Nov 23 2015

Chiaki Kuriyama cast in TV Tokyo drama “Nobunaga Moyu”

Chiaki Kuriyama is cast in upcoming TV Tokyo historical drama series “Nobunaga Moyu” starring Noriyuki Higashiyama. The drama series is based on 2001 novel “Nobunaga Moyu” by Ryutaro Abe and revolves around powerful samurai Nobunaga Oda and his ambitions to unify Japan. In the drama series, Chiaki Kuriyama  will play Haruko Kajuji. Her character turns to Nobunaga Oda to protect the Imperial Court, but she falls in love with him in the process.

“Nobunaga Moyu” first airs January 2, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 19 2015

Haru Kuroki, Gou Ayano, Cocco cast in Shunji Iwai’s “The Bride of Rip Van Winkle”

Haru Kuroki, Gou Ayano & Cocco are cast in new movie “The Bride of Rip Van Winkle” written and directed by Shunji Iwai (“Swallowtail Butterfly“/”Hana and Alice“). Story for the film follows Nanami Minagawa (Haru Kuroki) who decides to get married and hires an agency run by Amuro (Gou Ayano) to place people at her wedding as her family members. Later, she gets kicked out of her house and works odd part-time jobs for Amuro.

In addition, the first teaser trailer for “The Bride of Rip Van Winkle” can be viewed at AsianWiki. “The Bride of Rip Van Winkle” will be released March 26, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 19 2015

Haruka Ayase, Haruma Miura and Asami Mizukawa are cast in TBS drama “Never Let Me Go”

Haruka Ayase, Haruma Miura and Asami Mizukawa are cast in upcoming romance/sci-fi TBS drama series “Never Let Me Go.” The drama series is based on novel “Never Let Me Go” by British-Japanese author Kazuo Ishiguro, The novel was previously adapted into 2010 U.S. film “Never Let Me Go” directed by Mark Romanek.

Story for drama series “Never Let Me Go” deals with three people (played by Haruka Ayase, Haruma Miura and Asami Mizukawa) who attended the same isolated boarding school years ago. The three are actual clones and they were produced for eventual organ harvesting.

“Never Let Me Go” first airs January, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 18 2015

First teaser trailers and still of Park Min-Young in SBS drama “Remember”

First two teaser trailers added for upcoming SBS drama series “Remember” starring Yoo Seung-Ho and Park Min-Young.

In addition, here’s the first still images of actress Park Min-Young in “Remember.” The still images are from Park Min-Young’s first day of filming for the drama series which took place November 12, 2015 at Nanji Ecology Park in Ilsan, South Korea.

“Remember” first airs December 9, 201 in South Korea.

Nov 18 2015

Kyoko Fukada & Dean Fujioka cast in TBS live-action drama “Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai”

Kyoko Fukada & Dean Fujioka are cast in TBS live-action drama series “Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai.” The drama series is based on manga “Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai” by Aya Nakahara (“Love Complex“). Also cast in the drama series are Shohei Miura, Maho Nonami & Mimura.

In drama series “Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai,” Kyoko Fukada plays Michio Shibata. Her character is unemployed after her prior place of employment went bankrupt. She is unable to find a new job, but then meets her boss from her last job. She was always afraid of him, but decides to work part-time at a tearoom that he now runs.

“Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai” first airs January 12, 2016 in Japan.