Aug 22 2016

Yuki Amami cast in Fuji TV drama series “Chef: Mitsuboshi no Kyushoku”

Yuki Amami is cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Chef: Mitsuboshi no Kyushoku.” The drama series is scripted by Hideya Hamada (“Absolute Zero: Special Investigation Unit“) and directed by Shin Hirano & Ryo Tanaka.

In the drama series “Chef: Mitsuboshi no Kyushoku,” Yuki Amami plays Paris trained chef Mitsuko Hoshino. She gets fired from her job as a chef at a 3 star French restaurant in Ginza and eventually works on a TV program centered around school meals.

“Chef: Mitsuboshi no Kyushoku” first airs this October in Japan.

Aug 22 2016

New Erika Toda still images from live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World”

Here’s new still images of actress Erika Toda in upcoming live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World.” The scene from the still images was filmed in mid-February, 2016 at the Telecom Center building in Tokyo. Sosuke Ikematsu and Masaki Suda also appear in the scene along with about 300 extras appearing in the background.

“Death Note: Light Up The New World” will open October 29, 2016 in Japan.

Aug 22 2016

Supporting cast for movie “Shinobi no Kuni”

Supporting cast added for upcoming movie “Shinobi no Kuni” starring Satoshi Ono. Cast in supporting roles for the film are Satomi Ishihara, Ryohei Suzuki, Yusuke Iseya, Yuri Chinen (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’), Yuna Taira, Makita Sports, Danshun Tatekawa, Jun Kunimura, Denden, Shinnosuke Mitsushima and Kitaro. Movie is based on 2008 novel “Shinobi no Kuni” by Ryo Wada and directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura.

In the upcoming film, Satomi Ishihara will play Okuni. She is the wife of Mumon (Satoshi Ono). Ryohei Suzuki sill play Heibee Shimoyama. He is the heir of the Shimoyama family. Yuri Chinen will play Nobukatsu Oda. Yusuke Iseya will play Daizen Heki. He is the vassal of Nobukatsu. Yuna Taira will play Rin Kitabatake. She becomes the wife of Nobukatsu through a marriage of convenience

“Shinobi no Kuni” will be released sometime during summer, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 22 2016

Ryoo Joon-Yeol & Lee Soo-Kyung cast in movie “Silent Witness”

Ryoo Joon-Yeol & Lee Soo-Kyung are cast in new movie “Silent Witness” starring Choi Min-Sik & Park Shin-Hye. Movie is a remake of 2013 Chinese film “Silent Witness” and will be directed by Jung Ji-Woo (“Eungyo“).

In the upcoming movie, Ryoo Joon-Yeol will play a character that holds an important key to the story. His character is not found in the original 2013 Chinese film. Lee Soo-Kyung will play the daughter of the financial magnate who becomes a murder suspect.

Filming for “Silent Witness” will begin sometime later this year and the movie will be released 2017 in South Korea.

Aug 19 2016

First still images of Seo In-Guk in MBC drama series “Shopping King Louie”

Here’s the first still images of Seo In-Guk in upcoming MBC drama series “Shopping King Louie.” The still images are from Seo In-Guk’s first day of filming for the drama series.

In the drama series, Seo In-Guk plays title character Louie. He lost is parents in an accident as a young child and since then he has been overprotected by his grandmother. He grew up lonely in Europe.

“Shopping King Louie” first airs sometime this September in South Korea.

Aug 19 2016

Lee Jong-Suk cast in movie “VIP”

Lee Jong-Suk is cast in upcoming movie “VIP” co-starring Kim Myung-Min & Park Hee-Soon. Actor Jang Dong-Gun has also received an offer to play a leading character and he is still “positively considering” the offer.

In movie “VIP,” Lee Jong-Suk will play Gwang-Il. He is the son of a high-ranking North Korean official and commits serial murders around the world. Agents from South Korea, North Korea and Interpol attempt to bring him to justice.

“VIP” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.

Aug 19 2016

Sota Fukushi cast in live-action film “Bleach”

Sota Fukushi is cast in upcoming live-action film “Bleach.” The live-action film is based on popular manga series “BLEACH” by Tite Kubo and directed by Shinsuke Sato (“Gantz“).

In the upcoming live-action film, Sota Fukushi will play main character Ichigo Kurosaki. Ichigo Kurosaki is attacked by evil spirit Hollow and is helped by angel of death Rukia Kuchiki. After Rukia Kuchiki is injured, she attempts to transfer half of her powers to Ichigo to defeat Hollow, but he ends up absorbing almost all of her powers. Hollow is defeated, but Rukia is trapped as a human. Ichigo is then asked to take her position until she recovers.

“Bleach” will be released sometime during 2018 in Japan.

Aug 18 2016

Fumino Kimura & Munetaka Aoki cast in WOWOW drama series “Suisho no Kodo”

Fumino Kimura & Munetaka Aoki are cast in WOWOW drama series “Suisho no Kodo.” The drama series is a sequel to 2015 WOWOW drama series “Stone’s Cocoon” and based on 2014 novel “Suisho no Kodo Keishicho Satsujin Bunsekihan” by Kazushi Asami. Also cast in the drama series are Ikkei WatanabeToshiyuki KitamiYu Koyanagi & Takahiro Fujimoto.

Story for “Suisho no Kodo” takes place one year after WOWOW drama series “Stone’s Coccoon.” Toko Kisaragi (Fumino Kimura) and Hideaki Takano (Munetaka Aoki) investigate a new murder case. When they realize they are being followed by a man, they chase after him .. but a building nearby explodes.

“Suisho no Kodo” will first air November 13, 2016 in Japan.