Dec 18 2015

Teaser trailer for live-action film “Chinyuki”

First teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action comedy film “Chinyuki” starring Kenichi Matsuyama. “Chinyuki” is based on manga series “Chinyuki – Taro to Yukaina Nakama tachi” by Gataro Man which is setup as a parody of well known 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West.”

“Chinyuki” will be released February 27, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 17 2015

Hiroki Narimiya cast in live-action film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation”

Hiroki Narimiya is cast in upcoming live-action film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” starring Ryosuke Yamada, Masaki Suda and Maika Yamamoto. Drama series is based on manga series “Ansatsu Kyoshitsu” by Yusei Matsui and is a sequel to 2015 film “Assassination Classroom.”

In live-action film “Assassination Classroom: Graduation,” Hiroki Narimiya will play scientist Kotaro Yanagisawa. He’s responsible for changing a lonely contract killer (Kazunari Ninomiya), aka “Grim Reaper,” into Koro Sensei (“unkillable teacher”). Hiroki Narimiya will appear in flashback scenes with the contract killer “grim reaper” (Kazunari Ninomiya) and Aguri Yukimura (Mirei Kiritani). Aguri Yukimura is the former home room teacher of 3rd grade E class.

The 3 visuals above of Kazunari Ninomiya,  Mirei Kiritani and Hiroki Narimiya are the first character cuts of their appearance in the film. “Assassination Classroom: Graduation” will be released March 25, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 17 2015

Gang Dong-Won, Lee Byung-Hun & Kim Woo-Bin cast in movie “Master”

Popular actors Gang Dong-Won, Lee Byung-Hun & Kim Woo-Bin are all cast in upcoming action-crime film “Master.” Movie is directed by Choi Ui-Seok (“Cold Eyes“). This is the first time Gang Dong-Won, Lee Byung-Hun and Kim Woo-Bin have worked with each other.

Premise for movie “Master” involves an intellectual crime investigation team as they attempt to take down the company “Won Network.” The company Won Network is involved in a massive fraud case. Actor Gang Dong-Won will play the leader of the crime investigation team. Lee Byung-Hun will play the president of Won Network and Kim Woo-Bin will play the section chief of Won Network. Kim Woo-Bin’s character provides the brains behind Won Network.

Filming for “Master” begins sometime during the first half of 2016 in South Korea.

Dec 16 2015

Kim Jae-Wook cast in movie “Princess Deokhye”

Actor Kim Jae-Wook is cast in upcoming movie “Princess Deokhye” (literal title) starring Son Ye-Jin & Park Hae-Il. Movie is based on 2009 novel “Deokhyeongjoo” by Kwon Bi-Young and directed by Hur Jin-ho (“Christmas in August“/”A Good Rain Knows“).

In movie “Princess Deokhye,” Kim Jae-Wook will play Dakeyuki So. His character is the husband of Princess Deokhye (Son Ye-Jin). Even though they were married by force, he tries to keep a family. He and Jang Han (Park Hae-Il) have tension over Princess Deokhye. Kim Jae-Wook’s character is Japanese and all of his dialogue are spoken in Japanese.

“Princess Deokhye” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.

Dec 16 2015

Takaya Kamikawa & Atsuro Watabe cast in WOWOW drama series “Shizumanu Taiyo”

Takaya Kamikawa & Atsuro Watabe are cast in new WOWOW drama series “Shizumanu Taiyo.” The drama series consists of 20 episodes which is the longest yet for WOWOW and is based on 1995 novel “Shizumanu Taiyo” by Toyoko Yamasaki. 2009 movie “The Unbroken” is also based on the same novel. Story for the drama series is set an airline company which attempts to recover from a recent airplane crash and rampant corruption at the company.

“Shizumanu Taiyo” first airs sometime this spring in Japan.