque Girls blog, the drama series consists of 11 half-hour episodes. Each episode is a different story with a separate cast. The lead actors of the episodes include Shiro Sano, Kazuki Kato, Koki Mizuta, Kenta Kamakari, Yasuhisa Furuhara, Hidenori Tokuyama
, Takashi Nagayama, Jiro Sato, Hiroki Nakadoi (of Lead), and Dori Sakurada. Talento YOU will serve as the show's storyteller.
"Arienai!" will air on MBS late at night on Wednesdays (1:25am). The first episode is scheduled for January 13.Official site