Oct 27 2015

Munetaka Aoki & Suzuki Matsuo cast in NHK drama “Chikaemon”

Munetaka Aoki & Suzuki Matsuo are cast in upcoming NHK period drama series “Chikaemon.” Drama series is based on an original screenplay by Yuki Fujimoto (“Flower in Bloom” & “Taira no Kiyomori“), but centered around real-life historical figure Monzaemon Chikamatsu.

In drama series “Chikaemon,” Suzuki Matsuo plays Monzaemon Chikamatsu. He is a dramatist of jōruri, which is an early puppet theater precursor to bunraku and kabuki. Monzaemon Chikamatsu finds himself in a writing slump, but things change when he meets a gambler played by Munetaka Aoki.

Chikaemon” first airs January 14, 2016 in Japan.

Oct 26 2015

Namgung Min cast in SBS drama series “Remember”

Actor Namgung Min is cast in upcoming SBS drama series “Remember” (working title) starring Yoo Seung-Ho and Park Min-Young.

In drama series “Remember,” Namgung Min will play Nam Gyoo-Man. His character is the successor of a large chaebol corporation. Nam Gyoo-Man lives in extreme luxury and has a dissipated life. When he gets upset, he can’t control his emotions. He is the one responsible for placing Seo Jin-Woo (Yoo Seung-Ho) in a critical situation. His character is an absolute evil person.

“Remember” first airs this December in South Korea.

Oct 26 2015

Tsuyoshi Muro cast in live-action film “Himeano~ru”

Tsuyoshi Muro is cast in upcoming live-action film “Himeano~ru” starring Go Morita, Gaku Hamada & Aimi Satsukawa. Movie is based on manga “Himeano~ru” by Minoru Furuya (“Himizu“) and directed by Keisuke Yoshida (“Cafe Isobe“/”Silver Spoon“).

In live-action film “Himeano~ru,” Tsuyoshi Muro will play Yuji Ando. He holds feelings for Yuka Abe (Aimi Satsukawa) who is the target of serial killer Shoichi Morita (Go Morita).

Release date for “Himeano~ru” is now set for May 28, 2016 in Japan.

Oct 26 2015

International poster for upcoming film “A Man and a Woman”

Here’s an early international teaser poster for upcoming romance film “A Man and a Woman” starring Jeon Do-Yeon and Gong-Yoo. Movie is directed by Lee Yoon-Ki (“Ad Lib Night“/”My Dear Enemy“). Story for “A Man and a Woman” is set in the country of Finland and involves a forbidden romance. Filming for parts of “A Man and a Woman” was actually filmed in Finland for 1 month.

Release date for “A Man and a Woman” is targeted for sometime during the first half of 2016 in South Korea.

Oct 26 2015

Han Ye-Seul and Sung Joon cast in JTBC drama series “Madame Antoine”

Actress Han Ye-Seul and actor Sung Joon are now cast in upcoming JTBC drama series “Madame Antoine.” The drama series is scripted by Hong Jin-Ah (“The King 2hearts“/”Beethoven Virus“) and directed by Kim Yun-Cheol (“Can We Love“/”Can We Get Married?“).

In the romantic-comedy drama series “Madame Antoine,” Han Ye-Seul will play famous fortune teller Ko Hye-Rim. Although she is intelligent and able to use her senses to make deductions from people’s stories, she is a fake. She goes by the name Madame Antoine and claims she is spiritually connected to Marie Antoinette. Meanwhile, Sung Joon plays psychotherapist Choi Soo-Hyun. He doesn’t believe in true love and sets out to conduct a project to prove that. Fortune teller Ko Kye-Rim takes part in his test. The name of his treatment center also happens to be “Madame Antoine.”

“Madame Antoine” first airs November 27, 2015 in South Korea.

Oct 23 2015

First still image of So Ji-Sub in KBS2 drama series “Oh My Venus”

Here’s the first still images of actor So Ji-Sub in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Oh My Venus” also starring Shin Min-A.

The still images of So Ji-Sub are from his first day of filming for the drama series which took place October 19, 2015 at a Korean restaurant in Jung District, Seoul, South Korea. In drama series “Oh My Venus,” he plays Kim Young-Ho. His character possesses the type of personality where he can’t ignore the sick or help others in dangerous situations. He works as a personal trainer and is the hidden successor to the medical corporation Gahong.

“Oh My Venus” first airs November 16, 2015 in South Korea.

Oct 22 2015

character posters & teaser trailer for movie “Mohican Comes Home”

Here’s 5 character posters for upcoming film “Mohican Comes Home” (literal title) starring Ryuhei MatsudaAtsuko MaedaAkira EmotoMasako Motai and Yudai Chiba. Movie is written and directed by Shuichi Okita (“The Woodsman and the Rain“). First teaser trailer is also added on AsianWiki’s “Mohican Comes Home” page.

Lastly, release date for “Mohican Comes Home” is set for release sometime April, 2016 in Japan.

Oct 22 2015

Ko Hyun-Jung, Shin Sung-Woo, Zo In-Sung & Lee Kwang-Soo cast in tvN drama series “Dear My Friends”

Actress Ko Hyun-Jung & actor Shin Sung-Woo are now cast for lead characters in upcoming tvN drama series “Dear My Friends.” Also cast in special guest appearance roles are actors Zo In-Sung, Lee Kwang-Soo and Sung-Dong-Il. The three special guest appearance actors will all play important characters in the drama series and they previously worked with screenwriter No Hee-Kyung in 2014 SBS drama series “It’s Ok, This is Love.”

“Dear My Friends” first airs May, 2016 in South Korea.

Oct 21 2015

Son Soo-Hyun cast in SBS drama special “Puck!”

Actress Son Soo-Hyun is cast in upcoming SBS drama special “Puck!” starring Lee Kwang-Soo. In drama special “Puck!,” Son Soo-Hyun will play Nam Sung-Sil. Her character is the manager of a ice hockey team. She also has a temperament where she despises injustice.

Filming for “Puck!” begins October 28, 2015 and the drama special will air sometime later this year in South Korea.