Jan 2 2017

Erika Toda’s still image from live-action film “Blade of the Immortal”

Here’s a still image of Erika Toda in upcoming live-action film “Blade of the Immortal” starring Takuya Kimura & Hana Sugisaki. In the still image, Erika Today as Makie Otonotachibana appears in her oiran (coutesan) dress. Makie Otonotachibana gives her life to Kagehisa Anotsu (Sota Fukushi) who she holds feelings for. She is a great swordswoman and oiran.

“Blade of the Immortal” opens April 29, 2017 in Japan.

Jan 2 2017

First script reading for SBS drama series “Defendant”

First script reading for upcoming SBS drama series “Defendant,” starring Ji Sung,Kwon Yuri & Uhm Ki-Joon, took place November 18, 2016 at at SBS Studio in Tanhyun, Ilsan, South Korea. The first script reading featured main cast members including Ji Sung, Kwon Yuri, Uhm Ki-Joon, Oh Chang-Suk & Uhm Hyun Kyung. In addition, first teaser trailer for the drama series has been added.

“Defendant” will first air January 23, 2017 in South Korea.

Dec 29 2016

Main trailer for movie “The Werewolf Game: Lovers”

Main trailer for movie “The Werewolf Game: Lovers” starring Seika Furuhata. Movie is the 6th “The Werewolf Game” film based on the 2013 novel “Jinro Game” by Ryo Kawakami. Setup for “The Werewolf Game: Lovers” has participants who have won similar contests before taking part and new positions of “cupid” and “lover.”

“The Werewolf Game: Lovers” will be released January 28, 2017 in Japan.

Dec 29 2016

Zo In-Sung vs Hyun-Bin

Zo In-Sung and Hyun-Bin are set to face-off of sorts, as their latest films have just been assigned the same January 18, 2017 release date in South Korea.

Zo In-Sung’s “The King” also stars Jung Woo-Sung and follows the life a prosecutor in the 1990’s as he climbs the social ladder. Meanwhile, “Confidential Assignment” pairs Hyun-Bin with Yu Hae-Jin and follows the story of a North Korean and South Korean detective as they work together to take down a criminal. “The King” is distributed by NEW and “Confidential Assignment” by CJ Entertainment.

Dec 29 2016

Still images of Namgun Min’s first day of filming for KBS2 drama series “Chief Kim”

Here’s the first still images of Namgung Min in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Chief Kim” co-starring Nam Sang-Mi. The still images are from Namgun Min’s first day of filming for the drama series. The scene was filmed on December 11, 2016 in Paju, South Korea. In the drama series, Namgun Min plays Kim Sung-Ryong. He used to be an accountant for a criminal gang, but he somehow lands a job as a chief in the accounting department for a legitimate company. The company though is struggling financially. He tries to save the company.

“Chief Kim” first airs January 25, 2017 in South Korea.

Dec 29 2016

Koji Yakusho cast in TBS drama series “Rikuo”

Koji Yakusho is cast in new TBS drama series “Rikuo.” The drama series is based on 2016 novel “Rikuo” by Jun Ikeido. In the drama series, Koji Yakusho will play main character Koichi Miyazawa. He runs a small company that produces tabi (traditional Japanese socks). Due to declining demand, the struggles financially. He then decides to manufacture running shoes.

“Rikuo” will first air October, 2017 in Japan.

Dec 28 2016

Ko So-Young, Yoon Sang-Hyun and Cho Yeo-Jeong cast in KBS2 drama series “Perfect Wife”

Ko So-Young, Yoon Sang-Hyun and Cho Yeo-Jeong are all cast in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Perfect Wife.” Ko So-Young will play the lead female character, while Yoon Sang-Hyun and Cho Yeo-Jeong will play major supporting characters. Meanwhile, actor Lee Sang-Yeob has been offered the lead male character role and he is currently “positively considering” the offer.

For drama series “Perfect Wife,” Ko So-Young will play Sim Jae-Bok. She is married and has two children. Sim Jae-Bok has a tough personality, because she went through a lot of hardships. She becomes involved in an unexpected case and begins to regain her true self.

Yoon Sang-Hyun will play Koo Jung-Hee. He is the husband of Sim Jae-Bok. He works as the manager in the sales department of a construction material company. He is timid, but has affairs with other women.

Cho Yeo-Jeong will play an as of yet unrevealed character. Her character is important to the story.

The lead male character will be attorney Kang Bong-Goo (which has been offered to Lee Sang-Yeob). He dreams of gaining status and power through marriage.

“Perfect Wife” first airs February, 2017 in South Korea.

Dec 27 2016

Kim So-Yeon drops out of KBS2 drama series “Father is Strange”

Actress Kim So-Yeon has dropped out of upcoming KBS2 drama series “Father is Strange” starring Lee Joon & Jung So-Min. Kim So-Yeon was first cast to play older sister Hye-Young, but has decided to drop out of the drama series for personal reasons. She did have discussions with the staff and made the decision to drop out of the series. The first script reading has been rescheduled from January 2, 2017 to January 8, 2017.

Ryu Hwa-Young (ex ‘T-rara’ member) is still considering an offer to play the youngest sister and veteran actress Kim Hae-Sook is still considering an offer to play a major supporting character. Meanwhile, actor Ryu Soo-Young has been offered a role in the drama series and he is currently considering. If Ryu Soo-Young accepts, he will will play Cha Jung-Hwan. His character is the PD of a broadcasting station.

“Father is Strange” will first air sometime during February, 2017 in South Korea.