Oct 29 2019

Trailer for movie “Howling Village”

Trailer added for horror film “Howling Village” starring Ayaka Miyoshi. The trailer begins with captions that states in Japanese “Exist at Kyushu.” In addition, supporting cast members have been revealed for the movie. Now cast in the film are Ryota Bando, Renji Ishibashi, Masanobu Takashima, Reiko Takashima, Hinata Kaizu, Rinka Otani, Tsuyoshi Furukawa, Hina Miyano, Minori Terada, Megumi Okina and Takamasa Suga. Movie is directed and co-written by Takashi Shimizu (“Ju-on“).

“Howling Village” will be released February 7, 2020 in Japan.

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Oct 28 2019

Haru & Ryo Narita cast in movie “Yayoi, March: 30 Years That I Loved You”

Haru & Ryo Narita are cast for lead roles in romance film “Yayoi, March: 30 Years That I Loved You” (literal title). Also cast in supporting roles are Hana Sugisak,  Kenshi Okada, Yukiyoshi Ozawa and Hitomi Kuroki. The film is written and directed by Kazuhiko Yukawa. For Kazuhiko Yukawa, who has written many drama series screenplays, this is his second film as a director following 2017 movie “A Loving Husband.” Story for “Yayoi, March: 30 Years That I Loved You” spans 30 years and follows the love between two people who hid their feelings for each other. Meanwhile, the first teaser trailer has been added on AsianWiki.

“Yayoi, March: 30 Years That I Loved You” will be released March 20, 2020 in Japan.

Oct 28 2019

Mun Ka-Young cast in MBC drama series “Memoir of the Man”

Mun Ka-Young is cast for the lead female role in MBC drama series “Memoir of the Man” (literal title). Kim Dong-Wook has also been offered the lead male role and he is still “positively considering” his offer. Story for the drama series will be a romance story between an anchorman, who remembers every moment in his life due to hyperthymesia, and an actress (Mun Ka-Young) who doesn’t remember her past. Mun Ka-Young;s most recent work is a starring role in JTBC drama series “Welcome to Waikiki 2.”

“Memoir of the Man” will first air March, 2020 in South Korea (slots into MBC’s Wednesday & Thursday 9PM time slot after “The Game: Towards Zero.”).


Oct 28 2019

Main trailer & poster for movie “AI Amok”

Main trailer and poster added for movie “AI Amok” starring Takao Osawa, Kento Kaku and Alice Hirose. The film is written and directed by Yu Irie (“Vigilante“). The caption on the poster states in Japanese “That day, the selection of life begins.” In the movie, Takao Osawa plays scientist Kosuke Kiryu. He created an artificial intelligence for medicine, but that system goes amok. The system plans to kill people it feels are not fit to live. Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been revealed in the main trailer. The theme song is “Bokura o Matsu Basho” by singer-songwriter AI.

“AI Amok” will be released January 31, 2020 in Japan.

Oct 28 2019

Seo Hyun-Jin, Ra Mi-Ran & Ha-Joon cast in tvN drama series “Black Dog”

Seo Hyun-Jin, Ra Mi-Ran & Ha-Joon are cast in tvN drama series “Black Dog.” The drama series is set at a private high school where Seo Hyun-Jin will begin work as a temporary teacher. Ra Mi-Ran and Ha-Joon will play teachers at the same private high school and become friends with Seo Hyun-Jin’s character.

“Black Dog” first airs December 16, 2019 in South Korea (takes over tvN’s Monday & Tuesday 9:30 PM time slot after “Catch The Ghost.”).

Oct 28 2019

Main trailer & poster for live-action film “Signal 100”

Main trailer & poster added for live-action film “Signal 100” starring Kanna Hashimoto & Shido Nakamura. The film is based on manga series “Signal 100” written by Arata Miyatsuki (“Impossibility Defense“) and directed by Lisa Takeba (“Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory“). Meanwhile, the movie’s theme song has been revealed, which is “Carry On” by female singer yukaDD(;´∀`). The theme song appears in the main trailer.

“Signal 100” will be released January 24, 2020 in Japan.

Oct 28 2019

Ryoma Takeuchi cast in TBS live-action drama series “Ship of Theseus”

Ryoma Takeuchi is cast in TBS live-action drama series “Ship of Theseus” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Teseusu no Fune” by Toshiya Higashimoto. For the drama series, Ryoma Takeuchi will play main character Shin Tamura. He somehow travels back in time, right before his father was accused of murder, and decides to change the past.

“Ship of Theseus” will first air January, 2020 (takes over TBS’ Sunday 9PM time slot after “La Grande Maison Tokyo.”).

Oct 28 2019

Trailer & poster for movie “The Back of Shadow”

Trailer & poster added for movie “The Back of Shadow” (literal title) starring Gou Ayano and Ryuhei Matsuda. The film is based on 2017 novel “Eiri” by Shinsuke Numata and directed by Keishi Ohtomo (“Rurouni Kenshin“). The novel won the 157th Akutagawa Prize in 2017. The film follows the friendship of two men who are co-workers and its dissolution due to dark secrets held by one of the men.

“The Back of Shadow” will be released February 14, 2020 in Japan.

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Oct 26 2019

Ikki Sawamura, Yu Yokoyama, & Tsubasa Honda cast in Fuji TV drama series “Absolute Zero 4”

Ikki Sawamura, Yu Yokoyama (‘Kanjani Eight’), and Tsubasa Honda are cast in Fuji TV drama series “Absolute Zero 4.” The drama series is the fourth season of Fuji TV drama series “Absolute Zero.” This is also the first season that Aya Ueto will not appear in the drama series. Season 4 starts off with several bombs found around Tokyo and a police investigation quickly commences.

“Absolute Zero 4” first airs January 6, 2020 (takes over Fuji TV’s Monday 9PM time slot after “Sherlock: Untold Stories“).