May 12 2016

Moon Geun-Young cast in movie “Glass Garden”

Moon Geun-Young is cast in new movie “Glass Garden” (literal title). The film will be directed by Shin Su-Won (“Pluto“/”Madonna“). In the upcoming film, Moon Geun-Young will play Jae-Yeon. Her character is doctoral student and works as a researcher in artificial blood. She has her own hidden place at a green house. Jae-Yeon then crosses paths with a writer, previously caught in a plagiarism scandal.

Filming for “Glass Garden” begins May, 2016 in South Korea.

May 11 2016

Teaser trailer and poster for movie “Somebody” (“Nanimono”)

Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “Somebody” (“Nanimono”) starring Takeru Satoh, Masaki SudaKasumi Arimura, Fumi Nikaido, Masaki Okada & Takayuki Yamada. The film is based on novel “Nanimono” by Ryo Asai (“The Kirishima Thing“) and directed by Daisuke Miura (“Love’s Whirlpool“). Premise for the film follows 5 college students as they seek out jobs.

“Somebody” will be released October 15, 2016 in Japan.

May 10 2016

First still images of Hwang Jung-Eum and Ryoo Joon-Yeol from MBC drama series “Lucky Romance”

Here’s the first still images of Hwang Jung-Eum and Ryoo Joon-Yeol in upcoming MBC drama series “Lucky Romance.” The still images are from a scene filmed in mid-April, 2016. Setup for the scene has Sim Bo-Nui (Hwang Jung-Eum), who works part-time jobs, and CEO of a game company Je Soo-Ho (Ryoo Joon-Yeol) meeting for the first time at a casino. This scene will appear in ep.1 of “Lucky Romance” which is scheduled to air May 25, 2016 in South Korea


May 10 2016

Yuina Kuroshima & Fuma Kikuchi cast in NTV drama series “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”

Yuina Kuroshima and Fuma Kikuchi (‘Sexy Zone’) are cast in upcoming NTV drama series “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.” The drama series is based on sci-fi novel “Toki wo Kakeru Shojo” by Yasutaka Tsutsui.

In drama series “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” Yuina Kuroshima plays high school student Mihane Yoshiyama. After smelling a lavender scent in the science lab, she gains the power to leap through time. Meanwhile, Fuma Kikuchi plays her classmate Shohei Fukamachi. Shohei Fukamachi is actually from the future.

“The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” first airs July, 2016 in Japan.

May 9 2016

Kim Sung-Oh cast in KBS2 drama series “Baek-Hee Has Returned”

Actor Kim Sung-Oh is cast in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Baek-Hee Has Returned” starring Gang Ye-Won. The drama series consists of 4 episodes and will air after the conclusion of “My Lawyer, Mr. Jo.”

In the drama series, Kim Sung-Oh will play lead male character Woo Bum-Ryong. He used to be a gang member, but now lives quietly with his mother. He is also lonely. Meanwhile, Gang Ye-Won plays a woman who returns to an island for the first time in 18 years, but under a different identity.

“Baek-Hee Has Returned” first airs June 6, 2016 in South Korea.

May 9 2016

Lee Jung-Jae and Kim Ha-Neul cast in movie “With God”

Lee Jung-Jae and Kim Ha-Neul are now cast in upcoming movie “With God” (literal title). Previously announced cast members include Ha Jung-Woo, Cha Tae-Hyun, Ju Ji-Hoon, Ma Dong-Seok, Kim Hyang-Gi, Do Kyung-Soo (‘EXO-K’) & Kim Dong-Wook. Movie will be directed by Kim Yong-Hwa (“200 Pounds Beauty“/”Take Off“) and is based on webcomic “Singwa Hamgge” by Joo Ho-Min. Story for the film is set in a purgatory world where angels of deaths take part in trials of humans to determine their eternal fate.

In the upcoming film, Lee Jung-Jae will play King Yeomra. His character is the God of Death. Kim Ha-Neul will play the God of Betrayal Hell.
“With God” will be released sometime in 2017.

May 9 2016

Ikki Sawamura cast in WOWOW drama series “Kibogaoka no Hitobito”

Ikki Sawamura is cast in WOWOW drama series “Kibogaoka no Hitobito.” Also cast in the drama series are Emi Wakui, Hiyori Sakurada, Keita Ninomiya & Kazue Ito. The drama series is based 2009 novel “Kibogaoka no Hitobito” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu (“Tonbi“).

Story for “Kibogaoka no Hitobito,” has Ikki Sawamura playing Tajima. His wife, played by Emi Wakui, dies shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. He takes his two children to his late wife’s hometown and on a whim decides to live there with his children.

“Kibogaoka no Hitobito” first airs July 16, 2016 in Japan.

May 9 2016

Choi Sung-Won drops out of JTBC drama series “Mirror of the Witch”

Choi Sung-Won, who plays supporting character Dong-Rae, has dropped out of JTBC drama series “Mirror of the Witch.” During filming of the drama series he received light bruising, but his recovery was slower than usual. He went to the hospital for a checkup and was then diagnosed with acute leukemia on May 4, 2016. His leukemia was caught in the early stages and there is a high chance of curing his illness through treatment. His character was originally scripted to appear throughout the drama series, but will now only appear in the early portions of the drama series. Best wishes to Choi Sung-Won.

“Mirror of the Witch” first airs May 13, 2016 in South Korea.