Teaser poster added for upcoming romance film “Matinee” starring Masaharu Fukuyama and Yuriko Ishida. Movie is based on novel “Machine no Owari ni” by Keiichiro Hirano and directed by Hiroshi Nishitani (“Suspect X“). In addition, newly announced supporting cast members for the film are Yusuke Iseya, Yuki Sakurai, Ikko Furuya, Haruka Kinami, Yuka Itaya and Jun Fubuki. French classical guitarist Thibaut Garcia will also appear in the film. For Yusuke Iseya, he will play Richard Shindo. He is an economist in New York and the fiance of Yoko Komine (Yuriko Ishida). Yuki Sakurai will play Sanae Mitani. She is the manager of classical guitarist Satoshi Makino’s (Masaharu Fukuyama).
“Matinee” is now scheduled for release November 1, 2019 in Japan.
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Here’s new still images of Bae Suzy in upcoming SBS drama series “Vagabond” co-starring Lee Seung-Gi. The still images were first uploaded to Twitter for cosmetic company Lancôme. Bae Suzy is a celebrity endorser for the company. Meanwhile, Vagabond will finish filming May 23, 2019.
“Vagabond” will first air September, 2019 in South Korea.
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Teaser trailer #2 added for JTBC drama series “Aide” starring Lee Jung-Jae and Shin Min-A. Caption in Korean in the teaser trailer states at the 3 second mark “June 14. Friday. 11 PM. They, who make the world go round, are coming.” Meanwhile, above and below are a group poster and 8 character posters for the drama series. The group poster and character posters are of Lee Jung-Jae, Shin Min-A, Lee Elijah, Kim Dong-Joon, Jung Jin-Young, Kim Kap-Soo, Jung Woong-In, Lim Won-Hee. Drama series “Aide” will consist of two seasons and each season will have 10 episodes. Air date for Season 2 has not yet been announced.
“Aide” first airs June 14, 2019 in South Korea.
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Poster and teaser trailer added for movie “Ninkyo Gakuen” starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and Toshiyuki Nishida. Movie is based on 2007 novel “Ninkyo Gakuen” by Bin Konno (“Honcho Azumi“) and directed by Hisashi Kimura (“Samurai Teacher “). The film follows two top ranking yakuza members as they try to save a badly run high school. Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been revealed as “Tsugihagi Karafuru” by ska and jazz band Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (TSPO). The movie’s theme song plays in the teaser trailer.
“Ninkyo Gakuen” is now set for release September 27, 2019 in Japan.
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Hyun-Bin and Son Ye-Jin are cast in new tvN drama series “Love’s Emergency Landing” (working & literal title). The drama series will be directed by Lee Jung-Hyo (“Romance is a Bonus Book“) and scripted by Park Ji-Eun (“My Love From the Star“). The romance themed drama series will have Son Ye-Jin playing South Korean heiress Yoon Se-Ri and Hyun-Bin playing North Korean army official Lee Jung-Hyeok. A paragliding accident causes Yoon Se-Ri to land in North Korea and Lee Jung-Hyeok tries to protect her from harm.
“Love’s Emergency Landing” will air sometime during the second half of this year in South Korea.
Ryoma Takeuchi is cast in movie “The Sun Does Not Move” (literal title) co-starring Tatsuya Fujiwara. Movie is based on two novels in the “Kazuhiko Takano Series” by Shuichi Yoshida (“Rage“). For “The Sun Does Not Move,” Ryoma Takeuchi will play Ryoichi Taoka. He works with Kazuhiko Takano (Tatsuya Fujiwara) for industrial spy organization “AN Tsuushin.” Filming for “The Sun Does Not Move” began late March, 2019 in Bulgaria and finished one month later there. Filming in Japan then began in late, April, 2019.
“The Sun Does Not Move” will be released May, 2020 in Japan.
Two main posters and a highlight video added for upcoming MBC drama series “One Spring Night” starring Han Ji-Min & Jung Hae-In. Meanwhile, for international fans, Netflix will carry “One Spring Night” in about 190 countries. The drama series will be available to stream on Netflix about an hour after it airs on MBC in South Korea and English speaking countries. Ep.1 will air May 22, 2019 at 10PM and will be available on Netflix by 11PM. All 16 episodes will be available to stream on Netflix Japan on July 12, 2019, while other countries will have 2 new episodes available from June 1, 2019.
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Main poster and new Kim Ok-Vin featured teaser trailer added for tvN drama series “Arthdal Chronicles.” The teaser trailer has Kim Ok-Vin’s voice appearing at the 21 second mark and stating ominously “My target is to put Arthdal at my feet.” Meanwhile, the main poster features 12 characters from the drama series: Song Joong-Ki, Jang Dong-Gun, Kim Ji-Won, Kim Ok-Vin, Kim Eui-Sung, Cho Seong-Ha, Lee Do-Kyung, Park Hae-Joon, Park Byung-Eun, Shin Joo-Hwan, Yoo Teo and Choo Ja-Hyun. The drama series will consist of 3 parts with each part having 6 episodes. Part 1 & 2 will air consecutively, while Part 3 will air in the second half of this year.
“Arthdal Chronicles” first airs June 1, 2019 in South Korea.
Here’s 5 character posters for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Perfume” starring Go Won-Hee and Shin Sung-Rok. The character posters are of Go Won-Hee as Min Ye-Rin, Shin Sung-Rok as Seo Yi-Do, Cha Ye-Ryun as Han Ji-Na, Kim Min-Kyu as Yoon Min-Seok and Ha Jae-Suk as Min Jae-Hee.
Go Won-Hee’s Min Ye-Rin is a rising model. Shin Sung-Rok’s Seo Yi-Do is a genius, but mean spirited fashion designer. Cha Ye-Ryun’s Han Ji-Na used to be a top model and she now works as the director of a modeling agency. Kim Min-Kyu’s Yoon Min-Seok is a star idol. Ha Jae-Suk’s Min Jae-Hee is a housewife and she is a big fan of idol Yoon Min-Seok. Caption on the character posters states in English “Make a move … ’cause you’re alive, alive … We ain’t gonna get a second chance.”
“Perfume” first airs June 3, 2019 in South Korea.
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Haru Kuroki is cast in TBS live-action drama series “Nagi’s Long Vacation.” The drama series is based on manga series “Nagi no Oitoma” by Misato Konari. The drama series will be directed by Toshio Tsuboi, Takeyoshi Yamamoto and Nobuhiro Doi. In the drama series, Haru Kuroki will play Nagi Oshima. She is a young woman with extremely curly hair. She wants to restart her life and moves out to the suburbs of Tokyo.
“Nagi’s Long Vacation” first airs July, 2019 in Japan.