Mar 31 2020

Teaser trailer #3 and still images for SBS drama series “The King: Eternal Monarch”

Teaser trailer #3 and title teaser trailer added for SBS drama series “The King: Eternal Monarch” starring Lee Min-Ho and Kim Go-Eun. Meanwhile, above are still images of Lee Min-Ho and Kim Go-Eun in the drama series. The scene features the first meeting between Lee Gon (Lee Min-Ho) and Jung Tae-Eul (Kim Go-Eun). Filming for this scene took place in the early morning hours at an intersection in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, South Korea.

“The King: Eternal Monarch” is now set to first air April 17, 2020 in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Friday & Saturday 10 PM time slot after “Hyena“).

Mar 31 2020

Honoka Matsumoto cast in movie “My Name is Yours”

Honoka Matsumoto is cast for the lead role in movie “My Name is Yours” (“Kimi ga Sekai no Hajimari”). The film is based on novels “En” & “Blue Hearts wo Kiita Yoru, Kimi to Kiss Shite Sayonara” by Momoko Fukuda and she also directs the film. She previously directed 2019 movie “My Father, the Bride.” A brief teaser trailer for the is added on AsianWiki.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: At midnight, in a residential area of Osaka, a middle aged man is murdered. The person who killed the man is a high school student.

En (Honoka Matsumoto) is a 2nd grade high school student. She spends her boring days with her friend Kotoko, who tends to change boyfriends frequently. Kotoko falls in love with Narihira-kun at first sight. Narihira-kun is a soccer player at their high school. Since then, the relationship between En and Kotoko changes.

“My Name is Yours” will be released sometime this summer in Japan.

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Mar 31 2020

Yosuke Eguchi & Moka Kamishiraishi cast in NHK drama series “Request to the Angel”

Yosuke Eguchi & Moka Kamishiraishi are cast in NHK drama series “Request to the Angel” (literal title of “ Tenshi ni Request wo”). Also cast in the drama series are Jun Shison, Yuka Itaya, Mitsuko Baisho, and Meiko Kaji. The drama series features an original screenplay by Sumio Omori and directed by Keiji Kataoka. Screenwriter Sumio Omori and director Keiji Kataoka previously worked together on NHK drama series “Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.”

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Shugo Shimada (Yosuke Eguchi) was once a detective. He now runs a private detective agency. His assistant is Akari Kojima (Moka Kamishiraishi). Shugo Shimada is not thrilled with his work. One day, receives a request from an elderly woman who looks wealthy. She wants him to help achieve Mikie Omatsu’s (Meiko Kaji) last wish, which requires taking her to a place. The elderly woman met Mikie Omatsu during a hospital stay. Mikie Omatsu does not have much time to live.

“Request to the Angel” first airs June 6, 2020 and will consist of 5 episodes.

Mar 30 2020

Teaser trailer for JTBC drama series “Mystic Pop-up Bar”

First teaser trailer added for JTBC drama series “Mystic Pop-up Bar” (English title) starring Hwang Jung-Eum & Yook Sung-Jae. The literal title of the drama series is “Ssanggab Cart Bar.” Around the 2 second mark, Hwang Jung-Eum’s voice appears and she says “Bloodshot eyes, shallow face, look at that dark circle.” Around the 12 second mark, Hwang Jung-Eum states “Today it’s you.”

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Ssanggab Cart Bar opens only at night on the rooftop of a building. Wol-Joo (Hwang Jung-Eum) runs the mysterious food cart. Customers who visit Ssanggab Cart Bar consist of normal people and the dead. While drinking alcohol and eating dishes with Wol-Joo, the customers of Ssanggab Cart Bar talk about themselves and try to heal their internal wounds.

“Mystic Pop-up Bar” first airs May 20, 2020 in South Korea.

Mar 30 2020

Teaser trailer #2 for KBS2 drama series “Born Again”

Teaser trailer #2 added for KBS2 drama series “Born Again” starring Chang Ki-Yong, Jin Se-Yun & Lee Soo-Hyuk. Narration in the teaser trailer has (0:02) Chang Ki-Yong stating “Person I don’t know well,” (0:06) Chang Ki-Yong stating “Person I might know well,” (0:09) Lee Soo-Hyuk stating “Will protect you to he end,” and (0:22) Jin Se-Yun stating “20 years later … 30 years later I will miss you.”

“Born Again” first airs April 20, 2020 in South Korea.

