Jan 15 2020

Kentaro Sakaguchi cast in movie & drama special “Signal”

Kentaro Sakaguchi is cast in movie “Signal The Movie” and related drama special “Signal SP.” Both titles are sequels to 2018 Fuji TV drama series “Signal,” which is a remake of 2016 tvN drama series “Signal.” For the movie and drama special, Kentaro Sakaguchi will reprise his role of Police Officer Kento Saegusa. In the Fuji TV drama series, his character found a walkie talkie which allowed him to talk to a detective from the past.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Story continues from the “Signal” drama series. Kento Saegusa (Kentaro Sakaguchi) and Misaki Sakurai (Michiko Kichise) head to the place where Takeshi Ooyama (Kazuki Kitamura) is in the present days.

“Signal The Movie” will be released sometime during 2021 in Japan and “Signal SP” will air around that time.

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Jan 14 2020

Teaser trailer for movie “Time to Hunt”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Time to Hunt” starring Lee Je-Hoon, Ahn Jae-Hong, Choi Woo-Sik, and Park Jung-Min. Captions in the teaser trailer states in Korean (0:18) “Hopeless City,” (0:31) “For Hope,” (0:33) “Risk Everything,” (0:45) “For getting out of Hell,” (0:47) “The Last Time,” (0:53) “Time to Hunt.” Meanwhile, above and below are character still images of the four lead actors in the film.

“Time to Hunt” will be released February, 2020 in South Korea.

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Jan 14 2020

Teaser trailer for Netflix drama series “My Holo Love”

First teaser trailer for Netflix drama series “My Holo Love” starring Yoon Hyun-Min & Ko Sung-Hee. The trailer begins with Korean captions that states “Sick alone. Comfort alone. Always Alone. You …” Around the 15 second mark, Ko Sung-Hee’s asks “Who are you?” Yoon Hyun-Min then replies “I will help you to not be lonely anymore.”

“My Holo Love” will be available to stream on February 7, 2020 from Netflix.

Jan 14 2020

Lee Joon-Gi & Moon Chae-Won cast in tvN drama series “The Flower of Evil”

Lee Joon-Gi & Moon Chae-Won are cast in tvN drama series “The Flower of Evil” (literal title). The drama series will be directed by Kim Cheol-Kyu (“Chicago Typewriter“) and scripted by Yoo Jung-Hee (“Naked Fireman“). Lee Joon-Gi and Moon Chae-Won previously starred together in 2017 tvN drama series “Criminal Minds.” The drama series features a suspense-romance script with Lee Joon-Gi playing a husband, hiding his dark past, and Moon Chae-Won playing his wife, who searches for the truth behind her husband’s past.

“The Flower of Evil” first airs sometime this year in South Korea.

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Jan 14 2020

Nana Seino & Tori Matsuzaka cast in live-action film “Whisper of the Heart”

Nana Seino & Tori Matsuzaka are cast in live-action film “Whisper of the Heart.” The film is based on manga series  “Mimi o Sumaseba” by Aoi Hiiragi and directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa (“Erased“). The manga was adapted into 1995 anime film “Whisper of the Heart,” which was released by Studio Ghibli. Filming will begin mid-February, 2020 and finishes March, 2020.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Shizuku Tsukishima (Nana Seino) is a 3rd grade middle school student. She likes reading books. Shizuku Tsukishima meets Seiji Amasawa (Tori Matsuzaka). He is in the same grade and school that Shizuku Tsukishima attends. At first, she does not like him, but she becomes fascinated with his pursuit of his dream. Seiji Amasawa also knows Shizuku Tsukishima’s dream is to become a novelist. They vow to each other to achieve their dreams.

10 years later, Shizuku Tsukishima is 24 years old. She gave up her dream of becoming a novelist and now works as an editor for a publishing company that specializes in children’s books. She struggles in her daily life at work. Meanwhile, Seiji Amasawa is abroad and still pursuing his dream.

