Dec 7 2015

Teaser posters and teaser trailer for SBS drama series “Witch’s Castle”

Here’s two teaser posters for upcoming SBS weekday evening drama series “Witch’s Castle” starring Choi Jung-Won, Seo Ji-Suk, Yoo Ji-In, Shin Dong-Mi & Kim Jeong-Hoon. Drama series follows a woman (Choi Jung-Won), her mother-in-law (Yoo Ji-In) and sister-in-law (Shin Dong-Mi) as they begin to live together. In addition, the first teaser trailer is also added on AsianWiki.

“Witch’s Castle” first airs December 14, 2015 in South Korea.

Dec 7 2015

First teaser poster for movie “Don’t Forget Me”

Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming film “Don’t Forget Me” starring Jung Woo-Sung & Kim Ha-Neul. Movie “Don’t Forget Me” is a remake of 2010 short film “Remember O Goddess.” Both the original short film and the movie “Don’t Forget Me” are written and directed by Lee Yoon-Jung. Premise for the film follows a man (Jung Woo-Sung) who lost his memory from the past 10 years. He falls in love with a woman played by Kim Ha-Neul.

Release date for “Don’t Forget Me” is now set for January 7, 2016 in South Korea.

Dec 7 2015

Suzu Hirose and Hiroki Narimiya cast in NTV drama series “The Mysterious Thief Yamaneko”

Suzu Hirose and Hiroki Narimiya cast in NTV drama series “The Mysterious Thief Yamaneko” starring Kazuya Kamenashi. Also cast in the drama series are Kuranosuke Sasaki, Nanao, Nene Otsuka and Yukiya Kitamura.

In drama series “The Mysterious Thief Yamaneko,” Suzu Hirose will play Mao Takasugi. Her character is a female high school student and a genius computer hacker. She uses her l33t hacking skills to help her father with evil deeds. Hiroki Narimiya will play Hideo Katsumura. His character is a magazine reporter. He experiences the typical life of a reporter, but, one day, Yamaneko (Kazuya Kamenashi) appears in front of him and tells him to “write my story.” Hideo Katsumura then acts with Yamaneko.

“The Mysterious Thief Yamaneko” first airs January 16, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 5 2015

Kazutoyo Koyabu & Nana Katase are cast in NTV-YTV drama series “The Angel of Money” (“Money no Tenshi”)

Kazutoyo Koyabu and Nana Katase are cast in new NTV-YTV drama series “The Angel of Money” (literal title of “Money no Tenshi”). Also cast in the drama series are Naoto Takenaka, Wakana Aoi, Fuuko Yagura (idol group ‘NMB48′) & Miria Fujita (idol group ‘Fairies’).

Premise for “The Angel of Money” has Nana Katase playing a manager of a Mexican restaurant in Osaka. She is also studying to become a lawyer. Her character went through a difficult financial period in her past and she wants to help others get through similar situations. She then decides to open a small financial counseling booth in the Mexican restaurant. Her first customer is Shigeru Takeuchi (Kazutoyo Koyabu). His character helps her with the financial counseling. Meanwhile, Naoto Takenaka will play an attorney that is hostile to Risa Kurihara (Nana Katase) and Shigeru Takeuchi (Kazutoyo Koyabu). Wakana Aoi, Fuuko Yagura  and Miria Fujita will play high school students who are part-time workers at the Mexican restaurant. They also help Risa Kurihara (Nana Katase).

 

 

Dec 4 2015

Gou Ayano cast in movie “Nihon de Ichiban Warui Yatsura”

Gou Ayano cast in movie “Nihon de Ichiban Warui Yatsura.” The movie is based on a non-fiction novel by Yoshiaki Inaba and directed by Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Devil’s Path“). Yoshiaki Inaba wrote the novel about his life, after spending 9 years in prison. While working as a police inspector in Hokkaido, he was arrested for gun and drug possession. Gou Ayano will play the main character. He gained and lost 10 kilograms while filming the movie.

“Nihon de Ichiban Warui Yatsura” will be released June 25, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 4 2015

Main trailer for live-action film “Chihayafuru Part I”

Main trailer for live-action film “Chihayafuru Part I” starring Suzu Hirose, Shuhei Nomura, Mackenyu & Mone Kamishiraishi. Movie is based on manga “Chihayafuru” by Yuki Suetsugu and directed by Norihiro Koizumi (“Midnight Sun“/”The Liar and His Lover“). Story for the film follows childhood friends who are now in high school and start a karuta (Japanese card game) club.

“Chihayafuru Part I” will be released March 19, 2016 and its follow up film “Chihayafuru Part II” will be released April 29, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 3 2015

Trailer for movie “Children of Iron”

Trailer for movie “Children of Iron” starring Tomoko Tabata, Jyonmyon Pe, Taishi Sato & Mau. Movie is directed by Koki Fukuyama. “Children of Iron” had its world premiere earlier this year as the opening film for the Skip City International D-Cinema Festival and also screened recently at the 28th annual Tokyo International Film Festival. Premise for the film follows two elementary school students who become brother and sister after their parents marry. The new siblings get teased by their classmates and they concoct a plan to make their parents divorce.

“Children of Iron” will be released February 13, 2016 in Japan.