Nov 16 2015

Kazuya Kamenashi cast in NTV drama “The Mysterious Thief Yamaneko”

Kazuya Kamenashi (Jpop group ‘KAT-TUN’) is cast in new NTV drama series “The Mysterious Thief Yamaneko.” The drama series is based on 2006 novel “Kaito Tantei Yamaneko Series” by Manabu Kaminaga and directed by Ryuichi Inomata (“I’m Mita, Your Housekeeper“). In the drama series, Kazuya Kamenashi will play main character Yamaneko. His character is a mysterious figure who steals from people and corporations committing evil acts. His character also exposes those evil acts.

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

Nov 16 2015

still image and ep.1 (2) trailer for KBS2 drama series “Oh My Venus”

Here’s still images of So Ji-Sub and Shin Min-A in ep.1 of KBS2 drama series “Oh My Venus.” The still images are from a scene for ep.1 of the drama series that was filmed on November 5, 2015 at Yongsan-district, Seoul, South Korea. Filming for this scene began at 6PM and finished at 4AM.

Meanwhile, a second ep.1 trailer for “Oh My Venus” can be viewed at AsianWiki. Ep.1 of “Oh My Venus” airs later tonight in South Korea.

Nov 16 2015

Emi Takei is cast in Fuji TV drama series “Fragile”

Emi Takei is cast in upcoming Fuji TV live-action drama series “Fragile” starring Tomoya Nagase. Also cast in supporting roles are Koyuki, Kinya Kitaoji & Shuhei Nomura. Drama series is based on manga series “Fragile” by Bin Kusamizu & Saburo Megumi

In drama series “Fragile.” Emi Takei will play rookie pathologist Chihiro Miyazaki. She is full of passion and pure in her desire to save the lives of patients. Shuhei Nomura will play Chihiro Miyazaki. His character is a clinical laboratory technologist. Koyuki  will play Madoka Hosoki. Her character is a surgeon and graduated from the same university as Keiichiro Kishi (Tomoya Nagase). Kinya Kitaoji will play Kaoru Nakaguma. He is a former instructor of Keiichiro Kishi.

“Fragile” first airs January 13, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 16 2015

Jang Na-Ra cast in MBC drama series “One More Happy Ending”

Actress Jang Na-Ra is cast in new MBC drama series “One More Happy Ending” (literal title). Drama series will be directed by Kwon Sung-Chan (“Late Night Hospital“).

In drama series “One More Happy Ending,” Jang Na-Ra will play Han Mi-Mo. She works as a representative for a remarriage consulting business. She gives honest advice to her customers who hope to remarry. Her character possesses a beautiful appearance. When she was younger, Han Mi-Mo was a member of an idol group.

“One More Happy Ending” will first air this January in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Wednesday and Thursday 10PM time slot after “My Sweet and Sour Family“).

Nov 16 2015

Yoona cast in movie “Cooperation”

Yoona from popular idol group “Girls’ Generation” is cast in upcoming movie “Cooperation” starring Hyun-Bin. Veteran actor Yu Hae-Jin is currently considering an offer to play a major supporting role. Movie will be directed by Kim Sung-Hoon (“A Wonderful Moment“) and produced by Yoon Je-Kyun (“Ode To My Father“).

In movie “Cooperation,” Yoona will play Park Min-Young. Her character is the sister-in-law of a South Korean detective (Yu Hae-Jin if he accepts the role). Movie deals with an unofficial investigation conducted by North and South Korea together.

Filming for “Cooperation” will begin early next year in South Korea.

Nov 13 2015

Ryoko Hirosue & Yuki Uchida cast in Fuji TV drama series “Naomi and Kanako”

Actresses Ryoko Hirosue & Yuki Uchida are cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Naomi and Kanako” (literal title). The drama series is based on 2012 novel “Naomi to Kanako” by Hideo Okuda (“South Bound“/”Girls For Keeps“).

Story for “Naomi and Kanako” revolve around two friends who concoct a plan to kill one of the friend’s abusive husband.

“Naomi and Kanako” first airs sometime in January, 2016 in Japan.


Nov 12 2015

Lee Beom-Soo set to make guest appearance in KBS2 drama “Moorim School”

Actor Lee Beom-Soo is cast to make a special guest appearance in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Moorim School.” The drama series stars Lee Hyun-Woo, Seo Ye-Ji, Hong Bin (‘VIXX’) & Jeong Eu-Gene.

In the drama series, Lee Beom-Soo will play Chinese character Wang Ha-O. His character is the father of Wang Chi-Ang (Hong Bin). Wang Ha-O is the president of company Shanghae. He is strict with his son and he also has a mystery event involving Moorim School. Lee Beom-Soo partially accepted the guest appearance role due to his relationship with director Lee So-Yeon. They previously worked together in 2013 KBS2 drama series “The Prime Minister and I.”

“Moorim School” will first air January, 2016 in South Korea.


Nov 12 2015

Seo Ha-Jun & Yang Jin-Sung cast in SBS weekday morning drama “My Son-In-Law’s Woman”

Seo Ha-Jun and Yang Jin-Sung are cast in new SBS weekday morning drama series “My Son-In-Law’s Woman” (working & literal title). Also cast in the drama series are Lee Jae-Un, Jang Seung-Jo, Lee Sang-Ah & Jung Kyung-Ho. Story for “My Son-In-Law’s Woman” follows a woman who treats her son-in-law like a real son, but he eventually marries another woman.

“My Son-In-Law’s Woman” first airs January 4, 2016 in South Korea (takes over the time slot currently held by “My Mother Is a Daughter-In-Law“).