Apr 21 2016

Teaser trailer and poster for live-action film “The Match Girl”

Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming movie “The Match Girl” starring Sumire Sato (SKE48), Yutaka Kobayashi, Takafumi Honda (Boys And Men) & Kensho Ono. Movie is based on manga series “Match Shoujo” by Sanami Suzuki and directed by first-time director Hiroshi Uchida. The original manga series is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s short story “The Little Match Girl.”

“The Match Girl” will be released May 28, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 21 2016

Yoon Gyun-Sang & Lee Sung-Kyung cast in SBS drama series “Doctors”

Yoon Gyun-Sang & Lee Sung-Kyung are now cast in upcoming SBS drama series “Doctors” starring Park Shin-Hye & Kim Rae-Won.

In drama series “Doctors,” actor Yoon Gyun-Sang will play Jung Yoon-Do. His character became a doctor to avoid his father, who is the president of a large company, and competition to become the successor at his father’s company. He is smart and skillful as a doctor. Actress Lee Sung-Kyung will play Jin Seo-Woo. She graduated from the same high school as Hye-Jung (Park Shin-Hye) . Jin Seo-Woo is now a completing a fellowship as a neurosurgeon. Her character is also a rival of Hye-Jung.

“Doctors” first airs June 20, 2016 in South Korea.

Apr 21 2016

Gong Yoo cast in tvN drama series “Dokkaebi”

Gong Yoo is cast in new tvN drama series “Dokkaebi” which is scripted by Kim Eun-Sook (“Descendants of the Sun“). Drama series “Dokkaebi” features a unique fantasy-romance story.  In the drama series, Gong Yoo will play a “dokkaebi” which is a type of monster/demon found in many Korean folktales. His character needs to marry a human bride, but he meets up with the Angel of Death who has amensia and begins to live with the Angel of Death.

“Dokkaebi” first airs November, 2016 in South Korea.

Apr 21 2016

Rina Ikoma cast in sequel film “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows”

Rina Ikoma from idol group ‘Nogizaka46’ is cast in sequel film “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows.” The 2015 original film “Corpse Party” and sequel film “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows” are based on the video game “Corpse Party.” Also cast in “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows” are Nozomi Maeda, Ryousuke Ikeoka, Yoko Kita and Jun (Bee Shuffle), who all appeared in the first “Corpse Party” film, and new cast members Ren Ishikawa, Atomu Mizuishi and Tsunenori Aoki. Masashi Yamada also returns to direct “Corpse Party: Book of Shadows.”

“Corpse Party: Book of Shadows” will open July 30, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 20 2016

Kwon Yuri offered lead female role in upcoming drama series “Gaia”

Singer/actress Kwon Yuri (‘Girls’ Generation’) has been offered the lead female role in upcoming drama series “Gaia.” She is currently “positively considering” the offer. If Kwon Yuri accepts the offer, she will play a woman that is scripted as an ordinary woman. Her character becomes stranded on an island with a popular male idol group member due to a plane crash. Actor Kang Ha-Neul has been offered the lead male role of the idol group member and he is currently “positively considering” his offer. MBC is currently in negotiations to air the drama series tentatively this fall. The drama series is scripted by Song Ji-Na (“Faith“/”Healer“).


Apr 20 2016

Koji Kikkawa cast in live-action film “Himitsu The Top Secret”

Koji Kikkawa is cast in upcoming live-action film “Himitsu The Top Secret” starring Toma Ikuta, Lisa Oda & Masaki Okada. In the upcoming film, Koji Kikkawa will play Kiyotaka Kainuma. His character is a brutal criminal who has killed 28 people and goes up against the 9th Forensics Laboratory led by Tsuyoshi Maki (Toma Ikuta) and Ikko Aoki (Masaki Okada). The still image above is of Koji Kikkawa from “Himitsu The Top Secret.” Movie is based on manga series “Himitsu The Top Secret” by Reiko Shimizu and directed by Keishi Ohtomo (“Rurouni Kenshin“). A special teaser trailer for “Himitsu The Top Secret” can be viewed at AsianWiki.

“Himitsu The Top Secret” will be released August 6, 2016 in Japan.

Apr 19 2016

tvN to air drama series “Entourage” from October, 2016

tvN is set to air drama series “Entourage,” starring Seo Kang-Joon, Cho Jin-Woong, Park Jung-Min, Lee Kwang-Soo & Lee Dong-Hwi, from late October, 2016 in South Korea. The drama series will air Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30 PM and will also air in China at the same time. “Entourage” is a remake of U.S. drama series of same name that aired from 2004-2011 on cable channel HBO. Filming for tvN’s version of “Entourage” will begin May 23, 2016 in South Korea.