Jan 8 2018

Ryoma Takeuchi and Minami Hamabe cast in live-action film “Sensei Kunshu”

Ryoma Takeuchi and Minami Hamabe are cast in live-action film “Sensei Kunshu.” The film is based on manga “Sensei Kunshu” by Momoko Koda and directed by Sho Tsukikawa (“Let Me Eat Your Pancreas“). For “Sensei Kunshu,” Minami Hamabe plays high school student Ayuha Samaru. When she has problems paying at a gyudon restaurant, a man played by Ryoma Takeuchi helps her out. The next day, she learns that the same man is her new substitute homeroom teacher. Minami Hamabe believes he must be her fate in love.

Filming for “Sensei Kunshu” will begin January 15, 2018.


Jan 7 2018

Tao Tsuchiya cast in TBS drama series “Cheer Dance”

Tao Tsuchiya is cast in new TBS drama series “Cheer Dance” (literal title). The drama series is motivated by the real story of the cheer dance club “Jets,” which was made into feature length film “Let’s Go, Jets” starring Suzu Hirose. Story for “Cheer Dance” has Tao Tsuchiya playing a girl who grew up admiring the cheer dance club JETS and dreamed of joining the team. She didn’t feel she could join the club and enrolled at a different high school in Fukui Prefecture. A transfer student from Tokyo then asks her to take part in a cheer dance club. The 2017 film “Let’s Go, Jets” tells the true story of the cheer dance club JETS as they go on to compete at a competition in the United States and wins.


“Cheer Dance” first airs July, 2018.

Jan 7 2018

Teaser trailers for tvN drama special “Not Played”

3 teaser trailers added for upcoming tvN drama special “Not Played” starring Won Mi-Kyung, Lee Hee-Joon and Myung Gye-Nam. The drama special is the 7th installment in tvN’s “Drama Stage” series to discover talented new storytellers.  Story for “Not Played” follows an older woman (Won Mi-Kyung) who picks up a cleaning job at billiard hall. The woman it seems has an undiscovered talent for shooting pool.

“Not Played” airs January 13, 2018 in South Korea.

Jan 5 2018

Han Ga-In is cast in OCN remake drama series “Mistress”

Han Ga-In is cast in upcoming OCN remake drama series “Mistress.” The drama series is a remake of BBC television series “Mistresses.” For the OCN drama series version, Han Ga-In will play Se-Yeon. She lives with her daughter after her husband died in an accident. Se-Yeon is the character of Trudi Malloy in the original BBC television series.

“Mistress” will first air April, 2018 in South Korea.


Jan 5 2018

Ep.3 of “A Korean Odyssey” to air January 6, 2018

tvN has announced that ep.3 of “A Korean Odyssey” will air Saturday, January 6, 2018. Ep.3 was originally scheduled to air on Saturday, December 30, 2017, but a series of errors, glitches and one serious injury of a crew member caused filming to be paused while additional safety measures were implemented. The Korean media learned on December 26, 2017 that a crew member fell about 3 meters (10 feet) while hanging a chandelier on December 23, 2017 and became paralyzed. This follows an error prone airing of ep.2 on Sunday, December 24, 2017 which caused tvN to re-air ep.2 on Monday, December 25, 2017. “A Korean Odyssey” is a highly anticipated drama series that is a remake of classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West” and stars Lee Seung-Gi, Cha Seung-Won and Oh Yeon-Seo.

Jan 5 2018

Kim Min-Jae cast in MBC drama series “Great Seducer”

Kim Min-Jae is cast for a major supporting character role in MBC drama series “Great Seducer.” He will join main cast members Woo Do-Hwan, Joy (‘Red Velvet’) and Mun Ka-Young. For the drama series, Kim Min-Jae will play Lee Se-Joo. He is the son of a family who runs a large company and he is planning to study abroad. He is a friend of Kwon Shi-Hyun (Woo Do-Hwan), but their relationship changes due to love. “Great Seducer” is based on French novel “Les Liaisons dangereuses” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

“Great Seducer” is now set to first air March 12, 2018 in South Korea. The drama series will air a week later than originally planned to allow more time for filming. MBC drama series “Let’s Hold Hands Tightly and Watch The Sunset” will also air a week later than originally planned, now set to March 14, 2018, to allow more time for filming.

Jan 5 2018

Kim Hyun-Joo offered lead female role in KBS2 drama series “Miracle That We Met”

Kim Hyun-Joo has been offered the lead female role in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Miracle That We Met” (literal title). Actor Kim Myung-Min and actress Ra Mi-Ran have already received offers to play lead male character and major supporting character roles respectively. Currently, all three performers are considering their offers. If Kim Hyun-Joo accepts, she will play Sun Hye-Jin. She fell in love with a man and married him, but her life faces a crisis.

“Miracle That We Met” will first air April, 2018 in KBS2’s Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot (follows the conclusion of “Radio Romance“).

Jan 4 2018

Teaser trailer for movie “Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun”

Teaser trailer for movie “Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun” starring Hiroshi Okawa and Fumika Shimizu. Movie is based on a screenplay by Ryuho Okawa and directed by Hiroshi Akabane. Story for “Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun” follows a young man (Hiroshi Akabane) with a promising future, but he has a secret. He is able to speak with God(s) after a spiritual awakening experience. He falls for a woman (Fumika Shimizu) at his workplace.

“Saraba Seishun, Saredo Seishun” opens summer, 2018 in Japan.