May 26 2020

Main trailer & poster for zombie film “#Alive”

Main trailer and poster for zombie film “#Alive” starring Yoo Ah-In & Park Shin-Hye. Captions in the trailer state (0:11) “In the world they are running amok,” (0:25) “I was left alone,” (0:27) “Data,” (0:28) “Wi-Fi,” (0:30) “Text Message,” (0:31) “Phone,” (0:33) “Everything is disconnected,” (0:54) “We must survive.”

“#Alive” will be released June, 2020 in South Korea.

May 26 2020

Teaser trailer & teaser poster for horror film “Stigmatized Properties”

First teaser trailer and teaser poster added for horror film “Stigmatized Properties” starring Kazuya Kamenashi and Nao. The red caption on the teaser poster states “One entertainer has to try to stay in rooms with history of accidental deaths, murder, suicide, and fire. True story.” The film is directed by Hideo Nakata and based on nonfiction book “Jiko Bukken Kaidan: Kowai Madori” by Tanishi Matsubara.

“Stigmatized Properties” will be released August 28, 2020 in Japan.

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May 26 2020

First teaser poster for JTBC drama series “Elegant Friends”

Here’s the first teaser poster for JTBC drama series “Elegant Friends” (literal title) starring Yu Jun-Sang and Song Yoon-A. The teaser poster features 10 of the main characters: Yu Jun-Sang as Ahn Goong-Cheol, Song Yoon-A as Nam Jung-Hae, Bae Soo-Bin as Jung Jae-Hoon, Han Da-Gam as Baek Hae-Sook, Kim Sung-Oh as Jo Hyeong-Woo, Kim Hye-Eun as Kang Kyeong-Ja, Jung Suk-Yong as Park Chun-Bok, Lee In-Hye as Yoo Eun-Sil, Kim Won-Hae as Cheon Man-Sik, and Kim Ji-Young as Ji Myeong-Sook. The script revolves around friends of 20 years who experience extreme upheaval after a sudden death.

Ep.1 is now set to air July 10, 2020 in South Korea.

May 25 2020

First still images of Kim Soo-Hyun in tvN drama series “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”

First still images of Kim Soo-Hyun in tvN drama series “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” (English title) co-starring Seo Ye-Ji. The still drama series shows Kim Soo-Hyun as Moon Kang-Tae. He lives without hope or having a dream for his life. He works at a mental hospital and he also takes care of his older brother Moon Sang-Tae (Oh Jung-Se) who has autism.

“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” will first air June 20, 2020 in South Korea and stream exclusively on Netflix outside of South Korea.

May 25 2020

Won Jin-A and Ro Woon cast in JTBC drama series “Senior, Don’t Put on That Lipstick”

Won Jin-A and Ro Woon (‘SF9’) are cast in JTBC drama series “Senior, Don’t Put on That Lipstick” (literal title). The two will play lead characters who work cosmetic marketing together. Ro Woon will play Chae Hyun-Seung and Won Jin-A will play Yoon Song-A.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Yoon Song-A (Won Jin-A) works as a marketer for a cosmetic brand. She enjoys her job and does it with vigor. Her dream is to start her own cosmetic brand. Meanwhile, Chae Hyun-Seung (Ro Woon) works with Yoon Song-A as a marketer. He becomes attracted to Yoon Song-A and tries to develop a romantic relationship with her. However, Yoon Song-A rebuffs his advances, because she does not see younger guys as dating partners.

“Senior, Don’t Put on That Lipstick” will first air sometime net year in South Korea.

May 24 2020

Yukie Nakama cast in WOWOW drama series “24 Japan”

Yukie Nakama is cast in WOWOW drama series “24 Japan” starring Toshiaki Karasawa. The drama series is a remake of U.S. television series “24” starring Kiefer Sutherland. For the drama series, Yukie Nakama will play politician Urara Asakura. She is vying to become Japan’s first female prime minister, but an assassination plot on her life takes place.

“24 Japan” will first air October, 2020 in Japan.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Genba Shido (Toshiaki Karasawa) is the director of Team A in the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU). He is excellent at his job. He is a reasonable person, but he often has to make drastic decisions to save lives. He is separated from his wife because of marital problems. They have a daughter.

Meanwhile, Urara Asakura (Yukie Nakama) is the leader of the Minsei Party. She has strong support from the people. She is married and has a son and daughter. Urara Asakura is expected by many to become Japan’s first female prime minster. On the day of the election for the Prime Minister office, an assassination plot on Urara Asakura’s life is revealed. Genba Shido must stop the assassination attempt, but his daughter is also kidnapped at the same time.

May 22 2020

Yo Yoshida and Yo Oizumi cast in WOWOW drama series “Year 2020 Love of May”

Yo Yoshida and Yo Oizumi are cast for lead roles in WOWOW drama series “Year 2020 Love of May” (literal title). The drama series is scripted by Yoshikazu Okada (“In This Corner of the World“) and directed by Daishi Matsunaga (“Pieta in the Toilet“).

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: In May, 2020, Yukiko (Yo Yoshida) lives her life as a single woman. She divorced her ex-husband Motoo (Yo Oizumi) 4 years ago and she now works at a big supermarket. Meanwhile, Motoo is also single after divorcing Yukiko. He works as a salesman for a mid-size design company. Yukiko and Motoo have not talked to each other in the past 4 years, but Motoo misdials and calls Yukiko.

“Year 2020 Love of May” will consist of 4 episodes and first air June 2, 2020 in Japan.

May 22 2020

Main poster for JTBC drama series “We, Were in Love”

Main poster added for upcoming JTBC drama series “We, Were in Love” (literal title) starring Song Ji-Hyo. The poster features Song Ji-Hyo along with Son Ho-Jun , Song Jong-Ho , Kim Min-JunKoo Ja-Sung and Kim Da-Som.  The poster shows 4 different men that appear in front of single mother No Ae-Jung (Song Ji-Hyo). She has not had a boyfriend in the past 14 years. Meanwhile Joo A-Rin (Kim Da-Som) is a popular actress who loves one of the 4 men. 

Ep.1 air date is now set for July, 2020 in South Korea.

May 21 2020

Teaser poster & supporting cast for movie “Wish”

Teaser poster and supporting cast members added for movie “Wish” starring Shinichi Tsutsumi and Yuriko Ishida. The film is based on 2016 novel “Nozomi” by Shusuke Shizukui (“Killing For The Prosecution“) and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi (“SPEC: Heaven“). Newly announced supporting cast members for the film are Kenshi OkadaKaya Kiyohara,  Masaya KatoShota MatsudaYoshie Ichige and Raita Ryu. Caption on the teaser poster asks “Is our beloved son a murderer or a victim?”

Out of the new supporting cast members, Kenshi Okada will play the son Tadashi Ishikawa and Kaya Kiyohara will play his sister Miyabi Ishikawa. Masaya Kato will play Detective Teranuma and Shota Matsuda will play Reporter Naito. Yoshio Ichige will play Fumiko, who is the grandmother. Lastly, Raita Ryu will play Takayama, who is the CEO of a construction company.

“Wish” will be released sometime this October in Japan.

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