Feb 16 2016

Ai Hashimoto & Aoi Miyazaki cast as daughter & mother in movie “Birthday Card”

Actresses Ai Hashimoto & Aoi Miyazaki are cast as daughter & mother in upcoming movie “Birthday Card.” There’s only a 10 year age gap between the actresses, but its likely they won’t appear together in the film.

Premise for the film has Ai Hashimoto playing Noriko. She lost her mother, played by Aoi Miyazaki, when she was only 10-years-old. Meanwhile, the mother knew she would not live long enough to see her children grow up and wrote future birthday cards for her two children. Noriko receives hints and advice every year from the birthday cards her mother wrote. Movie is directed by Yasuhiro Yoshida (“Enoshima Prism“).

“Birthday Card” will be released October, 2016 in Japan.

Feb 15 2016

Hikari Mitsushima to make guest appearance in Fuji TV drama series “Love That Makes You Cry”

Actress Hikari Mitsushima is set to make a guest appearance in ep.6 of currently airing Fuji TV drama series “Love That Makes You Cry” (English title) starring Kasumi Arimura & Kengo Kora. Hikari Mitsushima already appeared in ep.1, but voice only as Oto Sugihara’s (Kasumi Arimura) late mother. She voiced Oto Sugihara’s mother when Oto Sugihara read her mother’s letter. In ep.6, Hikari Mitsushima will appear in flashback scenes with a child playing the character of Oto Sugihara.

Ep.6 of drama series “Love That Makes You Cry” airs February 22, 2016.

Feb 15 2016

Eric (Shinhwa) offered lead male role in tvN drama series “Oh Hae-Young Again”

Eric from Kpop group “Shinhwa” has been offered the lead male role in upcoming tvN drama series “Oh Hae-Young Again” (literal title). He is currently “positively considering” the offer. If he accepts the offer, he will play a man with the ability to see the future and his character tries to flee from two women with the same name of Oh Hae-Young.

Meanwhile, actress Kim A-Joong was offered a lead female role in the drama series, but she has now declined the offer.

“Oh Hae-Young Again” first airs this May in South Korea (takes over the Monday and Tuesday 11PM time slot after “Pied Piper“)


Feb 15 2016

First still images of Lee Joon-Gi & IU in SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo”

Here’s the first still images of Lee Joon-Gi & IU in upcoming SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” also starring Kang Ha-Neul, Hong Jong-Hyun, Baekhyun, Nam Joo-Hyuk & Ji Soo.

The still images are from a scene filmed on a snowy field in Gangwon Province, South Korea. In the drama series, Lee Joon-Gi plays the fourth prince Wang So aka “Dog Wolf.” His character eventually becomes King Gwangjong of Goryeo. Meanwhile, IU plays Hae-Soo. Her character travels through a time slip from the present day to the Goryeo period. There, Wang So falls in love with Hae-Soo and through their love and friendship, Hae-Soo is able to grow as a person.

“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” will first air sometime during the second half of this year in South Korea.