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Mar 28 2020

Takeru Satoh & Hiroshi Abe cast in movie “To Those Who Were Not Protected”

Takeru Satoh & Hiroshi Abe are cast in movie “To Those Who Were Not Protected” (literal title). The movie is based on 2018 novel “Mamorarenakatta Monotachi e” by Shichiri Nakayama (“Goodbye Debussy“) and directed by Takahisa Zeze. Also cast in the film for supporting roles are Kaya Kiyohara, Mitsuko Baisho, Hidetaka Yoshioka, & Kento Hayashi.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: 9 years after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, two murder cases take place in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. The two victims are assumed to have been murdered by the same person. Both of the victims were tied all over their body and starved to death. Yasuhisa Tone (Takeru Satoh) emerges as a suspect in the murders. Yasuhisa Tone was just recently released from prison. In his past, he committed arson and injured someone to protect his acquaintance. Detective Seiichiro Tomashino (Hiroshi Abe) discovers a common link between the two victims and chases after Yasuhisa Tone.

Filming for the movie will take place from April to May, 2020. “To Those Who Were Not Protected” will be released sometime later this year in Japan.

Mar 27 2020

Teaser trailer #3 for OCN drama series “Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation”

Teaser trailer #3 added for OCN drama series “Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation” starring Cha Tae-Hyun & Lee Sun-Bin. Teaser trailer #3 starts off with Cha Tae-Hyun stating in Korean “Don’t move.”

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Jin Kang-Ho (Cha Tae-Hyun) is an enthusiastic and effective detective. He tries to catch criminals by any means necessary. He also doesn’t get along with other detectives. Kang Moo-Young (Lee Sun-Bin) is an enthusiastic PD of a TV investigative program. The program tries to catch criminals that the police could not. Kang Moo-Young is upright, but she will take risks to reveal the truth. Jin Kang-Ho and Kang Moo-Young unexpectedly meet and they begin to cooperate on unsolved cases.

“Team Bulldog: Off-duty” first airs April 4, 2020 in South Korea.

Mar 27 2020

Han Hye-Jin cast in tvN drama series “Going Out”

Han Hye-Jin is cast for the lead role in tvN drama series “Going Out” (literal tilte). Also cast in supporting roles are Kim Mi-Kyung, Kim Tae-Hoon, Kim Jung-Hwa and Yoon So-Hee. For the drama series, Han Hye-Jin will play Han Jung-Eun. She is a mother and also works. Kim Mi-Kyung will play her mother Choi Soon-Ok and Kim Tae-Hoon will play her husband Lee Woo-Cheol.

“Going Out” first airs sometime this year in South Korea.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Han Jung-Eun (Han Hye-Jin) has been married to Lee Woo-Cheol (Kim Tae-Hoon) for 14 years and they have a daughter. Lee Woo-Cheol works as a PD at a radio station. Han Jung-Eun is busy taking care of their family and also working, so her mother Choi Soon-Ok (Kim Mi-Kyung) comes to Seoul to help her. Suddenly, the family has a tragedy. Han Jung-Eun and her mother Choi Soon-Ok must face the truth from that day.

Mar 27 2020

First script reading for JTBC drama series “Ssanggab Cart Bar”

Here’s photos from the first script reading for JTBC drama series “Ssanggab Cart Bar” (literal title) starring Hwang Jung-Eum & Yook Sung-Jae. The first script reading took place August, 2019 at JTBC Building in Sangam, Seoul, South Korea. First script reading included main cast members Hwang Jung-Eum, Yook Sung-Jae, Choi Won-Young, Lee Joon-Hyuk, and Jung Da-Eun.

Filming for the drama series finished late February, 2020 and currently post production work is going on. Story for the drama series revolves around mysterious “Ssanggab Cart Bar,” where Wol-Joo (Hwang Jung-Eum) talks to her customers, while providing food, and heals their internal wounds. Yook Sung-Jae plays Han Kang-Bae. He is a part-time worker at Ssanggab Cart Bar.

“Ssanggab Cart Bar” first airs May 20, 2020 in South Korea.

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Mar 27 2020

Hidetoshi Nishijima & Seiyo Uchino cast in live-action film “What Did You Eat Yesterday?”

Hidetoshi Nishijima & Seiyo Uchino are cast in live-action film “What Did You Eat Yesterday?” (literal title). The film is based on manga series “Kinou Nani Tabeta?” by Fumi Yoshinaga (“The Lady Shogun and Her Men“) and follows 2019 TV Tokyo drama series “What Did You Eat Yesterday?” Hidetoshi Nishijima & Seiyo Uchino will reprise their characters of Shiro Kakei and Kenji Yabuki from the drama series. Also set to appear in the live-film version and reprise their roles from the drama series are Koji Yamamoto, Hayato Isomura, Makita Sports, Misako Tanaka, and Meiko Kaji.

“What Did You Eat Yesterday?” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

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