Junichi Okada is cast for the lead role in live-action film “The Fable.” The movie is based on manga “The Fable” by Katsuhisa Minami. The manga won in the general category at the 2017 Kodansha Manga Award. Also cast for supporting roles for the film are Fumino Kimura, Koichi Sato, Mizuki Yamamoto, Ken Yasuda, Yuya Yagira, Osamu Mukai and Sota Fukushi. Story for the film follows an assassin who gets one year off and lives as a regular person in Osaka. Movie is directed by Kan Eguchi.
“The Fable” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Former AKB48 member Mayu Watanabe is cast in Fuji TV drama series “Someday Until This Rain Stops” (“Itsuka Kono Ame ga Yamu Hi made”). Mayu Watanabe will play main character Hikari Kitazono. She dreams of becoming a musical actress, but her life was turned inside out after her older brother was arrested for murdering his girlfriend. When her brother is finally released from prison, he tells her that he is innocent.
“Someday Until This Rain Stops” first airs August 4, 2018 in Japan.
Here’s the first still images of Hyun-Bin from upcoming tvN drama series “Memories of the Alhambra” co-starring Park Shin-Hye. The still images are from a scene filmed in Spain. Filming for the drama series is still taking place in Spain as well. For “Memories of the Alhambra,” Hyun-Bin plays Yoo Jin-Woo. He is the CEO of an investment company.
“Memories of the Alhambra” first airs November, 2018 in South Korea.
Read more »
Haruma Miura and Masataka Kubota are cast in upcoming live-action film “Gintama 2” starring Shun Oguri. Haruma Miura will play Kamotaro Ito. He is a staff officer in the Shinsengumi. Masataka Kubota will play Bansai Kawakami. He is a music producer, but he also belongs to the armed Kiheitai group. Both Haruma Miura and Masataka Kubota did not appear in the 2017 film “Gintama.”
“Gintama 2” opens August 17, 2018 in Japan.
First script reading for SBS drama series “About Her” (literal title) took place May 22, 2018 at SBS Prism Tower in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Main cast members Nam Sang-Mi, Kim Jae-Won, Jo Hyun-Jae, Lee Mi-Sook, Han Eun-Jung, Yang Jin-Sung and Jinwoon (‘2AM’) all attended. Story for the drama series follows a woman who undergoes plastic surgery and then loses her memory.
“About Her” first airs July 14, 2018 in South Korea.
Read more »
Here’s two teaser posters for movie “The Spy Gone North” starring Hwang Jung-Min, Lee Sung-Min, Cho Jin-Woong and Ju Ji-Hoon. The period spy thriller recently had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the Midnight Screenings section. Movie is the fifth film directed by Yoon Jong-Bin (“Nameless Gangster: Rules of The Time“). The caption on the posters states ” “1997, The spy who went to North Korea.”
“The Spy Gone North” opens August 8, 2018 in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming live-action film “3D Kanojo: Real Girl” starring Ayami Nakajo and Hayato Sano. Movie is based on manga “3D Kanojo: Real Girl” by Mao Nanami. In addition, the theme song for the film is revealed in the trailer, which is “Bedtime Story” by Japanese singer and songwriter Kana Nishino.
“3D Kanojo: Real Girl” will be released September 14, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for movie “Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days” starring Ha Jung-Woo, Ju Ji-Hoon and Kim Hyang-Gi. Caption at the 5, 18 and 21 second mark in the teaser trailer states “The final trial to determine the destiny of the three angels of death and the reveal of God’s past.”
“Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days” opens August 1, 2018 in South Korea.
Kang Ji-Young is cast in movie “Yaru Onna: She’s a Killer.” The film will have its world premiere at the upcoming Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (July 12-22, 2018). The movie is written and directed by Keiji Miyano. In the film, Kang Ji-Young plays a contract killer who looks to get revenge on the person who killed her family.
Yaru Onna: She’s a Killer” will be released October 27, 2018 in Japan.
New teaser trailers added for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Your House Helper” starring Ha Seok-Jin. In addition, here’s a new group poster and 6 character posters for the drama series. The character posters are of Ha Seok-Jin, Bona (‘WJSN’), Lee Ji-Hoon, Go Won-Hee, Jeon Soo-Jin and Seo Eun-A. The drama revolves around a near perfect male housekeeper as he arranges the distressed homes of clients and their difficult lives.
“Your House Helper” first airs July 4, 2018 in South Korea..
Read more »