Feb 13 2018

Erika Toda & Sakurako Ohara are cast in movie “The Day’s Organ”

Erika Toda & Sakurako Ohara are cast in period film “The Day’s Organ” (literal title of “Ano Hi no Orugan”). The film is based on a true story and set during the final days of World War II. Movie will be scripted and directed by Emiko Hiramatsu. In the movie, Erika Toda & Sakurako Ohara will play two women who convince parents at an elementary school to take their kids out of Tokyo before the city is bombed. They eventually hide out at an abandoned temple in Saitama.

Filming for “The Day’s Organ” begins March, 2018 and the movie will be released spring, 2019 in Japan.

Feb 13 2018

Haru and Hidetoshi Nishijima are cast in movie “Oz Land”

Haru and Hidetoshi Nishijima are cast in movie “Oz Land.” The film is based on 2015 novel “Ozu no Sekai” by Yoichi Komori and directed by Takafumi Hatano (“SP: The Motion Picture“).

In the film, Haru will play Kurumi Namihiro. She hoped to work at a 5-star hotel chain, but the corporate office sends her to work at an amusement park run by an affiliate company. The amusement park is out in the countryside. Although she is not initially enthusiastic about her job, she begins to enjoy her work. Hidetoshi Nishijima will play Yoshiko Ozuka. A co-worker at the amusement park. Kurumi Namihiro learns his secret.

“Oz Land” will be released fall, 2018 in Japan.

Feb 13 2018

Goro Inagaki, Hiroki Hasegawa, Chizuru Ikewaki cast in movie “Hansekai”

Goro Inagaki is cast for the lead role in movie “Hansekai.” Also cast in major supporting roles are Hiroki Hasegawa, Chizuru Ikewaki and Kiyohiko Shibukawa. The film will be written and directed Junji Sakamoto. The film will deal with a man (Goro Inagaki) who takes for granted his family and work, but after encountering a former friend (Hiroki Hasegawa) he changes his way.

Release date for “Hansekai” has not yet been decided.

Feb 13 2018

First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Marry Me Now?”

First script reading for KBS2 weekend drama series “Marry Me Now?” took place late December, 2017 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea. In attendance were main cast members Han Ji-Hye, Lee Sang-WooYoo Dong-GeunJang Mi-HeePark Sun-Young and Yeo Hoi-Hyeon. The drama series has Hyo-Seob (Yoo Dong-Geun) working as a shoemaker. He raised 4 children by himself after his wife died. His first love Mi-Yeon (Jang Mi-Hee) suddenly appears. Meanwhile, Yoo-Ha (Han Ji-Hye) plays Hyo-Seob’s second daughter. She is a resident at a hospital and meets surgeon Jung Eun-Tae (Lee Sang-Woo). They develop a romantic relationship.

“Marry Me Now?” first airs March 17, 2018 in South Korea.

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Feb 13 2018

Live-action film “Cheese in the Trap” release date

Live-action film “Cheese in the Trap,” starring Park Hae-Jin and Oh Yeon-Seo, is now set for release March 14, 2018 in South Korea. March 14 is also “White Day” in South Korea, where men give gifts to women like cookies or chocolate or maybe even movie tickets this year. Meanwhile, the photo above is a still image of Park Hae-Jin and Oh Yeon-Seo from the film.

Movie “Cheese in the Trap” is based on webcomic “Cheese in the Trap” by Soon Ggi. Story for the film will revolve around the romance between Yoo Jung (Park Hae-Jin) who seems like the perfect male college student, but he has a dark side and Hong Seol (Oh Yeon-Seo) who is an ordinary university student. Park Hae-Jin reprises his role from the tvN drama series version of “Cheese in the Trap” while Oh Yeon-Seo takes over the role played by Kim Go-Eun in the drama series.

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Feb 13 2018

Jun Shison cast in NTV live-action drama series “Dolmen X” and live-action film “Dolmen X”

Jun Shison is cast for the lead role in new NTV live-action drama series “Dolmen X” and upcoming live-action film “Dolmen X.” Also cast in major supporting roles are Koudai AsakaYuuki OgoeTina TamashiroArata HoriiRen Kiriyama and Yoshimi Tokui. Both the drama series and movie are based on manga series “Dolmen X” by Yuna Takagi. The movie version will include more scenes of the alien group 15 years after the drama series.

Jun Shison, Koudai Asaka, Yuuki Ogoe, Tina Tamashiro and Arata Horii will play aliens who want to invade Earth without having war. They decide to become an idol group to help accomplish their goal. The idol group is named “Dolmen X.” Ren Kiriyama will play actor Shugo Sanemitsu and Yoshimi Tokui will play an entertainment company president.

NTV drama series “Dolmen X” will first air March 10, 2018 and the live-action film version will be released sometime later year in Japan..

Feb 12 2018

Park Jin-Hee cast in SBS drama series “Return”

Park Jin-Hee is cast in currently airing SBS drama series “Return.” Park Jin-Hee will play lead female character Choi Ja-Hye which Ko Hyun-Jung initially played. Ko Hyun-Jung dropped out of the drama series last week due to differences with the director, in particular the lack of screen time for her character. Park Jin-Hee will begin filming for the drama series on February 13, 2018 and she will appear in ep.15 which is scheduled to air Wednesday, February 14, 2018.


Feb 12 2018

Junichi Okada, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki cast in Tetsuya Nakashima directed film “Kuru”

Junichi Okada, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi TsumabukiHaru Kuroki and Takako Matsu are cast in horror film “Kuru.” The film is based on 2015 novel “Bogiwan ga Kuru” by Ichi Sawamura and directed by Tetsuya Nakashima (“Confessions“). Story for “Kuru” follows a woman played by Nana Komatsu who has some type of powerful spirit/ghost around her. Her boyfriend played by Junichi Okada gathers with people from all over the country to fight against that.


“Kuru” will be released sometime next year in Japan.