Takaya Yamauchi, Masato Wada, Eisaku Yoshida and Keiko Takeshita are cast in supporting roles for upcoming movie “Hana Ikusa.” Movie is directed by Tetsuo Shinohara and based on the 2011 novel “Hana Ikusa” by Tadashi Onitsuka.
In the upcoming film Takaya Yamauchi will play Senbaku. His character is a senior pupil of Buddhist Monk Senko (Mansai Nomura). Masato Wada will play Senbu. His character is a younger pupil of Senko. Eisaku Yoshida will play Mitsunari Ishida. He is a military commander. Keiko Takeshita will play Buddhist nun Jochin.
“Hana Ikusa” is now scheduled for release June 3, 2017 in Japan.
Rina Kawaei, Kana Kurashina, Shihori Kanjiya, Sei Matobu, Yuriko Ono and Akane Hotta are cast in Fuji TV TWO drama series “Kanjo Hachi Gosen.” The drama series consists of 6 stories/episodes with each of the ladies starring in an individual episode. Their stories are also connected. Screenplay is based on novel “Kanjo Hachi Gosen” by Tomomi Hatano (published October, 2015 by Shodensha).
“Kanjo Hachi Gosen” first airs January 15, 2017 in Japan.
Here’s the first still images of Yoo Yeon-Seok in upcoming SBS drama series “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim” co-starring Han Suk-Kyu & Seo Hyun-Jin.
The still images were taken on September 29, 2016 at a drama set in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. In the drama series, Yoo Yeon-Seok plays Kang Dong-Joo. He is a surgeon with an ugly personality. He goes through a difficult time in his life, but he meets Teacher Kim (Han Suk-Kyu) and Yoon Seo-Jung (Seo Hyun-Jin).
“Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim” first airs November 7, 2016.
First teaser trailer added for SBS drama series “The Legend of the Blue Sea” starring Gianna Jun & Lee Min-Ho. The voice-over by Gianna Jun in the teaser states (literally) “Once in a lifetime permitted love. Love of the last mermaid on the Earth. It’s like a dream, because it is so beautiful.”
“The Legend of the Blue Sea” first airs November 16, 2016.
First script reading for MBC drama series “Night Light,” starring Lee Yo-Won, Jin Goo & Uee, took place September 27, 2016 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. The drama series follows three people who all have ambitions.
“Night Light” will first air November 21, 2016 in South Korea (taking over MBC’s Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Woman with a Suitcase“).
Krystal from Kpop group ‘f(x)’ will make a special appearance in upcoming SBS drama series “The Legend of the Blue Sea” starring Gianna Jun & Lee Min-Ho. Krystal will appear in an early episode of the drama series. She previously worked with Lee Min-Ho in 2013 SBS drama series “The Heirs.”
“The Legend of the Blue Sea” first airs November 16, 2016 in South Korea.
Main trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Kyo no Kira-kun” starring Taishi Nakagawa & Marie Iitoyo. Movie is based on manga series “Kyo no Kira kun” by Rin Mikimoto and directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura.
“Kyo no Kira-kun” will be released February 25, 2017 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Sakurada Reset 1” starring Shuhei Nomura & Yuina Kuroshima. Movie is based on 2009 light novel “Sakurada Risetto” by Yutaka Kono. In the film, Shuhei Nomura and Yuina Kuroshima play teens with supernatural powers. The boy is able to remember everything and the girl is able to go back in time by 3 days. Together, they can go back in time and retain their memory.
“Sakurada Reset 1” will be released sometime spring, 2017 in Japan.
Han Ye-Seul has been offered the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “Defendant” which Ji Sung is currently considering an offer to play the lead male character. Both stars are currently “positively considering” their offers. If Han Ye-Seul accepts, she will play lead female character Seo Eun-Hye. Her character works as a public defender.
“Defendant” will first air January, 2017 in South Korea (airs Monday and Tuesday at 10PM after “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim“).
Actress Ko Sung-Hee is set to make a cameo appearance in ep.17 of SBS drama series “Jealousy Incarnate.” Ko Sung-Hee previously worked with “Jealousy Incarnate” screenwriter Seo Sook-Hyang in 2013 MBC drama series “Miss Korea,” which led to her making the cameo appearance.
In ep.17, Ko Sung-Hee will play Oh Soo-Young. In Oh Soo-Young’s past, she dated Lee Hwa-Shin (Cho Jung-Seok) and Ko Jung-Won (Ko Gyung-Pyo) at the same time. In ep.3, Lee Hwa-Shin and Ko Jung-Won mentioned Oh Soo-Young’s name.
Ep.17 of “Jealousy Incarnate” will air October 19, 2016.