Arata Iura, Eita, Kyoko Hasegawa and Manami Hashimoto are all cast in upcoming movie “Hikari.” The film is based on 2008 novel “Hikari” by Shion Miura (“The Great Passage“/”Wood Job!“) and directed by Tatsushi Omori. Story centers around Nobuyuki (Arate Iura) who lived on an island as a child and committed a crime to protect his girlfriend (Kyoko Hasegawa). A tsunami struck the island the next day. 25 years later, he meets his childhood friend Tasuku (Eita).
“Hikari” will be released fall, 2017 in Japan.
Here’s the first still images of Lee Kwang-Soo and Jung So-Min appearing together in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Sound of Your Heart.” Setup for the scene has Jo Suk (Lee Kwang-Soo) and Ae-Bong (Jung So-Min) fighting inside of an elevator.
“Sound of Your Heart” first airs December, 2016 in South Korea.
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (‘SMAP’) is cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Uso no Senso.” The drama series will reunite Tsuyoshi Kusanagi with director Yoshishige Miyake and screenwriter Noriko Goto. They worked together last year in Fuji TV drama series “War of Money.”
In drama series “Uso no Senso,” Tsuyoshi Kusanagi will play a swindler named Koichi. He returns to Japan to take revenge on a person who killed his family many years ago. The person also framed Koichi’s father as the killer.
“Uso no Senso” first airs January, 2017 in Japan.
Trailer #1 and new still images added for movie “Brother” starring Cho Jung-Seok, Do Kyung-Soo & Park Shin-Hye. Movie is directed by Kwon Soo-Kyung & scripted by Yoo Young-A (“Miracle in Cell No.7“).
“Brother” will be released November, 2016 in South Korea.
Main trailer & poster added for upcoming movie “Japanese Girls Never Die” starring Yu Aoi & Mitsuki Takahata. Movie is based on 2013 novel “Azumi Haruko wa Yukuefumei” by Mariko Yamauchi and directed by Daigo Matsui.
“Japanese Girls Never Die” opens December 3, 2016 in Japan.
First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Oh My Geum-Bi,” starring Oh Ji-Ho, Park Jin-Hee & Oh Yoon-Ah, took place October 17, 2016 at KBS Annex Building in Yeouido, Seoul, South Korea. The drama series revolves around a swindler (Oh Ji-Ho), his younger daughter with dementia (Heo Jung-Eun) and a woman (Park Jin-Hee) who becomes involved in their life.
“Oh My Geum-Bi” first airs November 16, 2016.
Kanata Hongo is cast in live-action Fuji TV drama series “Love Concierge” (“Love Hotel no Ueno-san”). The drama series is based on manga series “Rabuho no Ueno-san” by Ueno and Hakase.
In the upcoming drama series, Kanata Hongo will play main character Mr. Ueno. He works as a concierge at the love hotel “Gotanda Kingdom” and helps people with issues about love.
“Love Concierge” will stream on Fuji TV FOD from December 1, 2016 and air on Fuji TV from January, 2017 on Wednesdays.
Here’s the first still images of Park Hae-Jin in upcoming JTBC drama series “Man to Man” co-starring Kim Min-Jung & Park Sung-Woong.
The still images of Park Hae-Jin are from his first day of filming for the drama series which took place October 17, 2016 around the Seongsu area of Seoul, South Korea. In the drama series, Park Hae-Jin plays bodyguard and NIS agent Kim Sul-Woo.
“Man to Man” will air sometime next year in South Korea.
Takaya Yamauchi, Masato Wada, Eisaku Yoshida and Keiko Takeshita are cast in supporting roles for upcoming movie “Hana Ikusa.” Movie is directed by Tetsuo Shinohara and based on the 2011 novel “Hana Ikusa” by Tadashi Onitsuka.
In the upcoming film Takaya Yamauchi will play Senbaku. His character is a senior pupil of Buddhist Monk Senko (Mansai Nomura). Masato Wada will play Senbu. His character is a younger pupil of Senko. Eisaku Yoshida will play Mitsunari Ishida. He is a military commander. Keiko Takeshita will play Buddhist nun Jochin.
“Hana Ikusa” is now scheduled for release June 3, 2017 in Japan.
Rina Kawaei, Kana Kurashina, Shihori Kanjiya, Sei Matobu, Yuriko Ono and Akane Hotta are cast in Fuji TV TWO drama series “Kanjo Hachi Gosen.” The drama series consists of 6 stories/episodes with each of the ladies starring in an individual episode. Their stories are also connected. Screenplay is based on novel “Kanjo Hachi Gosen” by Tomomi Hatano (published October, 2015 by Shodensha).
“Kanjo Hachi Gosen” first airs January 15, 2017 in Japan.