Actress Hikari Mitsushima is set to make a guest appearance in ep.6 of currently airing Fuji TV drama series “Love That Makes You Cry” (English title) starring Kasumi Arimura & Kengo Kora. Hikari Mitsushima already appeared in ep.1, but voice only as Oto Sugihara’s (Kasumi Arimura) late mother. She voiced Oto Sugihara’s mother when Oto Sugihara read her mother’s letter. In ep.6, Hikari Mitsushima will appear in flashback scenes with a child playing the character of Oto Sugihara.
Ep.6 of drama series “Love That Makes You Cry” airs February 22, 2016.
Eric from Kpop group “Shinhwa” has been offered the lead male role in upcoming tvN drama series “Oh Hae-Young Again” (literal title). He is currently “positively considering” the offer. If he accepts the offer, he will play a man with the ability to see the future and his character tries to flee from two women with the same name of Oh Hae-Young.
Meanwhile, actress Kim A-Joong was offered a lead female role in the drama series, but she has now declined the offer.
“Oh Hae-Young Again” first airs this May in South Korea (takes over the Monday and Tuesday 11PM time slot after “Pied Piper“)
Teaser trailer added for movie “Haeuhhwa” (Korean title) starring Han Hyo-Joo, Yoo Yeon-Seok & Chun Woo-Hee. Movie is directed by Park Heung-Sik (“My Mother the Mermaid“/”Memories of the Sword“). Movie is set in the 1940’s and follows the relationship between two singers and a songwriter.
In addirtion, “Haeuhhwa” is now slotted for release sometime this April in South Korea.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Distraction Babies” starring Yuya Yagira, Masaki Suda, Nana Komatsu & Nijiro Murakami. Movie is directed by Tetsuya Mariko (“Yellow Kid“).
“Distraction Babies” will be released May 21, 2016 in Japan.
Here’s the first still images of Lee Joon-Gi & IU in upcoming SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” also starring Kang Ha-Neul, Hong Jong-Hyun, Baekhyun, Nam Joo-Hyuk & Ji Soo.
The still images are from a scene filmed on a snowy field in Gangwon Province, South Korea. In the drama series, Lee Joon-Gi plays the fourth prince Wang So aka “Dog Wolf.” His character eventually becomes King Gwangjong of Goryeo. Meanwhile, IU plays Hae-Soo. Her character travels through a time slip from the present day to the Goryeo period. There, Wang So falls in love with Hae-Soo and through their love and friendship, Hae-Soo is able to grow as a person.
“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” will first air sometime during the second half of this year in South Korea.
Teaser posters and teaser trailer added for upcoming OCN drama series “Vampire Detective” starring Lee Joon, Oh Jung-Se and Lee Se-Young. In drama series “Vampire Detective,” Lee Joon plays a detective who suddenly becomes a vampire. He solves cases while also attempting to solve his own mystery.
“Vampire Detective” will first air March 27, 2016 in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “After the Storm” (English title) starring Hiroshi Abe, Kirin Kiki & Yoko Maki. Movie is the latest film directed by award winning director Hirokazu Koreeda (“Nobody Knows“). Story for the film has a divorced father, ex-wife and son staying at their mother’s apartment overnight while a typhoon passes (symbolism applicable).
“After the Storm” will be released May 21, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer for movie “Ayashii Kanojo” starring Mikako Tabe, Mitsuko Baisho, Jun Kaname & Takumi Kitamura. Movie is a remake of popular South Korean film “Miss Granny” starring Shim Eun-Kyung & Na Moon-Hee.
“Ayashii Kanojo” will be released April 1, 2016 in Japan.
Actor Kim Beom is cast for a supporting role in upcoming SBS drama series “Mrs. Cop 2” starring Kim Sung-Ryoung, Kim Min-Jong, Im Seul-Ong (2AM) and Son Dam-Bi.
In the drama series, Kim Beom will play Lee Ro-Joon. His character is the CEO of E-low Capital. The company is in the private loan business. Lee Ro-Joon has an attractive appearance, high fashion sense and refine manners with a gentle smile, but he is actually a cold person and often calculating.
“Mrs. Cop 2” first airs March 5, 2016 in South Korea.
Actor Shota Matsuda is cast in upcoming live-action TBS drama series “Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu” and live-action film “Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu” (working title). Both titles are based on manga series “Dias Police Ihou Keisatsu” written by Takashi Nagasaki. The TBS drama series will be directed by Masanori Tominaga (“The Pavillion Salamandre“), Tetsuya Mariko (“Distraction Babies“), Katsuhito Mogi (assistant director for “Litchi Hikari Club“) and Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (“My Man“). The live-action film will be directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri.
Premise for the drama series and film is set in Tokyo among the 150,000 illegals staying in the city. The illegals develop their own bank, hospital and 1 man police force. Shota Matsuda plays Saki Kubozuka. His character is the police officer for the illegals. He tries to take care of the weak and main public order among the illegals. His own nationality and ethnicity is unknown.
TBS drama series “Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu” will air beginning this April and the live-action film will be released sometime this summer in Japan.