Nov 15 2016

Kwon Yuri cast in SBS drama series “Defendant”

Kwon Yuri from ‘Girls’ Generation’ is cast for the lead female role in upcoming SBS drama series “Defendant.” Meanwhile, actor Ji Sung is still considering an offer to play the lead male character. Already cast in supporting roles are Oh Chang-Suk & Kim Min-Suk.

In drama series “Defendant,” Kwon Yuri will play Seo Eun-Hye. She works as a public defender and holds a strong sense of justice. She is not afraid of opposing the prosecutor or the judge in the name of justice.

Filming for “Defendant” is expected to start December, 2016 and the drama series will first air sometime January, 2017 in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim“).

Nov 15 2016

Mone Kamishiraishi cast in live-action TBS drama series “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba”

Mone Kamishiraishi is cast in live-action TBS drama series “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba.” The drama series is based on manga series “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba” by Sanami Suzuki. This will be Mone Kamishiraishi’s first lead acting role in a drama series. In the upcoming drama series, Mone Kamishiraishi will play Fumiko Yamada. Her character is a university student with shy and eccentric tendencies, but she absolutely loves to cook. She also has a doll named “Hokusai.”

“Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba” first airs January 22, 2017 on MBS and January 24, 2017 on TBS. MBS and TBS will air the drama special “Hokusai to Meshi Saeareba-Jokyo Shinkyo Meshi Keikaku hen’’ a week before the drama series airs.

Nov 15 2016

Junpei Mizobata cast in live-action film “Hurricane Polymar”

Junpei Mizobata is cast in new live-action film “Hurricane Polymar.” The movie is based on the TV anime series “Hurricane Polymar” which aired on channel NET (now TV Asahi) from 1974-1975. Junpei Mizobata will play main character Takeshi Yoroi. He is a private investigator who came into a possession of a special suit made out of an artificial polymar. With the suit, Takeshi Yoroi turns into Hurrican Polymar – a superhero with the ability to transform into 5 different kinds of vehicles. Also cast in supporting roles are Yuki Yamada,
Mikie Hara & Yurina Yanagi.

“Hurricane Polymar” will be released May, 2017 in Japan.

Nov 14 2016

Atsushi Arai and Amane Okayama cast in movie “Kamisama no Wadachi: Checkpoint of the Life.”

Atsushi Arai and Amane Okayama are cast in new movie “Kamisama no Wadachi: Checkpoint of the Life.” Movie is written and directed by Yu Sakudo. In the movie, Atsushi Arai and Amane Okayama play longtime friends who are bicycle enthusiasts. The film will show their interactions with people around Ide, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

“Kamisama no Wadachi: Checkpoint of the Life” will be released sometime during spring, 2017 in Japan.

Nov 14 2016

Lee Jong-Suk & Bae Suzy offered lead roles in drama series “While You Were Sleeping”

Lee Jong-Suk & Bae Suzy have been offered the lead roles in upcoming drama series “While You Were Sleeping.” Currently, the two are “positively considering” the offers.

The screenplay for the drama series is scripted by Park Hye-Ryun. This is important, as Park Hye-Ryun has worked with Lee Jong-Suk in SBS drama series “I Can Hear Your Voice” and SBS drama series “Pinocchio.” Meanwhile, Bae Suzy has worked with Park Hye-Ryun in KBS2 dream series “Dream High.” SidusHQ will produce the drama series and casting is expected to finish this year. Filming is expected to begin in early, 2017. It has yet to be determined which network will air the drama series, but it is expected to air sometime in spring or early summer, 2017 in South Korea.