“Whisper of the Heart” will be released September 18, 2020 in Japan.

Jan 13 2020

Park Shin-Yang & Lee Min-Ki cast in movie “Three Days”

Park Shin-Yang & Lee Min-Ki are cast in movie “Three Days” (working & literal title). The film is directed by first time feature film director Hyun Moon-Sub. Filming for the movie will begin sometime during the first half of this year.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Cha Seung-Do’s (Park Shin-Yang) daughter dies suddenly. Her funeral will take place in 3 days. During the funeral, the devil wakes up from the heart of her dead body. Catholic Priest Van (Lee Min-Ki) performs an exorcism.

Jan 13 2020

Sayu Kubota, Riku Hagiwara, Fuju Kamio, Natsumi Okamoto, & Ayumu Mochizuki cast in TV Asahi drama series “In the Blunt Box”

Sayu Kubota, Riku Hagiwara, Fuju Kamio, Natsumi Okamoto, and Ayumu Mochizuki are cast in live-action TV Asahi drama series “In the Blunt Box.” The drama series is based on manga series “Nibiiro no Hako no Naka de” by Tomohiro Shinohara and directed by Shinji Kuma (“Psychic Agents“). The drama series follows five teens who live in the same apartment complex and have been friends since their childhood days.

“In the Blunt Box” first airs February 8, 2020 in Japan.

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Jan 13 2020

Masaki Okada & Jun Shison cast in live-action film “The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window”

Masaki Okada and Jun Shison are cast in live-action film “The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window.” The film is based on manga series “Sankaku Mado no Sotogawa wa Yoru” by Tomoko Yamashita and directed by Yukihiro Morigaki (“Goodbye, Grandpa“). Filming for the movie will begin January 15, 2020 and finish mid-February, 2020.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Since Kosuke Mikado (Jun Shison) was a child, he has seen ghosts. He has had a difficult time because of that. One day, Rihito Hiyakawa (Masaki Okada) comes to the bookstore where Kosuke Mikado works at and tells Kosuke Mikado that if he is with him, he won’t be afraid anymore.

Rihito Hiyakawa is an exorcist. Kosuke Mikado decides to take part in exorcisms conducted by Rihito Hiyakawa. They then receive a request from a detective about a serial murder case. While investigating the case, Rihito Hiyakawa and Kosuke Mikado find a cursed dead body.

Jan 13 2020

Son Hyun-Joo, Jang Seung-Jo & Lee Elijah cast in JTBC drama series “Model Detective”

Son Hyun-Joo, Jang Seung-Jo and Lee Elijah are cast in JTBC drama series “Model Detective” (literal title). The drama series is set in Incheon and revolves around detectives working in that area. For actor Son Hyun-Joo and drama series director Jo Nam-Kook, this is the third time they work together after 2012 SBS drama series “The Chaser” and 2013 SBS drama series “Empire of Gold..” Meanwhile, Jang Seung-Jo is currently starring in JTBC drama series “Chocolate” and Lee Elijah most recently finished work in JTBC drama series “Chief of Staff 2.”

“Model Detective” first airs April, 2020 in South Korea (takes over JTBC’s Monday & Tuesday 9:30 PM time slot after “If the Weather Is Good, I’ll Find You“).

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Jan 12 2020

Teaser trailer & poster for tvN drama series “Hi Bye Mama”

First teaser trailer and teaser poster added for tvN drama series “Hi Bye Mama” starring Kim Tae-Hee, Lee Kyu-Hyung, and Ko Bo-Gyeol. The teaser trailer shows a family taking a portrait together, but with a woman (Kim Tae-Hee) in white hanging about. Kim Tae-Hee’s voice appears around the 11 second mark and she states in Korean “I am a ghost momma.”

“Hi Bye Mama” will first air February, 2020 in South Korea (takes over tvN’s Saturday & Sunday 9PM time slot after “Crash Landing on You“).