Jun 24 2016

Kim Joo-Hyun cast in SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl”

Kim Joo-Hyun is cast for upcoming SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl” co-starring Joo Won. Kim Joo-Hyun won the part after going through several rounds of auditions consisting of established actresses and newcomers. The drama series is a remake of 2001 movie “My Sassy Girl,” but set in the Joseon Dynasty era. Kim Joo-Hyun will play the sassy, trouble maker girl originally performed by Gianna Jun.

“My Sassy Girl” will first air sometime next year in South Korea.

Jun 24 2016

Masataka Kubota & Fumika Shimizu cast in live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul”

Masataka Kubota & Fumika Shimizu are cast in live-action film “Tokyo Ghoul.” The film is based on manga “Tokyo Guru” by Sui Ishida and directed by Kentaro Hagiwara. Movie will be set in a Tokyo where the city is dealing with human eating ghouls. Masataka Kubota will play college student Ken Kaneki. His character is attacked by the ghoul Rize, but a steel beam that falls on Rize saves him. Ken Kaneki and Rize are then transported to the hospital and Ken receives an organ transplant from Rize. Ken then becomes half ghoul.

“Tokyo Ghoul” will be released sometime during summer, 2017 in Japan.

Jun 24 2016

Haruka Ayase, Shinichi Tsutsumi & Gaku Hamada cast in movie “Honnoji Hotel”

Haruka Ayase, Shinichi Tsutsumi & Gaku Hamada are cast in movie “Honnoji Hotel.” The movie will reunite Haruka Ayase, Shinichi Tsutsumi, director Masayuki Suzuki & screenwriter Tomoko Aizawa who previously worked together in 2011 film “Princess Toyotomi.”

In movie “Honnoji Hotel,” Haruka Ayase plays a woman who is staying at Honnoji Hotel in Kyoto. There, she meets legendary historical figure Nobunaga Oda (Shinichi Tsutsumi).

“Honnoji Hotel” will be released sometime next year in Japan.

Jun 23 2016

Lee Dong-Gun & Jo Yoon-Hee cast in KBS2 drama series “Laurel Tree Tailors”

Lee Dong-Gun and Jo Yoon-Hee are cast in upcoming KBS2 weekend drama series “Laurel Tree Tailors” (literal title).

In the drama series, Lee Dong-Gun will play lead male character Lee Dong-Jin. He is the only son of Wolgyesoo (‘Laurel Tree’) tailor shop – the oldest tailor shop in South Korea. Nevertheless, he doesn’t want to take over the store. He looks cold, but he is actually a warm person. Jo Yoon-Hee plays lead female character Na Yeon-Sil. She works at the tailor shop and wants to be the best garment cutter. She goes through a lot in her life, but is determined.

“Laurel Tree Tailors” first airs August 13, 2016 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Sat. & Sun. 8PM time slot after “Five Enough“).

Jun 23 2016

Fumi Nikaido cast in NTV drama series “Lost ID”

Actress Fumi Nikaido is cast in upcoming NTV drama series “Lost ID” (English title) co-starring Tatsuya Fujiwara.

In the drama series, Fumi Nikaido will play lead female role Sanae Kuramoto. Her character is the fiance of Shinichi Todo (Tatsuya Fujiwara). Soon, Shinichi Todo’s world comes crashing down as his identity suddenly disappears.

“Lost ID” will first air July 17, 2016 in Japan.

Jun 23 2016

New still images for live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World”

Here’s 2 new still images for upcoming live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World” starring Masahiro Higashide, Sosuke Ikematsu & Masaki Suda.

The still images are of Masahiro Higashide as Tsukuru Mishima and Sosuke Ikematsu as Private Investigator Ryuzaki. Each still images has one of the characters pointing a gun at the other person. Tsukuru Mishima is a member of the Death Note special task force team and Private Investigator Ryuzaki is a successor of L.