Apr 28 2016

Osamu Mukai cast in TBS drama series “Kami no Shita wo Motsu Otoko”

Osamu Mukai is cast in new TBS drama series “Kami no Shita wo Motsu Otoko.” Also cast in supporting roles are Fumino Kimura and Jiro Sato. The drama series will be set in various hot springs located in remote areas and unknown to most people. Osamu Mukai will play Ranmaru Tomonaga. His character is naive, cute and possessing a special ability. His special ability revolves around his tongue which can analyze things in certain ways including gas chromatography. Along with Hikaru (Fumino Kimura) and Kanji (Jiro Sato), Ranmaru Tomonaga drives around to remote hot springs in search of a hot spring geisha named “Miyabi.”

“Kami no Shita wo Motsu Otoko” first airs this July in Japan (Fridays at 10PM).

Apr 28 2016

Yuto Nakajima cast in Fuji TV drama series “Hope: Kitai Zero no Shinnyu Shain”

Yuto Nakajima (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) is cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Hope: Kitai Zero no Shinnyu Shain.” The drama series is a remake of 2014 tvN drama series “Misaeng” which starred Siwan in the main character role. For Yuto Nakajima, this is his first main character role in a golden time drama series.

“Hope: Kitai Zero no Shinnyu Shain” first airs Sundays at 9PM beginning this July in Japan.

Apr 27 2016

Kim So-Hyun cast in tvN drama series “Let’s Fight Ghost”

Actress Kim So-Hyun is cast in new tvN drama series “Let’s Fight Ghost” (literal title). The drama series is based on webcomic “Ssawooja Gwishina” by Im In-Seu.

In drama series “Let’s Fight Ghost,” Kim So-Hyun plays a a former 19-year-old student who died and is now a ghost wandering the world. She then meets an exorcist. The two listen to stories from other ghosts and sends them on their way to the next world.

“Let’s Fight Ghost” first airs this July in South Korea.

Apr 26 2016

Tadayoshi Okura & Yuko Oshima cast in movie “Shippu Rondo”

Tadayoshi Okura (Kanjani Eight) & Yuko Oshima are cast in upcoming suspense film “Shippu Rondo” starring Hiroshi Abe. Movie is “Shippu Rondo” is base on the novel of same name by Keigo Higashino and directed by Teruyuki Yoshida (“Japanese Salaryman NEO“). The film revolves around a scientist tasked to retrieve a stolen biological weapon.

In the film, Tadayoshi Okura  will play Shohei Nezu. His character is a patrolman at a ski resort in Nozawa Onsen. Former AKB48 member Yuko Oshima will play Chiaki Seri. Her character is a snowboarder and hopes to compete in the Olympics. Also cast in supporting roles are Tsuyoshi Muro, Keiko Horiuchi, Shigeyuki Totsugi, Tatsuomi Hamada, Jun Shison, Toru Nomaguchi, Yumi Asou, Katsuhisa Namase and Akira Emoto.

“Shippu Rondo” will be released November 26, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 26 2016

Jang Hyuk, Yoon Hyun-Min & Park Se-Young cast in KBS2 drama series “Beautiful Mind”

Jang Hyuk, Yoon Hyun-Min & Park Se-Young are all cast in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Beautiful Mind.” Jang Hyuk will portray lead male character Lee Young-O. Yoon Hyun-Min and Park Se-Young will portray major supporting characters. Meanwhile, actress Park So-Dam is currently an offer to play the lead female role. The drama series went under the early working title of “Dr. Frankenstein.”

In the drama series, Lee Young-O (Jang Hyuk) is an excellent neurosurgeon. He becomes involved in a bizarre case involving the death of patients. He also falls in love and recovers his humanity. Yoon Hyun-Min will play Hyun Suk-Joo. His character is a doctor with a warm heart. He is respected by his peers and patients. Park Se-Young will play Kim Min-Jae. Her character is an elite doctor at the same hospital. They will all attend the first script reading which is scheduled to take place April 28, 2016.

“Beautiful Mind” first airs June 6, 2016 in South Korea.


Apr 25 2016

Mirai Shida & Ryo Ryusei cast in movie “Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki”

Mirai Shida & Ryo Ryusei are cast in upcoming movie “Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki.” Movie is based on the non-fiction novel “Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki” by Miyuki Mochizuki and directed by Osamu Minorikawa (“Sue, Mai and Sawa: Righting the Girl Ship“). Actress Yuko Araki is also cast in a supporting role in the film.

In movie “Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki,” Mirai Shida plays budding pierrot performer Kanami. Her character aspires to make everyone laugh and smile. She then meets Yosuke (Ryo Ryusei) who often forgets to smile. Eventually the two decide to get married, but Yosuke collapses the day before their marriage.

“Nakimushi Pierrot no Kekkonshiki” will be released September 24, 2016.