May 24 2016

Ryosuke Yamada & Tsubasa Honda cast in live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist”

Ryosuke Yamada & Tsubasa Honda are cast in live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist.” Movie is based on popular manga series “Hagane no Renkinjutsushi” by Hiromu Arakawa and will be directed Fumihiko Sori (“Ping Pong“/”Ichi“). Also cast in the movie are Dean Fujioka, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Fumiyo Kohinata, Misako Renbutsu, Ryuta Sato, Natsuna Watanabe, Natsuki Harada, Jun Kunimura, Yo Oizumi, Kenjiro Ishimaru, Kanata Hongo & Shinji Uchiyama.

In the upcoming live-action film, Ryosuke Yamada will play Edward Elric. Along with his younger brother Alphonse, Edward Elric tries to bring back to life their mother with the forbidden technique of human transmutation. The brothers’ attempt fails and Edward lose parts of his body, while his younger brother’s soul is affixed to a body armor. Later, the brothers go on a journey to retrieve a stone that may restore what they lost. Tsubasa Honda will play Winry Rockbell.

Filming for “Fullmetal Alchemist” begins June, 2016 in Italy and will also take place in Japan.

May 23 2016

Kim Hee-Ae cast in SBS drama series “Second To Last Love”

Actress Kim Hee-Ae is cast in upcoming SBS drama series “Second To Last Love” co-starring Ji Jin-Hee. Also cast in supporting roles are Kim Seul-Gi and Lee Soo-Min. Yoon Doo-Joon from idol group ‘B2ST’ has also been offered a major supporting character role and he is considering the offer positively.

In the drama series, Kim Hee-Ae will play Kang Min-Joo. Her character is a 40ish single woman and works as PD at a broadcasting station. Kim Seul-Gi will play Ko Mi-Ryeo. Her character is the younger sister of Ko Sang-Sik (Ji Jin-Hee) and works as a webtoon writer. Lee Soo-Min will play Ko Ye-Ji. She is the daughter of Ko Sang-Sik.

“Second To Last Love” will first air this July in South Korea.


May 23 2016

Kei Inoo cast in TV Asahi drama special “Doctor-X”

Kei Inoo from ‘Hey! Say! JUMP’ is cast in upcoming TV Asahi drama special “Doctor-X” starring Ryoko Yonekura. In the drama special, Kei Inoo will play Kojiro Himuro. His character is a champion figure skater about to take part in a world competition, but he will go undergo surgery performed by Michiko Daimon (Ryoko Yonekura).

The 1 episode drama special “Doctor-X” will air sometime this summer in Japan.

May 23 2016

Jin Young offered major supporting role in KBS2 drama “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”

Jin Young (‘B1A4’) has been offered a major supporting role in upcoming KBS2 drama “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” starring Park Bo-GumKim You-Jung. Jin Young is currently “positively considering” the offer.

If Jin Young accepts, he will play Kim Yoon-Sung. His character falls into a love triangle with Crown Prince Hyomyeong (Park Bo-Gum) and Hong Ra-On (Kim You-Jung).

Yook Sung-Jae from idol group ‘BTOB’ was first offered the role of Kim Yoon-Sung, but he declined due to scheduling conflicts.

“Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” will premiere August 1, 2016 in South Korea.

May 23 2016

First script reading for MBC drama series “W”

First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “W,” starring Lee Jong-Suk & Han Hyo-Joo, took place early this month at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. At the first script reading Lee Jong-Suk, Han Hyo-Joo, Jeong Eu-Gene, Lee Tae-Hwan and other main cast members attended. In the drama series, Lee Jong-Suk plays Kang Chul. His character is an Olympic gold medalist in shooting sports and he now runs a company. He is cold-blooded, but smart. Meanwhile, Han Hyo-Joo plays Oh Yeon-Joo. Her character is a second year resident of thoracic surgery. She is bright and has warm heart.

“W” first airs this July in South Korea.

May 22 2016

Mei Nagano cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Koe Koi”

Mei Nagano is cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Koe Koi.” The drama series is based on manga “Koe Koi” by Doruru. In drama series “Koe Koi,” Mei Nagano will play Yuiko Yoshioka. Her character is entering the first year of high school. She gets sick though and stays in bed. That’s when she receives a phone call from Class President Matsubara who turns out to be really nice to her and causing her heart to flutter.

“Koe Koi” first airs this July in Japan.

May 21 2016

Haru cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama series “On”

Actress Haru is cast in upcoming Fuji TV-KTV drama series “On.” The drama series is based on 2014 novel “ON Ijo Hanzai Sosakan Todo Hinako” by Ryo Naito. Haru will play a detective for the first time in her acting career in the drama series.

“On” first airs this July in Japan.

May 21 2016

Trailer and poster for movie “Kashin”

Trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Kashin” starring Eri MurakawaKento HayashiMasanobu Ando. Movie is based on 1958 novel “Kashin” by Jakucho Setouchi and directed by Hiroshi Ando. Story for the movie follows a wife (Eri Murakawa) who entered into a loveless arranged marriage. She meets a man played by Masanobu Ando and falls in love for the first time.

“Kashin” will be released August 6, 2016 in Japan.