May 14 2020

Koji Kikkawa & Jun Shison cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama series “Private Detective Rintaro Yuri”

Koji Kikkawa and Jun Shison are cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama series “Private Detective Rintaro Yuri” (literal title of “Tantei Yuri Rintaro”). The drama series is based on two novels by Seishi Yokomizo: “Chocho Satsujin Jiken” & “Tsukareta Onna.” Koji Kikkawa will play main character Rintaro Yuri. He works in Kyoto as a private detective and forensic psychologist. Jun Shison will play his assistant  Shunsuke Mitsugi. Filming for the drama series has already finished and took place in Kyoto and the surrounding Kansai region.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Rintaro Yuri (Koji Kikkawa) used to work as the chief of the First Investigation Division in Tokyo. Due to a case, he resigned from the police force and moved back to his hometown of Kyoto. Now, he works as a forensic psychologist in Kyoto. After receiving requests from the police, he helps them with their investigations. His investigation method involves careful observance of the crime scenes and he uses trace techniques learned from a hunter. He met that hunter in the Rocky Mountains, USA, during his school days. His assistant in Kyoto is Shunsuke Mitsugi (Jun Shison). Shunsuke Mitsugi admires Rintaro Yuri and runs the website “Yuri Rintaro no Jikenbo,” which records Rintaro Yuri’s performance.

The 5 episode drama series first airs  June 16, 2020 in Japan.

May 13 2020

Teaser trailer for movie “Baseball Girl”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Baseball Girl” starring Lee Joo-Young, Lee Joon-Hyuk, and Yum Hye-Ran. In the movie, Lee Joo-Young plays a young woman who tries to become a professional baseball player. Captions in the teaser trailer states in Korean (0:38) “Baseball girl dreaming of pro ‘Joo Soo-In’ (Lee Joo-Young),” (0:42) “How do people know my future? Even, I don’t know,” (0:44) “I won’t give up without even trying.”

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Joo Soo-In (Lee Joo-Young) is a player on her high school baseball team. She is the only girl on the team and is talented as a baseball player. She is known as the “genius baseball girl” because of her talent. Joo Soo-In wants to continue to play baseball after she graduates from high. She struggles to join a professional baseball team.

“Baseball Girl” will be released June, 2020 in South Korea.

May 13 2020

Ep.1 trailer & 2nd poster for TV Chosun drama series “King Maker: The Change of Destiny”

Ep.1 trailer and 2nd poster added for TV Chosun drama series “King Maker: The Change of Destiny” starring Park Si-Hoo & Ko Sung-Hee. The 2nd poster features Park Si-Hoo, Ko Sung-Hee, Jeon Kwang-Leol, Sung Hyuk, Kim Seung-Su, Eru, and Kim Bo-Yeon. The drama series is also known as “Wind and Cloud and Rain” which is its literal title of “Baramgwa Gooreumgwa Bi.” The screenplay features a fierce struggle for the Joseon throne and a romance between Choi Chun-Joong (Park Si-Hoo) and Lee Bong-Ryeon (Ko Sung-Hee). Ep.1 trailer starts off with Ko Sung-Hee asking “Will he still remember me?”

“King Maker: The Change of Destiny” first airs May 17, 2020 in South Korea.

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May 12 2020

Trailer & still images for Netflix drama series “Ju-On: Origins”

Trailer and still images added for upcoming Netflix drama series “Ju-On: Origins” starring YosiYosi Arakawa, Yuina Kuroshima, Ririka, and Kana Kurashina. Drama series is directed by Sho Miyake and scripted by Hiroshi Takahashi & Takashige Ichise. Above and below are 9 still images from the drama series.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Haruka Honjo (Yuina Kuroshima) is a rookie actress. She hears the sounds of footsteps at night in her house. When she learns of psychic researcher Yasuo Odajima (YosiYosi Arakawa) from a TV variety program, she seeks counseling from him about her problem.

