Jun 23 2016

Fumi Nikaido cast in NTV drama series “Lost ID”

Actress Fumi Nikaido is cast in upcoming NTV drama series “Lost ID” (English title) co-starring Tatsuya Fujiwara.

In the drama series, Fumi Nikaido will play lead female role Sanae Kuramoto. Her character is the fiance of Shinichi Todo (Tatsuya Fujiwara). Soon, Shinichi Todo’s world comes crashing down as his identity suddenly disappears.

“Lost ID” will first air July 17, 2016 in Japan.

Jun 23 2016

New still images for live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World”

Here’s 2 new still images for upcoming live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World” starring Masahiro Higashide, Sosuke Ikematsu & Masaki Suda.

The still images are of Masahiro Higashide as Tsukuru Mishima and Sosuke Ikematsu as Private Investigator Ryuzaki. Each still images has one of the characters pointing a gun at the other person. Tsukuru Mishima is a member of the Death Note special task force team and Private Investigator Ryuzaki is a successor of L.

Jun 22 2016

Ryoko Yonekura stars in season 4 of TV Asahi drama series “Doctor-X”

Ryoko Yonekura is set to return for season 4 of popular TV Asahi medical drama series “Doctor-X.” Also, supporting cast members set to return are Toshiyuki Nishida, Yuki Uchida, Ittoku Kishibe and Masanobu Katsumura. In season 4, Michiko Daimon (Ryoko Yonekura) goes up against Shigekatsu Hiruma (Toshiyuki Nishida) who is a director for the top university hospital in Japan.

Season 4 of “Doctor-X” will first air this October in Japan.

Jun 22 2016

Main trailer for movie “Good Morning Show”

Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Good Morning Show” starring Kiichi Nakai & Masami Nagasawa. Movie is written and directed by Ryoichi Kimizuka (screenplay writer for the “Bayside Shakedown” films). Movie is set around a morning TV show, with Kiichi Nakai playing main host Shingo Sumita and Masami Nagasawa playing co-host Keiko Ogawa. Real life drama sweeps the set as an affair, possible cancellation and a hostage situation takes place.

“Good Morning Show” will be released October 8, 2016 in Japan.

Jun 22 2016

Song Jae-Rim & Yoo-Sun cast in SBS drama series “Our Gab-Soon”

Song Jae-Rim & Yoo-Sun are cast in upcoming SBS weekend drama series “Our Gab-Soon.” For actor Song Jae-Rim, this is his first lead acting role for a TV drama series. In the drama series, Song Jae-Rim will play lead male character Gab-Dol. He has a mother and an older sister played by Yoo-Sun. He prepares for his exam to become a public official. Yoo-Sun’s character is a major supporting character.

“Our Gab-Soon” first airs sometime this August in South Korea (takes over SBS Sat. & Sun. 9PM time slot after (“Yeah, That’s How It Is“).

Jun 22 2016

Ha Seok-Jin and Jeon So-Min first stills from MBC drama series “Something About 1%”

Here’s the first still images of Ha Seok-Jin and Jeon So-Min in upcoming MBC drama series “Something About 1%.” The still images were taken on the first day of shooting for Ha Seok-Jin and Jeon So-Min. Setup for this scene has Lee Jae-In (Ha Seok-Jin) and Kim Da-Hyun (Jeon So-Min) meeting for the first time. This scene was filmed at a resort in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, South Korea and is not from the original novel “1%ui Eoddungut” by Hyun Go-Woon.

“Something About 1%” first airs sometime later this year in South Korea.


Jun 21 2016

Still images and release date for live-action film “Museum”

Here’s 2 new still images for upcoming live-action film “Museum” starring Shun Oguri and Shuhei Nomura. The still image of Shun Oguri as Hisashi Sawamura chases a criminal on a rainy day. The second still image is of Shuhei Nomura as rookie detective Junichi Nishino. He is attending an investigation meeting.

In addition, “Museum” is now set for release November 12, 2016 in Japan.


Jun 21 2016

Yo Yoshida is cast in WOWOW drama series “Cold Case”

Actress Yo Yoshida is cast in new WOWOW drama series “Cold Case.” The drama series is a remake U.S. TV series “Cold Case” starring Kathryn Morris. In the WOWOW drama series, Yo Yoshida will play Detective Yuri Ishikawa. Her character leads the first investigation division for the Kanagawa Prefecture Police Department. Indie film director Takahisa Zeze will write some of the episode screenplays.

“Cold Case” will first air this October in Japan and the first teaser trailer can be viewed at AsianWiki.