May 19 2017

Kim Nam-Gil and Kim A-Joong cast in tvN drama series “Deserving of the Name”

Kim Nam-Gil and Kim A-Joong are now cast in upcoming tvN drama series “Deserving of the Name” (literal title). Drama series will be directed by Hong Jong-Chan.

In the drama series, Kim Nam-Gil will play lead male character Heo Im. He is an oriental doctor living in the Joseon era. Due to an incident, he travels through time and finds himself in present day Seoul. Kim A-Joong will play Choi Yeon-Kyung. She is a doctor in present day Seoul. She appears cold and she carries an emotional scar. She also has a secret. These two characters meet.

“Deserving of the Name” will first air August, 2017 in South Korea (takes over tvN’s Saturday and Sunday 9PM time slot after “Secret Forest“).

May 18 2017

Park Joong-Hoon and Kang Ha-Neul offered lead roles in OCN drama series “Bad Guys 2”

Park Joong-Hoon and Kang Ha-Neul have been offered lead roles in new OCN drama series “Bad Guys 2.” The drama series is a sequel to 2014 OCN drama series “Bad Guys” which starred Kim Sang-Joong, Ma Dong-Seok & Park Hae-Jin. Both Park Joong-Hoon and Kang Ha-Neul are considering their offers positively. If Park Joong-Hoon accepts, he will play Public Prosecutor Woo Je-Moon. He has a hot-temper and pursues justice. If Kang Ha-Neul accepts, he will play Public Prosecutor No Jin-Pyeong. He is shaken after witnessing the death of his mentor.

Filming for “Bad Guys 2” begins July, 2017 and the drama series will air sometime around November, 2017 in South Korea.


May 18 2017

Atsushi Ito & Yua Shinkawa cast in NTV drama series “Nou ni Sumaho ga Umerareta”

Atsushi Ito & Yua Shinkawa are cast in NTV drama series “Nou ni Sumaho ga Umerareta.” The unusual premise for the drama series has Atsuhi Ito playing main character Keita Orimo. He works at a an apparel company and carries a flip phone. One day, his brain picks up smartphone like abilities and he can see things like text message balloons flying by. With his new abilities, he gets involved with problems at work. Yua Shinkawa will play Yanako Ishino. She works as a contract pattern maker at the same apparel company.

“Nou ni Sumaho ga Umerareta” first airs July 6, 2017 in Japan.

May 18 2017

Main trailer for movie “Okja”

Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Okja” starring Ahn Seo-Hyun. Movie is directed by Bong Joon-Ho and will stream on Netflix worldwide on June 28, 2017. The film will also premiere in South Korean theaters on the same day (June 29, 2017 local time). The movie is having its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in the “Competition” section. “Okja” also features the appearance of Hollywood actors including Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins and Tilda Swinton.

May 18 2017

Emi Takei cast in TV Asahi drama series “Black Leather Notebook”

Emi Takei is cast in upcoming TV Asahi drama series “Black Leather Notebook” (literal title). The drama series is based on 1983 novel “Kurokawa no Techo” by Seicho Matsumoto. TV Asahi previously adapted the novel into 2004 drama series “Black Leather Notebook” starring Ryoko Yonekura. In drama series “Black Leather Notebook,” Emi Takei will play main character Motoko Haraguchi. Her character embezzles 180 million yen from a bank to open a nightclub in Ginza.

“Black Leather Notebook” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.

May 18 2017

Teaser trailer #3 and character posters for KBS2 drama series “Queen for Seven Days”

Teaser trailer #3 added for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Queen for Seven Days” (English title) starring Yeon Woo-Jin, Park Min-Young & Lee Dong-Gun. In addition, here’s three teaser posters for the upcoming drama series. Caption on Park Min-Young’s poster states “I accept the mind that I should not accept.” While Yeon Woo-Jin’s character poster states “I will have the world for you.” Lastly, caption on Lee Dong-Gun’s character poster states “I can not grant the love.”

“Queen for Seven Days” first airs May 31, 2017 in South Korea. Read more »

May 17 2017

Dean Fujioka cast in movie “The Flying Tire”

Dean Fujioka is cast in upcoming movie “The Flying Tire” (literal title) starring Tomoya Nagase (‘TOKIO’). Movie is based on 2006 novel “Soratobu Taiya” by Jun Ikeido, which was previously adapted into 2009 WOWOW drama series “The Flying Tire.” In the movie, Dean Fujioka will play Yuta Sawada. He works as the chief of customer strategy section at car manufacturer Hopu. He is against Tokuro Akamatsu (Tomoya Nagase).

“The Flying Tire” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

May 17 2017

“Secret Forest” to become first tvN drama series to air Saturday and Sunday 9PM

Secret Forest” (literal title) is set to become the first tvN drama series to air Saturday and Sunday at 9PM. The drama series was originally scheduled to air Friday and Saturday at 8PM/8:30PM following “Chicago Typewriter.” Going forwards, tvN will air their weekend drama series on Saturday and Sunday instead of Friday and Saturday. “Secret Forest” stars Cho Seung-Woo & Bae Doo-Na as a prosecutor and detective. Lastly, tvN is set to premiere a drama series in a new Wednesday and Thursday prime time slot beginning July, 2017.

Ep.1 of “Secret Forest” will now air June 10, 2017 in South Korea.

May 17 2017

Teaser poster for live-action film “Love and Lies”

Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming live-action film “Love and Lies” starring Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura & Kanta Sato. Caption for the teaser poster states “The government selects an ideal partner. The world of date bans. One day, we are informed to love.” Premise for the film has the government on a mission to increase the birthrate of its country. They analyze gene information to select marriage partners for its citizens. Movie is based on manga series”Koi to Uso” by Musawo.

“Love and Lies” opens sometime this autumn in Japan.