Mar 4 2016

Mariya Nishiuchi cast in live-action film “Cutie Honey: Tears”

Actress Mariya Nishiuchi is cast in upcoming live-action film “Cutie Honey: Tears.” Movie is based on manga series”Cutie Honey” by Go Nagai and will be directed by A.T.

Mariya Nishiuchi will play main character Honey Kisaragi aka Cutie Honey. Her character is android possessing human emotions. She goes up against an evil organization that threatens mankind.

Filming for “Cutie Honey: Tears” finished December, 2015 and the film will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.

Mar 4 2016

Park Bo-Gum cast in KBS2 drama series “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”

Park Bo-Gum is cast in new KBS2 drama series “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” (literal title). The drama series is based webnovel “Gooreumi Geurin Dalbit” written by Yoon Yi-Soo.

In the drama series, Park Bo-Gum will play the lead male character Crown Prince Hyomyeong. His character meets Hong Ra-On who is a woman disguised as a man. They are unaware that the other person is a Crown Prince and a woman. Meanwhile, the Crown Prince’s eunuch attempts to get Hong Ra-On to become an eunuch.

“Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” first airs sometime this summer in South Korea.

Mar 3 2016

Atsuko Maeda cast in TBS drama series “Busujima Yuriko no Sekirara Nikki”

Atsuko Maeda (ex-AKB48 member) is cast in upcoming TBS drama series “Busujima Yuriko no Sekirara Nikki” (literally “Yuriko Busujima’s Naked Diary”). Also cast in supporting roles are Hirofumi Arai, Daichi Watanabe, Shizuka Nakamura, Masayasu Yagi & Goki Maeda.

In drama series “Busujima Yuriko no Sekirara Nikki,” Atsuko Maeda plays Yuriko Busujima. Her character holds a deep mistrust of men and because of this she always dates two guys at the same time. This is because if one guy betrays her, she will have the other guy to fall back on. She works as a reporter and is assigned to follow a well known politician. She soon realizes that politics is a lot like love.

“Busujima Yuriko no Sekirara Nikki” first airs April 20, 2016 in Japan.

Mar 3 2016

Yuko Oshima cast in NHK drama series “Sunshiny Asa”

Yuko Oshima (ex-AKB48 member) is cast in currently airing NHK asadora “Sunshiny Asa.” The drama series stars Haru, Aoi Miyazaki and Hiroshi Tamaki.

For Yuko Oshima, this will be her first time appearing in a morning drama series. She will play Raicho Hiratsuka in the drama series. Her character attempts to raise the social status of women.

Yuko Oshima will appear in episodes 150, 152 and 153 which corresponds to March 26th, 29th and 30th, 2016.


Mar 3 2016

First still images of Youn Yuh-Jung & Kim Go-Eun in movie “Canola”

Here’s the first still images of Youn Yuh-Jung & Kim Go-Eun in upcoming movie “Canola” (English title). Movie is directed by Chang (“The Target“). Setup for the film has Kim Go-Eun playing a troubled teen who went missing for 12 years as she stays with her grandmother played by Youn Yuh-Jung. The grandmother works as a hanyeo (traditional female diver) in Jeju.

In addition, release date for “Canola” is not slotted for sometime this May in South Korea.