Sep 12 2016

Nijiro Murakami & Madoka Yoshida cast in movie “Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi”

Nijiro Murakami and Madoka Yoshida are cast in upcoming movie “Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi.” Movie is based on 2015 light novel “Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi” by Hirotaka Akagi and directed by Kenji Nakanishi (“Hana no Ato“). Also cast in the film in supporting roles are Rena Kato (‘AKB48’), Mana Kinjo, Yuki Yamada, Akiko Kikuchi and Manami Honjou.
 
Story for “Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi” has Nijiro Murakami & Madoka Yoshida playing high school students who form a band to play at a school festival. The girl collapses after their performance and becomes hospitalized. It turns out she has a terminal disease and dies a few weeks later. The boy then travels back in time to when he first met her.
Filming for “Nidome no Natsu, Nidoto Aenai Kimi” begins October 1, 2016 and the movie will be released autumn, 2017 in Japan.
Sep 9 2016

Rin Takanashi cast in Hulu drama series “Daisho”

Rin Takanashi is cast in upcoming Hulu drama series “Daisho” co-starring Shun Oguri. In the online streaming drama series, Rin Takanashi will play lead female character Makoto Shiraishi. She has as a strong sense of justice and works as an attorney. Makoto Shiraishi works at her father’s law office with her fiance Keisuke (Shun Oguri). Something about Keisuke gives Makoto Shiraishi strange vibes and she begins to investigate into his past. She feels fear and insecurity.

“Daisho” will begin to stream on Hulu sometime this autumn in Japan and USA.

Sep 8 2016

KBS in discussions to extended drama series “Love in the Moonlight” by 2 episodes

KBS is in discussions to extended popular KBS2 drama series “Love in the Moonlight,” starring Park Bo-Gum & Kim You-Jung, by 2 episodes. If the discussions are successful, “Love in the Moonlight” will go up to a total of 20 episodes for the series. Ratings for last night’s episode #6 came in first place in Seoul for the first time with 21% viewership ratings according to TNmS.

Trailer for ep.7 of “Love in the Moonlight” can be viewed at AsianWiki.

Sep 8 2016

Park So-Dam cast in movie “Fifth Column”

Actress Park So-Dam is cast in upcoming movie “Fifth Column” starring Song Kang-Ho, Jung Woo & Ryoo Seung-Ryong. Movie will be directed by Won Shin-Yeon (“The Suspect“). In the upcoming film, Park So-Dam will play a staff staff sergeant. Story for the film has Kang Jong-Duk (Song Kang-Ho) investigating a case 15 days before he is due to be discharged from the military. He soon finds himself up against a conspiracy.

Filming for “Fifth Column” begins later this year in South Korea.

Sep 8 2016

Lee Soo-Hyuk cast in KBS2 drama series “Man Living at My House”

Lee Soo-Hyuk is cast in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Man Living at My House” starring Soo-Ae & Kim Young-Kwang.

For “Man Living at My House,” Lee Soo-Hyuk will play major supporting character Kwon Duk-Bong. His character comes from a wealthy family who runs a company and he is ambitious with a strong desire to win. Kwon Duk-Bong is also unable to love after being betrayed by his first love. After he gets involved with Hong Na-Ri (Soo-Ae) and Go Nan-Gil (Kim Young-Kwang), he begins to change. Actress Jo Bo-Ah has also been offered a major supporting role and she is still considering.

“Man Living at My House” first airs October 24, 2016 in South Korea.

Sep 8 2016

Yuriko Yoshitaka cast in live-action NTV drama series “Tokyo Tarareba Musume”

Yuriko Yoshitaka is cast in upcoming live-action NTV drama series “Tokyo Tarareba Musume.” The drama series is based on manga “Tokyo Tarareba Musume” by Akiko Higashimura and screenplay by Yuko Matsuda (“Gokusen“). In the upcoming drama series, Yuriko Yoshitaka plays Rinko Kamata – a single woman in her 30’s. She works as a not so successful screenwriter. While she meets with her two girlfriends regularly at a bar, she goes over what if scenarios with her life. She decides to go after happiness in love and work.

“Tokyo Tarareba Musume” will first air beginning this January in Japan.