Jan 27 2020

Gou Ayano & Keiko Kitagawa cast in movie “The Legacy of Dr. Death: Black File”

Gou Ayano & Keiko Kitagawa are cast in movie “The Legacy of Dr. Death: Black File.” The film is based on 2017 novel “Doctor Death no Isan” by Shichiri Nakayama (“Goodbye Debussy“) and directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa (“Restaurant From The Sky“). Filming for “The Legacy of Dr. Death: Black File” took place from July, 2019 to August, 2019.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: A series of suspicious death cases take place. All the victims were terminal patients. Detective Hayato Inukai (Gou Ayano) and Detective Asuka Takachiho (Keiko Kitagawa) investigate the case. Through their investigation, they learn of a person known as “Dr. Death.” He performs euthanasia by request. Meanwhile, Detective Hayato Inukai’s daughter Sayaka requests the help of Dr. Death. Sayaka suffers from a severe kidney disease.

“The Legacy of Dr. Death: Black File” will be released November, 2020 in Japan.

Jan 25 2020

Ryohei Otani & Rena Takeda cast in WOWOW drama series “Isekai Izakaya Nobu”

Ryohei Otani & Rena Takeda are cast in WOWOW drama series “Isekai Izakaya Nobu.” The drama series is based on web novel “Isekai Izakaya Nobu” by Natsuya Semikawa. The fantasy themed drama series is a set at the bar Nobu in Kyoto, but its entrance is connected to an alternate world. Ryohei Otani will play the bar’s owner Nobuyuki Yazawa and Rena Takeda will play waitress Shinobu Senke.

“Isekai Izakaya Nobu” will first air May, 2020 in Japan and will consist of 10 episodes.

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Jan 24 2020

Teaser trailer for SBS drama series “Nobody Knows”

Teaser trailer for SBS drama series “Nobody Knows” starring Kim Seo-Hyung, Ryu Deok-Hwan, and Park Hoon. The teaser trailer features Kim Sae-Ron playing main character Cha Young-Jin (Kim Seo-Hyung) during her teenage years. Korean captions in the teaser trailer (0:09) “9 murders,” (0:19) “2 times falling,” (0:55) “Nobody knows.”

“Nobody Knows” is now set to first air March 2, 2020 in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Monday and Tuesday 10 PM time slot after “Dr. Romantic 2“).

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Jan 23 2020

Teaser trailer for movie “Damashie no Kiba”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Damashie no Kiba” starring Yo Oizumi, Mayu Matsuoka & Hio Miyazawa. Movie is based on 2016 novel “Damashie no Kiba” by Takeshi Shiota and directed by Daihachi Yoshida.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Teruya Hayami (Yo Oizumi) works as the chief editor of a magazine. He is an attractive man who talks wittily. One night, his boss gives him a hint that the magazine will be discontinued. Teruya Hayami struggles to save the magazine.

“Damashie no Kiba” will be released June 19, 2020 in Japan.

Jan 23 2020

Teaser trailer #2 and first still images of Kim Hye-Soo & Ju Ji-Hoon in SBS drama series “Hyena”

Teaser trailer #2 and first still images of Kim Hye-Soo & Ju Ji-Hoon in SBS drama series “Hyena.” Teaser trailer #2 begins with montage footage of a hyena in the animal kingdom and Kim Hye-Soo as Jung Geum-Ja. Narration in the teaser states “The hyena has strong survival skills. It smells money well and finds money. She, who is the leader of the Hyena group, never misses her prey. Because she knows how to fight.”

Meanwhile, above and below are the first still images of Kim Hye-Soo and Ju Ji-Hoon in the drama series. “Hyena” first airs February 21, 2020 in South Korea and will also be available on Netflix.

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Jan 23 2020

Teaser trailer #1 for OCN drama series “Rugal”

First teaser trailer added for OCN drama series “Rugal” starring Choi Jin-Hyuk & Park Sung-Woong. The drama series is based on webcomic “Rugal” by Rilmae. The teaser trailer starts with Choi Jin-Hyuk’s narration, stating in Korean “At the very moment that man took everything from me, I was reborn.”

“Rugal” is now set to first air March 16, 2020 in South Korea.

Jan 22 2020

Han Ye-Ri cast in tvN drama series “(I Don’t Know Much, But) We Are Family”

Han Ye-Ri is cast in tvN drama series “(I Don’t Know Much, But) We Are Family” (literal title). The drama series is scripted by Kim Eun-Jung (“Sweet Stranger and Me“) and directed by Kwon Young-Il (“Search: WWW“). The drama series will have Han Ye-Ri play Kim Eun-Hee.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: As people get older, they have less time to spend with their families and separately live their own lives. They become to meet someone who they share their time, feelings, and even their secrets. Under this circumstance, the family becomes like strangers and people in relationships become like family.

Kim Eun-Hee (Han Ye-Ri) is the second daughter in a family. She is tender and thoughtful. She easily trusts people. Kim Eun-Hee works at publishing company.

“(I Don’t Know Much, But) We Are Family” will first air sometime during the first half of this year in South Korea.

Jan 22 2020

Masami Nagasawa, Sadao Abe, & Sho Gunji cast in movie “Mother”

Masami Nagasawa, Sadao Abe, and Sho Gunji are cast in movie “Mother.” The film is inspired by a true story of a boy who killed his grandparents and is directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All House“). In addition, the first teaser trailer for the movie has been added on AsianWiki. The teaser trailer starts off with a teen boy walking in broad daylight with blood splattered over his clothes. Captions in the scene states in Japanese “17-year-old boy / grandparents murder.”

“Mother” will be released sometime during summer, 2020 in Japan.

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Jan 21 2020

Teaser trailer for OCN drama series “Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation”

Teaser trailer added for OCN drama series “Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation” (English title) starring Cha Tae-Hyun & Lee Sun-Bin. Teaser trailer shows Cha Tae-Hyun as Detective Jin Kang-Ho. He asks in the teaser trailer “Why are you here?” Captions in Korean then introduces the 5 main actors: stubborn detective Cha Tae-Hyun, enthusiastic PD Lee Sun-Bin, funeral director Jung Sang-Hoon, cocktail bar owner Yoon Kyung-Ho, and profiler private detective Ji Seung-Hyun. These five work together to catch criminals.

“Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation” will air sometime during the first half of this year in South Korea.