Nov 5 2018

Teaser trailer and teaser posters for live-action film “Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu”

Teaser trailer and teaser posters for live-action film “Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu.” The film is based on manga series “Back Street Girls” by Jasmine Gyuh and directed by Keinosuke Hara. Cast in lead roles are (men) Jin Shirasu, Reiya Masaki, Masato Hanazawa, (women) Natsumi Okamoto, Ruka Matsuda and Akane Sakanoue. The film has the wacky premise of three young yakuza members who are forced by their yakuza boss to undergo sex change operations. This is so the men can then become a female idol group and make money for their boss.

“Back Street Girls: Gokudoruzu” will be released February 8, 2019 in Japan.

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Nov 5 2018

Two main posters for SBS drama special “Praise of Death”

Two main posters added for SBS drama special “Praise of Death” (literal title) starring Lee Jong-Suk and Shin Hye-Sun. Caption in Korean states on the posters “The last song to sing at the end of life.” Story for the drama special depicts the tragic love between Kim Woo-Jin (Lee Jong-Suk) and Yun Sim-Deok (Shin Hye-Sun). The screenplay is based on a true story.

“Praise of Death” will first air November 27, 2018 in South Korea.

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Nov 5 2018

Takako Tokiwa is cast in TBS drama series “The Good Wife”

Takako Tokiwa is cast for the lead role in TBS drama series “The Good Wife.” The drama series is a remake of U.S. television series “The Good Wife.” Also cast in the TBS drama series version are Kotaro Koizumi, Kiko Mizuhara, Takumi Kitamura, Kenichi Takito, Chikako Kaku and Kotaro Yoshida. For “The Good Wife,” Takako Tokiwa will play Kyoko Hasumi. She has lived as a good wife for many years, but, after her husband is arrested, she works once again as an attorney.

“The Good Wife” first airs January, 2019 in Japan.

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Nov 4 2018

Yuki Kashiwagi & Kentaro Ito cast in TBS live-action drama series “Will This Love Is a Checkmate?”

Yuki Kashiwagi (‘AKB48’) & Kentaro Ito are cast in TBS live-action drama series “Will This Love Is a Checkmate?” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga “Kono Koi wa Tsumi na no ka!?” by Hyte Torisima. In the drama series, Yuki Kashiwagi plays a 32-year-old shogi chess player with large breasts. Kentaro Ito will play 24-year-old salaryman Taiga Kohinata who is still a virgin. He falls in love with the woman played by Yuki Kashiwagi.

“Will This Love Is a Checkmate?” consists of 4 episodes and will first air December 2, 2018 in Japan.

Nov 3 2018

First four teaser trailers for tvN drama series “Encounter”

First four teaser trailers added for upcoming tvN drama series “Encounter” (English title) starring  Park Bo-Gum and Song Hye-Kyo. All 4 teaser trailers feature Park Bo-Gum and Song Hye-Kyo walking along the streets of Cuba. Their characters of Kim Jin-Hyeok (Park Bo-Gum) and Cha Soo-Hyun (Song Hye-Kyo) meet for the first time while in Cuba.

“Encounter” first airs November 28, 2018 in South Korea.