Jan 8 2016

Trailer and poster added for movie “Mitsu no Aware”

Main trailer and poster added for upcoming film “Mitsu no Aware” starring Fumi Nikaido, Ren Osugi & Yoko Maki. The film is based on novel “Mitsu no Ahare” by Saisei Muro and directed by Gakuryu Ishii (“Isn’t Anyone Alive?“). Premise for the film centers around a reddish goldfish who is able to change into a girl (Fumi Nikaido), a writer (Ren Osugi) and the ghost (Yoko Maki) of a woman the writer once knew.

“Mitsu no Aware” will be released April 1, 2016 in Japan.

Jan 7 2016

Song Jong-Ho cast in KBS2 weekday drama series “The Promise”

Actor Song Jong-Ho is cast in upcoming KBS2 weekday drama series “The Promise” also starring Lee Yu-Ri, Park Ha-Na and Seo Jung-Young. The drama series will air Monday-Friday at 7:50 PM from February 1, 2016 in South Korea. In the drama series, Song Jong-Ho¬† plays Park Hwi-Kyung. Even though his character is the successor of a corporation and has good appearance, he doesn’t trust women due to his first love experience. After he meets Lee Na-Yeon (Lee Yu-Ri), he feels love again. Meanwhile, Lee Na-Yeon is actually her twin sister taking her identity to get revenge.

Jan 6 2016

Ebizo Ichikawa cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Ishikawa Goemon”

Actor Ebizo Ichikawa is cast in new TV Tokyo drama series “Ishikawa Goemon.” The drama series is based on the life of well known outlaw figure Ishikawa Goemon. Ebizo Ichikawa will play the title character. In the drama series, Ishikawa Goemon goes about stealing from the rich and redistributing the stolen items to the poor. Meanwhile, the all powerful Hideyoshi Toyotomi becomes obsessed with taking out Ishikawa Goemon.

“Ishikawa Goemon” will air sometime this year in Japan.

Jan 6 2016

still image of Shun Oguri in live-action film “Terra Formars”

Here’s the first still image Shun Oguri in upcoming live-action film “Terra Formars” directed by Takashi Miike. The still image is of a scene with Ko Honda (Shun Oguri) meeting candidates to become crew members including Shokichi Komachi (Hideaki Ito). The backdrop of the streets in Japan have turned into a slum due to the disparity between the rich and poor. Meanwhile, the selected crew members will make a trip to Mars to take out giant mutated cockroaches that are able to walk.

“Terra Formars” will be released April 29, 2016 in Japan.

Jan 6 2016

Ko Soo cast in MBC drama series “The Flower in Prison”

Actor Ko Soo is cast in upcoming MBC drama series “The Flower in Prison” which has already cast Jin Se-Yun in the lead female role. In addition, supporting cast members include Choi Tae-Joon, Kim Soo-Yeon, Jeon Kwang-Leol, Kim Mi-Sook & Jung Joon-Ho. “The Flower in Prison” is a period drama series set during Joseon Dynasty era and follows Ok-Nyeo (Jin Se-Yun), a woman was born in prison. She goes on to eventually help people in law.

“The Flower in Prison” will first air sometime this April in South Korea (takes over the time slot held by “100 Days Wife“).

Jan 5 2016

Kim Sung-Ryoung cast in SBS drama series “Mrs. Cop 2”

Actress Kim Sung-Ryoung is cast for new lead role in upcoming SBS sequel drama series “Mrs. Cop 2.” Kim Hee-Ae was first offered to reprise her role from the first season of “Mrs. Cop,” but she declined due to needing a break after filming the first series. Kim Sung-Ryoung will play new character Ko Yoon-Jung. Her character returns to South Korea after training with the F.B.I. in the United States. Ko Yoon-Jung then becomes the new squad chief.

Meanwhile, Kim Min-Jong, Son Ho-Jun and Lee Da-Hee have all been offered to play the same characters from “Mrs. Cop” and they are all considering their offers.

“Mrs. Cop 2” first airs March 5, 2016 in South Korea.