May 23 2016

Kei Inoo cast in TV Asahi drama special “Doctor-X”

Kei Inoo from ‘Hey! Say! JUMP’ is cast in upcoming TV Asahi drama special “Doctor-X” starring Ryoko Yonekura. In the drama special, Kei Inoo will play Kojiro Himuro. His character is a champion figure skater about to take part in a world competition, but he will go undergo surgery performed by Michiko Daimon (Ryoko Yonekura).

The 1 episode drama special “Doctor-X” will air sometime this summer in Japan.

May 23 2016

Jin Young offered major supporting role in KBS2 drama “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”

Jin Young (‘B1A4’) has been offered a major supporting role in upcoming KBS2 drama “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” starring Park Bo-GumKim You-Jung. Jin Young is currently “positively considering” the offer.

If Jin Young accepts, he will play Kim Yoon-Sung. His character falls into a love triangle with Crown Prince Hyomyeong (Park Bo-Gum) and Hong Ra-On (Kim You-Jung).

Yook Sung-Jae from idol group ‘BTOB’ was first offered the role of Kim Yoon-Sung, but he declined due to scheduling conflicts.

“Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” will premiere August 1, 2016 in South Korea.

May 23 2016

First script reading for MBC drama series “W”

First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “W,” starring Lee Jong-Suk & Han Hyo-Joo, took place early this month at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. At the first script reading Lee Jong-Suk, Han Hyo-Joo, Jeong Eu-Gene, Lee Tae-Hwan and other main cast members attended. In the drama series, Lee Jong-Suk plays Kang Chul. His character is an Olympic gold medalist in shooting sports and he now runs a company. He is cold-blooded, but smart. Meanwhile, Han Hyo-Joo plays Oh Yeon-Joo. Her character is a second year resident of thoracic surgery. She is bright and has warm heart.

“W” first airs this July in South Korea.

May 22 2016

Mei Nagano cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Koe Koi”

Mei Nagano is cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Koe Koi.” The drama series is based on manga “Koe Koi” by Doruru. In drama series “Koe Koi,” Mei Nagano will play Yuiko Yoshioka. Her character is entering the first year of high school. She gets sick though and stays in bed. That’s when she receives a phone call from Class President Matsubara who turns out to be really nice to her and causing her heart to flutter.

“Koe Koi” first airs this July in Japan.

May 21 2016

Haru cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama series “On”

Actress Haru is cast in upcoming Fuji TV-KTV drama series “On.” The drama series is based on 2014 novel “ON Ijo Hanzai Sosakan Todo Hinako” by Ryo Naito. Haru will play a detective for the first time in her acting career in the drama series.

“On” first airs this July in Japan.

May 21 2016

Trailer and poster for movie “Kashin”

Trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Kashin” starring Eri MurakawaKento HayashiMasanobu Ando. Movie is based on 1958 novel “Kashin” by Jakucho Setouchi and directed by Hiroshi Ando. Story for the movie follows a wife (Eri Murakawa) who entered into a loveless arranged marriage. She meets a man played by Masanobu Ando and falls in love for the first time.

“Kashin” will be released August 6, 2016 in Japan.

May 20 2016

Ku Hye-Sun & Ahn Jae-Hyeon officially marry

Actress Ku Hye-Sun officially registered her marriage to actor Ahn Jae-Hyeon at the Gangnam district office today, May 20, 2106. She registered their marriage by herself, due to Ahn Jae-Hyeon filming for upcoming drama series “Cinderella and Four Knights.” Tomorrow, May 21, 2016, the couple will have a meal with their parents and family members to celebrate their marriage. The couple will skip a traditional wedding ceremony and donate the money they were supposed to spend on their wedding ceremony to a hospital pediatrics ward. They first met while working together in 2015 KBS2 drama series “Blood.”

May 20 2016

Kotaro Koizumi & Haruna Kawaguchi cast in NHK drama series “Juken no Cinderella”

Kotaro Koizumi & Haruna Kawaguchi cast in NHK drama series “Juken no Cinderella.” The drama series is based on 2008 novel by “Juken no Shinderera” by Hideki Wada. 2008 film “Cinderella Formula” is also based on the same story and directed by original writer Hideki Wada.

Setup for the film has Tooru Igarashi (Kotaro Koizumi) playing a former preparatory school instructor whose life has come crashing down. He has learned that he has only 1 year to live. He meets Maki Endo played by Haruna Kawaguchi. She works multiple part-time jobs while attending a part-time high school. Tooru Igarashi then agrees to tutor to her so she can get into the University of Tokyo.

“Juken no Cinderella” first airs July 10, 2016 in Japan.