Mar 9 2016

Main trailer for movie “The Magnificent Nine”

Main trailer & English subtitled teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “The Magnificent Nine” (English title) starring Sadao Abe, Eita, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Karen Iwata, Yuko Takeuchi & Ryuhei Matsuda. Movie is based on the story“Kokudaya Juzaburo” by Michifumi Isoda (“Abacus and Sword“) and directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (“Fish Story“).

Story for “The Magnificent Nine” is set in 18th century Japan and revolves a poor town that is mired in poverty due to heavy taxes owed to its feudal lord. Residents scheme a plan to make money for its residents, but if they are discovered they will lose their heads literally.

“The Magnificent Nine” opens May 14, 2016 in Japan.

Mar 9 2016

Chun Jung-Myung & Cho Jae-Hyun cast in KBS2 drama series “Master: God of Noodles”

Chun Jung-Myung & Cho Jae-Hyun are cast in new KBS2 drama series “Master: God of Noodles” (literal title). The drama series is based on the comic “Kooksooui Sin” by Park In-Kwon.

In “Master: God of Noodles,” Chun Jung-Myung will play the lead role of Moo-Myung. His character tries to become the god of noodles to take revenge on Kim Gil-Do for what he did to his father. Cho Jae-Hyun will play Kim Gil-Do. His character decided to become evil to survive his tough situation.

“Master: God of Noodles” will air Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10PM beginning April 20, 2016 in South Korea (takes over the time slot currently occupied by”Descendants of the Sun“).

Mar 8 2016

KBS2 drama series “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds” to air from August, 2016

Upcoming KBS2 period drama series “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds,” starring Park Bo-Gum, is now slotted to first air August, 2016 in South Korea. The drama series will air on Mondays & Tuesdays at 10pm taking over the time slot from drama series “Beautiful Mind.” Lead female actress has yet to be confirmed for “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds,” but Kim Ji-Won is currently weighting an offer to play the role.


Mar 8 2016

poster and supporting cast announced for movie “Desperate Sunflowers”

Teaser poster added for upcoming movie “Desperate Sunflowers” starring Yo Yoshida and Yoshino Kimura. In addition, more supporting cast members have been announced for the movie which includes Aoi Nakamura, Nozomi SasakiYuta Furukawa & Rena Tanaka.

Story for “Desperate Sunflowers” follows two distant relatives. One woman is straight laced attorney and the other a swindler. For the movie, Aoi Nakamura will play Masaru Isozaki. His character is a lawyer who works at the same office as Tetsuko Ishida (Yo Yoshida). Yuta Furukawa will play Shunsuke Ota. His character becomes involved in a fraud case with Natsuko (Yoshino Kimura). Nozomi Sasaki will play Marina Kamiya. Her character is the fiance of Shunsuke Ota.

“Desperate Sunflowers” will be released June 25, 2016 in Japan.

Mar 8 2016

Kim Sae-Ron cast in JTBC drama series “Mirror of the Witch”

Kim Sae-Ron is now cast in JTBC drama series “Mirror of the Witch” co-starring Yoon Si-Yoon. In the drama series, Kim Sae-Ron will play Princess Seo-Ri. Her character is abandoned in the mountains by her mother Queen Sim after a curse is place on her. There in the mountains, she meets Heo Jun (Yoon Si-Yoon). Heo Jun is an illegitimate child, which rules out becoming a government officer. Seo-Ri and Heo Jun fall in love.

“Mirror of the Witch” first airs this May in South Korea.



Mar 7 2016

Nao Matsushita cast in live-action Fuji TV drama series “Hayako Sensei, Kekkon Surutte Honto Desu Ka?”

Nao Matsushita is cast in upcoming live-action Fuji TV drama series “Hayako Sensei, Kekkon Surutte Honto Desu Ka?” The drama series is based on the true story manga series of same name by Hayako Tatsuki.

In the “Hayako Sensei, Kekkon Surutte Honto Desu Ka?,” Nao Matsushita plays title character Hayako Tatsuki. Her character is a single 34-years-old woman who works as an elementary school teacher. She lives with her parents and is generally content with her life. After her father is hospitalized, she thinks about her parents relationship and begins to find a marriage partner for herself in earnest.

Cast in supporting roles for the drama series are Shihori Kanjiya, Hitomi Sato, Norito Yashima, Takaya Yamauchi, Isao Bito & Keiko Matsuzaka. “Hayako Sensei, Kekkon Surutte Honto Desu Ka?” will first air this April in Japan.

Mar 7 2016

Kim Sae-Ron offered lead role in JTBC drama series “Mirror of the Witch”

Kim Sae-Ron has been offered the lead female role in upcoming JTBC drama series “Mirror of the Witch” co-starring Yoon Si-Yoon. Currently, Kim Sae-Ron is in the final stages of contract negotiations to take the part. Actor Kwak Si-Yang has also been offered a major supporting role in the drama series.

If Kim Sae-Ron is cast for the drama series, she will play Seo-Ri. Her character was born as a princess, but became a witch. She has a special ability, but is unable to control her special ability. This leads people to call her a witch. Seo-Ri tries to lift the curse.

Story for the drama series is inspired by the book “Dongui Bogam” written by royal physician Heo Jun.

Mar 7 2016

Masaki Suda & Nana Komatsu cast in live-action film “Oboreru Knife”

Masaki Suda & Nana Komatsu are cast in live-action film “Oboreru Knife.” Also cast in supporting roles are Daiki Shigeoka (‘Johnny’s WEST’) and Mone Kamishiraishi. Movie is based on manga series “Oboreru Knife” by George Asakura (“Piece of Cake“) and directed by Yuki Yamato (“Itsutsu Kazoereba Kimi no Yume“).

In live-action film “Oboreru Knife,” Nana Komatsu plays Natsume Mochizuki. Her character is a teen model in Tokyo, but she has to move a small rural town with her family. There, she meets Koichiro Hasegawa (Masaki Suda). His character comes from a wealthy and well respected family.

“Oboreru Knife” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.