Dec 1 2015

Trailer and poster for upcoming film “64: Part I”

Main trailer and poster added for upcoming film “64: Part I” starring Koichi Sato, Gou Ayano, Nana Eikura, Eita, Tomokazu Miura & Masatoshi Nagase. Movie is based on 2012 novel “64 (Rokuyon)” by Hideo Yokoyama and directed by Takahisa Zeze (“Heaven’s Story“). Story for the film involves an unsolved child murder case. The statute of limitations is set to expire on the murder, then a similar kidnapping case takes place.

Release date for “64: Part I” is now set for May 7, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 1 2015

supporting cast added for KBS2 drama series “Indiscreetly Fondly”

Yu Oh-Seong, Jin Kyung, Jung Sun-Kyung and Choi Moo-Sung are cast in supporting roles for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Indiscreetly Fondly” (literal title). The drama series has already cast Kim Woo-Bin, Bae Suzy, Lim Ju-Hwan and Lim Ju-Eun in its lead roles.

In the drama series, actor Yu Oh-Seong will play Prosecutor Choi Hyun-Joon.  He looks like a righteous hot-blooded prosecutor, but he actually seeks power even if it requires injustice. Actress Jin Kyung will play Shin Young-Ok. Her character is the mother of Shin Joon-Young (Kim Woo-Bin). Actress Jung Sun-Kyung will play Lee Eun-Soo. She is the wife of Prosecutor Choi Hyun-Joon and comes from a wealthy family. Actor Choi Moo-Sung will play Jang Jung-Sik. He runs a restaurant with Shin Young-Ok.

“Indiscreetly Fondly” first airs sometime next year in South Korea.

Dec 1 2015

Ryuhei Matsuda & Riku Ohnishi cast in movie “My Uncle”

Actor Ryuhei Matsuda & child actor Riku Ohnishi are cast in new movie “My Uncle” (literal title of “Boku no Ojisan”). The movie is directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita (“Linda Linda Linda“) and based on 1972 nove l”Boku no Ojisan” by Morio Kita.

In movie “My Uncle,” Ryuhei Matsuda plays the uncle who works part-time teaching philosophy at an university. He leeches off his older brother’s family. Meanwhile, Riku Ohnishi plays Yukio Haruyama. His uncle is the character played by Ryuhei Matsuda. The uncle then falls in love with a Japanese woman who comes from Hawaii. After her grandmother passes away, she goes back to Hawaii to take over her grandmother’s coffee farm. Meanwhile, the uncle and Yukio Haruyama travel to Hawaii to see her.

“My Uncle” will be released sometime during autumn, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 30 2015

Hiroshi Abe & Yuki Amami cast in movie “Koisaika Miyamoto”

Hiroshi Abe & Yuki Amami are cast in new movie “Koisaika Miyamoto.” The film is based on 2013 novel “Famiresu” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu (“The Blue Bird“/”Tombi“) and directed by Kazuhiko Yukawa. This is the first film directed by Kazuhiko Yukawa who has previously written screenplays for such popular drama series as NTV’s “I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper” and “Queen of the Classroom.”

Story for “Koisaika Miyamoto” has a husband (Hiroshi Abe) and wife (Yuki Amami) living alone as a couple for the first time in 25 years after their son moves out of their home. The husband, who works as a middle school teacher, finds divorce papers by his wife, but he doesn’t have the courage to confront her about the papers. A cooking class though inspires him about an ideal family and he takes new steps with his wife.

“Koisaika Miyamoto” will be released sometime in 2017 in Japan.

Nov 30 2015

First teaser trailer for MBC drama special “Splash Splash Love”

First teaser trailer added for upcoming 2 episode MBC drama special “Splash Splash Love” starring Yoon Doo-Joon (‘B2ST’) & Kim Seul-Gi. The drama special tells the story of a high school girl with a special ability. She transports in time through a puddle on a rainy day and ends up in the Joseon era and comes face to face with the young King played by Yoo Doo-Joon.

“Splash Splash Love” airs December 6 and December 13, 2015 in South Korea.

Nov 30 2015

Kenichi Endo & Atsuro Watabe cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama series “Otosan to Yobasete”

Actors Kenichi Endo & Atsuro Watabe are cast in upcoming Fuji TV/KTV drama series “Otosan to Yobasete” (literally “Let Me Call You Father-in-Law”). In the drama series, both Kenich Endo and Atsuro Watabe play 51-years-old men. Kenichi Endo has been so absorbed with his work at a medium sized trading company that he has never had a chance to marry. He then meets a woman 23-years-old and hopes to marry her. Meanwhile,¬†Atsuro Watabe plays a man that is proud of his family. He has a wife and 3 children. He’s also an executive at leading trading company. His 23-years-old daughter brings home the character played by Kenichi Endo as a perspective husband.

“Otosan to Yobasete” will first air January, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 29 2015

see list of winners and nominees at the 4th annual APAN Star Awards

See list of winners and nominees at the 4th annual APAN Star Awards. Major winners include actor Kim Soo-Hyun taking home the Grand Prize for KBS2 drama series “The Producers,” tvN drama series “Misaeng” taking home 4 awards including Best Actor in a Mini Series for Lee Sung-Min and Kim Hee-Seon winning the Best Actress in Mini Series award for MBC drama series “Angry Mom.” The 4th Annual APAN Star Awards took place November 28, 2015 in Wonju, South Korea.

Nov 28 2015

Akari Hayami cast in Fuji TV drama special “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles SP”

Akari Hayami is cast in Fuji TV live-action drama special “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles SP.” Also cast for the drama special are Karen Miyama, Seika Furuhata, Ryo Narita & Mirei Tanaka (idol group ‘Super Girls’). Ryo Narita and Mirei Tanaka play new characters not found in the 2015 Fuji TV drama series “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles.” The drama special is based on manga series”Ramen Daisuki Koizumi san” by Naru Narumi.

For the drama special, Akari Hayami’s Koizumi character and Ryo Narita’s Mitsukuni Naruto character have a battle over their love for ramen. “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles SP” airs January 4, 2016 in Japan.