Jan 21 2020

Main trailer & character posters for OCN drama series “Tell Me What You Saw”

Main trailer and character posters added for OCN drama series “Tell Me What You Saw” starring Jang Hyuk & Sooyoung. Captions in the main trailer teases (0:08) “A detective who remembers everything,” (0:21) “I became a profiler who chases serial murderers,” and (0:25) “You have already witnessed everything.” The character posters above and below are of Jang Hyuk, Sooyoung, Jin Seo-Yeon, Jang Hyun-Sung and Ryu Seung-Soo.

“Tell Me What You Saw” first airs February 1, 2020 in South Korea.

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Jan 21 2020

Kazuya Kamenashi cast in movie “Stigmatized Property”

Kazuya Kamenashi is cast for the lead role in movie “Stigmatized Property” (literal title). The film is based on nonfiction novel “Jiko Bukken Kaidan: Kowai Madori” by comedian Tanishi Matsubara and directed by Hideo Nakata (“Sadako“). Tanishi Matsubara wrote his novel, after he began living at properties where murders took place. Most of those places offered lower rent and he would start to witness unusual phenomenons there. In the movie version, Kazuya Kamenashi will play main character Yamame Yamano. Filming for the movie will begin late January, 2020 and finish at the end of February, 2020. Shooting will take place in the suburbs of Tokyo.

“Stigmatized Property” will be released August 28, 2020 in Japan.

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Jan 20 2020

Character teaser trailer & character posters for tvN drama series “The Cursed”

Character teaser trailer and character posters for tvN drama series “The Cursed” starring Uhm Ji-Won & Jung Ji-So. The character teaser trailer is of Im Jin-Hee (Uhm Ji-Won) and Baek So-Jin (Jung Ji-So). The character teaser trailer starts with Uhm Ji-Won stating in Korean “What I do is to tell the truth to people.” Jung Ji-So then states “I am a bangbeopsa, who kills people with a curse.” Meanwhile, above and below are character posters for the drama series. The character posters are of Uhm Ji-Won, Jung Ji-So, Sung Dong-Il and Jo Min-Soo.

” The Cursed” will first air February 10, 2020 in South Korea.

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Jan 20 2020

Yuko Tanaka & Yu Aoi cast in movie “I’ll Live By Myself”

Yuko Tanaka & Yu Aoi are cast in movie “I’ll Live By Myself” (literal title). The film is based on 2017 novel “Ora Ora de Hitori Igumo” by Chisako Wakatake and directed by Shuichi Okita (“The Woodsman and the Rain“). The novel is Chiako Wakatake’s first novel and it was published when in 2017 when Chisako Wakatake was 63 years old. For the movie, Yuko Tanaka and Yu Aoi will play main character Momoko, but in different periods of her life.

“I’ll Live By Myself” will be released sometime later this year in Japan.

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Jan 20 2020

Ryoko Shinohara cast in NTV sequel drama series “The Pride of the Temp”

Ryoko Shinohara is cast in NTV sequel drama series “The Pride of the Temp.” The drama series follows 2007 NTV drama series “The Pride of the Temp” and will have Ryoko Shinohara reprising her main character role of Haruko Omae. Screenwriter Miho Nakazono will also return to write the screenplay for the sequel drama series.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Employment in Japan, traditionally consisted of hiring someone as a full time employee at a company and they worked for that company until their retirement. Things have changed in recent years. Reform has taken place, that involves outsourcing, introduction of AI and other new methods. In 2020, how will Haruko Omae (Ryoko Shinohara) work?

“The Pride of the Temp” will air April, 2020 in Japan (takes over NTV’s Wednesday 10 PM time slot after “Off the Record.”).

Jan 20 2020

Tori Matsuzaka cast in live-action film “In Those Days”

Tori Matsuzaka is cast in live-action film “In Those Days.” The film is based on autobiographical manga essay “Ano Koro: Danshi Kashimashi Monogatari ” by Mikito Tsurugi. Mikito Tsurugi is the bassist for electronic band Arakajime and he has acted in films “The Mohican Comes Home” and “Ringing in Their Ears.” The film will be directed by Rikiya Imaizumi (“Little Nights, Little Love“).

“In Those Days” will be released sometime during 2021 in Japan.

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Jan 20 2020

First teaser trailer for JTBC drama series “If the Weather Is Good, I’ll Find You”

First teaser trailer added for JTBC drama series “If the Weather Is Good, I’ll Find You” (literal title) starring Seo Kang-Joon & Park Min-Young. At the 23 second mark, Seo Kang-Joon provides narration with “I was always curious about you.” Below are the first still images of Seo Kang-Joon and Park Min-Young.

If the Weather Is Good, I’ll Find You” is now set to first air February 24, 2020 in South Korea.

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Jan 19 2020

Teaser trailer #2 and two main posters for tvN drama series “Hi Bye Mama”

Teaser trailer #2 and two main posters added for tvN drama series “Hi Bye, Mama!” starring Kim Tae-Hee, Lee Kyu-Hyung, and Go Bo-Gyeol. Teaser trailer #2 begins with Kim Tae-Hee praying in a Catholic Church. She prays to see her daughter again and then she will go away. At the 21 second mark, Kim Tae-Hee reveals that “All of a sudden, I was reincarnated.”

Meanwhile, below are two main posters for the drama series. “Hi Bye Mama” will air February, 2020 in South Korea.  

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Jan 18 2020

Ren Nagase cast in live-action film “Yowamushi Pedal”

Ren Nagase is cast for the lead role in live-action film “Yowamushi Pedal.” Also cast in major supporting character roles are Kentaro Ito and Kanna Hashimoto. The film is based on manga series “Yowamushi Pedal” by Wataru Watanabe and directed by Koichiro Miki (“Evergreen Love“). For the film Ren Nagase will play otaku Sakamichi Onoda who takes up the sport of bicycle racing. Kentaro Ito will play racing rival Shunsuke Imaizumi and Kanna Hashimoto will play bicycle racing club manager Miki Kanzaki. Filming for the movie will begin February, 2020. To prepare for his role, Ren Nagase began practicing bicycle racing from December, 2019.

“Yowamushi Pedal” will be released August 14, 2020 in Japan.

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