Sep 1 2016

First script reading for tvN drama series “Goblin”

First script reading for upcoming tvN drama series “Goblin,” starring Gong YooKim Go-Eun, took place August 30, 2016 at Nuri Dream Square in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea. Main cast members including Gong Yoo, Kim Go-Eun, Lee Dong-Wook, Yoo In-Na & Yook Sung-Jae (‘BTOB’) attended the script reading. The first script reading took about 4 hours to complete.

In the drama series, Gong Yoo plays Kim Shin. His character is a mysterious, sad and beautiful Goblin. Kim Go-Eun plays Ji Eun-Tak. Her character is in the third year of high school. She has a bright personality even while going through harsh situations. Lee Dong-Wook plays Wang Yeo. His character is a sexy angel of death. Yoo In-Na plays Kim Sun aka Sunny. She runs a chicken restaurant. Yook Sung-Jae plays Yoo Duk-Hwa. His wealthy family has been a vassal to Goblin for 13 generations.

“Goblin” is scheduled to first air sometime this December in South Korea.

Aug 31 2016

Taisuke Fujigaya & Mizuki Yamamoto cast in Fuji TV drama series “Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai”

Taisuke Fujigaya (‘Kis-My-Ft.2’) & Mizuki Yamamoto are cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai.” In the drama series, Taisuke Fujigaya plays high school basketball player Tomomitsu Tsuchiya and Mizuki Yamamoto plays high school student Sae Hatori. Tomomitsu Tsuchiya notices Sae Hatori watching him during practice. They develop a friendship and begin to date. Suddenly, Sae Hatori transfers to another school without saying a word.

“Basuke mo Koi mo, Shiteitai” consists of three episodes and episode 1 will air September 19, 2016 in Japan.

Aug 31 2016

Filming for live-action movie “Fullmetal Alchemist” finishes

Filming for upcoming live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist” finished August 26, 2016. Filming took about 3 months to complete and during the first month filming took place in Italy. Live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist” is based on popular manga series “Hagane no Renkinjutsushi” by Hiromu Arakawa and stars Ryosuke Yamada (“Hey! Say! JUMP”), Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka & Yasuko Matsuyuki.

“Fullmetal Alchemist” will be released sometime during winter, 2017 in Japan.

Aug 31 2016

First script reading for tvN drama series “Tomorrow With You”

First script reading for upcoming tvN drama series “Tomorrow With You,” starring Lee Je-Hoon & Shin Min-A, took place August 29, 2016 at CJ E&M Center in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea. Photos above are from the first scripting with Shin Min-A and Lee Je-Hoon in attendance. Story for “Tomorrow With You” will revolve around a man able to travel through time and his wife.

“Tomorrow With You” will air sometime next year in South Korea.

Aug 31 2016

Nao Matsushita and Hayato Ichihara cast in TBS drama special “Oufuku Shokan”

Nao Matsushita and Hayato Ichihara are cast in TBS drama special “Oufuku Shokan.” The drama special is based on 2010 novel “Oufuku Shokan” by Kanae Minato (“Confessions“).

In the upcoming drama special, Nao Matsushita plays OL Mariko Okano and Hayato Ichihara plays her boyfriend Junichi Nagata. Mariko Okano learns that her boyfriend has volunteered to teach children in a developing country and he won’t return for 2 years. He didn’t tell her about his plans before leaving and they can only communicate through letters. Meanwhile, a burned body is discovered at a warehouse and a detective (Takeshi Kaga) investigates.

“Oufuku Shokan” airs September 30, 2016 in Japan.

Aug 31 2016

Teaser trailer for movie “Queen of Walking”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Queen of Walking” starring Shim Eun-Kyung. Movie “Queen of Walking” is a coming of age story revolving around a girl (Shim Eun-Kyung) who gets severe motion sickness in a car, but it causes her to walk everywhere and she learns she has a talent for it. She decides to take part in a national competition with her friend (Park Joo-Hee).

“Queen of Walking” will be released sometime this October in South Korea.

Aug 30 2016

First teaser trailer for KBS2 drama series “On the Way to the Airport”

First teaser trailer added for upcoming KBS2 drama series “On the Way to the Airport” starring Kim Ha-Neul & Lee Sang-Yoon.

Meanwhile, still images above is from Lee Sang-Yoon’s first day of filming for the drama series. The still images has Seo Do-Woo (Lee Sang-Yoon) delivering a lecture as an instructor for the Department of Construction Engineering.

“On the Way to the Airport” first airs September 21, 2016 in South Korea.

Aug 30 2016

Takanori Iwata cast in TBS drama series “Suna no Tou”

Takanori Iwata (‘J Soul Brothers’/‘EXILE’) is cast in upcoming TBS drama series “Suna no Tou” starring Miho Kanno and Nanako Matsushima.

In the upcoming drama series, Takanori Iwata will play 28-year-old Kohei Ubukata. He works as a gym teacher and one of his students is the daughter of Aki Takano’s (Miho Kanno). Kohei Ubukata and Aki Takano grew up in the same neighborhood and he has liked Aki Takano since that time. He supports Aki Takano during her troubles with her neighbors, but he also has a hidden side.

“Suna no Tou” first airs this October in Japan.