May 17 2017

Matsuya Onoe cast in TV Tokyo-Netflix drama series “Saboriman Kantarou”

Matsuya Onoe is cast in TV Tokyo-Netflix live-action drama series “Saboriman Kantarou.” The drama series is based on manga series “Saboriman Ametani Kantarou” by Tensei Hagiwara & Abidi Inoue. Story for “Saboriman Kantarou” follows salesman Kantarou Ametani played by Matsuya Onoe. While he does his job well, he secretly skips out on his job to go eat sweets. It’s also Matsuya Onoe’s first time to act for a lead role in a drama series.

“Saboriman Kantarou” will first air July, 2017.

May 16 2017

Sota Fukushi and Haruna Kawaguchi cast in NTV drama series “I Love You, But I Have a Secret”

Sota Fukushi and Haruna Kawaguchi are cast in new NTV drama series “I Love You, But I Have a Secret” (literal title of “Aishite tatte, Himitsu wa Aru”). The drama series is based on an original screenplay by Sayaka Kuwamura (“A Girl & Three Sweethearts“) and directed by Hayato Kawai. Story for the drama has Sota Fukushi playing law school student Rei Okumori. He holds a dark secret which is that he killed his father who was abusive to his mother. He meets Sawa Tachibana (Haruna Kawaguchi) at his law school and wants to marry her, but he begins to receive messages from someone that knows his secret. Honami Suzuki will play Rei’s mother Akiko Okumori and Kenichi Endo will play the father of Sawa Tachibana who is a lead public prosecutor.

“I Love You, But I Have a Secret” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.

May 16 2017

Onew offered role in JTBC drama series “Age of Youth Season 2”

Onew from boy band ‘SHINee’ has been offered a role in upcoming JTBC drama series “Age of Youth Season 2.” The drama series features the return of main cast members Han Ye-Ri, Han Seung-Yeon, Park Eun-Bin, Park Hye-Soo & Ryu Hwa-Young.

Currently, Onew is positively considering his offer. If he accepts, he will play a university student who doesn’t know how to date with girls. He gets involved with Jung Ye-Eun (Han Seung-Yeon). Actor Kim Min-Suk is still considering an offer to play a leading male role in the drama series.

“Age of Youth Season 2” will first air August, 2017 in South Korea.

May 16 2017

Choi Min-Soo, Gang Ye-Won and Shin Sung-Rok cast in MBC drama series “Man Who Dies to Live”

Choi Min-Soo, Gang Ye-Won and Shin Sung-Rok are cast in upcoming MBC drama series “Man Who Dies to Live.” The drama series will air beginning July, 2017 on Wednesday and Thursday at 10PM. Drama series “Hospital Ship” was originally targeted to air at that time, but “Hospital Ship” will now air from August, 2017 after “Man Who Dies to Live.” Story for “Man Who Dies to Live” follows Jang Dal-Goo played by Choi Min-Soo. He moved to the middle east, but returns to South Korea to find his daughter played by Kang Ye-Won. She is now married to an office worker played by Shin Sung-Rok.

May 15 2017

Mari Natsuki & Lee Jong-Hyun cast in movie “Ikiru Machi”

Mari Natsuki & Lee Jong-Hyun (‘CNBLUE’) are cast in new movie “Ikiru Machi.” The film is directed by actor/director Hideo Sakaki. Story for the film takes place in the seaside town of Ishinomaki, Japan. The town of Ishinokamki was devastated by the 2011 tsunami and main character Chieko Sato (Mari Natsuki) lived through the crisis. Her fisherman husband disappeared during that time and her two children have been severely affected by the natural disaster. South Korean Do-Hyun (Lee Jong-Hyun) once lived in the area and returns to tell Chieko Sato something she did not know about her husband.

“Ikiru Machi” will be released spring, 2018 in Japan. Read more »

May 15 2017

Main poster for SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl”

Main poster for upcoming SBS drama series “My Sassy Girl” starring Joo Won & Oh Yeon-Seo. The poster features main cast members Joo Won, Oh Yeon-Seo, Lee Jung-Shin (‘CNBLUE’) and Kim Yoon-Hye. These four characters are interconnected within the story line. Gyun-Woo (Joo Won) becomes a prince’s teacher and he gets involved with Princess Hyemyung (Oh Yeon-Seo). Kang Joon-Young (Lee Jung-Shin) stands by Princess Hyemyung. He loves her, but he does not express his feeling to her. Meanwhile, Jung Da-Yeon (Kim Yoon-Hye) holds feelings for Gyun-Woo.

“My Sassy Girl” first airs May 29, 2017 in South Korea.

May 15 2017

Teaser trailer #3 for movie “Mumon”

Teaser trailer #3 added for movie “Mumon” starring Satoshi Ono and Satomi Ishihara. The theme song for the upcoming movie has been announced, which will be “Tsunagu” by idol group Arashi. Satoshi Ono is a member Arashi. The track “Tsunagu” will be released June 28, 2017 in Japan, while the film itself will open July 1, 2017 in Japan.