Dec 6 2016

Nam Sang-Mi offered lead female role in KBS2 drama series “Chief Kim”

Nam Sang-Mi has been offered for the lead female role in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Chief Kim.” Actor Namgung Min previously received an offer to play the lead male character and Lee Joon-Ho (‘2PM’) received an offer to play a major supporting character. Currently, all three are “positively considering” their offers.

If Nam Sang-Mi accepts her offer, she will play Yoon Ha-Kyung. Her character works with Chief Kim at the same company.

“Chief Kim” will first air January, 2017 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Wednesday & Thursday 10PM time slot after “Oh My Geum-Bi.”

Dec 6 2016

Masami Nagasawa, Ryuhei Matsuda & Hiroki Hasegawa cast in movie “Strolling Invader”

Masami Nagasawa, Ryuhei Matsuda & Hiroki Hasegawa are cast in movie “Strolling Invader” directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The movie is based on the stage play “Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha” written and directed by Tomohiro Maekawa. Premise for the film deals with a husband played by Ryuhei Matsuda whose body is taken over by an alien conducting research before an invasion.

“Strolling Invader” will be released September 16, 2017 in Japan.

Dec 5 2016

First still images from drama series “Woman of Dignity”

Here’s the first still images from upcoming drama series “Woman of Dignity” (literal title) starring Kim Hee-Seon and Kim Sun-A. In the drama series, Kim Hee-Seon plays Woo A-Jin. Her character is a glamorous housewife and lives a luxurious life thanks to her wealthy father-in-law. Meanwhile, Kim Sun-A plays Park Bok-Ja. She works as a caregiver for the sick, but she holds ambitions to live within high society. Her character is a bit of a mysterious figure.

Exact network that will air “Woman of Dignity” has yet to be announced.

 

Dec 5 2016

Supporting cast announced for live-action film “Sensei!”

Supporting cast members have been announced for upcoming live-action film “Sensei!” starring Toma Ikuta and Suzu Hirose. Cast in supporting roles are Ryo Ryusei, Aoi Morikawa, Kentaro, Tomoya Nakamura & Manami Higa. Movie “Sensei!” is based on manga series of same name by Kazune Kawahara and directed by Takahiro Miki.

For live-action film “Sensei!,” Ryo Ryusei will play Kosuke Kawai. He is a friend of Hibiki (Suzu Hirose) and belongs to the same high school Japanese archery club.  Aoi Morikawa will play Megumi Chigusa. She is also friends with Hibiki and member of the same archery club. Kentaro will play Yusuke Fujioka. He is the top player for another high school archery club. Tomoya Nakamura will play Masato Sekiya.  He is a fellow teacher as Kosaku (Toma Ikuta). Manami Higa will play Sachiko Nakajima. She is also a teacher with Kosaku and Masato Sekiya.

“Sensei!” will be released sometime during autumn, 2017 in Japan.

 

 

Dec 2 2016

Kenichi Endo, Ren Osugi, Tomorowo Taguchi, Susumu Terajima, Yutaka Matsushige & Ken Mitsuishi are cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Byplayers”

Kenichi Endo, Ren Osugi, Tomorowo Taguchi, Susumu Terajima, Yutaka Matsushige & Ken Mitsuishi are all cast in new TV Tokyo drama series “Byplayers.” The six well known characters actors will play themselves in the drama series. Premise for the drama series has the 6 actors cast in a new big budget drama series headlined by a famous lead actor and directed by a world renown director. The director then asks the six supporting actors to live together for 3 months to see how they interact.

“Byplayers” first airs January 13, 2017 in Japan.

Dec 2 2016

Takeshi Kitano directs, stars in movie “Outrage Saishusho”

Takeshi Kitano is set to direct and star in movie “Outrage Saishusho” (literally “Outrage Last Chapter”). Movie is the third and final installment in the “Outrage” films. Actors set to return in “Outrage Saishusho” are Toshiyuki Nishida, Sansei Shiomi, Tatsuo Nadaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Ikuji Nakamura, Yutaka Matsushige and Hakuryu. Actors set to play new characters in the film will be announced at a later date. Story for “Outrage Saishusho” will take place after “Outrage Beyond.”

 

Dec 1 2016

Ayame Gouriki cast in TBS drama series “Rental no Koi”

Ayame Gouriki is cast in new TBS drama series “Rental no Koi.” The drama series has Ayame Gouriki playing Remi Takasugi. Her character works for the company “Rental Lovers.” She is the most popular employee there which provides women for platonic dates. Whenever she finishes a date, she never smiles and wears bandage around her neck.

“Rental no Koi” premieres January 18, 2017 in Japan.