“Age of Youth” first airs July 22, 2016 in South Korea.
Actress Tao Tsuchiya is cast in new movie “Tori Girl.” The film is based on 2012 novel “Tori Garu!” by Kou Nakamura (“Miracle: Devil Claus’ Love and Magic“) and directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (“No Longer Heroine“). The film is set at a science university with Tae Tsuchiya playing Yukina Toriyama. Her character falls for senior student Kei which leads her to join the school’s “human powered flight” club.
“Tori Girl” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
In the upcoming drama series, Seo Ye-Ji will play major supporting character Princess Sookmyung. Her character is the daughter of Queen Jiso (Kim Ji-Su). Seo Ye-Ji will begin filming for her scenes starting in mid-July, 2016 (filming for the drama series has already started).
Exact air date for “Hwarang: The Beginning” has not yet been decided, but currently the drama series is in discussion to air beginning December, 2016 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10PM.
In addition, actress Lim Ji-Yeon will make a cameo appearance in ep.7 of “Doctors.” Lim Ji-Yeon previously worked with screenwriter Ha Myung-Hee in 2015 SBS drama series “High Society.” In ep.7, Lim Ji-Yeon will play Lee Soo-Jung. Her character is takes part in competitive archery. She will undergo surgery from Ji-Hong (Kim Rae-Won) to stop her hands from shaking.
Ep.7 of “Doctors” airs later tonight in South Korea.
Actor Tomoki Hirose is cast in new movie “Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru.” Movie will be directed by Shintaro Sakurai and based on a screenplay by Jun Tsugita. Premise for the film has Tomoki Hirose working at a private agency office with partner Shoji Aoi. They become involved in a case through a request from a boy.
“Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru” will be released sometime spring, 2017 in Japan.
Actress Lee Ha-Na has dropped out of upcoming weekend SBS drama series “Our Gab-Soon” co-starring Song Jae-Rim. The first script reading for the drama series took place July 2, 2016 at SBS Ilsan Production Studios in Goyang, South Korea and Lee Ha-Na took part in the first script reading. A few days later though, Lee Ha-Na has decided to not act in the drama series. The drama series staff is now seeking a replacement actress to play the lead female role of Gab-Soon.
“Our Gab-Soon” is currently scheduled to first air this August in South Korea.
Supporting cast has been announced for upcoming live-action film “P and JK” starring Kazuya Kamenashi (‘KAT-TUN’) and Tao Tsuchiya. Now cast in supporting roles are Mahiro Takasugi, Tina Tamashiro, Daigo Nishihata, Aya Omasa , Jun Murakami , Rie Tomosaka and Tomorowo Taguchi. Movie is based on manga series “P to JK” by Maki Miyoshi and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki.
In the upcoming film Mahiro Takasugi will play disorderly student Heisuke Okami. Tina Tamashiro will play Mikado Yaguchi. Her character is friends with Kako (Tao Tsuchiya). Daigo Nishihata will play Jiro Nagakura. His character is classmates with Kako. Aya Omasa will play Fumi Komori. Her character is a police colleague of Kota (Kazuya Kamenashi). Jun Murakami & Rie Tomosaka will play parents of Kako. Finally, Tomorowo Taguchi will play Shuichi Yamamoto. His character is senior police colleague of Kota.
“P and JK” will be released sometime during spring, 2017 in Japan.