Sep 26 2018

Ken Yasuda cast in live-action film “Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta”

Ken Yasuda is cast in live-action film “Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta.” Also cast in supporting roles are Mitsuko Baisho, Nao Matsushita, Jun Murakami and Renji Ishibashi. The film is based on manga “Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta” by Satoshi Miyagawa and directed by  Tatsushi Omori. Story for the film follows a family who have started new lives after the death of the mother (Mitsuko Baisho), but a present from her is revived.

“Haha o Nakushita Toki, Boku wa Ikotsu o Tabetai to Omotta” will be released February, 2019 in Japan.

Sep 25 2018

Main trailer for movie “Lying to Mom”

Main trailer for movie “Lying to Mom” starring Ittoku KishibeHideko HaraMai Kiryu and Ryo Kase. Movie will have its world premiere at the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct. 25-Nov. 3, 2018) in the “Japanese Cinema Splash” section. Movie is written and directed by Katsumi Nojiri. The film follows the Suzuki family as they deal with the sudden death of the eldest son. His death causes the mother to lose her memory.

“Lying to Mom” will be released November 16, 2018 in Japan.

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Sep 25 2018

Miona Hori cast in live-action film “Hot Gimmick”

Miona Hori  from idol group ‘Nogizaka46’ is cast for the lead role in live-action film “Hot Gimmick.” Also cast in major supporting character roles are Hiroya Shimizu, Mizuki Itagaki and Shotaro Mamiya. The film is based on manga “Hot Gimmick” by Miki Aihara and will be directed by Yuki Yamato. In the film, Miona Hori will play Hatsumi Narita. She lives in apartment complex where her childhood friend Azusa Odagiri (Mizuki Itagaki) returns. Hiroya Shimizu will play Ryoki Tachibana and Shotaro Mamiya will play Shinogu Narita.

Filming for “Hot Gimmick” will begin mid-October, 2018 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan.

 

Sep 25 2018

Teaser trailer #2 for OCN drama series “Quiz from God: Reboot”

Teaser trailer #2 added for OCN drama series “Quiz from God: Reboot” starring Ryu Deok-Hwan and Yoon Joo-Hee. The teaser trailer has Han Jin-Woo (Ryu Deok-Hwan) returning to the Medical Examiner Office at Korea National University. He states in Korean “I had a hard time, but the waiting is now over,” but the security guard in the lobby doesn’t recognize him or allows him to enter.

“Quiz from God: Reboot” first airs November 7, 2018 in South Korea.

Sep 24 2018

Main trailer for KBS2 drama special “After The Rain”

Main trailer for KBS2 drama special “After The Rain” starring Shin GooKim Kang-Woo and Lee Seol. The drama special is a one-off special made for the Chuseok Holiday (Korean Thanksgiving Day) and will air on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Currently airing KBS2 drama special “The Ghost Detective” will not air on that day and instead air on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Story for “After The Rain” follows a father (Shin Goo) and son (Kim Kang-Woo) who run a naengmyeon (cold noodle dish) restaurant. The son is sick of the restaurant.

Sep 24 2018

Tori Matsuzaka cast in movie “Inemuri Iwane”

Tori Matsuzaka is cast in new movie “Inemuri Iwane.” The film is based on novel series “Inemuri Iwane Edo Zoshi” by Yasuhide Saeki. 2007 NHK drama series “Crossing of Heat Haze” (“Kagero no Tsuji”) is also based on the same novel series. In the NHK drama series version, Koji Yamamoto played main character Iwane Sakazaki. For movie “Inemuri Iwane,” Tori Matsuzaka will play main character Iwane Sakazaki. He is ordered to kill a childhood friend of his due to his friend killing another person. Katsuhide Motoki (“Samurai Hustle“) will direct the movie version.

Filming for “Inemuri Iwane” took place from March to April, 2018 in Kitsuki, Oita Prefecture and around the suburbs of Kyoto. “Inemuri Iwane” will be released May 17, 2019 in Japan.