“Ju-On: Origins” will stream from July 3, 2020 on Netflix.

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May 11 2020

Ep.1 trailer for tvN drama series “Oh My Baby”

Ep.1 trailer added for tvN drama series “Oh My Baby” starring Jang Na-Ra, Go Joon, Park Byung-Eun, and Jung Gun-Joo. Meanwhile, above and below are a group poster and couple posters for the drama series.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Jang Ha-Ri (Jang Na-Ra) is a single woman and 39-years-old. She works as a deputy manager at parenting magazine company “The Baby.” She has a beautiful appearance, but she hasn’t dated in the past 10 years. This is because Jang Ha-Ri is a workaholic. She has given up on finding love or getting married, but she still wants to have a baby. Jang Ha-Ri soon becomes involved with 3 men.

“Oh My Baby” first airs May 13, 2020 in South Korea.

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May 11 2020

Teaser trailer #2 and six character posters for JTBC drama series “Sweet Munchies”

Teaser trailer #2 and six character posters added for JTBC drama series “Sweet Munchies” (English title) starring Jung Il-Woo, Kang Ji-Young, and Lee Hak-Joo. The drama series previously went under its literal title of “Late Night Snack Man and Woman.” Captions in teaser trailer #2 states in Korean (0:05) “After a very exhausting day, hungry day for no special reasons,” (0:08) “Soothe inside mouth of exhausted you,” (0:13) “Sweet, bitter romance,” (0:14) “Come to you who worked hard today as well.”

“Sweet Munchies” first airs May 25, 2020 in South Korea.

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May 11 2020

Teaser poster for movie “Mio-Tsukushi Ryouri-Chou”

Teaser poster added for movie “Mio-Tsukushi Ryouri-Chou” starring Honoka Matsumoto and Nao. The film is based on novel series “Mi wo Tsukushi Ryoricho” by Kaoru Takada and directed by Haruki Kadokawa. The movie’s theme song has also been announced, which is “Chirite Nao” performed by Aoi Teshima. Movie’s teaser trailer can be viewed at AsianWiki.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: When Mio (Honoka Matsumoto) was young, she lost her parents in a great flood and also became separated from her best friend Noe (Nao). Afterwards, Mio found her talent in cooking and eventually became a cook. Meanwhile, Noe has become an oiran (high-ranking courtesan).

“Mio-Tsukushi Ryouri-Chou” will be released October 16, 2020 in Japan.

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May 8 2020

Teaser trailer #1 for SBS drama series “Backstreet Rookie”

Teaser trailer #1 added for SBS drama series “Backstreet Rookie” starring Ji Chang-Wook and Kim You-Jung. Teaser trailer #1 shows the drama series is set at a convenience store on a backstreet. A sleepy store manager Choi Dae-Hyun (Ji Chang-Wook) sees Jung Saet-Byeol (Kim You-Jung) walking into his store. At the end of the teaser, Eum Moon-Suk appears in a bubble window and whispers “The wait is almost over, just wait for a little bit more.”

“Backstreet Rookie” first airs June 12, 2020 in South Korea.

May 8 2020

First script reading for tvN drama series “Psycho But It’s Okay”

First script reading for tvN drama series “Psycho But It’s Okay” (literal title), starring Kim Soo-Hyun & Seo Ye-Ji, took place sometime during the first quarter of this year. The script reading was attended by Kim Soo-Hyun, Seo Ye-Ji, Oh Jung-Se, Park Gyu-Young, Kim Joo-Hun, Kim Chang-Wan, Kim Mi-Kyung, Jang Young-Nam, Lee Eol, Kang Ki-Doong, and Park Jin-Joo. The drama series depicts a romance between Moon Kang-Tae (Kim Soo-Hyun), who refuses love due to heavy burdens in his life, and Ko Moon-Young (Seo Ye-Ji), who was born without knowing about love.

“Psycho But It’s Okay” first airs June, 2020 in South Korea.

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