May 1 2018

Teaser trailer and poster for live-action film “Anoko no Toriko”

Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “Anoko no Toriko” starring Ryo Yoshizawa, Yuko Araki and Yosuke Sugino. Movie is based on manga “Anoko no Toriko” by Yuki Shiraishi and directed by Ryo Miyawaki. Story for “Anoko no Toriko” revolves around a love triangle between three teenagers who have been friends since their childhoods.

In addition, release date for “Anoko no Toriko” is now set for October 5, 2018 in Japan.

May 1 2018

First still images of Park Min-Young in tvN drama series “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim”

Here’s the first still images of Park Min-Young in upcoming tvN drama series “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” co-starring Park Seo-Joon. The still images are from Park Min-Young’s first day of filming for the drama series. The scene has Kim Mi-So (played by Park Min-Young) running late to work. Kim Mi-So has worked as the secretary for Company Vice-President Lee Young-Joon (Park Seo-Joon) for the past 9 years. She hasn’t had a boyfriend in her life.

“What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” first airs June, 2018 in South Korea.

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May 1 2018

Haruka Ayase and Yutaka Takenouchi cast in TBS drama series “Blues of Stepmother and Daughter”

Haruka Ayase and Yutaka Takenouchi are cast in TBS drama series “Blues of Stepmother and Daughter” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga “Gibo to Musume no Blues” by Rin Sakurazawa. Yuichiro Hirakawa and Yuji Nakamae will direct the drama series and Yoshiko Morishita writes the screenplay adaptation. In “Blues of Stepmother and Daughter,”  the duo will play a newly married couple. The wife must also take care of her new stepdaughter.

“Blues of Stepmother and Daughter” first airs July, 2018 in Japan.

Apr 30 2018

Gen Hoshino cast in movie “Hikkoshi Daimyo”

Gen Hoshino is cast for the lead role in new movie “Hikkoshi Daimyo.” Also cast in major supporting roles are Issei Takahashi and Mitsuki Takahata. The film is based on 2016 novel “Hikkoshi Daimyo Sanzenri” by Akihiro Dobashi (“Samurai Hustle“) and directed by Isshin Inudo. In the film, Gen Hoshino plays bookworm samurai Harunosuke Katagiri. He receives a mission to help a daimyo move.

Filming for “Hikkoshi Daimyo” will take place from May to June, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Apr 30 2018

Kim Ji-Won offered lead female role in tvN drama series “The Chronicles of Aseudal”

Kim Ji-Won has been offered the lead female role in tvN drama series “The Chronicles of Aseudal” (working literal title). Actor Song Joong-Ki has already received an offer to play the lead male role and he is still considering the offer. Currently, Kim Ji-Won is “positively considering” the offer for “The Chronicles of Aseudal.” Of course, Kim Ji-Won famously played a major supporting character role in hit KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun” which featured Song Joong-Ki in the lead male character role.

Meanwhile, according to Kim Ji-Won’s management company Starship Entertainment, Kim Ji-Won is still considering an offer to play the lead female role in Netflix drama series “See You Again” with Lee Jong-Suk also considering an offer to play the lead male role. Conceivably, Kim Ji-Won could accept both offers because the filming schedules for both drama series do not overlap.

“The Chronicles of Aseudal” will air sometime during the first half of 2019 in South Korea as a completed pre-production.