Feb 12 2016

Kim Beom cast in SBS drama series “Mrs. Cop 2”

Actor Kim Beom is cast for a supporting role in upcoming SBS drama series “Mrs. Cop 2” starring Kim Sung-Ryoung, Kim Min-Jong, Im Seul-Ong (2AM) and Son Dam-Bi.

In the drama series, Kim Beom will play Lee Ro-Joon. His character is the CEO of E-low Capital. The company is in the private loan business. Lee Ro-Joon has an attractive appearance, high fashion sense and refine manners with a gentle smile, but he is  actually a cold person and often calculating.

“Mrs. Cop 2” first airs March 5, 2016 in South Korea.

 

Feb 12 2016

Shota Matsuda cast in live-action TBS drama series “Dias Police” and live-action film “Dias Police”

Actor Shota Matsuda is cast in upcoming live-action TBS drama series “Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu” and live-action film “Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu” (working title). Both titles are based on manga series “Dias Police Ihou Keisatsu” written by Takashi Nagasaki. The TBS drama series will be directed by Masanori Tominaga (“The Pavillion Salamandre“), Tetsuya Mariko (“Distraction Babies“), Katsuhito Mogi (assistant director for “Litchi Hikari Club“) and Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (“My Man“). The live-action film will be directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri.

Premise for the drama series and film is set in Tokyo among the 150,000 illegals staying in the city. The illegals develop their own bank, hospital and 1 man police force. Shota Matsuda plays Saki Kubozuka. His character is the police officer for the illegals. He tries to take care of the weak and main public order among the illegals. His own nationality and ethnicity is unknown.

TBS drama series “Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu” will air beginning this April and the live-action film will be released sometime this summer in Japan.

Feb 12 2016

Promotional images of Kang Ha-Neul in SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo”

Here’s the first promotional images of actor Kang Ha-Neul in upcoming SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” (literal title).

In drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo,” Kang Ha-Neul plays the eighth prince Wang Wook. He was born in the same year as his half-brother Wang So (Lee Joon-Gi), but to a different mother. He excels in academics and martial arts. He dreams of becoming the king.

“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” will air sometime later this year in South Korea.

 

Feb 12 2016

Poster and teaser trailer #1 for live-action film “Setoutsumi”

Poster and teaser trailer #1 added for upcoming live-action comedy film “Setoutsumi” starring Sosuke Ikematsu and Masaki Suda. Movie is based on manga series “Setoutsumi” by Kazuya Konomoto and directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All House“). Teaser #1 is titled “Kendama” (a type of traditional Japanese toy) and if you watch the teaser trailer you’ll now why. Teaser #2 with the title of “Timing” will be released some time in early March and Teaser #3 titled “Standing Ovation” will be released early April.

“Setoutsumi” will be released July 2, 2016 in Japan.

Feb 11 2016

Gu Ha-Ra offered the lead female role in KBS2 drama series “Babysitter”

Gu Ha-Ra from idol group ‘Kara’ has been offered the lead role in upcoming 4 episode KBS2 drama series “Babysitter.” Currently she is “positively considering” the offer.

If Gu Ha-Ra accepts, she will play main character Jang Suk-Ryoo. Her character is a babysitter who graduated from a top university. The babysitter then gets a job babysitting 3 children from a wealthy family. The babysitter then begins to change. The drama series is depicted as a suspense-thriller. If Gu Ha-Ra accepts the offer, it will be her first acting performance since girl group ‘Kara’ disbanded on January 15, 2016.

“Babysitter” will first air March 14, 2016 in South Korea.

Feb 11 2016

First still images of Lee Gi-Kwang & Lee Yeol-Eum in MBC drama series “Monster”

Here’s the first still images of supporting performers Lee Gi-Kwang from idol group “Beast”and Lee Yeol-Eum in upcoming MBC drama series “Monster.” The drama series stars Kang Ji-Hwan, Sung Yu-Ri & Park Ki-Woong.

The still images are from the Lee Gi-Kwang and Lee Yeol-Eum’s first day of filming which took place during the first week of February, 2016 in Paju, South Korea. The first scene filmed involved  Lee Kook-Chul played by Lee Gi-Kwang and Cha Soo-Yeon played Lee Yeol-Eum when they first meet in their young adult days. Lee Kook-Chul has a visual impairment and is a son from a wealthy family, while Cha Soo-Yeon works as a delivery woman for a chicken restaurant. Those two characters are later played by Kang Ji-Hwan and Sung Yu-Ri.

“Monster” first airs April 4, 2016 in South Korea.

Feb 10 2016

Masaki Okada, Tori Matsuzaka, Yuya Yagira cast in NTV drama series “Yutori Desu ga Nani ka”

Masaki Okada, Tori Matsuzaka & Yuya Yagira are cast in new NTV drama series “Yutori Desu ga Nani ka.” The drama series is scripted by Kankuro Kudo and directed by Nobuo Mizuta. The duo previously collaborated in 2007 film “Maiko haaaan!!!” and 2009 film “No More Cry!!!

Drama series “Yutori Desu ga Nani ka” will follow the lives of three men in their late 20’s and who are a product of the Yutori generation. In the late 1970’s, the Japanese government began implementing a reform of primary school education referred to as Yutori education. The purpose of the reform was to have a stress-free education environment, but critics of the reform point to less competitive and ambitious students.

“Yutori Desu ga Nani ka” first airs this April in Japan.

Feb 9 2016

Mana Ashida and Charlotte Kate Fox cast in Fuji TV drama series “Our House”

Mana Ashida and Charlotte Kate Fox are cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Our House” (working title). In drama series “Our House,” Mana Ashida plays a 12-year-old girl who is second child among 4 siblings. After her mother passed away 6 months ago, the 12-year-old girl is responsible for taking care of the house. Her father then meets an American woman played by Charlotte Kate Fox while working in the U.S. The couple decide to marry almost instantly and he brings her back to Japan. The 12-year-old girl is unhappy to have a new mother and tries to kick her out.

“Our House” will air beginning this April in Japan.