Masami Nagasawa and Masaki Okada are cast in upcoming live-action sequel film “Gintama 2” starring Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda & Kanna Hashimoto. Masami Nagasawa and Masaki Okada will reprise their roles of Tae Shimura and Kotaro Katsura that they played in 2017 film “Gintama.” In addition, Elizabeth, the pet of Kotaro Katsura (Masaki Okada), will also appear in “Gintama 2.” In the 2017 film “Gintama,” actor Takayuki Yamada voiced the character of Elizabeth.
“Gintama 2” will be released August 17, 2018 in Japan.
Here’s a group poster and 7 character posters for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Are You Human?” The group poster and the 7 character posters features Seo Kang-Joon, Kong Seung-Yeon, Lee Joon-Hyuk, Park Hwan-Hee, Kim Sung-Ryoung, Park Young-Gyu and Yu Oh-Seong. In the drama series, Android Nam Shin III ( Seo Kang-Joon) gets involved in the human world. He gets involved with Kang So-Bong (Kong Seung-Yeon) and falls in love with her.
“Are You Human?” first airs June 4, 2018 in South Korea.
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Toru Nakamura is cast in new TV Tokyo drama series “Last Chance.” Also cast in supporting roles are Kippei Shiina, Masato Wada, Ryohei Otani, Masanobu Katsumura, Miki Mizuno, Kyoko Hasegawa, Hirotaro Honda, Masanori Ishii, Keita Machida, Kyusaku Shimada, Mickey Curtis and Raita Ryu. The business themed drama series is based on 2018 novel “Last Chance: Saisei Ukeoinin“ by Go Egami. In the drama series Toru Nakamura will play Tetsuo Kashimura. He was a bank executive but quit his job after a company merger. He is then hired to restore a franchise restaurant chain.
“Last Chance” first airs July, 2018 in Japan.
Lee Yoo-Young is cast for the lead female role in SBS drama series “Dear Judge” co-starring Yoon Si-Yoon. In the drama series, Lee Yoo-Young will play Song Ji-Hyun. She is a trainee at the Judicial Research and Training Institute and wants to become a judge. For her training to become a judge, she begins to work at the office of Judge Han Soo-Ho (Yoon Si-Yoon).
Meanwhile, Lee Yoo-Young also received an offer to play the lead female role in MBC drama series “Terius Behind Me,” but declined that offer to play in “Dear Judge.”
“Dear Judge” first airs July, 2018 in South Korea.
Main trailer for movie “Student A” starring Kim Hwan-Hee and Suho (‘EXO-K’). Movie is based on webcomic “Yeojoongsaeng A” by Heo5Pa6 and directed by Lee Kyung-Sub. The film follows a young teen girl who is an outcast at school. She gets a crush on someone.
“Student A” will be released June, 2018 in South Korea.
Ren Nagase from idol group “King & Prince” is cast for the lead role in movie “Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa.” Also cast in a supporting role is Yuta Jinguji from ‘King & Prince.’ The film is based on novel series “Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa” by Shiina Takasato and directed by Shinji Kuma. In the film, Ren Nagase plays Kaei Karasuma. He is the successor to the prestigious Karasuma family.
Filming for “Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa” began May 17, 2018 and will finish at the end of June, 2018. “Uchi no Shitsuji ga Iu Koto niwa” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Trailer for movie “Watashino Jinsei Nanoni” starring ex-Kara member Kang Ji-Young and Yu Inaba. Movie is based on 2016 light novel “Watashino Jinsei Nanoni” by Tomohide Kiyoshi & Kiyuu Azuma. Story for “Watashino Jinsei Nanoni” follows a gymnast as she becomes wheelchair bound and then discovers music.
“Watashino Jinsei Nanoni” will be released July 14, 2018 in Japan.
Kim Dong-Joon (‘ZE:A’) is cast for a major supporting character role in tvN drama series “About Time.” Kim Dong-Joon will play the character of Jo Jae-Yoo which Lee Seo-Won was originally cast for. Lee Seo-Won was recently dropped from the drama series due to a sexual harassment incident that became public recently. On April 8, 2018, Lee Seo-Won was alleged to have been drunk and he then tried to touch an unnamed actress, but his advances was rebuffed. Lee Seo-Won persisted in trying to touch the actress and eventually the actress called her boyfriend for help. Lee Seo-Won is then alleged to have threatened the actress. Staff from “About Time” learned about the incident on May 16, 2018 and made the decision to drop Lee Seo-Won from the drama series that day.
Kim Dong-Joon will re-film all scenes already filmed with Lee Seo-Won. The character of Jo Jae-Yoo works as a musical director. “About Time” will first air as originally planned on May 21, 2018 in South Korea.
Ikki Sawamura & Aya Ueto are cast in new Fuji TV sequel dram series “Absolute Zero 3.” Ikki Sawamura will play new lead character Norito Izawa, while Aya Ueto will reprise her character of Izumi Sakuragi, but in a supporting role. Izumi Sakuragi will hold a key to the mystery in the story.
“Absolute Zero 3” first airs this July in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Every Day A Good Day” starring Haru Kuroki, Kirin Kiki and Mikako Tabe. Movie is based on an essay by Noriko Morishita and directed by Tatsushi Omori. The movie follows a young woman played by Haru Kuroki who becomes introduced to the world of tea ceremony by a woman played by Kirin Kiki.
“Every Day A Good Day” will be released October 13, 2018 in Japan.