Aug 10 2016

Junichi Okada, Koji Yakusho, Kasumi Arimura cast in movie “Sekigahara”

Junichi Okada (‘V6’), Koji Yakusho and Kasumi Arimura are cast in new movie “Sekigahara.” The movie is based on the historical fiction novel “Sekigahara” by Ryotaro Shiba and will be directed by Masato Harada (“The Emperor in August“).

Story for the movie takes place during the Battle of Sekigahara (October 21, 1600). Junichi Okada will play Mitsunari Ishida. He leads the Western Army in the Battle of Sekigahara. Koji Yakusho will play Ieyasu Tokugawa. Ieyasu Tokugawa leads the Eastern Army. Kasumi Arimura will play Hatsume. Her character is sent to spy on Mitsunari Ishida, but falls in love with him.

Filming for “Sekigahara” begins this month and the movie will be released sometime during autumn, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 10 2016

Lee Je-Hoon and Shin Min-A cast in tvN drama series “Tomorrow With You”

Lee Je-Hoon and Shin Min-A are now cast in new tvN drama series “Tomorrow With You.”

In the drama series, Lee Je-Hoon will play Yoo So-Joon. He is the CEO of a real estate investment company. He also has the ability to travel though time via a subway. Due to his time travel abilities, he has amassed a fortune in real estate.

Shin Min-A  will play Song Ma-Rin. She is married to Yoo So-Joon. When she was 5 years old, she was a popular child actress. Her popularity did not last long. Now, she is in her 30’s and works without fanfare as a photographer. After she married Yoo So-Joon, she learned that he could travel through time which causes her confusion.

“Tomorrow With You” will air Friday and Saturday beginning sometime in 2017 (taking over the time slot after the conclusion of “Goblin“).


Aug 9 2016

Song Ji-Hyo cast in JTBC drama series “My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week”

Song Ji-Hyo is now cast for female lead in upcoming JTBC drama series “My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week” co-starring Lee Sun-Kyun & BoA. The drama series is a remake of 2007 Fuji TV drama series”My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week?!” (“Konshu Tsuma ga Uwaki Shimasu”).

In drama series “My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week,” Song Ji-Hyo will play the wife of Hyun-Woo (Lee Sun-Kyun). Hyun-Woo learns his wife is having an affair and turns to anonymous internet users for advice.

“My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week” first airs this October in South Korea.

Aug 9 2016

Lee Joon-Gi’s character poster & still images from SBS drama series “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”

Character poster of Lee Joon-Gi & still images from upcoming SBS drama series “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” co-starring IU. Drama series is based on Chinese novel “Bu Bu Jing Xin” by Tong Hua.

In the upcoming drama series, Lee Joon-Gi plays Wang So. He later becomes King Gwangjong of Goryeo. Wang So is called Dog Wolf because of his mask, cold ice-like eyes and tenacious personality. When he was little, he was not loved by his parents. His father used him literally as a shield, which left a prominent scar on his face. His mother held him hostage to take back her husband’s love. After Wang So meets Hae-Soo (IU), he changes.

“Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” first airs August 29, 2016 in South Korea.

Aug 9 2016

Support cast character posters for KBS2 drama series “Love in the Moonlight”

Here’s character posters of Jin Young (‘B1A4’), Chae Soo-Bin and Kwak Dong-Yeon in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Love in the Moonlight” starring Park Bo-Gum & Kim You-Jung.

In the drama series, Jin Young plays Kim Yoon-Sung. He is the son of a powerful noble family. He’s attractive and carries himself with dignity. Chae Soo-Bin plays Jo Ha-Yeon. She has a cold sense of judgement and arrogance. She offers a marriage of convenience to Lee Young (Park Bo-Gum). Lastly, Kwak Dong-Yeon plays Kim Byung-Yeon. He is friends with Lee Young and also his bodyguard.

“Love in the Moonlight” first airs August 22, 2016 in South Korea.

Aug 8 2016

Nana Eikura and Kento Kaku now married

Actress Nana Eikura and actor Kento Kaku have announced that they have registered their marriage on August 7, 2016. A wedding ceremony and reception details have not yet been decided. Kento Kaku and Nana Eikura first met while working together in 2014 TBS drama series “Testimony of N” and began dating during summer, 2015.

Aug 8 2016

Lee Sung-Kyung and Nam Joo-Hyuk cast in MBC drama series “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo”

Lee Sung-Kyung and Nam Joo-Hyuk are now cast for lead roles in upcoming MBC drama series “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo.”

In the drama series, Lee Sung-Kyung will play title character Kim Bok-Joo. Kim Bok-Joo is in the 2nd year of college, majoring in physical education, and belongs to the school’s weightlifting team. She is friendly. Meanwhile, Nam Joo-Hyuk will play Jung Joon-Hyung. His character is also a 2nd year student at the same school attended by Kim Bok-Joo. Jung Joon-Hyung belongs to the swimming team. He suffers from a trauma after being disqualified for an illegal start.

In addition, Kim Jae-Hyun (’N.Flying’) is cast in a supporting role. Kim Jae-Hyun will play Joon-Hyung’s junior on the swimming team. “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo” first airs this November in South Korea.

Aug 8 2016

Still images of Nanao in WOWOW drama series “Futagashira 2”

Here’s still images of actress Nanao in upcoming live-action WOWOW drama series “Futagashira 2” starring Kenichi Matsuyama & Taichi Saotome.

In the drama series, Nanao plays Okon. Setup for the scene has Benzo (Kenichi Matsuyama), Soji (Taichi Saotome) and Kurazo (Nao Omori) crossing paths at a red light district. There, Benzo and Soji are surprised to see Okon walking among oiran (a type of courtesan/prostitue).

“Futagashira 2” first airs September 17, 2016 in Japan.