Jan 26 2017

Yuina Kuroshima cast in WOWOW drama series “Tokyo Sumikko Gohan”

Yuina Kuroshima cast in new WOWOW drama series “Tokyo Sumikko Gohan.” The drama series is based on 2015 novel “Tokyo Sumikko Gohan” by Nariko Narita and directed by Yukiko Mishima (“Bread of Happiness“). In the drama series, Yuina Kuroshima will play lonely high school student Fu Sawatari. She discovers a house “Sumikko Gohan” where people gather to eat happily.

“Tokyo Sumikko Gohan” will first air May, 2017 in Japan.

Jan 26 2017

Filming for movie “Little Forest” begins

Filming for upcoming movie “Little Forest,” starring Kim Tae-Ri, Ryoo Joon-Yeol & Jin Ki-Joo, began January 21, 2017 at a village in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. The first scene filmed has Hye-Won (Kim Tae-Ri), who came to the village from the city, and her two long-time friends, Jae-Ha (Ryoo Joon-Yeol) and Eun-Sook (Jin Ki-Joo), gathering together. The film is directed by Yim Soonrye.

Movie is based on manga series “Little Forest” by Daisuke Igarashi which was previously adapted into the films “Little Forest: Summer & Autumn” & “Little Forest: Winter & Spring.” The Korean version will include all 4 seasons in the film. Photo above is from the first script reading for the film.

 

Jan 26 2017

Lee Sang-Yoon and Park Se-Young cast in SBS drama series “Whisper”

Lee Sang-Yoon and Park Se-Young are cast in upcoming SBS drama series “Whisper” co-starring Lee Bo-Young. Lee Sang-Yoon will play lead male character Lee Dong-Joon and Park Se-Young will play major supporting character Choi Soo-Yeon. Already cast in the drama series in supporting roles are Kwon Yool and Yoon Joo-Hee. The drama series will also mark the second time Lee Sang-Yoon and Lee Bo-Young will star together in a drama series (previously they starred in 2012-2013 KBS2 drama series “Seo-Young, My Daughter“).

Filming for “Whisper” begins February 1, 2017 in South Korea.

Jan 26 2017

Main trailer added for live-action film “ReLIFE”

Main trailer added for upcoming live-action film “ReLIFE” starring Taishi Nakagawa & Yuna Taira. Movie is based on manga series “ReLIFE” by So Yayoi which was first published via free comic app “comico.” Story for the film follows a 27-year-old man (Taishi Nakagawa) who takes part in a research program “ReLIFE.” He is given medication that makes him look 10 years younger and he attends high school for a year.

“ReLIFE” will be released April 15, 2017 in Japan.

Jan 25 2017

Mirei Kiritani cast in Fuji TV drama series “Hito wa Mitame ga 100 Percent”

Mirei Kiritani is cast in Fuji TV live-action drama series “Hito wa Mitame ga 100 Percent.” The drama series is based on the manga of same name by Hiromi Okubo. In the drama series, Mirei Kiritani will play main character Jun Jonochi. She works at a paper manufacturing company. Her character doesn’t hold any interest in making herself attractive, until she notices that others don’t view her as a woman. Hiroaki Matsuyama will direct the drama series and Tomoko Aizawa will write the screenplay adaptation. The duo previously worked together in 2012 Fuji TV drama series “The Locked Room Murders.”

“Hito wa Mitame ga 100 Percent” will first air April, 2017 in Japan.

Jan 25 2017

Trailer and poster for Hong Sang-Soo film “On the Beach at Night Alone

Trailer and poster added for Hong Sang-Soo directed film “On the Beach at Night Alone” starring Kim Min-Hee. Movie will have its world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival in the competition section. Kim Min-Hee previously starred in 2015 Hong Sang-Soo film “Right Now, Wrong Then” and the duo made headlines in South Korea last year when the press revealed they were in a romantic relationship, even though Hong Sang-Soo was married at the time.