May 24 2017

Yoko Maki cast in Fuji TV drama series “Cecile’s Plot”

Yoko Maki is cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Cecile’s Plot” (literal title). Also cast in supporting roles are Michiko Kichise, Ayumi Ito, Yuka Itaya and Kyoko Hasegawa. The drama series is based on novel “Sesiru no Mokuromi” by Kei Yuikawa. Story for “Cecile’s Plot” follows housewife Nao Miyaji (Yoko Maki). She is content with her life, but her life changes after being scouted as a reader model for fashion magazine Vogue.

“Cecile’s Plot” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.

May 24 2017

Junichi Okada cast in period film “Chiri Tsubaki”

Junichi Okada (‘V6’) is cast in period film “Chiri Tsubaki” directed by Daisaku Kimura. Also cast in supporting roles are Hidetoshi Nishijima, Haru Kurokii, Sosuke Ikematsu, Naoto Ogata, Hirofumi Arai, Yuya Yagira, Kumiko Aso, Renji Ishibashi, Sumiko Fuji & Eiji Okuda. Movie is cinematographer Daisaku Kimura’s third film as a director and his first set in a historical period. The film is based on 2012 novel “Chiri Tsubaki” by Rin Hamuro. Filming for “Chiri Tsubaki” begins May 15, 2017 and finishes at the end of July, 2017 in Japan.

May 24 2017

Kim Woo-Bin recently diagnosed with cancer

Popular actor Kim Woo-Bin has been recently diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer according to his management company Sidus HQ. Kim Woo-Bin has already begun receiving treatment for his cancer which includes chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Obviously, his acting career will be placed on hold until he becomes healthy. Filming for movie “Wiretap” starring Lee Jung-Jae and Kim Woo-Bin was scheduled to begin August, 2017, but that film has postponed shooting until Kim Woo-Bin recovers.

Wishing Kim Woo-Bin a healthy recovery.

May 24 2017

Teaser trailer and posters for movie “A Taxi Driver”

Teaser trailer and posters added for upcoming movie “A Taxi Driver” (English title) starring Song Kang-Ho. Movie is based-on-a-true-story and directed by Jang Hun. Jang Hun and Song Kang-Ho previously worked together in 2010 film “The Secret Reunion.” Story for the film is set in May, 1980. Song Kang-Ho plays Seoul taxi cab driver Kim Man-Seob. He hears of a foreign man offering a large sum of money to be driven to Gwangju and back.

“A Taxi Driver” opens summer, 2017 in South Korea.

May 24 2017

First script reading for tvN drama series “Bride of the Water God 2017”

First script reading for upcoming tvN drama series “Bride of the Water God 2017” took place March 16, 2017 at CJ E&M Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. At the first first script reading, main cast members including Nam Joo-Hyuk, Shin Se-Kyung, Krystal (‘f(x)’), Gong Myung and Lim Ju-Hwan all attended. For the drama series, here’s a quick overview of the main cast and the characters they read for at the script reading. Nam Joo-Hyuk plays Ha Baek. He is a Water God and travels to the human world. Shin Se-Kyung plays So-A. She is a psychiatrist and becomes a servant to the Water God. Lim Ju-Hwan plays Hoo Ye. He is a successful business man. Krystal plays Moo Ra. She is a God responsible for managing water. Gong Myung plays Bi Ryum. He is a God and manages Heaven.

“Bride of the Water God 2017” first airs July 3, 2017 in South Korea.

May 24 2017

Posters and first Kim Soo-Hyun still images for movie “Real”

Here’s two teaser posters and the first still images of Kim Soo-Hyun in upcoming movie “Real.” In the upcoming film, Kim Soo-Hyun plays two different characters who both have the name of Jang Tae-Young. One man is a gang boss and he is about to open a casino. The other man is a mysterious business man who promises to invest a lot of money. The two men have the same appearance and same name, but totally different personalities.

“Real” opens June, 2017 in South Korea.
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May 23 2017

Main posters and ep.1 trailer for KBS1 drama series “Lovers in Bloom”

Here’s 3 posters for upcoming KBS1 weekday evening drama series “Lovers in Bloom” (English title) starring Lim Soo-Hyang, Do Ji-Han, Nam Bo-Ra & Lee Eun-Hyung. The two posters above are main couple posters. The one on the left is of Lim Soo-Hyang and Do Ji-Han and the one on the right is of  Nam Bo-Ra and Lee Eun-Hyung. The poster at the bottom is of the regular main cast. Story for the drama series follows Police Officer Moo Goong-Hwa (Lim Soo-Hyang) as she grows up through various cases. In addition, ep.1 trailers for the drama series are added on AsianWiki.

“Lovers in Bloom” first airs May 29, 2017 in South Korea. Read more »