Poster and teaser trailer #1 added for upcoming live-action comedy film “Setoutsumi” starring Sosuke Ikematsu and Masaki Suda. Movie is based on manga series “Setoutsumi” by Kazuya Konomoto and directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All House“). Teaser #1 is titled “Kendama” (a type of traditional Japanese toy) and if you watch the teaser trailer you’ll now why. Teaser #2 with the title of “Timing” will be released some time in early March and Teaser #3 titled “Standing Ovation” will be released early April.
“Setoutsumi” will be released July 2, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser #3 added for upcoming SBS drama series “Come Back Mister” starring Rain, Lee Min-Jung & Oh Yeon-Seo. Drama series is based on Japanese novel “Tsubakiyama Kacho no Nanokakan” by Jiro Asada which was previously adapted into 2006 film “Tsubakiyama Kacho no Nanokakan” and 2009 TV Asahi drama series “Tsubakiyama Kacho no Nanokakan.”
“Come Back Mister” will first air February 24, 2016 in South Korea.
Gu Ha-Ra from idol group ‘Kara’ has been offered the lead role in upcoming 4 episode KBS2 drama series “Babysitter.” Currently she is “positively considering” the offer.
If Gu Ha-Ra accepts, she will play main character Jang Suk-Ryoo. Her character is a babysitter who graduated from a top university. The babysitter then gets a job babysitting 3 children from a wealthy family. The babysitter then begins to change. The drama series is depicted as a suspense-thriller. If Gu Ha-Ra accepts the offer, it will be her first acting performance since girl group ‘Kara’ disbanded on January 15, 2016.
“Babysitter” will first air March 14, 2016 in South Korea.
Here’s the first still images of supporting performers Lee Gi-Kwang from idol group “Beast”and Lee Yeol-Eum in upcoming MBC drama series “Monster.” The drama series stars Kang Ji-Hwan, Sung Yu-Ri & Park Ki-Woong.
The still images are from the Lee Gi-Kwang and Lee Yeol-Eum’s first day of filming which took place during the first week of February, 2016 in Paju, South Korea. The first scene filmed involved Lee Kook-Chul played by Lee Gi-Kwang and Cha Soo-Yeon played Lee Yeol-Eum when they first meet in their young adult days. Lee Kook-Chul has a visual impairment and is a son from a wealthy family, while Cha Soo-Yeon works as a delivery woman for a chicken restaurant. Those two characters are later played by Kang Ji-Hwan and Sung Yu-Ri.
“Monster” first airs April 4, 2016 in South Korea.
Masaki Okada, Tori Matsuzaka & Yuya Yagira are cast in new NTV drama series “Yutori Desu ga Nani ka.” The drama series is scripted by Kankuro Kudo and directed by Nobuo Mizuta. The duo previously collaborated in 2007 film “Maiko haaaan!!!” and 2009 film “No More Cry!!!”
Drama series “Yutori Desu ga Nani ka” will follow the lives of three men in their late 20’s and who are a product of the Yutori generation. In the late 1970’s, the Japanese government began implementing a reform of primary school education referred to as Yutori education. The purpose of the reform was to have a stress-free education environment, but critics of the reform point to less competitive and ambitious students.
“Yutori Desu ga Nani ka” first airs this April in Japan.
Mana Ashida and Charlotte Kate Fox are cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Our House” (working title). In drama series “Our House,” Mana Ashida plays a 12-year-old girl who is second child among 4 siblings. After her mother passed away 6 months ago, the 12-year-old girl is responsible for taking care of the house. Her father then meets an American woman played by Charlotte Kate Fox while working in the U.S. The couple decide to marry almost instantly and he brings her back to Japan. The 12-year-old girl is unhappy to have a new mother and tries to kick her out.
“Our House” will air beginning this April in Japan.
Poster and English subtitled teaser trailer for upcoming live-action film “Terra Formars” starring Hideaki Ito, Emi Takei, Tomohisa Yamashita, Takayuki Yamada, Shun Oguri, Eiko Koike & Rinko Kikuchi. Movie is directed by Takashi Miike (“Crows Zero“).
“Terra Formars” will be released April 29, 2016 in Japan.
First script reading for upcoming drama series “Cinderella and Four Knights” took place recently in South Korea. Main cast members including Jung Il-Woo, Park So-Dam, Ahn Jae-Hyeon, Lee Jung-Shin (‘CNBLUE’) and Son Na-Eun (‘A Pink’) all attended. Exact air date and specific network channel has yet to be decided.
Teaser trailer and poster added for tvN drama series “Memory” starring Lee Sung-Min, Kim Ji-Su, Lee Joon-Ho (2PM) and Park Jin-Hee. In the drama series, Lee Sung-Min will play an attorney diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
“Memory” will first air March 18, 2016 in South Korea.
Hiroaki Murakami, Ayame Gouriki & Takanori Jinnai are cast as leads in new TV Tokyo drama SP “Soshitsu no Girei.” In the drama special, all three performers will play detectives. Story for the drama special revolves around two murders that take place in Shizuoka Prefecture and Tokyo. Both victims attended a medical seminar in Shizuoka Prefecture. Detective Kyosuke Otsuka (Hiroaki Murakami) and his rookie detective partner Hiroaki Murakami (Ayame Gouriki) join forces with Detective Kouhei Suda (Takanori Jinnai) in Tokyo to find the murderer.
“Soshitsu no Girei” will air sometime this spring in Japan.