Feb 20 2020

Taishi Nakagawa and Anna Ishii cast in movie “The Ashes of My Flesh and Blood is the Vast Flowing Galaxy”

Taishi Nakagawa and Anna Ishii (‘E-girls’) cast in movie “The Ashes of My Flesh and Blood is the Vast Flowing Galaxy.” The film is based on novel “Kudakechiru Tokoro o Misete Ageru” by Yuyuko Takemiya and the movie is directed by SABU. Above is promotional visual for the upcoming movie. Caption on the visual states in Japanese “There is no end to love.”

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Kiyozumi Hamada (Taishi Nakagawa) is a 3rd grader in high school. He possesses a strong sense of justice. One day, he sees first grade student Hari Kuramoto (Anna Ishii) being bullied. He helps her. Since that time, Kiyozumi Hamada tries to save Hari Kuramoto from bullies. While doing that, they grow closer.

“The Ashes of My Flesh and Blood is the Vast Flowing Galaxy” will be released May 8, 2020 in Japan.

Feb 20 2020

Teaser trailer for movie “Kotera-san Climbs!”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Kotera-san Climbs!” starring Haruka Kudo and Kentaro Ito. The trailer begins with Haruka Kudo stating “Climber, first of all, try to aim.”

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Kotera (Haruka Kudo) is a high school student. She belongs to the school’s climbing club and is enthusiastic with bouldering. She is polite and has a tender personality. Meanwhile, Kondo (Kentaro Ito) is a member of ping pong club at the same school and is attracted to Kotera.

“Kotera-san Climbs!” will be released June 5, 2020 in Japan.

Feb 20 2020

Hwang Jung-Min cast in JTBC drama series “Hush”

Hwang Jung-Min is cast for the lead role in new JTBC drama series “Hush.” For Hwang Jung-Min, this is his first acting performance in a drama series since 2012 TV Chosun drama series “Korean Peninsula.” In “Hush,” Hwang Jung-Min will play veteran newspaper reporter Han Joon-Hyeok.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Han Joon-Hyeok (Hwang Jung-Min) is a veteran reporter for a newspaper. He first became a reporter to pursue justice, but he is now conflicted between idealism and pragmatism. Han Joon-Hyeok must also deal with personal issues as a husband and father.

“Hush” will first air sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea.

Feb 19 2020

Trailer & poster for movie “God of Novels”

Trailer & poster added for movie “God of Novels” (literal title) starring Taiki Sato and Kanna Hashimoto. Movie is based on novel “Shousetsu no Kamisama” by Sako Aizawa and directed by Sigeaki Kubo (“High & Low The Story of S.W.O.R.D.“). Meanwhile, the theme song for the movie has been revealed, which is “Call Me Sick” by Reina Washio from idol group “E-girls.” The track “Call Me Sick” plays in the trailer for the film.

“God of Novels” will be released May 22, 2020 in Japan.

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Feb 18 2020

Ong Seong-Wu & Shin Ye-Eun offered lead roles in JTBC drama series “Number of Cases to Go From Friends to Lovers”

Ong Seong-Wu and Shin Ye-Eun have been offered lead roles in new JTBC drama series “Number of Cases to Go From Friends to Lovers” (literal title). Currently, both performers are “positively considering” their offers. If Ong Seong-Wu accepts his offer, he will play Lee Soo. He works as a photographer. If Shin Ye-Eun accepts her offer, she will play Kyung Woo-Yeon. The drama series is directed by Choi Sung-Bum (“ID: Gangnam Beauty“). Ong Seong-Wu previously starred in JTBC drama series “At Eighteen” and Shin Ye-Eun will star in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Welcome.”

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Due to a misunderstanding, Lee Soo and Kyung Woo-Yeon have held a crush on each other for over 10 years.

Lee Soo works as a photographer and he is attractive. Kyung Woo-Yeon works as a calligrapher. She has had a crush on Lee Soo for the past 10 years, since she was 18 years old.

“Number of Cases to Go From Friends to Lovers” will air sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea.

Feb 18 2020

Masahiro Matsuoka, Kei Inoo, & Marie Iitoyo cast in TV Asahi drama series “Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 4”

Masahiro Matsuoka (‘Tokio’), Kei Inoo (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’), and Marie Iitoyo are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 4.” Masahiro Matsuoka will reprise his main character role of Kaoru Mitazono. He works as a housekeeper and dresses up as a woman. Kei Inoo will reprise his role of Hikaru Murata from “Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 3” and Marie Iitoyo will play new character Mai Kirishima.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Kaoru Mitazono (Masahiro Matsuoka) is a housekeeper. He is perfect with his job, but he is also full of mystery. He dresses up as a woman. He accompanies housekeeper Hikaru Murata (Kei Inoo) and rookie housekeeper Mai Kirishima (Marie Iitoyo).

“Mr. Housekeeper, Mitazono Season 4” first airs April, 2020 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Friday 23:15 time slot after “Wasteful Days of High School Girls.”).

Feb 18 2020

First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Born Again”

First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Born Again” took place late January, 2020 at KBS Annex Building in Yeouido, Seoul, South Korea. Attending the first script reading were cast members Chang Ki-Yong, Jin Se-Yun, Lee Soo-Hyuk, Kim Jung-Nan, Choi Kwang-Il, Jung In-Gyeom, and Jang Won-Young. According to the staff, the first script reading was full of energy and passion. The lead actors did their best like it was a real filming.

“Born Again” is tentatively scheduled to first air April 20, 2020 in South Korea.

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Feb 18 2020

Ryo Narita & Kaya Kiyohara cast in movie “Matomo Janai no wa Kimi mo Issho”

Ryo Narita and Kaya Kiyohara are cast in movie “Matomo Janai no wa Kimi mo Issho.” The film is scripted by Ryo Takada and directed by Koji Maeda. Screenwriter Ryo Takada and Director Koji Maeda have previously worked together on 2011 film “Cannonball Wedlock” and 2014 film “My Hawaiian Discovery.” In the film, Ryo Narita will private institute math teacher Yasuomi Ono and Kaya Kiyohara will play his student Kasumi Akimoto.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Yasuomi Ono (Ryo Narita) is a math teacher at a private institute. He doesn’t have a girlfriend and he is engrossed in math. Yasuomi Ono doesn’t complain about his life, but he feels unease about being single for the rest of his life. His dates with women do not go smoothly. Yasuomi Ono doesn’t now what to do to fix that. His student Kasumi Akimoto (Kaya Kiyohara) tells Yasuomi Ono that he is not normal. Yasuomi Ono asks her to teach him to become normal.

“Matomo Janai no wa Kimi mo Issho” will be released November, 2020 in Japan.