Sep 6 2018

Kim Rae-Won & Won Jin-A cast in movie “Long Live The King”

Kim Rae-Won & Won Jin-A are cast in live-action film “Long Live The King.” The movie is based on webcomic “Long Live The King” by Beodeunamoosoop. For the movie, Kim Rae-Won will play mob boss Jang Se-Chool. He is in love with a woman played by Won Jin-A. The mob boss decides to become the South Korean president to marry his love and also save the life of his friend who is on death row. Actor Cha Yub has also been cast for the supporting role of Geun-Bae. Geun-Bae is a subordinate of mob boss Jang Se-Chool. Cha Yub received the supporting character role after going through auditions involving 1500 other participants. Filming for “Long Live The King” will begin towards the end of September, 2018 and will be directed by Kang Yoon-Sung (“The Outlaws“).

“Long Live The King” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.

Sep 6 2018

Mone Kamishiraishi, Yosuke Sugino and Ryusei Yokohama cast in live-action film “L-DK Hitotsu Yane no Shita, (Suki) ga Futatsu”

Mone Kamishiraishi, Yosuke Sugino and Ryusei Yokohama are cast in sequel live-action film “L-DK Hitotsu Yane no Shita, (Suki) ga Futatsu.” Movie follows 2014 live-action film “L-DK” and is based on manga “L•DK” by Ayu Watanabe. Setup for the sequel has Aoi Nishimori (Mone Kamishiraishi) and Shusei Kugayama (Yosuke Sugino) living together, but Shusei’s cousin Reon (Ryusei Yokohama) begins to live with them. Yasuhiro Kawamura returns to direct the sequel film.

“L-DK Hitotsu Yane no Shita, (Suki) ga Futatsu” will be released March 21, 2019 in Japan.

Sep 6 2018

Teaser trailer for SBS drama series “Two Lives One Heart”

Teaser trailer added for SBS drama series “Two Lives One Heart” starring Ko Soo, Uhm Ki-Joon and Seo Ji-Hye. The literal title of the drama series is “Thoracic Surgery.” Around the 26 second mark of the teaser trailer, Korean caption appears that states “Two lives, only one heart.”

Meanwhile, above is 6 character cuts from the drama series. The character cuts are of Ko Soo, Uhm Ki-Joon and Seo Ji-Hye.

“Two Lives One Heart” first airs October, 2018 in South Korea.

Sep 6 2018

Trailer for movie “Smartphone o Otoshita dake nanoni”

Main trailer and poster added for movie “Smartphone o Otoshita dake nanoni” starring Keiko Kitagawa and Yudai Chiba. Movie is based on novel “Sumaho o Otoshita dake ” by Akira Shiga and directed by Hideo Nakata. Meanwhile, the trailer reveals the movie’s theme song which is “Himitsu” by rock band Polkadot Stingray. The trailer starts with captions in Japanese that states “The existence which knows everything about you is the smartphone.” Movie tells the story of a woman who loses her smartphone.

“Smartphone o Otoshita dake nanoni” opens November 2, 2018 in Japan.

Sep 5 2018

Lee Hak-Joo cast in KBS2 drama special “Escapers”

Lee Hak-Joo is cast in KBS2 drama special “Escapers” (literal title). The drama special is part of the 2018 series of KBS drama specials. Lee Hak-Joo will play lead male character Detective Ji-Wook. The script will follow people who escape into dreams to avoid the pain of reality.

“Escapers” will air sometime during October, 2018 in South Korea.

Sep 5 2018

Teaser poster for live-action film “We Hope for Blooming”

Teaser poster for live-action film “We Hope for Blooming” starring Tao Tsuchiya & Takumi Kitamura. Movie is based on manga “Harumatsu Bokura” by Anashin and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa. On the teaser poster, caption on the right side of the poster states in Japanese “I thought there was nothing that was important.” In addition, the first 3 still images below are new still images featuring supporting actresses Rika IzumiYuki Saso and Tamaki Ogawa.

“We Hope for Blooming” will be released December 14, 2018 in Japan.

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Sep 4 2018

Sayaka Yamaguchi cast in NTV-YTV drama series “Black Scandal”

Sayaka Yamaguchi is cast in NTV-YTV drama series “Black Scandal.” The drama series features an original screenplay by Tomoharu Sato and directed by Makoto Naganuma. In the drama series, Sayaka Yamaguchi plays actress Sara Fujisaki. Her career and personal life is ruined by false reports of her having an affair. 5 years later, she takes a new identity and works at the management company where she was once a client to get revenge.

“Black Scandal” first airs October 4, 2018 in Japan.

Sep 4 2018

Jo Bo-Ah offered lead female role in SBS drama series “Bok-Soo’s Back”

Jo Bo-Ah has been offered the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “Bok-Soo’s Back” co-starring Yoo Seung-Ho. Currently, Jo Bo-Ah is considering the offer. If she accepts, she will play the lead female character which currently doesn’t have a description. Casting of Yoo Seung-Ho for the lead male role was announced just yesterday.

“Bok-Soo’s Back” will first air December, 2018 in South Korea.