Hiroshi Abe is cast in upcoming movie “Shippu Rondo.” The movie is based on 2013 novel of same name by popular mystery writer Keigo Higashino and directed by Teruyuki Yoshida (“Japanese Salaryman NEO“).
Story for the film revolves around a stolen secret biological weapon from a university lab. Hiroshi Abe will play Kazuyuki Kuribayashi. His character works at the lab and he is tasked for a mission to retrieve the biological weapon. Filming for “Shippu Rondo” began February 24, 2016 and the movie will be released November 26, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser poster and main trailer added for upcoming crime film “Proof of Innocence” starring Kim Myung-Min, Kim Sang-Ho and Sung Dong-Il. Movie is directed by Kwon Jong-Kwan (“S Diary“/”Sad Movie“).
“Proof of Innocence” will be released May 19, 2016 in South Korea.
Poster and main trailer added for movie “Anger” starring Ken Watanabe, Aoi Miyazaki, Kenichi Matsuyama, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Gou Ayano and directed by Sang-il Lee (“Villain“). The poster features the 7 main actors and actors which are Ken Watanabe, Aoi Miyazaki, Kenichi Matsuyama , Satoshi Tsumabuki , Gou Ayano, Suzu Hirose and Mirai Moriyama. The closeup photos of the performers were taken by well regarded photographer Kishin Shinoyama.
Release date for “Anger” is now set for September 17, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer for upcoming live-action film “Shojo Tsubaki” starring Risa Nakamura & Shunsuke Kazama. Movie is based on manga series “Shojo Tsubaki” by Suehiro Maruo and directed by Torico. The colorful and eccentric film revolves a young teen girl (Risa Nakamura) who joins a circus troupe and a young man with supernatural powers (Shunsuke Kazama) who also joins the circus troupe. Movie looks like it will appeal to fans of director Tetsuya Nakashima.
“Shojo Tsubaki” will be released May 21, 2016 in Japan.
First script reading for MBC drama series “Lucky Romance,” starring Hwang Jung-Eum, Ryoo Joon-Yeol, Lee Soo-Hyuk & Lee Chung-Ah, took place April 6, 2016 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. The first script reading had all main cast members in attendance and took place from 9AM to the late afternoon.
Ep.1 of “Lucky Romance” is now set for May 25, 2016 in South Korea.
Minah from idol group “Girl’s Day” is cast in SBS weekend drama series “The Beauty of the Beast” (literal title) also starring Namgung Min. Actress Oh Hyun-Kyung is also cast in a supporting role in the drama series.
In drama series “The Beauty of the Beast,” Minah will play Kong-Sim. Her character has a warm heart, but her older sister has everything including beautiful appearance. The drama series will revolve around the two sisters and two men. One of the men lives on a rooftop apartment and presumably poor, while the other man comes from a wealthy family. Casting for the older sister and the other main character has yet to be announced.
“The Beauty of the Beast” first airs May 14, 2016 in South Korea (takes over the time slot currently occupied by (“Mrs. Cop 2“).
Takumi Saito & Alice Hirose are cast in new movie “Something Blue.” Movie is based on novel “Something Blue” and directed by actor/director/screenwriter Takayuki Takuma. Story for “Something Blue” has Alice Hirose playing high school student Nozomi. Her character has a hearing disability and her mother always cut her hair, until she decides to go see a hairdresser for the first time. The hairdresser is played by Takumi Saito. Nozomi falls in love with the hairdresser, but she later learns that he has a fiance. Filming for the movie finished last autumn and took place in Enoshima Island, Kanagawa Prefecture.
“Something Blue” will be released July 2, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s the first still images of Hyeri (‘Girl’s Day’) and Kang Min-Hyuk (‘CNBLUE’) in upcoming SBS drama series “Entertainer” also starring Ji Sung. The still images are from a scene that was filmed recently in Busan, South Korea. In the drama series, Hyeri and Kang Min-Hyuk play older sister and younger brother.
Meanwhile, teaser 2 of “Entertainer” can be viewed at AsianWiki. “Entertainer” first airs April 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Filming for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Uncontrollably Fond” starring Kim Woo-Bin and Bae Suzy finishes tomorrow April 12, 2016. Actor Kim Woo-Bin actually finished filming his scenes last week. Filming for the drama series took about 4 and half months to complete. In addition, ep.1 air date for “Uncontrollably Fond” is still on target for July 6, 2016 in South Korea. The drama series will air Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10PM taking over the time slot held by “The Master of Revenge” (literal title “Master: God of Noodles”).
Here’s the first still images of Kim Sae-Ron in JTBC drama series “Mirror of the Witch” also starring Yoon Si-Yoon, Lee Sung-Jae and Yum Jung-Ah.
The still images are from filming that took place March 30, 2016 in Gyeongju, South Korea. The scene involves Seo-Ri (Kim Sae-Ron) enjoying the day, even though she is cursed.
“Mirror of the Witch” first airs May 13, 2016 in South Korea.