Kanata Hosoda & Nagisa Sekimizu are cast in live-action film “The World of Machida-kun” (literal title). The film is based on manga “Machida-kun no Sekai” by Yuki Ando and directed by Yuya Ishii. Kanata Hosoda will play lead male character Hajime Machida and Nagisa Sekimizu will play lead female character Nana Inohara. They were both cast after going through auditions with about 1,000 contestants taking part. Cast in supporting roles are: Takanori Iwata (“J Soul Brothers”/”EXILE”), Mitsuki Takahata, Atsuko Maeda, Taiga, Sosuke Ikematsu, Erika Toda, Koichi Sato, Yukiya Kitamura and Nanako Matsushima.
“The World of Machida-kun” will be released June 7, 2019 in Japan.
Movie “Idol,” starring Han Suk-Kyu, Sol Kyung-Gu and Chun Woo-Hee, has been invited to the Panorama section of the 69th Berlin Film Festival. The festival runs from February 7th to February 17th, 2019. “Idol” is written and directed by Lee Su-Jin. His first film “Han Gong-Ju” won numerous awards and starred Chun Woo-Hee. For his second film “Idol,” the script is a political-thriller involving a politician (Han Suk-Kyu) as he faces a crisis when his son accidentally runs someone over. Sol Kyung-Gu plays the victim’s father and Chun Woo-Hee plays a person who was with the victim at the time of the accident. Above is also the first still image from the movie.
Teaser trailer #3 & character posters added for upcoming SBS drama series “Haechi” starring Jung Il-Woo, Kwon Yool and Go Ara. The character posters are of Lee Geum (Jung Il-Woo), Yeo-Ji (Go Ara), Park Moon-Soo (Kwon Yool), Dal-Moon (Park Hoon), Min Jin-Hun (Lee Kyoung-Young) and Lee Tan (Jung Moon-Sung).
“Haechi” first airs February 11, 2019 in South Korea.
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Tomohisa Yamashita is cast in live-action TBS drama series “In Hand.” The drama series is based on manga “In Hand” by Ao Akato. Shunichi Hirano will direct the drama series and screenplay adaptation will be written by Yasuhiro Yoshida. For the drama series, Tomohisa Yamashita will play parasitologist Tetsu Himokura. He has a robotic arm and does research on parasites.
“In Hand” first airs April, 2019 in Japan.
Hiroki Suzuki & Sho Kiyohara are cast in WOWOW drama series “Insect Cage’s Lock” (literal title of “Mushikago no Jyomae”). The drama series will be directed by Keisuke Toyoshima and is based on an original screenplay. The drama series will follow two men who get involved in uncovering the mystery behind cult group Mushikago no Niwa.
“Insect Cage’s Lock” first airs March 22, 2019 in Japan.
Teaser trailer #4 added for upcoming JTBC drama series “The Light in Your Eyes” (English title) starring Han Ji-Min, Nam Joo-Hyuk and Kim Hye-Ja. Above and below are teaser posters for the drama series. The drama series follows two women with the same name who somehow switch bodies.
“The Light in Your Eyes” first airs February 11, 2019 in South Korea.
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Hong Jong-Hyun and Ki Tae-Young are cast for lead male roles in KBS2 drama series “My Prettiest Daughter In The World ” (literal title). Already cast in the drama series as lead female characters are Kim So-Yeon, Yoo-Sun and Kim Ha-Kyung. The three women will play sisters in the drama series. For Hong Jong-Hyun, he will play lead male character Han Tae-Joo. He is the youngest son of a family that owns the company where he works. Han Tae-Joo works with Kang Mi-Ri (Kim So-Yeon) and they get involved in a romantic relationship.
“My Prettiest Daughter In The World” first airs March, 2019 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Saturday and Sunday 7:55 PM time slot after “My Only One.”).
Teaser trailer #2 for SBS drama series “The Fiery Priest” starring Kim Nam-Gil, Kim Sung-Kyun and Lee Ha-Nee. There’s actually two versions of teaser #2. Ep.1 air date for “The Fiery Priest” is now set for February 15, 2019 in South Korea. Drama series is SBS’ first to air on Fridays and Saturdays at 10PM.
Mizuki Yamashita cast in live-action TV Tokyo drama series “Denei Shojo: Video Girl Mai 2019.” The drama series is based on manga “Denei Shojo: Ai-hen” by Masakazu Katsura. Compared to last year’s TV Tokyo drama series “Denei Shojo: Video Girl Ai 2018,” which dealt with a love story, “Denei Shojo: Video Girl Mai 2019” will contain a darker fantasy story.
“Denei Shojo: Video Girl Mai 2019” will first air April, 2019 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming OCN drama series “Trap” starring Lee Seo-Jin and Sung Dong-Il. Caption in the trailer states in Korean “Disappeared Family” and later in the trailer caption states “I got trapped in an elaborate hunt.” Meanwhile, above and below are three main posters for the drama series. On the poster are Kang Woo-Hyun (Lee Seo-Jin) and Ko Dong-Kook (Sung Dong-Il).
“Trap” first airs February 9, 2019 in South Korea.